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Happy holidays from your team at Salem Reporter
Those of us who bring you the local Salem news sincerely hope all of you can find comfort and peace in the season. Merry Christmas!
A holiday Salem scene for our readers. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter)
To you all, our best wishes.
Editor Les Zaitz, reporters Rachel Alexander, Saphara Harrell, Jake Thomas and contributors Amanda Loman, Cathy Ingalls, Ron Cooper, Mary Louise VanNatta and Jean Dion.
SALEM NONPROFITS Dec. 8
A smaller truck will help Salem Harvest become a bigger organization
After wrapping up the 2021 harvest with a load of apples, Elise Bauman, Salem Harvest’s director, is raising money to buy a second vehicle to aid the group’s volunteers in the field.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES Dec. 8
Family Building Blocks' Gala of Trees spreads joy throughout the community
The nonprofit's annual gala included spreading decorated trees across the city, culminating in a virtual tree auction.
SALEM GOVERNMENT Dec. 7
Chane Griggs steps into Salem mayor’s race
Griggs is president of the city’s planning commission and the Rotary Club of Salem. She’s the second candidate to publicly announce her bid for mayor of Salem after the incumbent Chuck Bennett recently announced he won’t seek a fourth term.
HOUSING Dec. 7
Former motel will soon provide over 70 rooms to wildfire survivors, others without housing
The new ARCHES Inn was mostly funded by state dollars intended to buy hotels and motels, and use them for short- and long-term housing.
FreeOREGON NEWS Dec. 7
Investments needed in higher ed, job training to recover from pandemic, Oregon leaders say
At a meeting of business leaders Monday, Gov. Kate Brown and state’s higher education director said the state needs to bolster career training.