Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider a $1.1 million contract with the Oregon Health Authority to help county residents eligible for Medicaid get access to medical and social services.
A Polk County grand jury has indicted three people on charges of mail theft. Court records show deputies recovered mail from 11 Salem residents.
The number of times Salem officers used force against people younger than 16 doubled in 2022, according to an annual Salem Police Department analysis of officers’ use of force.
Assange’s father and brother will hold an in-person Q&A at Salem Cinema after a Friday showing of a documentary about the WikiLeaks founder’s ongoing legal battle and his family’s efforts to help.
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider approving two $150,000 contracts with local ambulance services to provide free vaccines for respiratory illnesses.
Police say a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the 16-year-old boy shot at a car on Northeast Hawthorne Avenue.
Police say Felipe Manzo, 31, held a man at gunpoint on the freeway just before dying in a gun battle with a state trooper.
The Oregon State Police did not clarify in a statement who fired the shot that killed the individual, who was not identified or otherwise described.
Witnesses were reporting on social media accounts that there was a shooting, but that information couldn’t be verified with police agencies.
The annual First Citizens banquet takes place Saturday, April 8, at the Salem Convention Center. Winners of in several categories are nominated for improving Salemites’ lives through business, volunteering and philanthropy.