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Raise the Minimum Wage -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

The minimum wage issue has appeared with regularity in national, regional and now even local debates.  Among experts, there is growing...

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Salem needs a visionary City Manager

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

So… how enthused are you about what the folks at City Hall have done for Salem lately? Anything come to mind? Something that made you...

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Make Child Care a Top Priority in Salem -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

High quality, affordable child care is one of the most important building blocks of a great community. A child’s experiences during the...

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Time to make Salem a bike-friendly town

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

When it comes to riding a bicycle in Salem, most people are like me: desirous of doing this, while worried about how dangerous it is....

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Salem fiddles while the planet burns

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

Profanity spewed from a moving car missed its point. “Hey, you $@&#, if you use wood products, you’re in favor of killing trees!” I...

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An Open Letter to Bob Wells, Chair of Salem Health Board of Trustees -SW Editorial

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Opinion | 3 comments

Dear Mr. Wells: We are very pleased that you have become the Chair of the Board of our community hospital. As our former City Manager who...

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Salem’s Dilemma -SW Editorial

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Opinion | 1 comment

Do you ever wonder why many of Salem’s newer neighborhoods have land set aside for parks, but the parks remain largely undeveloped for...

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City must have the courage to revise its outdated plan

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Opinion | 0 comments

​by Britta Franz There is total community agreement that we must replace the current tucked-in-basement space housing the Salem...

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Exposed! Salem’s delicious secret

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Opinion | 3 comments

Salem has a secret. A hidden identity. A persona that will shock many who believe they know her well. Let’s rip off the disguise and...

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