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Rachel Alexander Author. Salem schools are continuing to see high numbers of fights and aggressive behavior from students, prompting concerns from educators. The problem is especially pronounced in the district’s middle schools, which have recorded 755 fights and 244 assaults this school year through the end of April.. Salemreporter

Event is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Northgate Park’s “Fun and Safe Halloween” Event – This free Halloween event will include activities for the whole family, including a costume contest, pumpkin and face painting, bracelet making, and bite-the-apple. The event will be at 3575 Fairhaven Ave. NE in Salem on Oct. 30 from 3-5:30 p.m.by Ardeshir Tabrizian on April 25, 2023. Salem now has a temporary shelter where 75 homeless people at a time can get help with mental health and addiction as they prepare to move out directly into housing. The city’s long-awaited navigation center opened on Monday, April 24, at 1185 22nd Street S.E. Those staying at the facility, which is ...But city workers found a used van that met their specifications and refurbished it to suit the library’s needs for $100,000, finishing the project about two weeks before the grant deadline. Librarian Alice MacGougan demonstrates the hydraulic lift on the back of the Salem Public Library’s outreach van (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)By Les Zaitz - Salem Reporter. Northeast Salem turned into a major crime scene Saturday evening involving two car jackings, gun fire and eventual arrests, according to the Salem Police Department and witnesses. The police agency described the events in a news release but didn’t identify victims or those later arrested.By Salem Reporter Author. Vandals hit at least 17 homes and businesses with graffiti in the last week in a broad area of south Salem, according to the Salem Police Department. The targets ranged approximately from Southeast Miller Street to South Candalaria Boulevard. “The commonality in these incidents was the spray-painting of the …A community thank-you to celebrate the nonprofit’s 60th anniversary is planned for Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at two locations: the Daue House Gift Shop at 1095 Saginaw St. S., and Encore Furniture, at 1198 Commercial St. S. Both serve as donation drop-offs and retail fundraiser locations for the Assistance League.Salem’s air quality was rated unhealthy as of 2 p.m. Tuesday due to fine particulate matter. The air quality index was 153. The Lookout and Bedrock wildfires burning east of Eugene in Lane County are putting smoke into the air, impacting air quality in Salem, according to a smoke alert issued Tuesday morning by the U.S. Interagency Wildland ...Salem’s first outdoor Christmas tree was set up on the lawn of the Marion County Courthouse in December 1913 and was reported to be the first outdoor tree in Oregon (and perhaps the nation) to be decorated with Christmas lights. The tree was originally planted by Judge J. J. Shaw in 1882 on the Marion County Courthouse lawn …Seeking to learn, create and tell stories. Currently business and tourism reporter for the Astorian and Coast River Business Journal.A dinosaur greets children in costume at the Salem Saturday Market on Saturday, Oct. 29 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Toddlers stood with mouths agape as a giant red dragon with green eyes shot candy from its mouth into the hands of waiting children and adults at the Gilbert House Children’s Museum’s Halloween event on …Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby ...Gov. Tina Kotek threw cold water on plans for a new tribal casino in northeast Salem – but the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians say they’re not giving up on the project. In an April 13 letter to the chairs of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, Kotek said she does not support an expansion of gaming, and intends to maintain ...Jan 27, 2023 · Oregon has failed to address its water security crisis, government report finds. Across Oregon, the future of water quality and quantity is in jeopardy, a state report said. The 70-page advisory report released Thursday is a call to action for Gov. Tina Kotek, the state Legislature and state agencies, according to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. A 17-year-old boy with a loaded gun and a knife fled South Salem High School on Wednesday as police arrived and was subsequently arrested, according to Salem police and school officials. The teen, who was not identified by authorities because of juvenile status, has been accused of two counts of possession of a weapon in a public building ...Sep 10, 2022 · The school was opened as a Red Cross shelter. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A volunteer with Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue talks with evacuees arriving at Judson Middle School on Friday, Sept. 9. The school was used as a gathering place for those fleeing the Vitae Springs fire and opened as a Red Cross shelter. Samuel Landis, 38, an agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide for his role in a March fatal bicycle collision. Police said at the time that cyclist Marganne Allen collided at the intersection of Southeast High and Leslie Streets with a pickup truck. (Abbey McDonald/Salem Reporter)On May 16, voters in the Salem-Keizer School District will elect three school board directors who will oversee the education of 40,000 local students with an annual budget of $1.3 billion. This ...Chenae Donley holds her identical twins Sawyer and Sorin after graduation at the Roberts High School Commencement at Sprague High School on June 9, 2023. Donley found out she was pregnant with the twins when she was 15 and said