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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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Ten Reasons to Vote Yes for Cherriots -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

When you get your ballot for the November 3rd election in the mail there are many reasons to open it up, vote Yes for Cherriots, and mail...

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Stop the Drift Creek Dam -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

A battle over water is brewing in the hills near Silver Falls State Park. Drift Creek makes its way through forest and farmland before it...

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Salem Chamber of Commerce: you can oppose the transit payroll tax, but don’t lie about it

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in Opinion | 6 comments

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is opposing  a payroll tax proposal that would restore evening and weekend bus service in Salem-Keizer...

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Why we need to double down on the bottle bill

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

Times have changed a lot since 1973. The first Oregon bottle bill was written in reaction to the introduction of disposable steel cans for...

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Get Involved with Your Neighborhood Association -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

After living for a while in a neighborhood, most people usually encounter some kind of problem.   It might have to do with something...

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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

The most recent fishing report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife states this: “Due to warm water temperatures (over 65° F),...

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Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

The Salem City Council needs to establish an Urban Tree Commission, as recommended by the Shade Tree Citizens Advisory Committee. In the...

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