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Just One Councilors Comments: from ward: 8

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in Opinion | 6 comments

by Jim Lewis I want to thank Salem Weekly and especially Helen Caswell for reaching  out and inviting me to communicate with their...

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A Downtown Salem Killer?

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in Opinion | 8 comments

Because of enlightened City leadership decades ago, Salem avoided some of the mistakes that led to the death of downtowns in cities of a...

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WHY NOT A LANDMARK 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION? -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Opinion | 1 comment

Future generations of Oregonians could look back on the 2016 session of the State Legislature as the greatest ever. All it would take...

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A New Year’s Resolution -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in Opinion | 0 comments

Here’s our New Year’s Resolution: Let 2016 be the year when Salem really begins to prepare for The Big One. 2015 was the year when...

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The Refugee Crisis in Perspective -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Opinion | 2 comments

The flight of millions of refugees from war-torn Syria into neighboring countries, Europe, and beyond has intensified debates in the...

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Climate Change action Nov 29 in Salem (and beyond)

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

by Laurie Dougherty At the end of November people around the world will demonstrate to send this message to world leaders at the UN...

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The economic case for a higher minimum wage -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Opinion | 2 comments

The minimum wage issue continues to be a hot topic of debate, here in Oregon as well as elsewhere. There is a predictable barrage of...

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COMPANY TOWN -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 in Opinion | 5 comments

The modest measure on the November 3rd ballot to have private employers and Salem Hospital pay a 0.0021 payroll tax so that we could have...

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Why NOT Socialism? -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 in Opinion | 7 comments

No matter who becomes the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in the 2016 campaign, Americans owe Bernie Sanders a debt of...

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