she would never have graduated without the options that Roberts offered her. Donley is headed to college in …Jul 6, 2023 · Salem city councilors will decide on Monday, July 10, whether to create a new tax on wage earners to pay for police, fire and some homeless services. The council could decide to impose the tax, reject it or send it to city voters. Salem Reporter talked with residents recently at the Salem Saturday Market about the proposal and collected their ... Aug 30, 2023 · A Salem Fire engine parks on the North Salem High School Track the morning of Aug. 30, as crews mop up the remnants of a fire by the railroad tracks (Abbey McDonald/Salem Reporter) Salem Fire crews hose underneath the railroad tracks behind the stands at North Salem High School the morning of Aug. 30, 2023, following a smoky fire that broke out that morning (Abbey McDonald/ Salem Reporter) by Rachel Alexander on September 12, 2023. Rachel Alexander Author. Salem-Keizer School District leaders have proposed a 3.5% pay raise for the district’s 2,000 teachers as bargaining with the teacher union enters its sixth month. The proposal would give licensed employees a 3.5% raise this year and next year and would cost $20 million …The five-story building will be all apartments, including on the ground floor, with no retail. The developer is calling the building “Rivenwood,” Mayor Chris Hoy told Salem Reporter. A crane gently eases the skeletal frame of the Center Street skybridge onto the former site of the Nordstrom store on Saturday, June 25.A Salem Reporter investigation determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police …Dec 11, 2023 · A Salem Police Department escort prepares to lead a procession of decorated automobiles through downtown for the lighting of the menorah in Salem’s Mirror Park on Dec. 10, 2023 (Ron Cooper/ Salem Reporter) A Salem Police Department vehicle leads a long parade of cars , decorated with menorahs, through downtown Salem Sunday, Dec. 10 (Ron ... An armed man tried to hijack cars on Interstate 5, held two drivers at gunpoint and led a state police trooper on a foot chase before dying in a gunfight in which the officer shot him six times to stop him, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday, April 19.. A Marion County grand jury on Wednesday unanimously …Letitia Carson’s Homestead certificate (Oregon Secretary of State) A new grant awarded to a Salem-based historical society will help preserve the memory of one of the first Black pioneers to live in Oregon, a little-known figure in regional history who set a major legal precedent.Update: The Salem City Council met Monday, Aug. 14, and approved the planning administrator’s approval of a multi-family development in west Salem that drew concerns about tree preservation, accessibility and utilities from the neighborhood. Counselors also rejected funding a town hall in south Salem.A parent effort to recall three Salem-Keizer School Board directors will not move forward after organizers fell short by about 2,000 signatures. Wednesday was the deadline to submit signatures for the recalls of Ashley Carson Cottingham, Osvaldo Avila and Karina Gumán Ortiz with the Marion County Clerk. All three were elected to four-year ...Zaitz is also editor and CEO of Salem Reporter. Malheur County and the development company pledged to be more transparent about the project, which is far behind schedule and short of money to finish construction. Under terms of the agreement, MCDC will pay the Enterprise $20,500 and the county will pay $19,500.Salem-Keizer School District leaders have worked for months to open a day treatment center, where children as young as five would receive hours of intensive mental health care daily while still attending school. They’re one step closer after a unanimous school board vote Tuesday night approving an agreement with private donors, who are …Salem Health has absorbed Hope Orthopedics, hiring nearly all the clinic’s providers and employees after months of discussions between the two entities. The change was effective Sept. 29 and means the region’s largest health care provider will also be the main provider of orthopedics for the Salem area. Orthopedists care for muscle and ...Salem fire crews are working to extinguish a fire that broke out at St. Joseph Parish early Thursday, Aug. 31. The four-alarm fire is in the sanctuary building at 721 Chemeketa St. N.E., according to reports. The fire was reported at 2:31 a.m. Fourteen engines and two ladder trucks are among the equipment assigned to the fire.A woman is suing the Oregon Youth Authority, alleging the agency was negligent by paroling a teen with a history of violence who later shot her in northeast Salem in 2021. Amaretta Rice sued the youth authority, Director Joseph O’Leary, two parole and probation employees, and Daniel Berger, superintendent of MacLaren Youth Correctional ...Abbey McDonald Author. Salem resident Jim Arnold died Sunday night from injuries suffered in August when he was struck by a tree branch that fell on a parked food truck. Arnold, 50, was standing outside a food truck in the Grant area when an oak tree limb fell the afternoon of Aug. 29, according to his sister, Patti Barnes.StatesmanJournal.com is the home page of Salem, Oregon, with in-depth and updated local news, sports, things to do, travel and opinions. Stay informed with Willamette Valley news. By Laura Tesler - Special to Salem Reporter Author. Salemites gathered Friday night to find some light in the darkness of winter with a holiday celebration at Riverfront Park. Kids and kids at heart visited with Santa. Some runners braved the dark to participate in the Twilight Run, and there was popcorn, fake snow and carriage rides to …Oregon State Hospital, the state-run psychiatric residential facility in Salem and Junction City, will benefit from the Legislature’s actions, both directly and indirectly, said Amber Shoebridge, a spokesperson for the hospital. Lawmakers earmarked $6 million for case management services to help more patients leave the hospital and return to ...The school was opened as a Red Cross shelter. