Judy passed away at home on April 26 after a lengthy illness. Judy was born in August of 1945 to Florence and Fred Sugnet. She was a lifelong Salem resident who lived in the same house from her early childhood until her death. She knew her neighbors and worked to[Read More…]
Janet Marilyn (Ring) Barnes
Janet Marilyn (Ring) Barnes, 86, of Woodburn, died in Salem, Oregon, on April 2, 2023, of respiratory failure due to post-COVID pneumonia. With a CD of Bach cello suites playing, fresh flowers on the table, and covered by a quilt made by Salem Health nurses, she was surrounded by beauty.[Read More…]
Elfie Joanne Stevenin
Elfie Joanne Stevenin was born August 20, 1921, in Leipzig, Germany. She completed high school and college at the Padagogesches Institute in Leipzig. After graduation she began studies in ballet and received her degree in dance from the Fine Arts Guild in Dresden. She was accepted in the Corps de[Read More…]
PHOTO: Salem celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day
Photographer Ron Cooper captured this image of a Klamath Modoc dancer performing at the end of Monday’s celebration in Riverfront Park.
LISTEN IN: How the community reacted to the death of a West Salem teenager
A West Salem teenager facing challenges is found dead in the Willamette River and the community reacts with care and concern.
LISTEN IN: Why a county leader is facing a state ethics investigation
Reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian provides the background on an investigation into a top official of the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District. The case involves a job and possible conflicts of interest.
LISTEN IN: Putting mental health care on the go to help Mill City area
Catch reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian on the latest episode of our radio show in partnership with CC: Media.
LISTEN IN: Salem Hospital’s plan to divert ambulances elsewhere is explained
TODAY’S BROADCAST: Rachel Alexander examines why Salem Hospital is suddenly sending patients in transit to other hospitals. This is the first time the tactic has been needed since 2008. Read that story HERE. Plus, Cascade Gateway Park is open again after months to repair damage from homeless encampments. That story[Read More…]
LISTEN IN: Unpacking fatal Salem police shooting of teen, Michael Wolfe’s life sentence
TODAY’S BROADCAST: A Marion County grand jury on July 22 unanimously found three Salem police officers were justified in shooting and killing 16-year-old Robert Brown the previous week after trying to arrest him. Reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian talks about the Marion County District Attorney’s Office’s account of the attempted arrest and[Read More…]
City outlines plans to develop Bailey Ridge Park
An undeveloped 5.5-acre forested park in south Salem will see a playground, basketball court, and improvements to attract pollinators and restore creek area in the coming years. Salem city councilors last week approved a master plan for Bailey Ridge Park, located at 3801 Tayside Street S, which spells out how[Read More…]