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At a time of greater scrutiny for law enforcement, new leader tapped for Oregon’s largest police force

Terri Davie takes over as superintendent of the Oregon State Police on Nov. 1. (Courtesy/Governor’s Office) Terri Davie has been named by Gov. Kate Brown to head the state’s largest police force. On Monday, Brown announced the appointment of Davie as new superintendent of the Oregon State Police. Davie will[Read More…]

Why one local delegate to the Republican National Convention doesn’t expect conventions to stay virtual

Oregon Republican Party Chair Bill Currier casts the state’s votes for President Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee at the 2020 Republican National Convention. (Screen grab/Facebook) Kevin Mannix, a Salem lawyer long involved in GOP politics, has been to every Republican National Convention since 2000.  The 2020 Republican National[Read More…]

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DATA: Marion, Polk counties heading in the right direction on Covid, but still far from reopening schools

PPE during a free drive-through testing clinic at Woodburn Ambulance Service on Tuesday, August 25. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) [ NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this information free as a community service. You can support dissemination by subscribing. ] Marion and Polk counties saw fewer new cases of Covid in the past[Read More…]

BUSINESS ROUNDUP: A brewer taps out, cash available for business and free safety training

A construction worker stands on scaffolding at the new, upcoming wing to care for residents with dementia. PHOTO CREDIT: (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) There’s a lot going on business. To help keep you up to speed, the Salem Reporter is launching a semi-regular roundup of business-related items including new business openings,[Read More…]

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RESOURCE LIST: Where to get rent relief, food boxes

Davalee Meade, a paramedic with Woodburn Ambulance Service administers a COVID-19 test during a free drive-through testing clinic on Tuesday, August 25. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) [ NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this information free as a community service. You can support dissemination by subscribing. ] As Marion County enters the sixth[Read More…]

Different methods by Oregon and Idaho to fight Covid highlight the challenge of suppressing the virus

As Covid testing continues on both sides of the Idaho and Oregon border, different responses to the virus outbreak by the two states hindered plans to contain the virus. (Kezia Setyawan/Malheur Enterprise) [ NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this information free as a community service. You can support dissemination by subscribing.[Read More…]

PHOTOS: Woodburn Ambulance tests 100 people for coronavirus in first weekly event

Austin Griffith and Daniel Neazor, of Woodburn Ambulance Service, verify patient information during a free drive-through testing clinic on Tuesday, August 25. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) [ NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this information free as a community service. You can support dissemination by subscribing. ] Hoping to better understand where the[Read More…]