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Teachers at Clear Lake, Chapman Hill parade through neighborhoods to wave at students

Students wave to their Clear Lake Elementary School teachers during a parade on April 3, 2020 (Diane Beals/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Dozens of teachers, office staff, principals and classroom aides from two[Read More…]

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Cherriots to resume some bus service Tuesday

A sign at the downtown transit center announcing Cherriots suspended service on Tuesday, March 31. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Salem’s public transit provider will resume some operations Tuesday, April 7 after[Read More…]

Department of Consumer and Business Services gets a new director

Andrew Stolfi. (Courtesy/Governor’s office) Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection department has a new head. Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Andrew Stolfi to serve as the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. “I believe strongly in our mission of consumer protection,” said Stolfi in a statement.[Read More…]

Businesses prepare as the floodgate on federal relief money is lifted

Salem’s downtown during the lunch hour on Thursday, March 19. (Saphara Harrell/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 so please sign up today. Much-anticipated money from the $2 trillion federal stimulus package could[Read More…]

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Oregon inmate in Salem tests positive for COVID-19, the first in the state prison system

Oregon State Penitentiary (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital to continue this so please sign up today. The Oregon Department of Corrections Thursday night reported what it had long expected – the first instance of[Read More…]