EDITOR’S COLUMN: Salem Reporter has spent weeks seeking to answers for the public as to why a top police official was able to retire with an unearned $53,500. But Marion County’s district attorney recently sided with the city in keeping that information secret, while staying silent on an apparent conflict of interest.
Tag: MARION COUNTY
Gerardo Trujillo-Torres, now 18, is the first teen Marion County prosecutors have argued should be tried in adult court since the passing of Senate Bill 1008 in 2019, which left that decision to judges.
The ferry, which crosses the Willamette River in north Marion County, has been out of service for maintenance and inspection since June 8.
State health officials have confirmed one monkeypox case in Marion County. But the county’s public health director says she is concerned there may not be enough local testing for the virus.
The single case in Marion County is one of 89 confirmed and presumptive cases of monkeypox detected statewide.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider a construction project costing over $8 million that would would widen a section of Northeast Hayesville Drive. AGENDA The board will consider a roughly $8.35 million contract with Carter and Company, Inc. for a construction project that add wide bike[Read More…]
Some county parks and roads in the Santiam Canyon damaged by wildfire will remain closed for repairs and hazard removal as the U.S. Forest Service recently reopened other spots in the area to the public. The areas of Salmon Falls, Bear Creek, North Fork, Niagra and Minto are staying closed,[Read More…]
Marion County residents will vote in November on whether to ban psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. The Marion County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning the facilities. The measure will go before[Read More…]
Marion County Courthouse. (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) The union representing Marion County employees has prevailed in its unfair labor practice complaint against the county for refusing to allow employees to telecommute since July. On Friday, Oct. 29 the Employment Relations Board sided with the Marion County Employees Union, which[Read More…]
Marion County officials say they’re focused on vaccine outreach, not restrictions, as Covid cases surge
NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this free to the community as a public service to keep residents informed. Please share and please subscribe to support this reporting. The Marion County Board of Commissioners doesn’t plan to consider additional measures to curb the spread of Covid in the community following the county’s highest case[Read More…]