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CHECK OUT: A wedding show, youth farm or color run

The Willamette Heritage Center is hosting a Wedding and Event Show on Saturday. (Courtesy/Willamette Heritage Center) Saturday Are you planning a wedding or special event? Willamette Valley Heritage Center is hosting a Wedding & Event Show to feature venues, photographers, DJs and event planners for the special day. The event[Read More…]

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Months after opening, Salem senior community Boone Ridge already expanding

A rendering of Boone Ridge Senior Living’s upcoming expansion, a complex of 144 apartments. (Submitted/Boone Ridge Senior Living) Like time itself, the elder care industry doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Yet another facility in Salem is expanding. Boone Ridge Senior Living last week broke ground on a new complex[Read More…]

Oregon’s transportation agency gets new boss who knows commuters’ woes

Kris Strickler is being promoted to run the Oregon Transportation Department. He has billions to spend and thousands of employees to manage while addressing outside critics. (Claire Withycombe/Oregon Capital Bureau) SALEM — Oregonians fuming over stalled freeway traffic have a sympathetic person in a powerful spot. Kris Strickler, a civil[Read More…]

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With new tax credit, Oregon treasurer hopes to promote college savings for lower income families

Harmony Terry, a kindergartener at Scott Elementary School, holds a Be College Ready folder during a visit by Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Saving for college is like planting pumpkin seeds in the garden, state Treasurer Tobias Read told a gathering of kindergarten students at Scott Elementary School.[Read More…]

A few weeks into class, Salem-Keizer culinary students eager to serve

Culinary student Rebecca Tipton prepares to serve mozzarella, tomato and salami skewers at a ribbon-cutting event at Salem-Keizer’s Career Technical Education Center (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The 44 students in the new culinary program at the Salem-Keizer School District haven’t yet worked with knives or cooked a meal. But two weeks[Read More…]