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A volunteer with Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue talks with evacuees arriving at Judson Middle School on Friday, Sept. 9. The school was used as a gathering place for those fleeing the Vitae Springs fire and opened as a Red Cross shelter.Apr 18, 2023 · Gov. Tina Kotek threw cold water on plans for a new tribal casino in northeast Salem – but the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians say they’re not giving up on the project. In an April 13 letter to the chairs of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, Kotek said she does not support an expansion of gaming, and intends to maintain ... The first park, be Weathers Street Park in east Salem from June 1 to 30, at 4188 Weathers St. N.E. In July, they’ll be hidden in Woodmansee Park, at 4629 Sunnyside Rd. S.E. August’s birds will be in Orchard Heights Park in west Salem, at 1165 Orchard Heights Rd. N.W. In September, the birds will be at Northgate Park, at 3575 Fairhaven …A T-shirt belonging to Gwen Brunelle of Boise was found on Sunday, Sept. 10, stuck against a barb wire fence, according to a web update from her family. A member of Mountain State Detection Dogs spotted the shirt roughly a mile from where Brunelle’s vehicle was found abandoned in June. No other trace of the missing woman was found during that ...Freeway closed at Mission Street as witnesses report shooting. by Ardeshir Tabrizian on April 10, 2023. The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north were closed near the intersection with Mission Street on Monday, April 10, as police investigated what social media accounts said was a shooting. Video posted on social media show police officers ...Mar 10, 2023 · Cooke Stationery in downtown Salem will close its doors for the last time on April 28, 2023 (Abbey McDonald/ Salem Reporter) Contact reporter Abbey McDonald: [email protected] or 503-704-0355. SUBSCRIBE TO GET SALEM NEWS – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you. Salem Reporter will provide readers a mix of investigative reports, clear and compelling coverage of local government, and insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community. Subscribe. We have made it as easy as possible to sign up for a digital subscription, priced at $10 a month [Read More…] August 1, 2018 by By Salem Reporter ...Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife …He was talking about the school’s former leader, Kathleen Hanneman, who served at McNary from 1981 to 1987, serving as the first woman principal in the Salem-Keizer School District. Friends and colleagues gathered at McNary Oct. 6, for a “Celebration of Leadership” to remember Hanneman, who died of cancer on Sept. 23, 2020.Mar 10, 2023 · Cooke Stationery in downtown Salem will close its doors for the last time on April 28, 2023 (Abbey McDonald/ Salem Reporter) Contact reporter Abbey McDonald: [email protected] or 503-704-0355. SUBSCRIBE TO GET SALEM NEWS – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you. Apr 18, 2023 · Gov. Tina Kotek threw cold water on plans for a new tribal casino in northeast Salem – but the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians say they’re not giving up on the project. In an April 13 letter to the chairs of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, Kotek said she does not support an expansion of gaming, and intends to maintain ... By Les Zaitz - Salem Reporter. Northeast Salem turned into a major crime scene Saturday evening involving two car jackings, gun fire and eventual arrests, according to the Salem Police Department and witnesses. The police agency described the events in a news release but didn’t identify victims or those later arrested.A Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been charged in Marion County with repeatedly molesting a child in Salem over a four-month period. Prosecutors charged Cenobio Jauregui, 37 of Salem, on Thursday, April 27, in Marion County Circuit Court with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents.Gov. Tina Kotek threw cold water on plans for a new tribal casino in northeast Salem – but the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians say they’re not giving up on the project. In an April 13 letter to the chairs of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, Kotek said she does not support an expansion of gaming, and intends to maintain ...Salem Reporter is a web-based news organization focused exclusively on reporting about the Salem area. We’re locally owned and managed, founded in 2018. Salem Reporter provides readers a mix of clear and compelling coverage of local government, insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community and daily news about everything from ...Salem’s first outdoor Christmas tree was set up on the lawn of the Marion County Courthouse in December 1913 and was reported to be the first outdoor tree in Oregon (and perhaps the nation) to be decorated with Christmas lights. The tree was originally planted by Judge J. J. Shaw in 1882 on the Marion County Courthouse lawn …StatesmanJournal.com is the home page of Salem, Oregon, with in-depth and updated local news, sports, things to do, travel and opinions. Stay informed with Willamette Valley news.A dancer from Nupuram demonstrates their balancing ability at the festival finale at the World Beat Festival at Riverfront Park on June 24, 2023. