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Willamette University Diversity

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 1 comment

“At Willamette University, we value this idea that students learn a variety of things a variety of ways,” says Salem’s Faith Kebekol, who...

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Council discusses Statesman Journal’s unsolicited litter

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 3 comments

At the June 8 City Council meeting, counselors once again discussed ways to handle unsolicited midweek advertising circulars from the...

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Racism 101 -Workshop Event

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 2 comments

“Racism is a system of institutionalized discrimination,” says Ahjamu Umi, Organizer for SEIU Local 503, “not just an attitude, [and] the...

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Homeless wellcome porta-facilities

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 2 comments

People who sleep in Salem parks and doorways, under bridges and under shrubs, are excited by the chance that seven new porta-potties may...

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Monarch Butterflies in Salem

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 5 comments

Photos and story by Stephanie Hazen During the second week of June, the first monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus arrived in the...

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Cannabis in Oregon’s legislature -An interview with Peter Gendron

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 4 comments

State law update As it stands, beginning on July 1 in Oregon, it will be legal: • for adults 21 and over to possess and use recreational...

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Cannabis casualty

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in News | 1 comment

As Oregon’s state legislature, its counties and its cities navigate cannabis regulations, the resulting laws can be contradictory.  As in...

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Let’s get the pottie started! Salem Visionaries find creative solution to city need

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in News | 7 comments

A diverse group of women have an inspired solution to the problem of public defecation in the downtown Salem core.  Their goal is to...

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Racism in Oregon

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in News | 4 comments

“Post-racial” America Part 1 Why aren’t there more Black people in Oregon? A hidden history Walidah Imarisha June 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m....

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