The Oregon Garden leads several local Earth Day events

Earth Day is April 22, and there are events planned in the Mid-Valley this weekend and next week to recognize the day. The largest Earth Day event in the area will be the 15th Annual Earth Day Fair at The […]

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“The Philospher’s Tone” and SW MUSIC PICKS

“Everyone steals from Robert Johnson even if they don’t know it. He pioneered what would later become rock and roll,” commented Chris Jones when asked about the basis


Brother’s Song

I ran into my brother Walkin’ down the street one day I nearly walked right by him But he called out my name Something about him Made me realize I was growing older


Do global warming deniers run City Hall?

Many Salemians believe our city’s leaders are immune to the plague of anti-science craziness infecting those on the right side of the national political spectrum. In the U.S. as


Earth Day and capitalism

  Earth day is the day that we reflect on our relationship with Mother Earth. Globally, we are abusing the earth. If we want the earth to stick around


Environmental Lecturer to talk about America’s Obsession with “Stuff”

Take a moment and look at the things around you. If you’re like most Americans, you are surrounded by manufactured goods. These are things which were most likely


Live Beat

THE MARVINS Friday April 4 9:00pm - 21+ - Free The Governor’s Cup Coffee Roasters 471 Court Street NE Engaging and at the swagger of the beat are these Rochester, Minnesota natives.


Black Leather and the T&R

  from Yes Poetry,  Silverton Poetry Association, 2007   The other night I had the most vivid craving for time at the T&R Truck Stop smoking cigarettes, drinking whiskey, hanging out with tattooed men and


Chamber of Commerce out to buy elections

Xue Lor’s Facebook post about his City Council candidacy caught my eye. “My opponent is getting $6,000 from the Salem Chamber of Commerce. If the private sector is able



Would you vote for someone running for office in a local or state election who willfully and publicly violated our Salem city ordinances? I wouldn’t, either. So I hope you

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