Tag Archives: Marion County

Music festival near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge could cause I-5 backup, officials say

Officials raise alarms about traffic problems associated with the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival near Interstate 5 and the wildlife refuge. Source: Music festival near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge could cause I-5 backup, officials say

100-day youth homelessness initiative wraps, organizers place 90 kids

A coalition of community advocates, government officials and Salem police officers have spent the last several months tackling one specific aspect of Marion County’s homeless crisis — youth homelessness. Their overarching goal: provide “a safe and stable place to be” for 150 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 12 and 18 within 100 days. Source: 100-day youth homelessness […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years

The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day for three years without pay. The ruling goes against the Judicial Fitness Commission’s 2015 recommendation to remove Day from the bench completely. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years . News | OPB

Supreme Court gives Vance Day 3-year suspension for misconduct case

Oregon’s Supreme Court suspended Judge Vance Day for three years without pay, according to a ruling released Thursday morning. The decision comes nine months after the Marion County Circuit judge’s fitness for duty was argued before the court, which has jurisdiction over state judges. Source: Supreme Court gives Vance Day 3-year suspension for misconduct case

Oregon Supreme Court suspends Judge Vance Day — who wouldn’t marry gays — for 3 years

The Oregon Supreme Court Thursday took the unusual step of suspending a sitting state court judge — Vance Day — for three years. Day has been a lawyer in Oregon since 1991. He was appointed to the bench in 2011 by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber, and elected to a full six-year term in November 2012 — […]
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Marion County’s new recycling rules anger and confuse residents.

Marion County’s new curbside recycling rules went into effect Monday, banning shredded paper, egg cartons, most plastics and more from residents’ blue bins. With only a few days’ notice of the changes, many residents expressed anger and confusion. Source: Marion County’s new recycling rules anger and confuse residents.

Railway needs business support to restore line south of Silverton

More industry, increased carloads and a surcharge: those three elements would have to converge before railroad shipping services become available again south of Silverton. That’s the understanding shared by stakeholders in the Willamette Valley Railway, which operates between Woodburn and Stayton but has not served the southern portion of the line since the tracks were compromised during a […]
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Marion County wants residents to put most recycling in trash

Marion County wants residents to put most recycling in trash. Shredded paper, egg cartons, milk boxes and most plastic containers are all about to be banned from Marion County’s blue bins. Source: Marion County wants residents to put most recycling in trash

A fight over one Oregon cop’s behavior toward women

The showdown came Thursday for Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers. Oregon’s police oversight board, which Myers chairs, had to decide whether former Medford Sgt. Thomas Ianieri should get to keep working as a cop. Regulators found Ianieri had behaved inappropriately with female subordinate employees, manipulating them and pitting them against each other. Source: A fight […]
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COVANTA MARION INCINERATOR POLLUTES MORE, COSTS MORE

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released information on November 1st on greenhouse gas emissions from all Oregon facilities with an air quality permit. It shows that the Covanta Marion garbage incinerator just north of Salem is in the top twenty for GHG pollution in Oregon and #1, by far, in Marion County. Source: COVANTA […]
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