Author: Salem Reporter

Heat wave will hit Salem starting Sunday

Salem won’t break any records next week, but the area may see triple-digit temperatures as a heat wave blankets much of the Pacific Northwest. The heat will begin Sunday with an expected high of 91, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. Monday and Tuesday are expected to reach[Read More…]

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Oregon residents, local officials say highway tolling policy should include transit

A travel time sign on Interstate 205 in the Portland area (Oregon Department of Transportation) Residents of Portland suburbs and local elected leaders on Wednesday urged state transportation officials to think about transit and potentially stranded drivers as they move toward installing tolls on some highways. Oregon Transportation Department officials[Read More…]

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Oregon sees job gains in construction, hospitality

Oregon added more jobs in construction than any other sector in June 2022 (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Oregon continued to see an upward trend in employment growth, adding 8,700 jobs in the month of June. The state has averaged gains of 6,200 jobs in the prior seven months, according to data[Read More…]

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Chemeketa’s free career training programs seek students

Truck driving students inspect a trailer before a hands-on lesson at Chemeketa Community College. The program is one of several eligible for free tuition under the college’s Job Corps Scholars program (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) A local program aimed at helping to make career-focused college courses attainable is running out of[Read More…]