Salem residents decisively rejected a payroll tax Tuesday, with 82% of those who cast ballots voting no. About 20 readers explained their votes to Salem Reporter, with many who rejected the tax saying they want a less complicated or more equitable way for the city to close its budget gap.
Police said a man pointed what appeared to be a gun at a Salem police officer before the officer shot him. The suspect’s injury was not life-threatening, police said.
Three Salem high schools have fall shows on stage this weekend, alongside Veterans Day observations and other live shows.
State mediators canceled an initial session Wednesday intended to mediate between the Salem-Keizer School District and its teacher union, saying mediators were needed elsewhere as labor fights heat up across Oregon. The district and union will now meet Dec. 6.
Salem’s Latino Business Alliance has been steadily growing, and will host its biggest event Thursday when the bilingual networking event Expo Negocio returns.
If traditional gym workouts aren’t cutting it and fencing seems too tame, Moses Jones can teach you how to fight with a German longsword at a north Salem gym.
ASK ESP, the union representing about 2,800 Salem-Keizer School District classified workers, filed for state mediation Wednesday after seven months of bargaining.
Two new “game-changing” medications for RSV have local pediatricians hopeful that far fewer children will be hospitalized with respiratory illness this season.
Matching lobster suits and a judge in a Jedi robe were among the highlights of a Halloween wedding extravaganza at the Marion County Justice Court. Ten couples tied the knot.
Salem schools improved the share of high school freshmen on track to graduate for the second year in a row, with rates approaching pre-pandemic levels. But just half of district students are coming to school regularly, new state data shows.