Local Salem News

  • Salem's Future Needs Citizen Input
    on October 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Interactive Our Salem workshops are part of the community-wide visioning process that the City kicked off.

  • Local Youth Committee is ready to help “Break the Stigmaâ€�
    on October 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    The 11th annual ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit is set for Sat., Nov. 2, 2019. This free, one-day event is open to any high school-aged teen living in Marion County. The summit will empower and equip teens to be less afraid to talk about mental health with friends, family, school counselors, and in the community through guest speakers (including a youth panel), workshop breakout sessions, a documentary screening of “Screenagers: Next Chapter�, and interactive games.

  • Salem's Annual Stormwater Report Now Open for Public Comment
    on October 11, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Cleaning storm drains, sweeping streets, building and maintaining water quality facilities, and providing Clean Streams educational opportunities are a few of the activities the City of Salem takes to protect the water quality in local streams. Review the report to learn more about the actions the City takes. Give us feedback. The report is open for public comment from Friday, October 11 until Friday, October 25, 2019.

  • Salem Residents Satisfied with Core Services, Concerned About Homelessness
    on October 10, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Consistent with responses since 2016, almost nine of 10 residents are generally satisfied with core City services including police and fire protection, parks and recreation, library, and water and sewer services. Residents also expressed satisfaction with the City’s protection of our natural environment and support of arts and culture. Compared with survey responses from 2016, there is a growing concern about whether residents feel their neighborhoods are getting a fair share of City resources. Overall, about four in 10 residents think the City is headed in the right direction. Homelessness and affordable housing remain top concerns. More residents (41%) list these issues as most important for Salem.

  • Featured Database: National Geographic for Kids
    on October 9, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    National Geographic for Kids is a virtual library available with your Salem Public Library card anywhere you have an internet connection. It provides a wide variety of age-appropriate digital-based content, including full-text issues of National Geographic magazine for kids, non-fiction e-books, high quality color images, and videos. Check it out at http://bit.ly/spl-national-geographic-kids

  • Salem Launches Kerr's Innovative Internship Program
    on October 9, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    The City of Salem is the first employer in Marion County to adopt the Project SEARCH Program, providing job training opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Boat Docks Removed at Wallace Marine and Minto Island Parks
    on October 8, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    The floating boat docks at Wallace Marine Park and Minto-Brown Island Park will be seasonally removed on Thursday, October 10, 2019 to prevent damage from rising river levels. They will be reinstalled when water levels recede in the spring.

  • Front Street NE Closure for Railroad Improvements
    on September 27, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Front Street NE between D St. NE and Market Street NE will be closed to all through traffic. This closure will be in place 24 hours per day, for seven days a week, until the anticipated completion date of October 18, 2019.

  • Salem City Councilor Sally Cook Announces Resignation
    on September 24, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Sally Cook, Salem City Councilor representing Ward 7 announced her resignation on September 23, 2019, effective October 1, 2019.

  • Salem Celebrates Outstanding Volunteer Service
    on September 19, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    The City of Salem celebrated the contributions of more than 9,000 volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.


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