Committee floats Salem street repairs, land for libraries and fire stations in infrastructure bond

Sidewalk damage on Pearl Street Northeast. A city infrastructure bond proposal would dedicate millions toward street and sidewalk repairs over the next decade (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem could see millions invested in street and sidewalk repairs over the next decade under an infrastructure plan drafted by a city committee –[Read More…]

Chane Griggs steps into Salem mayor’s race

Chane Griggs, Rotary Club of Salem president, left, and Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett applaud at the dedication on Friday, July 23, 2021 of the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A prominent community leader is throwing her name in the race for Salem’s soon-to-be[Read More…]


With the help of a grant, a Salem nonprofit will offer helping hand to those leaving prison

A hallway leads to patient bedrooms for the medically managed withdrawal program at Bridgeway, where patients can detox from drugs and alcohol, on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) People exiting the prison system in Salem will have extra help staying off drugs thanks to a grant intended to assist[Read More…]


Demand is high for rent help as service agency prepares to hand out second round of funding

The sign at The ARCHES Project. (Anthony McGuire/Special to Salem Reporter) Nearly 2,000 Salem-area families are vying for help to pay rent as the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency prepares for another round of aid to those impacted by the pandemic. “The amount of need is blowing my mind,” said[Read More…]


Marion County has spent more than $1 million on a hotel for Covid respite. Most of its rooms have sat empty

A sign directs patients at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn on Wednesday, April 29. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Marion County is spending $7,328 per day on a motel program for people who have tested positive or been exposed to Covid but have nowhere to isolate. There are currently two guests using[Read More…]