A state tax credit may not be the answer, but Salem readers share concerns about the future of local news in Oregon. The comments show high interest in finding a solution “before it’s too late,” as one reader wrote.
Salem’s economy will be driven by housing choices, local leaders say
The availability of people to take local jobs and homes to house them are expected to drive Salem’s economy in 2023. Interest rates and foreign affairs could also ripple through Salem, local leaders say. Salem Reporter surveyed them on their outlooks for the year.
First candidate announces for Salem-Keizer School Board races coming in May
The official filing for a seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board opens in February but one incumbent isn’t waiting to declare. Three seats are up in the May election.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Demise of Medford paper comes as legislators propose a news rescue
EDITOR’S NOTE: A handful of legislators is proposing how to prop up local news in Oregon – just as one of the state’s largest dailies closes. Citizens and journalists need to respond.
Salem’s new Congresswoman uses stalled action to lobby for prime committee slots
The effort to elect a new speaker of the U.S. House dragged on for days. Salem’s new representative in Congress used the time to angle for key committee seats.
FROM THE EDITOR: Our team can grow with your help, delivering more Salem news
As the new year opens, the team at Salem Reporter is focused on serving readers with clear, accurate stories. Readers can help the news team grow.
UPDATE: Police charge two teens with threatening ‘violence’ at West Salem High School
Two teenagers have been charged with threatening violence when students return to school at West Salem High School after the holiday break. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and FBI handled the investigation.
UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory in place until 2 a.m., temperatures begin to warm
WEATHER UPDATE: Freezing rain is forecast to continue in Salem until this afternoon. State offices are closed Friday.
EDITOR’S COLUMN: City drops huge fee but fight continues for Bellshaw records
The drrive to raise money to pay city records costs shows Salem residents do care about open government. City officials apparently noticed, dropping a big charge for documents related to Steve Bellshaw, former deputy police chief.
EDITOR’S COLUMN: We need your help to overcome Salem city secrecy
Salem Reporter is launching a fundraising drive, asking readers to help with a $4,000 bill from the city of Salem – for public documents about a never-done city investigation.