As Mahonia Hall turns 100 this year, Salem Reporter caught up with Eric Johnson, who won the contest to name the residence in 1988.
Before it became home to Oregon’s governors in 1987, Mahonia Hall was custom-built for a Salem hop baron.
A dozen parks will get money from the Salem Parks Improvement Fund this year, a record number for the 18-year-old program.
A “hub” of social services in downtown Salem is intended to help people more efficiently, providing one place to connect with several organizations. The concept hinges on funding from legislators now in session.
Lynda Rohrback Bush, 81, of Salem, was killed in a collision Friday while riding in a vehicle that police say went through a stop sign near the Morningside neighborhood. Bush helped create a dog park in the city.
Volunteer Rob Weathers drove 2,281 miles across the U.S. to deliver an accessible bus to the Salem Family YMCA.
Panelists at a Town Hall on Gun Violence last week were asked to focus on solutions to Salem’s recent surge in shootings. Salem Reporter, which hosted the town hall, asked those who attended or watched online to share what they learned and how they plan to get involved.
An event on Monday honored Salem’s Black history and celebrated community with speeches, songs and an award ceremony for leaders in education and community mentorship.
PHOTOS: Salem residents listened attentively as panelists shared their insights on gun violence in Salem. The Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, was organized by Salem Reporter.
Panelists at Salem Reporter’s Town Hall on Gun Violence Thursday suggested diverse solutions to the city’s rise in shootings, but broadly agreed a community approach is needed.