About 1,500 federal employees work in Salem, and many will go without pay starting Sunday if Congress can’t reach a deal on a spending bill. Federally funded programs serving Oregonians generally have enough money to operate through October.
Antonio Dias has helped classmates prepare for the U.S. citizenship test as he prepares to take it himself on October 10.
Two McNary High School graduates say former choir teacher Joshua Rist worked to earn their trust before steering conversations toward sex and seeking a relationship with them. Rist is currently employed at Kalapuya Elementary School.
District and teacher union proposals remain $50 million apart on compensation after six months of bargaining. Superintendent Andrea Castañeda said Salem-Keizer needs outside help to reach an agreement, while union leaders called the move “premature.”
A new nature play group is starting up in October, with monthly sessions in Salem and Keizer for kids age 2-5.
Events in Salem this weekend include the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Festival, food from local entrepreneurs and dogs in costumes.
Superintendent says improvements urgent as tests show two out of three Salem kids can’t read proficiently
New state test data released Thursday shows local students performed worse on reading and math tests than in 2022. District leaders say they intend to focus on attendance and consistent classroom instruction to boost results.
The Oregon Angel Food Marketplace comes to Chemeketa Community College this weekend, highlighting products from 50 food and drink entrepreneurs.
A new city event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to Riverfront Park Saturday.
A development across the street from Swegle Elementary School will give seniors a place to live for $500 per month. The first homes are expected to open in May 2024.