The Salem City Council unanimously approved a compromise motion to raise building heights in five overlay zones in the South Central Association of Neighbors. The deal was intended to balance climate goals for denser housing with retaining the historic character of the area.
Salem has been selected for the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program, which will have students of architecture, planning, public administration, journalism and geography bring their thoughts and skills to real city projects.
Oregon, Washington and California are planning to build a network of electric truck chargers and hydrogen fueling stations on the West Coast.
A study by Oregon State University predicts continued warming, more wildfires and more drought.
Using a $1 million grant from the state, the project would provide emergency power to connected buildings in southeast Salem during an outage.
The state medical examiner released no details about the fatalities in Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion and Umatilla counties.
People cool off in the Willamette River at Wallace Marine Park on Saturday, June 26. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem residents this weekend can expect the first significant rainfall since January in a year that’s so far recorded hotter temperatures and less precipitation than normal. The city is expected to have[Read More…]
People sat in Oregon State Capitol State Park while the cherry trees were blooming on March 17, 2020. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) Oregonians are pessimistic about solving the worsening homelessness crisis and climate change, according to a recent statewide survey by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center. Nearly three out of[Read More…]