The nonprofit believes the Salem-Keizer School Board’s practice of allowing all district voters to vote for every board seat hinders Hispanic and Latino voters’ ability to elect preferred candidates and weakens their voting strength.
UPDATE: Teen found safe after being reported missing since Nov. 29
Mia Macias, 16, is suspected to be in the Silverton or Salem-Keizer area and is believed to be in danger, the state Department of Human Services said Wednesday.
Oregon lawmakers hear testimony on abortion, gender-affirming care
AT THE CAPITOL: Legislators listened to hours of testimony on Monday, March 20, about the controversial House Bill 2002. The Oregon legislation comes in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and putting abortion rights in the hands of states.
LISTEN IN: What a survey showed about violence in Salem-Keizer schools
Get the inside scoop on stories produced by your local news team at Salem Reporter. Listen to our journalists discuss the news on the air. TODAY: Violent behavior in schools, another drug arrest and business burglaries.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Marion County commissioners consider state money to fix wildfire-damaged rails
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider expanding contracts for food handler testing as well as security on two properties run Marion County’s Health and Human Services Department.
Staging of ‘She’s Speaking-LIVE’ draws sell-out crowd in Salem.
Some of Oregon’s top women musicians gathered in Salem on Sunday, March 19, for “She’s Speaking-LIVE.” Salem fans packed the house at Loucks Auditorium.
COLUMN: Quick! Take at look at local herons before trees leaf out and hide nests
BIRDS IN SALEM: A colony of great blue herons has populated a grove visible from Interstate 5 in Salem. The days are over of using herons as a source of hat plumage.
$40,000 in city grants awarded to 7 Salem parks
The funding will replace a walking path wrecked by a fallen tree, develop a mural, add seating and more.
LISTEN IN: Salem council rejects limiting terms for neighborhood leaders
Get the inside scoop on stories produced by your local news team at Salem Reporter. Listen to our journalists discuss the news on the air. TODAY: Neighborhood leaders can stay and the back story on local business owners’ decision to close.
With music, green and fans, Salem’s Celtic community celebrates in downtown
The weather was ideal on Saturday, March 18, for a little festive celebrating in downtown Salem. The family event saw the return of pipes and drums.