Salem Friends of Felines recently sterilized their 1000th cat as part of a new weekly spay and neuter clinic set up to help clear a pandemic backlog. Local rescues say the effort is welcome, but more will be needed to address what’s now a third-generation “firehose of kittens.”
Author: Rachel Alexander
Salem’s museum for children is hosting a special adults-only party. The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is opening its doors Aug. 29 for an outdoor concert to raise money for a redesign of the play area, scheduled to begin this fall. The concert is open to those 21 and older. The[Read More…]
Salem City Councilor Tom Andersen is resigning after nearly eight years in office. Andersen announced his plans Monday, saying he wants to focus on his campaign for the open House District 19 seat after winning a three-way primary for the Democratic Party nomination in May. He represents ward 2, which[Read More…]
The Salem-Keizer School Board will vote Tuesday on a policy banning concealed weapons from district schools. Currently, state law prohibits open carry of guns in public buildings, which includes schools, with exceptions for law enforcement officers. That law does not apply to those with concealed carry licenses who have concealed weapons. The[Read More…]
The free neighborhood park celebration features music and dance performances, more than 30 local artists, science and environmental booths and food vendors.
Salem city councilors will vote on pay increases for city department leaders at their Monday meeting. The council will consider adopting a salary schedule for city executives, replacing the current system which sets only a minimum and maximum pay amount, with salaries set by the city manager. Executives include the[Read More…]
Now in its second year, the program put on by the Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality blends reading and math with traditional dance and cuisine over a month of classes and field trips for parents and kids.
The $850,000 from the Department of Transportation can be used for revenue guarantees for airlines and marketing of local flights, but leaves unresolved the issue of how the city would pay for major terminal upgrades and ongoing staffing needed to support flights.
When Elias Orso was growing up in Salem, football helped shape his middle and high school years. “Football to me means more than the game itself. It taught me how to work well with others, it taught me how to be a leader, it taught me what being a leader[Read More…]
Salem’s transit agency is hoping a largely vacant piece of land on Southeast Commercial Street will be the city’s next transit hub. The Salem Area Mass Transit District’s Board of Directors last week voted to move forward with an environmental study of the site at the northeast corner of Wiltsey[Read More…]