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Across Oregon, legislators are leaving to pursue new careers or escape Capitol ‘rancor’

SALEM — Legislators who have played key roles in Oregon public policy in recent years are heading for the exit. Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, might author another book. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, is yearning for some “alone time.” Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, is aiming for Capitol Hill. And Sen.[Read More…]


Need a Christmas ornament? Head into the forest.

Ornaments are hidden on trails throughout the Willamette National Forest until Jan. 1. (Courtesy Willamette Valley Visitors Association) Want to join a scavenger hunt? Look no further than Salem’s backyard. Until the new year, hikers will have a chance to find droplet-shaped glass ornaments hidden along trails in Willamette National[Read More…]


PHOTOS: YMCA demolition and Salem Peace Mosaic preservation

Staton demolition workers bring down the remaining pieces of the Salem YMCA on Dec. 11, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Field superintendent Jayson Valech paused as a piece of concrete crashed down, the force of the impact reverberating down Northeast Court Street. “It never gets old,” he said. Valech is with[Read More…]

As House issues articles of impeachment, Salem’s member of Congress indicates he’s on board

Congressman Kurt Schrader (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons) Citing a “great risk” to the country, Congressman Kurt Schrader, a Democrat who represents the Salem area, said it’s time to impeach President Donald Trump. Schrader’s announcement, which came in the form of a statement, followed the House Judiciary Committee issuing two articles of impeachment[Read More…]