As the union representing about half of Oregon’s state workforce negotiates its contract, union leaders say vacant positions and mandatory overtime are hampering services to Oregonians
LISTEN IN: A look into the city’s plan to add more officers – while it still has vacancies
ON THE RADIO: Listen to our journalists discuss the news of the day with Wendy Brokaw of Capital Community Media. TODAY: Expanding a police force with a new tax, a city official is leaving and safe paths in Salem.
New Willamette ESD superintendent sees career academy, data services as models for Oregon
Joe Morelock comes to the Willamette Education Service District’s top job from Woodburn and was previously fired from the Newberg School District after declining to enforce a policy effectively banning Pride and Black Lives Matter signs from district classrooms.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Cherriots looks to restart Shop-and-Ride service
The board of the Salem Area Mass Transit District meets Thursday, May 25, to consider applying to a federal grant to support its accessible shop-and-ride service, which takes people with disabilities to Fred Meyer and Walmart.
Marion County DA drops reckless-driving case after a prosecutor calls defendant ‘drunk Hispanic guy’
District Attorney Paige Clarkson said her office ordered an inquiry after hearing the attorney made comments about a defendant’s race.
LISTEN IN: What a Salem Reporter investigation uncovered in bicycle collision
ON THE RADIO: Listen to our journalists discuss the news of the day with Wendy Brokaw of Capital Community Media. TODAY: How Salem Reporter investigated the fatal bike collision, a downtown fatal stabbing and a father’s arrest in the killing of his son.
PHOTOS: Future anglers practice their skills at park event
Several Marion County organizations teamed up for a morning teaching the basics of water safety, knot-tying and line casting to kids at Keizer Rapids Park.
Malheur County settles public records lawsuit with newspaper, promising more transparency
Officials with Malheur County and the public company overseeing the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa acknowledged the troubled project could have been “better structured to promote transparency” in a settlement with the Malheur Enterprise.
Senate Republicans willing to return the last day of session as walkout persists
The GOP-led Senate walkout continued on Tuesday, preventing votes on bills affecting millions of Oregonians for the 15th day.
Committee seeks $1.5m more for teachers, aides in Salem-Keizer budget
Salem-Keizer School District leaders plan to cut some administrative positions next year, anticipating that funding from state legislators won’t meet the level needed to maintain current services. Budget committee members Monday told the district to make deeper administrative cuts to fund a few more classroom positions.