Polar Plunge participants braved icy pool water in Salem on Saturday, raising nearly $70,000 for Special Olympics Oregon in the process.
Photojournalist Ron Cooper looks back at Salem holidays, Ironman and a mass celebrated in the ashes of one of the city’s oldest churches.
A crowd gathered at Salem’s Mirror Park on Sunday to celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah with a parade, fire dancing and grand menorah lighting.
A pro-Palestine rally organized by the Salem Democratic Socialists of America chapter drew about 100 people Sunday afternoon.
Oregon’s Veterans Day ceremony was held Saturday morning in front of the Capitol in Salem.
Parishioners turned out despite a rainy afternoon in a showing of faith and grief after a five-alarm fire caused severe damage to the St. Joseph Catholic Church sanctuary Thursday.
Ironman returned to Salem Sunday, with 2,500 competitors from around the world racing through the city’s parks.
Fledgling eagles have been visible from Riverfront Park on the banks of the Willamette River in recent days.
The newly-renamed Hazel Patton Riverfront Carousel now has signs honoring the 89-year-old Salem civic icon who volunteered for years to raise money and get the structure built.
Veterans and relatives gathered Monday in Salem to salute fallen soldiers.