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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…]

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PHOTOS: VFW honors the fallen at City View Cemetery

A bagpiper salutes during the Veterans of Foreign Wars Marion Post 661 Memorial Day ceremony at City View Cemetery in Salem on Monday, May 30 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Graves at City View Cemetery in Salem are decorated on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Graves at City[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Kids explore trains, tractors and old-fashioned laundry

Left to right, Barnabas Wong, Hannah Wong, 6, Benjamin Wong 9, and Paul Wong work on a building project at Powerland Heritage Park Saturday, May 14 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Kids and families dove into science and technology Saturday at Powerland Heritage Park. The park, a collection of independent museums focused[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Spring blooms in Salem

Red tulips outside the Bush house in Bush’s Pasture Park (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A dogwood tree in bloom at Deepwood Museum & Gardens (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) STORY TIP OR IDEA? Send an email to Salem Reporter’s news team: [email protected]. JUST THE FACTS, FOR SALEM – We report on your community with care and[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: This not-so-little piggy went to market in Salem

Oscar, a Kunekune Juliana pig, joins the crowd at Salem Saturday Market on April 2, 2022. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) While not exactly “this little piggy went to market”, Oscar, a Kunekune Juliana pig, delighted children and adults while confounding dogs with their owners at Salem Saturday Market. Weighing in at[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: City clears homeless camp at Wallace Marine Park

City crews and contracted workers with ServiceMaster of Salem pick up items left on the ground at Wallace Marine Park as the city clears a homeless encampment on Thursday March 31, 2022. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Workers from the city of Salem on Thursday cleared a homeless camp at Wallace Marine[Read More…]

PHOTOS: How Oregon representatives decorate their desks

A desk in the Oregon House of Representatives ahead of the 2022 Legislative session (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A flying pig, a gnome, baby Yoda, and a large bottle of pain medication are among the items found on desks in the Oregon House of Representatives. The sixty representatives all have the exact same[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Bald eagles battle over goose

A bald eagle chases a goose at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2, 2022 (John Svendsen/Special to Salem Reporter) A small, slightly injured Dusky Canada Goose recently learned a lesson in second chances and two larcenous eagles were re-acquainted with the old saying “a bird in the hand is[Read More…]