After selling out its November premiere at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre, “Cocaine Crabs from Outer Space” by local filmmaker Chuck Magee is coming to home television screens.
Marion County names 7 candidates for new sheriff
On June 7, the Marion County Board of Commissioners will interview candidates who applied to replace Sheriff Joe Kast and appoint his successor that same afternoon.
After more than a decade, state issues new recommendations for how reading should be taught
Oregon’s new Early Literacy Framework recommends that instruction be based on years of research and evidence-based instruction rooted in the “science of reading.”
LISTEN IN: Navigation center just opened – but more money needed to keep it running
ON THE RADIO: Listen to our journalists discuss the news of the day with Wendy Brokaw of Capital Community Media. TODAY: The new center to focus help on the homeless just opened – but already faces an uncertain future. And glass birds flying to Salem parks.
Salem’s carousel to be renamed for founder Hazel Patton at Saturday ceremony
When Riverfront Carousel opened in 2001, Hazel Patton didn’t want her name on the building because she thought the structure should belong to the community. Now, as she nears her 90th birthday, her friends got her to reconsider.
Oregon’s Marshallese community gathers in Salem to celebrate culture and sovereignty
Celebrating 44 years since the adoption of the constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Marshallese people from across the state gathered for speeches, performances and a weekend of sports.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Marion County commissioners consider resolution on homelessness, public spaces
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider contracts to add two nurses and a body-scanning security system at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.
Efforts for ranked-choice voting, STAR voting gaining progress in Oregon
The House last week voted to approve Speaker Dan Rayfield’s proposal to establish ranked-choice voting in statewide elections beginning in 2028.
LISTEN IN: School doors open again to those without Covid vaccination
ON THE RADIO: Listen to our journalists discuss the news of the day with Wendy Brokaw of Capital Community Media. TODAY: Covid vaccines in schools, elections and the school board and hot classrooms.
Willamette adds new college focused on data and computer science
Willamette’s new computer science school will differ from programs at larger universities with a focus on ethics and the human implications of technology woven into the curriculum, Dean Jameson Watts said.