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“We are in danger of losing our humanity”: Willamette law professor speaks about migrant child detention

Postcards featuring the words of detained migrant children and their parents were featured at a Salem City Club presentation by Willamette University law professor Warren Binford (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) “He said that we were going to sleep on the floor. He said it was punishment.” That’s how a 7-year-old girl[Read More…]

Two volunteers needed for Salem-Keizer budget committee

The Salem-Keizer School District needs two community volunteers to weigh in on the district’s $1 billion annual budget. Two seats are currently open on the district’s budget committee, a 14-member group that meets regularly in April and May to review Superintendent Christy Perry’s budget proposal for the coming year. The[Read More…]

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With new tax credit, Oregon treasurer hopes to promote college savings for lower income families

Harmony Terry, a kindergartener at Scott Elementary School, holds a Be College Ready folder during a visit by Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Saving for college is like planting pumpkin seeds in the garden, state Treasurer Tobias Read told a gathering of kindergarten students at Scott Elementary School.[Read More…]

A few weeks into class, Salem-Keizer culinary students eager to serve

Culinary student Rebecca Tipton prepares to serve mozzarella, tomato and salami skewers at a ribbon-cutting event at Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education Center (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The 44 students in the new culinary program at the Salem-Keizer School District haven’t yet worked with knives or cooked a meal. But two weeks[Read More…]