The state ethics commission recently voted for a full investigation into allegations that the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s board chair, Terry Hsu, used his position to earn pay that otherwise wouldn’t have been available to him.
Two people were killed and one was injured in three separate shootings during “an unusual weekend of violence in Salem,” police wrote in a statement Monday.
EDITOR’S COLUMN: Salem Reporter has spent weeks seeking to answers for the public as to why a top police official was able to retire with an unearned $53,500. But Marion County’s district attorney recently sided with the city in keeping that information secret, while staying silent on an apparent conflict of interest.
Crews are working starting Monday to extend the mesh screens on the hillside next to the road.
Applications are due Aug. 31 for a roughly $1.1 million federal grant intended to help connect the most vulnerable homeless residents in Marion and Polk counties with stable housing and services.
A recent bankruptcy filing by the parent company of Aha! airlines won’t change the timeline for potential Salem air service, city and business leaders said, as other larger airlines are also in talks about beginning flights in 2023.
The level of smog expected in the Salem area Thursday afternoon could be unhealthy for sensitive groups, including children, seniors, pregnant women and people with heart disease or respiratory conditions, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.
Starting Sept. 4, bus riders 18 and younger can hop on Cherriots with no fare, ID or bus pass needed.
Gerardo Trujillo-Torres, now 18, is the first teen Marion County prosecutors have argued should be tried in adult court since the passing of Senate Bill 1008 in 2019, which left that decision to judges.
The 80X Cherriots weekday route will start in Keizer then head to Woodburn and Wilsonville, before making the same stops on the way back.