Troy Brynelson - Salem Reporter


Wine wars: Oregon and Napa Valley clash over labeling, state and federal regulators investigating

Rows of grapes growing at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner on Tuesday. The vineyard is part of a fight against what it perceives as misappropriation of the region’s pinot noir by a Napa Valley winery. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) TURNER — Jim Bernau bought a rolling hillside of blackberry vines and[Read More…]


Workers and land in short supply for future growth, SEDCOR’s outgoing president says

Chad Freeman, pictured in his office has one week left as the president of the county’s regional economic development arm. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Like the economy, Chad Freeman has to keep moving. While starting a conversation about his time leading the Strategic Economic Development Corporation, also known as SEDCOR, the[Read More…]


Report: Salem’s lack of communication during water crisis fueled disarray

The city of Salem’s initial response to cyanotoxins breaching the water supply this summer caused a frenzy, an independent report found. The 34-page report, conducted by Ohio-based Novak Consulting Group, found that the city focused too much on sensational messaging and not enough on getting clean water to residents. However,[Read More…]