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COMMUNITY COLLEGE Feb. 1
New diesel mechanic program at Chemeketa aims to put students in hard-to-fill jobs
Five years in the making, Chemeketa's newest career program launched in January with nine students. They're learning the basics of rebuilding and maintaining diesel engines on trucks, school buses, ambulances and more.
Jan. 28
West Salem singers join voices in haunting ode to the power of song
LOCAL SCHOOLS Jan. 28
With desks in lunchroom and temperature scanners, Blanchet Catholic students back on campus
As Oregon's largest school districts mull reopening plans, some Salem-area private schools are already holding in-person classes. Blanchet Catholic School began this week, alternating middle and high school students.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Jan. 21
With fewer requirements and a disrupted senior year, Class of 2020 posts graduation records in Oregon, Salem
Because of the pandemic, Oregon waived some graduation requirements and ended senior year in April for students already passing classes needed to graduate. State and local officials said years of sustained work, rather than those changes, accounts for higher graduation rates.