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Poll shows Oregon governor’s race essentially tied

Republican Knute Buehler, running for Oregon governor. (FILE Portland Tribune/Jaime Valdez) The governor’s race between Democratic incumbent Kate Brown and GOP candidate Rep. Knute Buehler remains hair-raisingly close, according to a new poll by Clout Research. The phone poll of 679 likely voters between Sept. 20 and 23 shows that[Read More…]

Governor, lawmakers stage walkout at Capitol steps, supporting Kavanaugh accusers

Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps on Monday, Sept. 24. (Salem Reporter/Aubrey Wieber) Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson took to the Capitol steps Monday morning to publicly support Christine Blasey Ford[Read More…]


Salem Reporter joins 2 news groups to expand state reporting

Reporters Aubrey Wieber, Claire Withycombe, and Paris Achen. SALEM – A news collaborative to sharpen and expand coverage of Oregon state government and politics has launched, combining the strengths of three news organizations. The new team represents Pamplin Media Group, publisher of the Portland Tribune and 24 other newspapers, EO[Read More…]


Wine wars: Oregon and Napa Valley clash over labeling, state and federal regulators investigating

Rows of grapes growing at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner on Tuesday. The vineyard is part of a fight against what it perceives as misappropriation of the region’s pinot noir by a Napa Valley winery. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) TURNER — Jim Bernau bought a rolling hillside of blackberry vines and[Read More…]

See how your Salem-Keizer school did on state tests

Kindergarten students at Swegle Elementary play with blocks on the first day of school, 2018. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Oregon’s latest standardized test results were a mixed bag. Statewide, the percentage of students meeting state standards was nearly flat in English, math and science. In Salem, student results and changes from[Read More…]