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PHOTO GALLERY: Salem residents adapt to life in time of COVID

Noble Wave general manager Jon Hausler brings out a pick-up order for customer Brandon Peterson, of Salem, in downtown Salem on Thursday, April 2. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Images captured by photojournalists Ron Cooper, Amanda Holman and Diane Beals show how Salem residents are learning to live with the new normal[Read More…]


Marion County has the highest documented COVID-19 rate in the state. No one is sure why.

The Marion County Health and Human Services headquarters in Salem (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Marion County is posting the highest documented infection rate in the state for COVID-19 but authorities say[Read More…]


PHOTO GALLERY: Signs of the times crop up across Salem

Signs in windows and doorways throughout Salem are alerting residents to changing business hours and access limits as life adjusts to pandemic times. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) In many ways, signs tell the story. Signs of warning. Signs of sorrow. Signs of determination. Signs of hope. Signs of solidarity. Hand-written or[Read More…]