Major League Baseball could cut the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes loose under new proposal

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are a list of minor league baseball teams that could lose their major league affiliation under a new MLB proposal. (Courtesy/Salem-Keizer Volcanoes) The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes minor league baseball team is one of 42 teams that could lose their Major League Baseball affiliation. The plan to eliminate the[Read More…]

Salem’s Value Village is closing. Here’s why its parking lot will stay busy

Salem’s Value Village is closing this Saturday. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons) Salem’s Value Village is closing its doors this Saturday, and a Salem Health employee parking lot will take its place. Sara Gaugl –– a spokesperson with Value Village’s parent company, Savers­ –– said the lease was expiring at the for-profit secondhand[Read More…]

Salem teens will talk mental health, suicide prevention at free daylong summit

Jewels VanVolkingburg of Central High School is blindfolded for a communication exercise during a small group session at ILEAD 2018. (Courtesy/City of Salem) Salem-area teens can spend a day learning about mental health and coping strategies as part of a city-county partnership to help young leaders better address community challenges.[Read More…]

Inmate awarded writing fellowship plans to create dramatic dialogue about prison dynamics

Sterling Cunio. (courtesy/PEN America) An Oregon State Penitentiary inmate is one of eight people recently awarded a PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, which commissions writers to create “written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.” Sterling Cunio will write and[Read More…]