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St. Edward asks court to dismiss school district’s eminent domain case, citing religious freedom

The vacant field owned by St. Edward Catholic Church. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The Keizer church facing a forced land sale to accommodate a growing McNary High School contends that school officials are violating the parish’s religious freedom. In a Jan. 18 court filing, St. Edward Catholic Church asked the court[Read More…]


Salem looking to boost internet downtown

People walk in front of shops in downtown Salem in December. (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) The city of Salem is considering laying internet infrastructure in downtown to either lease out or manage like a utility. Since December, the city has been looking to hire a consultant to help officials[Read More…]


AGENDA: Marion County to consider new land uses, justice department-funded position

Wednesday appears to be the busiest meeting so far in 2019 for the Marion County Commission. • Commissioners will consider entering into an agreement with the Oregon District Attorneys Association and the Oregon Department of Justice to help staff the Oregon Child Support Program. The staffer would report to Marion[Read More…]

School board wants to hear from you about proposed Salem-Keizer boundary changes

The Salem-Keizer School Board is seeking comments about a plan to change school boundaries that would affect thousands of students and families. The new boundaries, together with ongoing school construction, are designed to address overcrowding based on population projections and would take effect next school year. Families can seek an[Read More…]

PHOTOS: Hundreds march to Capitol to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Cynthia Richardson, the Salem-Keizer school district’s director of equity, sings “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” at Salem’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Jan. 21, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Several hundred people marched from North Salem High School to the Oregon Capitol to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in[Read More…]