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Students give Oregon legislators tips on fixing schools

Jenessa Teachout, a junior at Gresham’s Sam Barlow High School, and Meagan Graves, senior at Portland’s Madison High School, chat with Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, at a legislative committee session Thursday. (Jonathan House/Portland Tribune) If given a choice for one reform at his high school, Des’smen Pooler would add a mandatory class on[Read More…]

Buehler, Brown weigh in on Kavanaugh hearing

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) State Rep. Knute Buehler joined Gov. Kate Brown Thursday in calling for a halt to the U.S. Supreme Court nominating process for Brett[Read More…]

In a move affecting thousands, Salem-Keizer schools crafting new boundaries

Mike Wolfe, chief operations officer for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, explains how boundary review will address overcrowding at McKay High School during a meeting on Sept. 20, 2018. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) It’s no secret that Salem-Keizer schools are educating far more students than they were originally built to hold. Addressing crowding[Read More…]


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…]