Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Salem man guilty of sexually abusing 2 young girls at unlicensed day care

A 54-year-old man was found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls over the course of two years at an unlicensed day care in northeast Salem. Source: Salem man guilty of sexually abusing 2 young girls at unlicensed day care

Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Oregon’s teachers are not paid as much as comparable private sector jobs, even when taking summers off, PERS into account, according to a new report. Source: Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Oregon to celebrate 80th birthday of State Capitol Oregon Pioneer

He arrived in 1938 under a cloud of criticism, ridiculed for his appearance. He doesn’t have a beard, critics groaned. The ax he carries isn’t hefty enough, they grumbled. The robe or blanket draped over his shoulder isn’t in character, they groused. Source: Oregon to celebrate 80th birthday of State Capitol Oregon Pioneer

Salem water crisis: What the after-incident report reveals

Salem’s drinking water crisis this summer revealed ineffectual communication within the city of Salem, compounding a public health emergency with a public relations disaster, according to a report released Friday. City officials failed to adequately communicate with their staff and City Council members, didn’t provide adequate information to the public when the drinking water advisory was first issued, lacked emergency […]
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Wildfire damage at Terwilliger Hot Springs revealed in first photos

The first pictures of Terwilliger Hot Springs since a major wildfire burned across it were released by the U.S. Forest Service Sunday morning. The rock pools of naturally heated water, east of Eugene, were burned by the Terwillliger Fire, which ignited nearby in mid-August. Source: Wildfire damage at Terwilliger Hot Springs revealed in first photos

Detroit water issues require balancing; no one ever wholly satisfied

In the 1930s, people in the Willamette Valley were tired of flooding. Oregonians demanded solutions, and convinced politicians to address the problem with infrastructure. They drove authorization of the Willamette Valley Project system that resulted in construction of 13 dams by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1939-1969. Source: Detroit water issues require balancing; no one ever […]
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Oregon officials kill cougar, but unclear if it’s one that killed hiker

Wildlife officials are unsure if the cougar shot and killed on Friday is the one responsible for killing 55-year-old hiker Diana Bober last week. The cougar, an adult female, was killed at 3:15 p.m. in the Hunchback Mountain Trail Area of Mount Hood National Forest near Zigzag. Source: Oregon officials kill cougar, but unclear if it’s […]
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After deadly attack, should Oregon kill more cougars for human safety?

What happens now? In the wake of Oregon’s first fatal attack by a cougar — and the second deadly attack in the Northwest this year — the question of how best to manage the state’s big cat population has reached the forefront. Source: After deadly attack, should Oregon kill more cougars for human safety?

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to be lit by Oregon fourth-grader

Attention, Oregon fourth-graders: Here’s your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in December. One lucky fourth-grader, perhaps one from Salem-Keizer Public Schools, will not just win the trip but join the U.S. Speaker of the House in lighting the tree. Source: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to be lit […]
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Oregonians, pay attention! Measure 104 is not a sleeper ballot measure

This week, Two Views welcomes opinion about Oregon Ballot Measure 104. More than 20 years ago, Oregon voters passed a constitutional amendment that requires a supermajority vote on all revenue-raising (tax) legislation. Source: Oregonians, pay attention! Measure 104 is not a sleeper ballot measure