Let’s Talk! Parking Pressures Highlight Need For Conversation

About 121 residential units – apartments, condos, studios – are located in Salem’s downtown core, the area roughly between Union Street, Trade Street, Church Street and Front Street. In October, the people who lived in these households became eligible for […]

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Hardly passive in their convictions about energy conservation, Sarah Evans and her husband Stuart Rue live in the first passive house built in the Pacific Northwest. When they


46 acres of city wilderness

One sunny Sunday afternoon in late March a large flatbed truck turned off Fairview Industrial Drive into PPG Industries.  A small, boldly patterned bird scurried along the sidewalk


Pringle Creek shares fun, education and inspiration with community

In honor of Earth Day 2014, Pringle Creek Community, one of the most sustainable community developments in the country, will reach out to people and families in the


KMUZ Program Feature – KMUZ’s Trans Global Journey – Mundo Mojo with Arlene

Playing “world beat” music on local radio station KMUZ provides a lot of latitude for host Arlene McKenna.  She’s partial to the sounds of Africa and Latin America

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

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

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