Marion County spending $14.3 million to construct new Health and Human Services building

Marion County officials are spending $14.3 million to build a new Health and Human Services building next to the existing location on Northeast Center Street.  County officials say it’s a one-time investment that could help save hundreds of thousands in annual costs for space currently leased across several different locations.[Read More…]


AGENDA: Marion County Water Quality Advisory Committee to discuss open positions

Marion County building in downtown Salem (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) The Marion County Water Quality Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, Feb. 12 to discuss two open staff positions and stormwater permit updates. Committee members will get an update on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and how it impacts Marion[Read More…]

Covanta officials say trash incinerator could close if energy certificate bill fails

Covanta Marion, the trash incinerator in Brooks, pictures in late February. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) A law change that would give renewable energy credits to a trash incinerator in Brooks could have long-term impacts in Marion County. The county and Covanta, the New Jersey-based firm running the facility, have worked extensively[Read More…]


Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers to retire in June

Sheriff Jason Myers (Courtesy/Marion County Sheriff’s Office) After a decade on the job, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers will step down in June to work for the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. Myers told his staff of the decision Tuesday.  “It’s been a great job and I’ve enjoyed working for the[Read More…]


Marion County outlines upcoming review of workplace culture

The doors outside the Senator Hearing Room, where the Marion County Board of Commissioners hold weekly meetings. Marion County revealed Wednesday details of an upcoming review of its workplace culture. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) A review of Marion County’s workplace culture, stemming in part from recent accusations of sexual harassment within[Read More…]