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PHOTOS: Oregon National Guard, OSU extension distribute masks to farmers

Oregon National Guard Spc. Eric Holloway, center, carries a box of masks over to a vehicle. Oregon State University extension employees and the Oregon National Guard distributed masks and hand sanitizer to farmworkers and agricultural producers on Wednesday, May 27 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Farmers, ranchers,[Read More…]

Unemployment rises to 13.3% in the Salem area

A closed sign in Macy’s at Salem Center. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) EDITOR’S NOTE: Your support matters. A monthly subscription to Salem Reporter starts at $5. Go HERE. Unemployment for the Salem area increased to 13.3% in April, a sizable jump from last month’s 4.1%. The numbers, released Wednesday by the state Employment[Read More…]