County officials have until 2026 to spend nearly $68 million in federal aid and are awaiting requests for reimbursement when construction and other projects are completed.
Laws protecting workers from heat and smoke will not be overturned, judge rules
A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by three industry groups.
COLUMN: Making sense of Salem’s strange economic climate
Pamela Ferrara of the Willamette Workforce Partnership explains why state economists are predicting a recession despite strong economic indicators.
Collaboration provides business basics, microloans for Salem’s Latino entrepreneurs
Business development courses through the new Latino Microenterprise Development Program are helping 20 Salemites grow their small enterprises.
Oregon prepares for the launch of a new paid leave program for employees
The program, called Paid Leave Oregon, will give employees paid time off for a serious illness or injury, the birth or adoption of a child, caring for a seriously ill family member or dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or harassment.
Holman Hotel plans for January opening, adding lodging option downtown
Business leaders said a second hotel in the downtown core will allow Salem to attract conventions and events currently constrained by a lack of available space for travelers to stay.
Demolition begins on former UGM, Saffron buildings
The land, now owned by the city of Salem, is slated for redevelopment with a mix of commercial uses and affordable housing.
Renovation of former Whitlock’s space gets $500,000 boost
The developer behind Fork Forty is turning the historic downtown building into a mix of upstairs apartments and street-level businesses.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Commissioners to hold public hearing on raising garbage rates in unincorporated Marion County
A Marion County proposal calls for increasing garbage rates in unincorporated areas of the county by 2.8% for urban residents and 1.1% for rural residents.
COLUMN: Employers will likely struggle to fill high-demand jobs in Salem area
Mid-Valley employers will be hiring for about 350,000 jobs by 2030, but many are lower-wage, highly stressful jobs, or require training that’s in short supply.