Local Salem News

  • Online Permit Portal Updated to Be Mobile-Friendly
    on January 18, 2020 at 12:23 AM

    The website used to pay and work with permits, licenses and land use applications has been updated to be mobile-friendly. Look for the changes after 6 p.m. on January 22nd.

  • Fitzgerald Honored for Chinese Shrine Project
    on January 18, 2020 at 12:07 AM

    Salem stakeholders and Chinese descendant communities were involved in work documenting the underrepresented history of Salem's Chinese population

  • Salem Council Poised to Declare Housing Emergency January 21
    on January 16, 2020 at 11:53 PM

    Pringle Hall, Safe Sleep Shelter and car camping may help provide shelter space for some of Salem’s unsheltered people

  • Salem to Address Downtown Health and Safety Concerns
    on January 16, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    On Thursday, January 9, the City of Salem will temporarily close two sidewalks in downtown Salem and several nearby parking spaces to clean and sanitize the areas on Center Street where people resting in the public right of way have left accumulations of garbage and waste. On Friday, clean-up will continue on Liberty Street.

  • Survey #2 for Eagle’s View Park is Online Until February 1
    on January 16, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    Take a short survey to review and comment on alternative designs for Eagle’s View Park Master Plan.

  • City Council Public Hearing on Multifamily Housing Design Jan. 27
    on January 14, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    The City Council will hold a public hearing January 27 on proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

  • Picking-up Holds While Salem Public Library is on the Move
    on January 10, 2020 at 9:20 PM

    If you regularly pick up your holds at the Main Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, your hold location will automatically switch to the West Salem Branch, 385 Glen Creek Rd. NW., from Feburary 2-18 while the Main Library moves to a temporary facility. You can also customize your hold pick up locations with a few easy steps.

  • Three-term Former Mayor Mike Swaim Dies
    on January 9, 2020 at 12:49 AM

    Mayor worked for "equality for all, quality of life and to protect the environment:

  • Snuggle Up Winter Reading Club sign up is open!
    on January 7, 2020 at 10:54 PM

    It’s cold outside, which means it’s a great time for children, teens, and families to snuggle up with some great books and earn a new book by keeping track of your daily reading in February. Print out a reading calendar or pick up a copy at Floor 3 Children’s Ask Here Desk or the West Salem Branch Ask Here Desk. Mark off or color in each day you read or listen to books, and bring your completed reading calendar to the Salem Library at Broadway or West Salem branch in March to claim a free book for your home library.

  • Packing, Planning Continues as Library Move Nears
    on January 3, 2020 at 12:27 AM

    Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.


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