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Salem’s Grand Hotel, convention center cut staff in area’s biggest layoff since pandemic

Salem’s Grand Hotel and the Salem Convention Center eliminated more than 100 jobs as the economic crush of the global pandemic continues hitting Salem.(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital to continue this[Read More…]

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And now a break from the pandemic….

A tractor operator has no worries about social distancing as he tackles spring chores in a field on Kuebler Boulevard in south Salem. The temperature crept above 70 on Thursday, April 9, and will be in the 60s in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. (Ron[Read More…]

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For Oregon’s Class of 2020, high school comes to an abrupt end

New summer Class of 2019 graduates face their families and supporters after a ceremony at West Salem High School (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Thousands of Salem-Keizer seniors are abruptly done with high school after Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday afternoon Oregon’s schools won’t re-open their doors this school year. “I know[Read More…]

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Salem-Keizer will provide home internet for thousands of families as distance learning begins

Angel Gallardo takes two Chromebooks from instructional assistant Marissa Vraafladt during a distribution event at McKay High School on Thursday, April 2. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The Salem-Keizer School District will hand out more laptops to students and plans to pay for at-home internet service for thousands of families as educators[Read More…]

PHOTOS: People pursue a sense of normalcy in Salem as officers get donated lunch

Monte Baker hands community service officer Jeremy Mitchell gets a wrap from Sparky’s Brewing Company Tuesday. (Diane Beals/Salem Reporter) Salem police officers were greeted with a free meal when they drove up to Sparky’s Brewing Company Tuesday afternoon.  Throughout the day, officers would pull up to the south Salem brewery[Read More…]