Rachel Alexander


Santiam Hospital doctor reports back from caring for quarantined coronavirus patients in Nebraska

Santiam Hospital emergency department medical director Dr. Steve Vets (center, back row, wearing glasses) posts with his federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team deployed to Omaha, Nebraska to care for patients under monitoring for coronavirus in February 2020. (Courtesy/Steve Vets) With a quick trip to Nebraska, Steve Vets learned first hand[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer seeks $60 million for new buses and transportation facility

School buses parked in the Salem-Keizer School District lot on Hawthorne Avenue (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer school district administrators want to spend $60 million to replace 195 school buses and construct a new 33,000 square foot transportation center by 2022. Mike Wolfe, the district’s chief operating officer, presented a plan[Read More…]