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After lemonade stand success, Salem elementary student continues push to help homeless

Abel Najera-Banuelos, center, poses with his parents holding a certificate he received from the City of Salem for raising $100 for the city’s homeless rental assistance program. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) As city officials work to house some of its most vulnerable homeless people, they’ve found an unlikely ally: 8-year-old Abel[Read More…]

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Marion County department manager accused of harassment no longer employed

Update, 5 p.m.: The county has released additional information. Marion County confirmed Monday the public works manager accused of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment is no longer employed there. The departure comes nearly two weeks after alleged behavior by Don Newell sparked protests at Marion County’s board of commissioners meetings[Read More…]

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8 officers hurt in inmate assault at Ontario state prison

ONTARIO — Eight employees of the Snake River Correctional Institution were injured Saturday morning in assaults involving one inmate, the state Corrections Department said in a news release. The agency said one “staff member was assaulted by an inmate” at about 10:30 a.m. but didn’t identify the corrections officer or[Read More…]