Salem Special Interest candidates get and spend money pretty much the same

Not only do four special interest-backed city council candidates depend on the same three groups for most of their campaign contributions, they have also have the same consultant. Three of them share the same campaign treasurer. The Oregon Secretary of […]

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Questionnaires reveal values

Four candidates for Salem City Council have been endorsed by The Chamber of Commerce and Home Builders Association of Polk and Marion County. The vetting process for both organizations

Illegally-posted election signs

In our last issue, Jim Scheppke discussed the offense he took to election campaign signs placed in the public right-of-way or attached to fences, in violation of Salem

Women’s lives, struggles & contributions

The Charla Richards Kreitzberg Foundation invites area residents passionate about women’s issues to a celebration of the work of Planned Parenthood in our area, and the potential of

Coal in Asia is bad for Oregon

A decade-long research project published this month by the National Academy of Sciences shows that air pollution from Asia has a direct impact on storm patterns over the

A Legacy of Place

Two men that know it best will discuss the history and purpose of Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum at the next Salem City Club.  Museum Director John Olbrantz

Documentary: “Momenta” to screen in Salem

“Momenta” is a film and movement founded to educate, raise awareness, and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. The Momenta Project is dedicated

No Vote = No Voice

Oregon’s Primary election will be held May 20.  On that day, four new Salem City Councilors will be chosen, party candidates for County Commissioners will be elected and

Better Bus service?

How can Salem-Keizer Transit (Cherriots) better serve low density neighborhoods like Keizer, South Salem and West Salem? Such neighborhoods, Cherriots believes, “are particularly difficult to serve with traditional

Legislators Invigorate Forum

Attendees at Salem City Club’s March 21st event will enjoy the reflections of idiosyncratic Oregon House representatives Brian Clem (D – Salem) and Kevin Cameron (R – Salem,)

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