Tag Archives: Marion County

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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Country music festival won’t move near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge next year

Public opposition, and more requirements recommended by Marion County, led to the decision to remain in Brownsville next year. Source: Country music festival won’t move near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge next year

Marion County law enforcement, prosecutors brace for opioid epidemic

The case of the “Grandpa Bandit” made Paige Clarkson realize the addictive power of opioids. When she first became a prosecutor, Clarkson, a Marion County deputy district attorney, heroin- and opioid-related crimes were relatively rare. Source: Marion County law enforcement, prosecutors brace for opioid epidemic

Cypress Creek Renewables building solar farms in Marion, Polk counties

A national solar energy company is betting nearly $1 billion on an Oregon development spree, including five new solar farms in Marion and Polk counties. Cypress Creek Renewables, a developer that sells electricity to utility companies and already operates seven solar sites in Oregon, is building farms near Salem, Silverton, Gervais, Turner and Grand Ronde. Source: Cypress Creek Renewables building solar […]
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In Competitive Marion County, Salem, Santiam Hospitals See Higher Margins

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 . In this annual in-depth review of hospitals, Salem Health shows continued profits despite end to OHSU partnership, and Santiam sees margins climb – but also charity care expenses. Marion County is a particularly competitive marketplace for […]
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Marion, Polk counties to provide free child care during court hearings

Starting Sept. 5, Mid-Valley CourtCare will provide free child care to families needing to attend court proceedings in Marion and Polk counties. Source: Marion, Polk counties to provide free child care during court hearings

Oregon transportation department fails to meet bridge-repair deadline

In early April, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it would begin a months-long repaving and repair project on the Center Street Bridge. For folks who don’t regularly cross the Willamette River between Marion and Polk counties, that’s the eastbound span that takes drivers into downtown Salem. Source: Oregon transportation department fails to meet bridge-repair deadline

DEQ fines Stayton, Marion County for Jordan Bridge water pollution

State environmental regulators have fined Marion County and the city of Stayton for polluting state waterways while pressure washing the Jordan Bridge in the city’s Pioneer Park. Paint chips and wood debris washed off the covered foot-bridge into Salem Ditch, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said. Source: DEQ fines Stayton, Marion County for Jordan […]
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Ruling poses risk to Oregon Energy Department budget

Another shoe dropped this week at the Oregon Department of Energy as a Marion County judge ruled that its 2016 assessment on energy suppliers amounts to a tax that was improperly levied and must be refunded to a group of 10 public utilities. Source: Ruling poses risk to Oregon Energy Department budget | OregonLive.com

Oregon County In Heart Of Eclipse Path Beefs Up Ambulance Service

Oregon’s capital city and the surrounding countryside are expected to be among the top destinations for eclipse watchers in Oregon. The expected influx of visitors has led local officials to beef up their emergency services for the event. Marion County straddles Interstate 5 and is the closest point to Portland along the path of totality. […]
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