The site salemhistory.net provides thousands of free historical photographs to the public. The Salem Public Library has managed the site for years, but wants to transition it to a new home with an archivist on staff.
Ramirez was the first Latino elected Marion County Sheriff, described by colleagues and friends as a natural leader and mentor.
Vanessa Nordyke said her work on abuse cases at the Oregon Department of Justice sparked her interest in the new role helping vulnerable kids.
Natalie Bean arrived to fireworks and celebration at 12:03 a.m. on Jan. 1.
A family council created to support families around Hallman Elementary School has residents reporting they feel safer going to the park and letting kids walk to school. A similar effort is now underway near Kennedy Elementary School.
Data shows that in the months after Cherriots launched its Youth Zero Pass program, young people took thousands more trips than in the months prior.
Reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian looks back on a year of covering homelessness, criminal justice, and Salem-area services for addiction and mental illness.
Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Man” and the current Salem Reads pick, Born a Crime, topped the list of most checked out Salem Public Library books in 2022.
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley is bringing back the race as part of an ambitious plan to establish funds supporting every school in the Salem-Keizer School District.
Managing Editor Rachel Alexander looks back on a year of covering inflation, new murals in Salem and yet another odd school year.