With eviction looming for homeless camp, its residents and city leaders left with questions

Scattered trash and belongings at an encampment near Marion Square Park. The city announced this week it plans to evict the camp Tuesday. Concerns arose afterward about a program that provides free meals. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) After word spread the city of Salem would cancel a program that helped feed[Read More…]


Neighbors prevail over Costco after years-long push for south Salem project

City planner Aaron Panko speaks at Salem City Council Monday night. Public testimony lasted nearly three hours in the debate over whether to approve a shopping center in South Salem. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Determined Salem neighbors fought the $100 billion company Costco to a standstill Monday night, convincing the Salem[Read More…]