Civility in council chambers

Some members of the community say that citizens experience rudeness from city councilors and Salem’s Mayor Anna Peterson in Salem City Council meetings.  The mayor and other council members disagree.  All say that respect for others is a goal worth […]

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Skyline Trail brings people to nature

“I love the adventure of trails,” says Salem’s Mark Wigg.  “You never know what’s around the bend.” Wigg is the primary creator and steward of Skyline Trail and Croisen


Salem’s Favorite Pastime

The first organized baseball match in Salem was held in 1867, between the Pacific Club’s “town nine” and a group of young men from Willamette University known as



Don’t look for a lot of “highfalutin” tunes on Max Marbles’ “Zydeco ‘n Blues” show on KMUZ radio (Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., or streaming live at  He prefers


Salem city staff rcommends Howard Hall demolition

On July 7, Glenn W. Gross, Community Development Director for the City of Salem, issued city staff’s recommendation on the matter of Howard Hall, the historic building designed

3rd Bridge not quite to state code

Sources tell Salem Weekly that insiders in the City of Salem were provoked by a letter received last week from the Department of Land Conservation and Development Community


Xue Lor, hero to many

Ward 6 resident Xue Lor may have lost the race for City Council in May, but he remains an important figure in the Hmong community in Salem –

Food carts get their day in council

On July 14, Salem City Council will consider city staff recommendations to amend Salem laws relating to ‘mobile food units,’ or food carts, including their current requirement to

“Free” Statesman Journal under control

The city has monitored unsolicited written matter that piles up on resident’s doorsteps for several years.  Materials include phone books and fliers, but the most common offender historically

Supreme Court disappoints women’s choice organization

NARAL-Pro-Choice America, the national organization that supports women’s right to choose sex education, birth control, healthy pregnancy and abortion, says two June U.S. Supreme Court decisions are bad

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