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City says water is still safe to drink

The intake area of Geren Island, where water from the North Santiam River flows to become drinking water. Water here is on its way to be treated with powdered-activated carbon, if such treatment is underway. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Salem city officials said they took to social media over the weekend[Read More…]

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Pedestrian killed Tuesday was a state employee

A Wilsonville man killed in Tuesday afternoon’s crash on Center Street Northwest was a state analyst well regarded by his peers. Marshal Leslie, 27, worked as a developer/analyst in the Department of Consumer and Business Services, which aims to protect consumers and support a positive business climate in the state.[Read More…]

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Salem driver may have had ‘medical issue’ before hitting, killing pedestrian

A Salem man ran a red light on Center Street Northwest Tuesday afternoon before hitting and killing a pedestrian crossing the street, police said. Salem Police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said the driver, Salem resident Willie Dempsey, 35, may have been “experiencing a medical issue” when he struck 27-year-old Wilsonville[Read More…]

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Another hot day in Salem before weather cools

Children play in the splash pad at Riverfront Park in Salem on June 9, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) High heat continues in Salem today as temperatures are expected to once again creep into the mid-90s. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Tuesday morning because of above-normal temperatures, with[Read More…]