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PHOTOS: Ironman athletes take Salem by storm

After finishing an early morning swim, athletes in the July 10 Ironman triathlon grabbed their bicycles and left Riverfront Park on a 56 mile bicycle ride. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Salem’s second Ironman triathlon drew an estimated 9,000 people to the city over the weekend, including 2,500 competitors who braved a[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Neighbors come together to give Grant a splash of color

Will Huffman tries his hand with a paintbrush while Zachary Herrmann waits his turn during the Grant neighborhood mural painting on Sunday, July 3 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Neighbors gathered over Fourth of July weekend to paint Salem’s first street mural under a new city program. The cherry blossom design came[Read More…]

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Protest in downtown Salem marks response to Supreme Court decision

Demonstrators gathered outside the Capitol on Friday, June 24, to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. (Ron Cooper/Special to Salem Reporter) A rally and march unfolded in Salem as local residents on Friday, June 24, reacted to the decision of the U.S. Supreme[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Salem celebrates solstice with music across town

Musicians perform in downtown Salem as part of Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Members of the Sprague High School orchestra perform in the Riverfront Park amphitheater for Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Oregon Symphony violinists Peter Frajola, left, and Erin[Read More…]

Photos: West Salem students celebrate 2022 graduation

 West Salem High School 2022 graduates celebrate during their ceremony on Thursday, June 9 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds pavilion. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) West Salem High School 2022 graduates celebrate during their ceremony on Thursday, June 9 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds pavilion. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) West Salem High[Read More…]