By Rachel Alexander, Troy Brynelson and Aubrey Wieber – Salem Reporter


Volunteers needed to staff homeless warming shelters as temperatures hit freezing

Sandra Carr, 73, sits next to a tent under the Marion Street Bridge on Wednesday. Carr said she has been homeless about two months after her trailer was stolen. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Community groups are calling for volunteers to run overnight warming shelters to keep people off Salem’s streets during[Read More…]


As Kavanaugh faces accuser, Salem prosecutors, victim advocates say understanding of sexual assaults is poor

Jayne Downing, executive director of Salem’s Center for Hope and Safety, said few sexual assault victims who contact her office want to pursue criminal prosecution. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) UPDATE: This story has been updated to include new information regarding legislative candidate Nathan Boddie. The kinds of sexual abuse allegations roiling[Read More…]