A state program in place in 10 Oregon counties helps children with more intense legal help that comes with social services. Expanding the program takes legislative action.
By Les Zaitz - Salem Reporter
UPDATE 2 p.m. Saturday – That shelter opened at Judson Middle School? Home overnight to 13 people and an assortment of animals, including a lizard. According to Marion County Emergency Management, 12 dogs, seven cats, 10 rabbits, and one lizard were helped at the school. At the fairgrounds, emergency shelter[Read More…]
A major brush fire has erupted in south Salem, forcing evacuations as more than 50 pieces of fire equipment respond on Friday, Sept. 9.
EDITOR’S COLUMN: Salem Reporter has spent weeks seeking to answers for the public as to why a top police official was able to retire with an unearned $53,500. But Marion County’s district attorney recently sided with the city in keeping that information secret, while staying silent on an apparent conflict of interest.
With more hot weather coming, Gov. Kate Brown puts the entire state on an emergency footing for wildfires.
From his seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden thought the only chance forward for meaningful energy legislation was to “drop the sticks and hammering on people.”
Prescription help for thousands of Oregonians may be coming soon after an all-night session of the U.S. Senate and consideration of a novel-length piece of legislation. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, bleary-eyed after the marathon session in Washington, D.C., briefed Oregon reporters Monday on the impacts of the Inflation Reduction[Read More…]