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Marion County commissioners moved to block money for transgender training for professionals, triggering complaint

Marion County Commissioner Colm Willis, worried therapists may be advocating for gender reassignment surgery in children, recently moved to defund training for clinicians who work with transgender people, according to a recently filed complaint. Willis’ concern was backed by Marion County Commissioner Sam Brentano. “We shouldn’t be recruiting, which it[Read More…]


Salem driver may have had ‘medical issue’ before hitting, killing pedestrian

A Salem man ran a red light on Center Street Northwest Tuesday afternoon before hitting and killing a pedestrian crossing the street, police said. Salem Police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said the driver, Salem resident Willie Dempsey, 35, may have been “experiencing a medical issue” when he struck 27-year-old Wilsonville[Read More…]


Another hot day in Salem before weather cools

Children play in the splash pad at Riverfront Park in Salem on June 9, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) High heat continues in Salem today as temperatures are expected to once again creep into the mid-90s. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Tuesday morning because of above-normal temperatures, with[Read More…]