As we set up our Salem Reporter booth last weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Salem Saturday Market is a community fixture where people shop for artisan bread, flower bundles and fresh vegetables. People probably don’t head to the market intending to talk about news. But they sure were[Read More…]
City leaders released a plan outlining the next several years of proposed cuts to keep the city budget balanced if the payroll tax fails in November. The cuts would reduce programs at the Salem Public Library, limit park maintenance and increase wait times for emergency response.
The state Board on Public Safety Standards and Training proposed revoking the police certification of Jeffrey Keniston on Aug. 31 after finding he used his authority to gain a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim. He was a Salem Police Department sergeant until last December and remains employed in Aumsville
An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration turned himself in to jail on Sept. 6, the same day he was charged with killing a Salem cyclist in March while he was on duty driving near downtown Salem.
Events in Salem this weekend include a wine festival, a punk rock resource fair and an album release concert from Salemites Kristen Grainger & True North
Oregon Recovers, a Portland-based nonprofit, urged state leaders to change – but not eliminate – Measure 110, which decriminalized low-level drug possession.
CATCH OUR SHOW: Our journalists discuss the news of the day with Wendy Brokaw of Capital Community Media. TODAY: One classroom, two languages in local schools and the status of homeless shelters in Salem.
Another slice of the more than $200 million allocated by the Legislature this session for homelessness is headed toward rural counties in Oregon. Gov. Tina Kotek announced Tuesday that 26 rural counties will receive a total of $26 million to get people off the street, out of their cars and[Read More…]
A unique public-private partnership between the Salem-Keizer School District, private donors and a mental health treatment provider means about two dozen kids will be able to get intensive day treatment just north of Salem, while still attending classes.
A punk rock fair Saturday at Marion Square Park will give Salem’s homeless youth a platform, supplies and connections to help.