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Salem TURN OFF THE SPRINKLERS

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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YES, WE NEED AN URBAN TREE COMMISSION -Salem Weekly Editorial

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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COUNCIL GOAL SETTING NEEDS MORE PARTICIPATION AND BUY-IN -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

One of the most important things the Salem City Council does every year or two is to adopt a set of Council goals. The Council goals set...

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Overcoming Historical Amnesia -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

American discussions of contemporary political issues often occur with little or no reference to historical context, especially on matters...

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I’m mad at the Supreme Court

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

by Tami Johnson Once again citizens have evidence that electing a progressive President in 2016 is essential. Because the Supreme Court,...

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Suspend the Kicker

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

There is a reason that Oregon is the only state in the nation that rebates surplus tax collections to citizens. It’s a bad idea. The...

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SALEM CITY MANAGER SEARCH -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

The City of Salem is beginning a search for a new city manager to replace the retiring Linda Norris.  Linda has, by most accounts, enjoyed...

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A Double Standard When It Comes to Student Injuries? -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

At press time, a South Salem High School science teacher is still on administrative leave for alleged misconduct after several students in...

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The State of the City -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

Mayor Anna Peterson’s State of the City address provided an upbeat overview of Salem’s condition.  The Mayor is right that Salem’s...

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