The Salem Area Mass Transit District plans to increase route service in early May as its board considers tighter policies for its members.
Morning snow forecasted through Sunday
The National Weather Service is forecasting a snowy weekend beginning Friday morning, with little to no buildup expected.
Excerpts from Mayor Hoy’s State of the City speech
Mayor Chris Hoy’s first State of the City speech addressed housing and shelter programs, airport investment and policing.
Hoy presses optimism, urges community to overcome political divides
In his first State of the City speech, Salem Mayor Chris Hoy spoke of new beginnings and listed the city’s efforts in addressing homelessness, housing and public safety.
$40,000 in city grants awarded to 7 Salem parks
The funding will replace a walking path wrecked by a fallen tree, develop a mural, add seating and more.
Judge’s ruling could erase $1 million city payout to protester injured by officer
A federal judge ruled on Friday that a Salem police officer didn’t violate a clearly established right when he shot a woman with rubber bullets.
City council rejects motion to explore term limits for neighborhood association leaders
After hearing from neighborhood associations opposed to the motion, the counsel opted not to explore term limits for neighborhood association leaders. Councilor Julie Hoy, who presented the motion, said she’s glad it got people talking.
Former hotel turned homeless shelter will house nearly 100 by summer
An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.
Salem housing complex aiming to serve veterans gets city funding
Nonprofits that serve Salem’s neediest and victims are getting a boost from city grants. Two housing projects also win funding from the city of Salem, including one providing help with down payments.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Council to hear motion on term limits for neighborhood association board chairs
The Salem City Council meets Monday, March 13, to consider the potential for denser housing in the South Central neighborhood, state funding for a homeless navigation center and advancing parking reform.