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Salem Releases Untreated Sewage Into The Willamette River

Statesman Journal | Sept. 20, 2017 7:37 a.m.

The city of Salem is warning people to stay out of the Willamette River downstream of Keizer’s River Road Park following an accidental sewer overflow.

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Class Sizes On The Rise In Salem-Keizer School District

Statesman Journal | Sept. 18, 2017 6:50 a.m.

This year, middle schools will see the largest increase, adding about one student per class for an average of 32 students. The statewide average is 25 students per class.

Health | News | local | Education | Lead In The Water

Lead Fixes Almost Finished For Salem-Keizer School District

Statesman Journal | Aug. 29, 2017 7:19 a.m.

The Salem-Keizer School District has almost finished fixing fountains and faucets that produced water with high lead levels during testing last summer.

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Amazon To Open Packing, Shipping Center In Salem, Hire 1,000

Statesman Journal | Aug. 28, 2017 2:06 p.m.

Amazon.com is building a packing and shipping warehouse in Salem and planning to hire more than 1,000 full-time employees.

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Salem Police Facility Bond Measure Passes

Statesman Journal | May 17, 2017 8:17 a.m.

Salem voters appear to have approved a $61.8 million bond to build a new police facility, returns Tuesday show.

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In Oregon, May Day Rally At Capitol To Focus On Immigration

AP | April 26, 2017 8:04 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Some leaders of Oregon's Latino community say they plan to use a May Day rally at the Capitol to protest federal immigration agents arresting immigrant farmworkers.

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Oregon Man Arrested After Attack At Middle Eastern Restaurant

AP | March 14, 2017 7:31 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Police arrested an Oregon man accused of attacking a restaurant employee with a pipe while calling the worker a terrorist and telling him to go back to his country.

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Hundreds Rally For Immigrant Rights At Oregon Capitol

Statesman Journal | Jan. 15, 2017 6:52 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The rally, part of a national day of demonstrations against President-Elect Donald Trump's proposed policies relating to immigration, was comprised of dozens of state-wide organizations.

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In Push For More Affordable Housing, City Of Salem To Buy Yaquina Hall

Statesman Journal | Dec. 7, 2016 9:02 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The city is buying Yaquina Hall on the Oregon State Hospital north campus from the state for more than $520,000, aiming to turn the historic building into dozens of housing units with less expensive rent — about $600.

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Statesman Journal Lays Off Key Newsroom Employees, Sells Building

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 2:49 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Salem's daily newspaper, the Statesman Journal, laid off its executive editor and editorial page editor this month, and has sold the downtown Salem building that houses its newsroom.

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Oregon Lawmakers Approve School Lead Testing Money

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 3:24 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's legislative emergency board approved reimbursing school districts for costs to test drinking water for lead.

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The Law Was Against Her. So She Fought The Law.

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:58 p.m.

All Amber Starks wanted to do was braid hair for foster kids. Turns out, it used to be illegal to style hair in the state of Oregon without a special cosmetology license.  

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Voter Privacy, Emergency Clause Measures Miss Oregon Ballot

Northwest News Network | July 16, 2016 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Two initiatives — one focused on voter privacy and the other on emergency clauses in the legislature — have failed to qualify for the Oregon ballot.

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Oregon House Candidate Resigns County Position To Stay In Race

OPB | May 7, 2016 12:39 p.m.

Roberta Phillip-Robbins, a candidate seeking to represent North and Northeast Portland in Oregon’s House of Representatives, has quit her job to stay in the race.

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Salem Cancer Doctor Has Spent $1 Million On Gubernatorial Campaign

OPB | April 13, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Republican Bud Pierce and his wife, Selma, have now put more than $1 million into his race for Oregon governor, making them the biggest self-funders in state politics this year.

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Study: Latina Women More Likely To Get Screened For Cancer After Home Visit

OPB | March 31, 2016 9 p.m. | Portland

A new study shows Latina women are almost twice as likely to get screened for breast cancer if they’re visited by a community health worker. Kaiser Permanente is providing free mammograms to 3,000 Latinas around the Salem and Portland areas.

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Ruling Clears The Way For Oregon Liquor Privatization Measure To Proceed

Northwest News Network | March 24, 2016 5:48 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The effort to privatize liquor sales in Oregon cleared a hurdle Thursday when the state Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for initiative sponsors to gather signatures.

Politics | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Lawmaker Says Roseburg Shooting Prompted ‘Fact-Finding’ Visit To Armed Occupation

OPB | March 20, 2016 10:03 a.m. | Burns, Oregon

Republican State Rep. Dallas Heard said he went to visit with Ammon Bundy at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to get a sense of what "was really going on." 

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House Approves Measure To Shield Officer Who Shot LaVoy Finicum

Northwest News Network | Feb. 17, 2016 3:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The measure that would allow law enforcement officers involved in fatal shootings to ask a court to shield their name for 90 days. The bill is designed to protect the officer who killed LaVoy Finicum.

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Oregon Senate Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Northwest News Network | Feb. 11, 2016 5:55 p.m.

A plan to hike Oregon's minimum wage is moving forward in the state legislature. The state Senate Thursday approved a measure that would increase the wage to as much as $14.75 per hour over the next six years.