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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City must have the courage to revise its outdated plan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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Time for ODOT to Pull the Plug on the 3rd Bridge

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Opinion | 2 comments

Last March, ODOT announced that it was pulling the plug on the Columbia River Crossing project to expand the I-5 bridge over the Columbia...

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The power of “I like it”

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

I was thirteen years old. At that age I wasn’t familiar with the term, bombed, as in what happens when you tell a joke and your audience...

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SW Editorial -Salem Planning Commission diversity

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Opinion | 1 comment

We are concerned that the Salem Planning Commission wants to reserve another position for the real estate industry on the commission. The...

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Don’t be tricked by the Statesman Journal

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Opinion | 4 comments

I no longer trust our so-called “community newspaper.” I’ve been a subscriber since 1977. Most of that time, I believed the Statesman...

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