AT THE CAPITOL: Firearms legislation being considered by the Oregon Legislature would address “ghost guns,” raise the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic firearm and allow local agencies to forbid firearms on government property
COLUMN: Move to Oregon can benefit those relying on Medicare
Jim Sellers, former Oregon journalist and state agency employee, writes a regular column to help thousands in Salem deal with the confusing world of Medicare and federal benefits. He’s available to answer your questions.
Legislator swears contract covers his private work but ‘no record exists’
Greg Smith. a state representative from Heppner, repeatedly said under oath that his company had a contract for his publicly-financed work on the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa. The Malheur County Development Corp. said no such document exists.
No arrests reported two days after south Salem stabbing
Officers found a 28-year-old man with stab wounds Tuesday morning near Southeast 12th and Rural Streets, according to the Salem Police Department.
Salem to add another two-way street
The city has begun transforming the one-way Northeast Court Street in downtown into a two-way street. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 16, two lanes of traffic will close to build a new median.
Chemeketa plans layoffs but faculty is pushing back
During Wednesday’s board of education meeting, faculty members plan to speak against 11 planned faculty layoffs and pay cuts. The board will also be voting on whether to increase tuition.
Legislative proposal seeks to help dental industry recruit and retain sorely needed staff
AT THE CAPITOL: A House bill would put $20 million toward programs to attract dental assistants and hygienists in Oregon.
Man killed, two others injured in Salem gunfight Monday night
A shootout in the area of Northeast Arbon Drive and Vallejo Street left one man dead, another man injured and a teen wounded by a stray bullet.
COLUMN: Size isn’t everything, as wrens living around Salem demonstrate
Local birder and natural history author Harry Fuller shares what birds are up to in the Salem area in his “Some Fascinating Things About Birds” column.
Idaho legislators push for talks on moving Oregon border
Two Idaho legislators are proposing talks on rural Oregon counties seceding and becoming part of Idaho. But, officials note, it’s complicated.