Student proficiency in English language arts and math remain 10 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels, but declines appear to be leveling off.
Commissioners on Wednesday delayed a vote on accepting $27.2 million of state funding for overseeing people on probation and post-prison supervision. The board provided little information about the decision at the meeting.
Events in Salem this weekend include the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Festival, food from local entrepreneurs and dogs in costumes.
Salem Reporter wants your input on which cuts or other strategies city leaders should consider if voters don’t approve a payroll tax in November.
A Secretary of State audit found $35.2 million of questionable expenses in 10 state programs that provide social services, mental health care and emergency rental assistance
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Superintendent says improvements urgent as tests show two out of three Salem kids can’t read proficiently
New state test data released Thursday shows local students performed worse on reading and math tests than in 2022. District leaders say they intend to focus on attendance and consistent classroom instruction to boost results.
Salem councilors discussed alternatives to deep cuts should voters reject a wage tax, hoping to preserve the west Salem library, city jobs and maintain parks.
Salem police announced that a Woodburn man indicted for murdering a woman found dead in a Salem motel surrendered on Monday, Sept. 19.
Changes to the state hospital’s operations follow an order by federal officials to fix its transportation protocols so no more patients escape.