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Chemeketa begins search for new college president

Julie Huckestein has led Chemeketa Community College since 2014 and will retire at the end of the 2019 school year. (Photo courtesy Chemeketa Community College) Chemeketa Community College is kicking off a search for its next president after Julie Huckenstein announced she would retire in June 2019. College leaders are[Read More…]


As Kavanaugh faces accuser, Salem prosecutors, victim advocates say understanding of sexual assaults is poor

Jayne Downing, executive director of Salem’s Center for Hope and Safety, said few sexual assault victims who contact her office want to pursue criminal prosecution. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) UPDATE: This story has been updated to include new information regarding legislative candidate Nathan Boddie. The kinds of sexual abuse allegations roiling[Read More…]

Poll shows Oregon governor’s race essentially tied

Republican Knute Buehler, running for Oregon governor. (FILE Portland Tribune/Jaime Valdez) The governor’s race between Democratic incumbent Kate Brown and GOP candidate Rep. Knute Buehler remains hair-raisingly close, according to a new poll by Clout Research. The phone poll of 679 likely voters between Sept. 20 and 23 shows that[Read More…]

Governor, lawmakers stage walkout at Capitol steps, supporting Kavanaugh accusers

Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps on Monday, Sept. 24. (Salem Reporter/Aubrey Wieber) Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson took to the Capitol steps Monday morning to publicly support Christine Blasey Ford[Read More…]


Salem Reporter joins 2 news groups to expand state reporting

Reporters Aubrey Wieber, Claire Withycombe, and Paris Achen. SALEM – A news collaborative to sharpen and expand coverage of Oregon state government and politics has launched, combining the strengths of three news organizations. The new team represents Pamplin Media Group, publisher of the Portland Tribune and 24 other newspapers, EO[Read More…]