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter) Dancers in the Filipino dance troupe form a conga line at the World Beat Festival at Riverfront Park on June 24, 2023.The teachers’ union now is claiming district officials have shown “deliberate indifference to known dangers” from students, paired with a lack of proper training to address student needs. The Salem Keizer Education Association put the district on notice in a 10-page letter dated March 17 that it intended to sue on behalf of teachers ...House expels New York Rep. George Santos. It's just the sixth expulsion in the chamber's history. Dec 1, 2023. The House has voted to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York following a ...Jul 5, 2023 · Oregon State Hospital, the state-run psychiatric residential facility in Salem and Junction City, will benefit from the Legislature’s actions, both directly and indirectly, said Amber Shoebridge, a spokesperson for the hospital. Lawmakers earmarked $6 million for case management services to help more patients leave the hospital and return to ... Essex Tech student suffers severe neck injury. Dec 8, 2023. DANVERS — A 15-year-old student-athlete at Essex Tech was flown by MedFlight to a Boston hospital after suffering a severe neck injury ...Oct 18, 2023 · Salem Health has absorbed Hope Orthopedics, hiring nearly all the clinic’s providers and employees after months of discussions between the two entities. The change was effective Sept. 29 and means the region’s largest health care provider will also be the main provider of orthopedics for the Salem area. Orthopedists care for muscle and ... Seeking to learn, create and tell stories. Currently business and tourism reporter for the Astorian and Coast River Business Journal.Lawmakers return to Salem for meetings on homelessness, addiction and more. State lawmakers will descend on Salem this week for the first time since June for dozens of meetings that will preview some of the most important issues they’ll tackle next year.Danvers, MA (01923) Today. Cloudy skies. Low 44F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.. TonightRavenlee Lousich, 4, of Salem, smiles for a photo during the 26th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Riverfront Park on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Santa arrived to the 26th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in a Salem Fire Department engine at Riverfront Park on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby ...Organizers say they have submitted nearly 13,000 signatures in an attempt to refer the planned Salem payroll tax to voters in November. County and city officials say the petition will likely meet the required threshold of 3,986 …City leaders have selected Archer as deputy city manager for community services, a role overseeing a range of services including parks and recreation, the library, Center 50+ and programs addressing …But city workers found a used van that met their specifications and refurbished it to suit the library’s needs for $100,000, finishing the project about two weeks before the grant deadline. Librarian Alice MacGougan demonstrates the hydraulic lift on the back of the Salem Public Library’s outreach van (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby ...The Salem City Council voted 5-4 on Monday to impose an unpopular tax on workers’ wages for work done within city limits. The payroll tax asks the average Salem wage earner to pay about $500 a year toward maintaining police officers, firefighters, homeless shelters, and adding more police and fire employees. With over two hours of testimony ...But mostly, Marksbury said he’s looking forward to interviewing people. “I think it’s really cool that I get to ask people to share,” he said. Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241. SUPPORT OUR WORK – We depend on subscribers for resources to report on Salem with care and depth, fairness …1,403 Followers, 36 Following, 38 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Salem Reporter (@salemreporter)The agency confirmed he was found “unresponsive” in his cell in response to questions from Salem Reporter. The corrections department declined to say whether Banks’ death was the result of violence involving inmates or corrections officers.Among those questioning finalists were three panels of educators, citizens and students sworn to secrecy about their work. “Andrea is a visionary leader with a depth of experience that will drive Salem-Keizer Public Schools to achieve extraordinary outcomes for our students,” according to a statement from Ashley Carson Cottingham, school ...In December, Vincent plans to open an expansion of the site that will include indoor showers and bathrooms, as well as space for 32 more people to sleep. It’s a badly-needed expansion of the shelter site, which operates on space leased from Catholic Community Services and had a waitlist of 132 families as of Nov. 1.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to uphold a tax on foreign income while leaving questions about a broader, never-enacted …Jim Sellers of Salem is a certified Medicare counselor with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program. To ask a question to be answered in this column, e-mail [email protected]. To schedule a free SHIBA phone, Zoom or in-person appointment with a volunteer Medicare counselor, call 800-722-4134.She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a …Jan 23, 2023 · ­Salem Reporter is gathering information for a more detailed report. Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053. SUBSCRIBE TO GET SALEM NEWS – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you. Subscribe today to get our daily newsletters and more. Fire leaders are hoping a payroll tax would add $6.5 million to that total, allowing them to hire additional firefighters. Target response times across Salem have fallen. Last year, the department hit the five-and-a-half minute target 60.9% of the time, down from 74.3% of the time in 2017. Salem’s population has increased 16% since 2010, and ...(Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Carrying signs and flags, members of a pro-Palestinian rally begin their march into downtown Salem on Sunday, Dec. 10. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A young man wearing a yarmulke walks away after a verbal disagreement with a pro-Palestinian group rallying near the Oregon State Capitol the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 10.২৩ মার্চ, ২০২৩ ... Nyssa parents decry outdoor school gender pronoun policy – Salem Reporter ... Judge's ruling could erase $1 million city payout to protester ...444 Ferry St. S.E. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: Free. COLOR AS THEME – Something Red. Through Dec. 30. Over 115 works of art under the theme “Something Red” will be displayed as part of the downtown gallery’s annual exhibition celebrating the primary color.Salemreporter

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Nov 23, 2022 · A parent effort to recall three Salem-Keizer School Board directors will not move forward after organizers fell short by about 2,000 signatures. Wednesday was the deadline to submit signatures for the recalls of Ashley Carson Cottingham, Osvaldo Avila and Karina Gumán Ortiz with the Marion County Clerk. All three were elected to four-year ... United Way plans affordable tiny home development for Salem seniors. The nonprofit is kicking off a fundraising campaign to build a $3 million village of 400-square-foot cottages near Swegle Elementary School in east Salem. Rent would be capped at $500 a month. The Warnocks’ home sits in the middle of the first site to be developed.Salem, Oregon News. Salem Reporter’s Town Hall on Taxes on Wednesday at the Elsinore Theatre digs into a single question on the November ballot: should the city impose a new income tax on wage-earners and those self-employed to fund “community safety services?”Fair organizers are expecting hundreds of thousands of people to visit the state fairgrounds at 2330 17th Ave. N.E. Attendance in 2022 was over 346,000 people, fair spokeswoman Kimberly Jacobsen said — a 10% jump from the pre-Covid 2019 fair. Organizers sold over 136,000 tickets during a one-day flash sale July 13.444 Ferry St. S.E. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: Free. COLOR AS THEME – Something Red. Through Dec. 30. …by Abbey McDonald on November 21, 2023. A $5 million grant will bring the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency a significant step closer to getting every unsheltered Salem family out of tents, RVs and cars, and into apartments. The agency, which serves homeless people and those at risk of losing housing in Marion and Polk …Jul 3, 2023 · Salem Reporter sponsored the 2023 market and set up our first booth July 1 in hopes of learning more about what Salemites thought of a city plan to tax workers to sustain and expand police, fire and homeless services. A good number of visitors to our tent were hearing about the payroll tax for the first time, or only knew a little bit about it. Gonzalez told Salem Reporter she has since called the Salem police multiple times and left voicemails in hopes of getting more information. She wonders how investigators reached their conclusions about what caused her son’s death, such as the number of drivers that struck him. But she’s never gotten a call back.Gov. Tina Kotek threw cold water on plans for a new tribal casino in northeast Salem – but the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians say they’re not giving up on the project. In an April 13 letter to the chairs of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, Kotek said she does not support an expansion of gaming, and intends to maintain ...Abbey McDonald joined the Salem Reporter in 2022. She previously worked as the business reporter at The Astorian, where she covered labor issues, health care and social services. A University of Oregon grad, she has also reported for the Malheur Enterprise, The News-Review and Willamette Week.May 15, 2023 · An investigation by Salem Reporter determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police identified the driver as a DEA agent and later handed their investigation over to the Keizer Police Department. Marganne Allen, 53, the cyclist, died after the collision. May 9, 2023 · Mayor Chris Hoy said that though that deadline was stated several times, it is no longer the case. “That turned out to be more of a motivational discussion,” he said. Contact reporter Abbey McDonald: [email protected] or 503-704-0355. SUBSCRIBE TO GET SALEM NEWS – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Zaitz isn't revealing the amount of Tokarski's investment to get the Salem Reporter up and running, but Zaitz expects the for-profit site, which will have a ...Sep 8, 2023 · Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who faces multiple assault charges after spraying responding police officers with a fire extinguisher, Salem police spokeswoman Angela Hendrick said. The lockdown began at noon due to a student with “highly escalated behavior,” principal Dustin Purnell said in a message sent to North students and families. Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife …Update: The Salem City Council met Monday, Aug. 14, and approved the planning administrator’s approval of a multi-family development in west Salem that drew concerns about tree preservation, accessibility and utilities from the neighborhood. Counselors also rejected funding a town hall in south Salem.COLUMN: Understanding Medigap’s “birthday rule”. by By Jim Sellers – Special to Salem Reporter on December 29, 2022. This isn’t the sort of holiday present that one can tie up with a red ribbon, but nevertheless it’s a gift. The couple had Plan G Medicare supplement (Medigap) insurance policies, and said they needed to save money.Dec 11, 2023 · In a few weeks, Clyde’s Lock and Safe will change owners for the third time since it opened in 1950. The current owner, Thomas Curtis, bought the downtown Salem shop from the original Clyde in 2009. Curtis is retiring to split his time between Eugene and Texas. In January, Tim Marinello will take the helm. July 20, 2023 by Salem Reporter Comments are Disabled. Obituaries; Richard Lloyd Harcourt. With a nod to Judy Garland, Rich often claimed he “was born in a trunk at the Princess Theatre in Pocatello, Idaho,” but in fact he was born in a hospital in San Francisco on August 5, 1939, the first and only child of Harold and Lavina Harcourt. ...She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a …More than 100,000 Salem voters now have chance for say on proposed pay tax. County clerks in Marion and Polk counties have mailed out ballots that include a measure to decide the fate of Salem’s city payroll tax. Election Day is Nov. 7. October 19, 2023 by By Les Zaitz - Salem Reporter. POLITICS.Carroll has accepted a new position as the director of the Beaverton City Library, making her last day at the helm of Salem’s library June 1. She announced her resignation via email to City Manager Keith Stahley on May 3, and informed library staff a week later. The city will again be hiring for a new top librarian for the second time in two ...The five-story building will be all apartments, including on the ground floor, with no retail. The developer is calling the building “Rivenwood,” Mayor Chris Hoy told Salem Reporter. A crane gently eases the skeletal frame of the Center Street skybridge onto the former site of the Nordstrom store on Saturday, June 25.Apr 24, 2023 · The Truitt Brothers Cannery on Northeast Front Street in Salem shut its doors in 2019, and may now be revisioned as a retail and residential hub for the neighborhood. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241. The Salem Reporter is a web-based news organization focused exclusively on reporting in the Salem area. Locally-owned and managed, Salem Reporter provides readers a mix of …Salem police gave video evidence to investigators three months after cyclist’s death. City kept in close touch with DEA following fatal cyclist collision, records show. Video shows driver ran stop sign in fatal collision with Salem cyclist. Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Buddy the Elf will be walking down the newly decorated streets, joined by local bands, groups and services. The event, which begins Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. is part of a larger effort to support local businesses and rebuild the downtown area’s reputation, said Jim Vu, president of the Salem Main Street …Aug 30, 2023 · A Salem Fire engine parks on the North Salem High School Track the morning of Aug. 30, as crews mop up the remnants of a fire by the railroad tracks (Abbey McDonald/Salem Reporter) Salem Fire crews hose underneath the railroad tracks behind the stands at North Salem High School the morning of Aug. 30, 2023, following a smoky fire that broke out that morning (Abbey McDonald/ Salem Reporter) Portions of McGilchrist closed due to flooding as heavy rain continues. Many areas of Salem have received over 2 inches of rain in the past 48 hours, leading to some minor local flooding on roads. December 6, 2023 by Rachel Alexander. PUBLIC SAFETY.Feb 22, 2023 · School board down to 3 finalists for Salem's next superintendent - Salem Reporter. Christy Perry, right, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District helped with the interviews during the 2023 Crystal Apple Awards. Perry is retiring and three finalists are in the running to succeed her. (ERIC SCHUMAN/Special to Salem Reporter) School board down to 3 finalists for Salem's next superintendent - Salem Reporter. Christy Perry, right, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District helped with the interviews during the 2023 Crystal Apple Awards. Perry is retiring and three finalists are in the running to succeed her. (ERIC SCHUMAN/Special to Salem Reporter)Recent News · PHOTOS: Salem celebrates Hanukkah with 2023 Grand Menorah lighting · PHOTOS: People demonstrate in downtown Salem in support of Palestine · YOUR ...Aug 31, 2023 · Salem fire crews are working to extinguish a fire that broke out at St. Joseph Parish early Thursday, Aug. 31. The four-alarm fire is in the sanctuary building at 721 Chemeketa St. N.E., according to reports. The fire was reported at 2:31 a.m. Fourteen engines and two ladder trucks are among the equipment assigned to the fire. The city of Aumsville earlier this year hired a Salem police sergeant three months after learning that he had been fired and faced a misconduct investigation by state officials. The state Department of Public Safety Standards and Training has since determined that on Aug. 31 Jeffrey Keniston took advantage of a domestic violence …A 23-year-old Woodburn man on parole for strangulation has been charged with murdering a Gresham woman found dead at a Salem motel in August. The Salem Police Department announced that Raul S. Martinez “surrendered to authorities” on Monday, Sept. 19. Martinez turned himself in at the Marion County Jail.Sep 26, 2023 · Send an email to Salem Reporter’s news team: [email protected]. By Julia Shumway - Oregon Capital Chronicle Julia Shumway is deputy editor of Oregon Capital Chronicle and has reported on government and politics in Iowa and Nebraska, spent time at the Bend Bulletin and most recently was a legislative reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times in ... StatesmanJournal.com is the home page of Salem, Oregon, with