Monica Ramirez, center, grabs stocks up on kitchenware for Mano a Mano during a Good360 giveaway on Jan. 22, 2020 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
Here’s our Sunday Sampler to show you some of the stories that flowed from the staff of Salem Reporter in recent days.
After talking with Salem and Keizer leaders, Marion County commissioners said the federal government can continue resettling refugees here. The decision may be moot after a federal judge ruled local jurisdictions don't have the authority to block resettlement.
Radio Poder aims to inform and entertain Latino residents through daily radio programming that spans a 75-mile radius. The station is a continuation of a prior radio station with a smaller reach and a different license.
Salem City Council had a plan teed up to bring 37 shelter beds to the city. But it sank Tuesday night due to a combination of frustrated neighbors and new insights from a homeless expert.
Surplus or damaged merchandise that would otherwise head to a landfill gets a new life through a United Way-led effort to connect Salem-area nonprofits, churches and schools with items they need.
With its existing levy expiring in June, Marion County Fire District No. 1 will ask voters in May for more funding. Fire officials say volunteers are dwindling as calls rise.
Salem-Keizer leaders say strategies to get more students walking across the graduation stage are paying off. Students with disabilities, and black and Pacific Islander students all graduated in record numbers in 2019.
Dwight Roberson came to Oregon to play football for the Beavers. Now, he's a mentor Salem-Keizer leaders credit with significantly boosting the graduation rate for the district's black students.
Reel Film Snobs has been airing since the “Spider-Man” starring Tobey Maguire hit the screen in 2002. Each week they review a handful of movies.
A labor-backed measure to cap self-checkout stands to two per store is a step closer to going to voters.
Proponents say the short session is necessary to fix budget and respond to issues in a timely manner. Critics believe it’s morphed into something different than what was pitched to voters in 2010.
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