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Senate Republicans threaten second walkout

Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr., R-Grants Pass, celebrates Senate President Peter Courtney’s 76th birthday on the Senate floor Tuesday. Minutes later, his office sent out a press release announcing the consideration of a walkout. (Claire Withycombe/Oregon Capital Bureau) Senate Republicans are considering staging a second walkout — potentially delaying[Read More…]


City says water is still safe to drink

The intake area of Geren Island, where water from the North Santiam River flows to become drinking water. Water here is on its way to be treated with powdered-activated carbon, if such treatment is underway. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Salem city officials said they took to social media over the weekend[Read More…]


KARISSA FRETWELL: Bodies found in area where suspect Michael Wolfe often recreated, district attorney says

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry on Monday evening, presenting a map of where Karissa and William Fretwell were found. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) MCMINNVILLE — About 10 miles west of the bucolic town of Yamhill, Northwest Pike Road winds toward quiet streams and settings for a secluded picnic. But somewhere[Read More…]