in-depth and updated local news, sports, things to do, travel and opinions. Stay informed with Willamette Valley news. Kristi Coulombe from Cascade Dental hands out specially ordered Halloween colored toothbrushes and a treat at the Willamette Heritage Center’s Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. (Laura Tesler/Special to the Salem Reporter) Scare tactics were at their finest at the Willamette Heritage Center’s Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat ...Sep 7, 2023 · Salem Reporter to conduct Town Hall as city voters face measure on new wage tax. Salem Reporter will hold a public Town Hall in October about the ballot measure that would repeal the city of Salem’s wage tax. The event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Elsinore Theatre. Tickets for the event are available online at no charge. The city of Aumsville earlier this year hired a Salem police sergeant three months after learning that he had been fired and faced a misconduct investigation by state officials. The state Department of Public Safety Standards and Training has since determined that on Aug. 31 Jeffrey Keniston took advantage of a domestic violence …Danvers, MA (01923) Today. Cloudy skies. Low 44F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.. TonightSee all of Salem Reporter’s headline news. Compare how the top news stories are covered by left-wing and right-wing news sources. In total, 253 have been …A Salem Reporter investigation determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police …Abbey McDonald joined the Salem Reporter in 2022. She previously worked as the business reporter at The Astorian, where she covered labor issues, health care and social services. A University of Oregon grad, she has also reported for the Malheur Enterprise, The News-Review and Willamette Week.For registration information, contact Ashley Russell at [email protected]. Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241. JUST THE FACTS, FOR SALEM – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you. Subscribe to Salem Reporter.Salem Reporter will provide readers a mix of investigative reports, clear and compelling coverage of local government, and insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community. Subscribe. We have made it as easy as possible to sign up for a digital subscription, priced at $10 a month [Read More…] August 1, 2018 by By Salem Reporter ...Jim Sellers of Salem is a certified Medicare counselor with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program. To ask a question to be answered in this column, e-mail [email protected]. To schedule a free SHIBA phone, Zoom or in-person appointment with a volunteer Medicare counselor, call 800-722-4134.by By Kimberli Fitzgerald - Special to Salem Reporter on September 13, 2023. From the lab of the Salem’s City Archaeologist: Burnett’s Cocoaine Bottle- Bottle – green/blue tinged; “Burnett’s Cocoaine,” “Boston,” 7″ tall x 2-1/2″ wide x 1-1/2″ deep, top diameter 1-1/4″. This bottle was found earlier this summer in ...Jim Sellers of Salem is a certified Medicare counselor with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program. To ask a question to be answered in this column, e-mail [email protected]. To schedule a free SHIBA phone, Zoom or in-person appointment with a volunteer Medicare counselor, call 800-722-4134.UPDATE: Police seek witness of Cordon Road crash that killed pedestrian. Salem police say the driver of an unknown Jeep model witnessed a fatal collision Saturday night on Cordon Road and may have information helpful to their investigation. December 6, 2023 by Ardeshir Tabrizian. PUBLIC SAFETY.Sep 7, 2023 · Salem Reporter to conduct Town Hall as city voters face measure on new wage tax. Salem Reporter will hold a public Town Hall in October about the ballot measure that would repeal the city of Salem’s wage tax. The event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Elsinore Theatre. Tickets for the event are available online at no charge. Edmonds told Salem Reporter he enjoyed the intellectual challenges of civil law which are sometimes more complicated and as a result more challenging. “Civil law can be everything from contracts to personal injury to probate and state matters to real estate to environmental issues. It’s just a wider set of circumstances,” he said.An investigation by Salem Reporter determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police identified the driver as a DEA agent and later handed their investigation over to the Keizer Police Department. Marganne Allen, 53, the cyclist, died after the collision.StatesmanJournal.com is the home page of Salem, Oregon, with in-depth and updated local news, sports, things to do, travel and opinions. Stay informed with Willamette Valley news.Teens arrested for 6 armed robberies in Salem area, police say. Police on Monday arrested two teens, 19 and 17, who they say robbed several Salem-area …May 15, 2023 · An investigation by Salem Reporter determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police identified the driver as a DEA agent and later handed their investigation over to the Keizer Police Department. Marganne Allen, 53, the cyclist, died after the collision. Bend artist and musician MOsley WOtta will emcee the evening. Tickets are $52, available in advance at the Elsinore or at the door the day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Matthew Boulay, executive director of the Salem Art Association, explains that the idea of a joint fundraiser stemmed from the Covid pandemic.Jan 27, 2023 · Oregon has failed to address its water security crisis, government report finds. Across Oregon, the future of water quality and quantity is in jeopardy, a state report said. The 70-page advisory report released Thursday is a call to action for Gov. Tina