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A Wake Up Call -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Opinion | 3 comments

The recent earthquake in Nepal that has devastated the capital city of Kathmandu and killed over 7,000 should be a wake-up call to our...

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Gratitude is the Attitude that Changes Everything

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

by Leslie Curry What are you grateful for? What things in your life bring you joy?  Where can you find (or do more of) what brings you joy...

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Why Bother? -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

When you receive your ballot for the May 19th District Election and look at it, you may wonder if it will be worth 49¢ to send it in. It...

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Time to take back this town

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

Readers, I’ve enjoyed writing this column for the past two years. But Salem Weekly is moving in a new direction, so this will be my last...

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THE OTHER FEET

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

When people ask me why I walk or ride the bus in Salem I’m always surprised.  The media implores us to believe that people are driving...

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Time for a Sustainability Commission

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

As the United States urbanized during the twentieth century, communities around the country recognized that building and servicing the...

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Mayor to citizens: shut up about trees

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Opinion | 2 comments

Salem’s Mayor, Anna Peterson, has revealed her disdain for clean government, transparent decision-making, and citizen involvement. Here’s...

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Salem’s New Band-Aid Streetlight Fee -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

On March 9 the Salem City Council voted 8-1 to impose a new Streetlight Fee on residents.  Using the single-family residence as the base...

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Mayor, say yes to intoxication

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

Get wasted more. Scheme less. Salem would be much better off if our city officials — Mayor, City Manager, city councilors — took this...

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