By Rachel Alexander and Jake Thomas – Salem Reporter


With 30 National Guard members, help is on the way for Oregon State Hospital’s staffing crisis

Sgt. 1st Class Dugald Campbell, of the Oregon National Guard, poses for a photo in his mask. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Members of the Oregon National Guard are heading to the Oregon State Hospital next week, undergoing training before assuming hospital roles as the hospital endures a staffing crisis caused by[Read More…]


With thin staff and others working double shifts, state hospital calls for National Guard help

The Oregon State Hospital this week took the unprecedented step of calling for the National Guard to help care for hundreds of Oregon’s most severely mentally ill people. It’s the final step in a five-stage plan the hospital created to deal with a worsening staffing crisis that has deepened in[Read More…]


VOTE 2020: No change in Salem-area races early Wednesday as vote counting continues for president

Bill Seibt takes a selfie with wife Laura and son, Liam, 7, as the family drops off their ballots at the Marion County Health Department on Tuesday, November 3. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Election results showed little change overnight in the Salem area, with Democrats on track to flip a key[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer schools grapple with transportation, clubs, childcare as they plan for fall reopening

Seen through a sliding glass door, Noah Hall, wife Jessica and children Evan, 6, and Ruby, 2, sit at the kitchen table of their Salem home on Wednesday, April 23. The Halls are both elementary school teachers who are currently teaching classes from phone via video while also caring for[Read More…]


With riots erupting across the country, Salem prepares for a third night of protests

Demonstrators gather outside the state Capitol on Sunday, May 31, to protest police violence. The protests in Salem were among those that occurred across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died while being taken into custody by police. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Update:[Read More…]


Few details clear on how coronavirus spread in south Salem nursing home

Salem Transitional Care (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Government health officials and company executives are providing little information about the cause of Salem’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home, detected by what they say was intensified testing of all residents. Salem Transitional Care, a rehabilitation and nursing facility owned by[Read More…]