Kotek, the state Legislature and state agencies, according to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. About 2,800 local students will graduate high school in the coming weeks. Salem Reporter interviewed 10 – one from each high school in the Salem-Keizer School …On May 16, voters in the Salem-Keizer School District will elect three school board directors who will oversee the education of 40,000 local students with an annual budget of $1.3 billion. This ...Salem Reporter is a web-based news organization focused exclusively on reporting about the Salem area. We’re locally owned and managed, founded in 2018. Salem Reporter …Teens arrested for 6 armed robberies in Salem area, police say. Police on Monday arrested two teens, 19 and 17, who they say robbed several Salem-area …Cooke Stationery in downtown Salem will close its doors for the last time on April 28, 2023 (Abbey McDonald/ Salem Reporter) Contact reporter Abbey McDonald: [email protected] or 503-704-0355. SUBSCRIBE TO GET SALEM NEWS – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you.A Marion County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday sentenced a Salem man to 15 years in prison for shooting at occupied police vehicles in April during a rampage through Marion County. Andrew E. Kjostad, 34, pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of attempted aggravated murder and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to his plea …Gonzalez told Salem Reporter she has since called the Salem police multiple times and left voicemails in hopes of getting more information. She wonders how investigators reached their conclusions about what caused her son’s death, such as the number of drivers that struck him. But she’s never gotten a call back.A teenager beat a 64-year-old man Thursday afternoon in northeast Salem, leaving the victim with critical injuries, police announced in a news release. Witnesses called Salem police around 4:30 p.m. after reporting a young man punching and kicking the victim, who was walking along Northeast Sunnyview Road near Northeast Lancaster Drive.The annual event celebrated in cities around the world on June 21 will return in Salem next Wednesday, with dozens of local artists stationed throughout the city all day to perform live music. Around 250 artists are slated to perform at over 50 locations around Salem between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.. Last year’s event had performances at about ...The teachers’ union now is claiming district officials have shown “deliberate indifference to known dangers” from students, paired with a lack of proper training to address student needs. The Salem Keizer Education Association put the district on notice in a 10-page letter dated March 17 that it intended to sue on behalf of teachers ...by Ardeshir Tabrizian on September 6, 2023. An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been charged with criminally negligent homicide for his role in a collision in March that killed a Salem cyclist, according to court documents. A Marion County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Samuel T. Landis, 38, a special agent of the DEA, on ...Jul 18, 2023 · The tax will bring in an estimated $27.9 million per year through a 0.814% tax on worker paychecks for all work done within Salem. That’s about $42 per month for a Salem worker earning the city’s average wage of $29.90 an hour. People who make minimum wage are exempt, and retirement or pension income is not subject to the tax. Portions of McGilchrist closed due to flooding as heavy rain continues. Many areas of Salem have received over 2 inches of rain in the past 48 hours, leading to some minor local flooding on roads. December 6, 2023 by Rachel Alexander. PUBLIC SAFETY. The Oregon Department of Corrections racked up more than $3 million in costs after losing a retaliation lawsuit filed by two employees that largely centered around actions of Heidi Steward, the agency’s interim director. The state agency acculated the seven-figure tab after Gina Raney-Eatherly and Merilee Nowak, two policy analysts, …An investigation by Salem Reporter determined the driver involved in a fatal bicycle collision in March was speeding and disobeyed a stop sign. Salem police identified the driver as a DEA agent and later handed their investigation over to the Keizer Police Department. Marganne Allen, 53, the cyclist, died after the collision.By Laura Tesler - Special to Salem Reporter Author. Salemites gathered Friday night to find some light in the darkness of winter with a holiday celebration at Riverfront Park. Kids and kids at heart visited with Santa. Some runners braved the dark to participate in the Twilight Run, and there was popcorn, fake snow and carriage rides to …Salem man charged with attempted aggravated murder following shootout with police. Jose Corral-Zavala, 21, started a gunfight with police after they stopped his vehicle with spikes, state police said. He then fled in a minivan that stopped nearby before a Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy fatally shot the driver, Isaac Oceguedo, 18.The 17-year-old victim was transported to Salem Hospital with a non-life-threatening stab wound. Three teens were arrested. Salem police officers responded just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday to a report of a stabbing at the mall, 480 Center St. N.E., where they found the victim in a restroom. Police determined the stabbing was the result of a fight ...Zaitz is also editor and CEO of Salem Reporter. Malheur County and the development company pledged to be more transparent about the project, which is far behind schedule and short of money to finish construction. Under terms of the agreement, MCDC will pay the Enterprise $20,500 and the county will pay $19,500.. Thrift thick gossip