Your Tuesday evening update on Salem news

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A deputy superintendent for the Salem-Keizer School District is a finalist to run Oregon’s largest school district.

Iton Udosenata, who oversees the district’s middle and high schools, is one of three candidates named as a possible Portland Public Schools leader, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

The job would come with a pay bump for Udosenata, who makes $191,084 in Salem. The school board has indicated PPS’ next chief executive would earn $225,000 and $360,000.

An Oregon native, Udosenata came to Salem in June 2020 after working as a high school principal in Eugene.

Meantime, local election officials are continuing to count ballots voters mailed in just before Election Day. Marion County will next update results Thursday, and we’ll keep you posted on the status of local races.

Here’s some of today’s news. Find all of our latest stories on our website.

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Salem police searched a rural house just outside the Santiam Canyon Tuesday morning, seizing three dozen guns and 250 suspected fentanyl pills while arresting a 42-year-old man.

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“As long as Robin works in a school, the teenagers of the future will be in a better place,” a student wrote of the South Salem High School social worker.

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A man had to be pulled out of a grain silo in northeast Salem on Tuesday after getting buried up to his chest in grain for about three and a…

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Salem police provided few details about a collision involving a vehicle and a person in a motorized chair Tuesday morning, only saying one person was hospitalized with critical injuries. Northeast…

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