PHOTOS: Salem kids take to the streets as dinosaurs, clowns and skeletons

Libby Tuitt, 7, left, and Addie Casebeer, 6, walk in costume in the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Parade on Saturday, October 31. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Valeria Flores, 6, collects candy sent by zipline ghost during the Gizmo Trick-or-Treat at Gilbert House Children’s Museum on Saturday, October 31. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Atticus[Read More…]

Fire updates: ‘We think we’ve turned the corner’ on Beachie Creek Fire; FBI discounts arson rumors

A view looking down over Silverton on Thursday, September 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Update, 11:15 a.m. The Portland office of the FBI on Friday addressed the persistence rumors and claims on social media that Oregon wildfires are the result of a coordinated arson ring: FBI Portland and local law enforcement agencies have[Read More…]

Marion County opens sign-ups for volunteers to help wildfire evacuees, plus more ways to help

Nicole Vanleerdam, right, and Hecto Martinez, of Marion Estates Independent Living, set up cots for their residents to use overnight after evacuating from Sublimity at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Update, Sept. 14: The sign up link below is no longer current. Volunteers can[Read More…]

Salem extends helping hand to an overlooked community disproportionately affected by the pandemic

Jerron Love helps load a produce box into a car on Friday, Sept. 4. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) Jackie Leung and Sandra Wells stood outside Peoples Church in northeast Salem Friday morning, helping distribute food to community members in need, specifically those from Salem’s Pacific Islander community. Three cars were lined[Read More…]