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AGENDA: Marion County to consider paying Covanta to process waste

Courthouse Square, where Marion County Commissioners meet. (Caleb Wolfe/Salem Reporter files) Marion County’s current contract with Covanta Marion is set to expire in September. County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a new deal to send liquid waste to the incinerator in the coming months. Documents filed ahead of the meeting[Read More…]

AGENDA: Polk County Commission to review legislative priorities

The Polk County Courthouse. (Courtesy of Janet Guzman/Polk County Itemizer-Observer) This week’s Polk County Commission meeting should be brief. The meeting will start with a presentation from Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton, who will talk about his office’s legislative agenda. The commission will also hear from Business Services Administrator[Read More…]

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PHOTOS: Oregon community colleges highlight technical education programs for lawmakers

Chris Foltz, a chef instructor at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, carves a pelican from ice outside the Oregon Capitol on Feb. 1. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) With a drone, virtual welding simulations and responsive CPR dummies, Oregon’s 17 community colleges brought some hands-on learning to the Oregon Capitol Friday. The[Read More…]