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Sam Brentano won’t seek re-election in 2020

Marion County Courthouse. (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) Sam Brentano, who has served on the Marion County Board of Commissioners since 2003, won’t seek reelection in 2020. Brentano also plans to endorse current Salem-Keizer School Board member Danielle Bethell, who announced her candidacy Wednesday. “I have been a County Commissioner[Read More…]

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CHECK OUT: Hocus Pocus, Halloween costume contests or orchestra concerts

Students in costume flood into South Salem past a Batman-themed room during Halloween last year. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Wednesday Three centuries have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft and this Wednesday they’ll return to life during the screening of Hocus Pocus at Capitol City Theater.[Read More…]

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At Hoover Elementary, fourth-grade students launch all-digital newspaper

Jared Vergara Santana writes down research questions for his newspaper article in the Hoover Elementary School library on Oct. 29, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) A dozen fourth-grade students at Hoover Elementary School bent over papers, brainstorming questions they wanted to research for future news articles. They’re the youngest journalists in[Read More…]

Bootlegger’s Ball brings prohibition-themed fun to Willamette Heritage Center

Jessica & Richard Bell attend the Bootlegger’s Ball. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter) The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) transformed Oct. 22 into the Heritage Hideaway for its Bootlegger’s Ball. This 20s-themed gala was a fundraiser to support the nonprofit museum that sits on Mission Street. WHC features historic homes,[Read More…]