Salem city councilors will vote on pay increases for city department leaders at their Monday meeting. The council will consider adopting a salary schedule for city executives, replacing the current system which sets only a minimum and maximum pay amount, with salaries set by the city manager. Executives include the[Read More…]
The number of Salem-area Covid hospitalizations are down compared to last week, while cases are up statewide and in Marion County. HOSPITAL CAPACITY The average number of Covid patients at Salem Hospital and in the mid-Willamette region are down compared to last week. As of Friday, Aug. 5, the hospital[Read More…]
The sample was taken Wednesday morning during a routine monitoring of treated sewage from the Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility.
The $850,000 from the Department of Transportation can be used for revenue guarantees for airlines and marketing of local flights, but leaves unresolved the issue of how the city would pay for major terminal upgrades and ongoing staffing needed to support flights.
Salem’s transit agency is hoping a largely vacant piece of land on Southeast Commercial Street will be the city’s next transit hub. The Salem Area Mass Transit District’s Board of Directors last week voted to move forward with an environmental study of the site at the northeast corner of Wiltsey[Read More…]
John Graham patrols one of Oregon’s smallest state parks, sharing state history and tending the grass and flowers.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider an ordinance that would allow residents to vote on banning psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. AGENDA The board will consider adopting an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning psilocybin manufacturing and[Read More…]
Cascades Gateway Park to reopen Monday, a year after city officially ended sanctioned homeless camping
A portion of Salem’s Cascades Gateway Park will reopen Monday after an end to city-sanctioned homeless camping prompted a nearly year-long closure for cleanup. The park has been closed to the public since Aug. 19, 2021. The city’s parks department had hoped to reopen earlier, but parks crews had to[Read More…]
City utility rates will increase about 5% for most homeowners in 2023 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem homeowners can expect to pay about $5 more per month for city water and utilities starting in January. The Salem City Council on Monday unanimously approved a utility rate increase for 2023 and 2024[Read More…]
A Marion County grand jury on Thursday unanimously found three Salem police officers were justified in shooting and killing 16-year-old Robert Brown on July 13 after attempting to arrest him. A statement released Friday evening by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office said the officers fired a total of 20[Read More…]