On June 7, the Marion County Board of Commissioners will interview candidates who applied to replace Sheriff Joe Kast and appoint his successor that same afternoon.
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider contracts to add two nurses and a body-scanning security system at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.
The new Vietnam War Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol grounds is intended to recognize a dwindling generation of soldiers who were rejected after returning home from the war.
Prosecutors say Juan Roque fatally shot his wife, Kali Roque, before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on in late March in east Salem.
Marion County has budgeted $27 million less for the upcoming year than the last. County officials say they have less federal money, are spending less on contracts and are rolling back wildfire recovery funding.
Police say Gustavo Sosa, 27 of Silverton, struck two cars near the North Lancaster neighborhood while intoxicated and fled the crash.
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider spending $500,000 on drug testing for the county’s Health and Human Services Department
The state Revenue Department hopes to make people pay up by publishing a list of delinquent taxpayers on its website starting July 14. Residents of Marion and Polk counties recorded liens totaling nearly $48 million
Police say they searched an apartment from which the gunfire came and found one AR-15 style weapon, a shotgun and a long rifle.
The fire killed a 64-year-old woman who who was living in a trailer at Salem Campground & RVs, according to the Salem Police Department