A Salem activist and a former prison superintendent who advocated against Oregon’s death penalty will share the 2023 Peacemaker Award.
Police say a pedestrian, 52-year-old Arnulfo A. Chavez of Aurora, was crossing Interstate 5 when the driver of a Honda CRV traveling south struck and killed him.
Approved by Oregon voters in 2020, Ballot Measure 110 was intended to take drug users out of jails and get them into treatment. Police, prosecutors and service providers in Marion County say the measure has instead disincentivized people from seeking treatment and worsened violent crime.
At Salem Reporter’s Town Hall Wednesday, Salem City Council President Virginia Stapleton argued a wage tax is the best way to fund needed city services, while Preston Mann with Oregon Business & Industry said the city should consider the state or a levy to raise money.
Salem Reporter’s Town Hall on Taxes on Wednesday at the Elsinore Theatre digs into a single question on the November ballot: should the city impose a new income tax on wage-earners and those self-employed to fund “community safety services?”
Police say that Ronald Olbekson, 64, was walking east across Lancaster Drive outside the marked crosswalk Monday night when he was struck by the driver of a sedan, which was traveling north.
Police say they worked for two days to identify and find a 13-year-old boy who posted threats on social media of a shooting at Claggett Middle School.
David L. Nelson, 55, was killed and David J. Nelson, 23, was hospitalized after a crash just outside west Salem. Police say both Salem residents were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car.
Salem’s 6th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day event Monday will spotlight Native Americans’ history, legacy
This year’s Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Salem will retain the same theme as the previous for years – ”resistance is existence.” Organizers say that’s because the lack of diversity and inclusion in local government and schools remains unchanged.
Police say Jody L. Miehl, 50, was killed in a collision Thursday morning at the intersection of South River Road and South Viewcrest Drive. A 13-year-old passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.