With inequities in mind, Oregon Health Authority distributes grants to help community groups’ pandemic response

A sign directs patients at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn on Wednesday, April 29. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Hoping to better serve disadvantaged populations hard hit by the pandemic, the Oregon Health Authority has awarded over $2 million to 26 community-based organizations that serve Marion County to help with things ranging[Read More…]


One of Salem’s largest retirement communities is the latest to report a Covid outbreak

Capital Manor’s original tower stands in the distance, behind the construction of a new wing to care for residents with dementia. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Capital Manor, a large retirement community in west Salem, is the latest long-term care facility in the area to report a Covid outbreak. David Lewis, executive[Read More…]

Mask mandate muffles free speech rights of medically vulnerable, new legal action argues

A protester wears a mask outside the State Capitol. (Kate McMahon/Salem Reporter) State mandates requiring people to wear face coverings in public are illegal and violate Oregon’s free speech protections, a conservative advocacy group has alleged in a new court action. The Freedom Foundation filed a petition on Wednesday with[Read More…]