Tag Archives: Marion County

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a Marion County judge who was suspended following allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was singled out […]
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Mid-Valley community must have no tolerance for jailhouse justice

It’s disappointing when one of our jails becomes a crime scene of its own. The community should not tolerate unwritten jailhouse codes that exact punishment on inmates accused of being a sex offender. Especially when the inmate meting out the punishment is an established sex offender. Source: Mid-Valley community must have no tolerance for jailhouse justice

Marion County residents getting hit with recycling fines

Marion County garbage haulers have begun a widespread program of fining residents for improper recycling. Marion County garbage haulers have begun a widespread program of fining residents for improper recycling. That’s led to hundreds of complaints each week, said Art Kuenzi, owner of Suburban Garbage company, one of seven haulers in the county. Suburban covers […]
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Why was a sex predator able to attack a minor at Marion County Jail?

A 16-year-old boy was sexually abused in the Marion County Jail after being placed in a cell with a then 54-year-old registered sex offender deemed to be “predatory” by the State of Oregon. It happened in 2010, but the case just recently came to light when Patrick Dale Deshaw was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 10 years […]
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Wild Horse Management | Detroit Dam Project – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The U.S. wild horse and burro population is more than three times the appropriate management level, according to estimates from the Bureau of Land Management. Facing overpopulation in the Warm Springs herd management area, the BLM in Burns is considering spaying mares to help manage the population. Rob Sharp, the supervisory wild horse and burro […]
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State lifts algae health alert for Detroit Lake

And Big Cliff Reservoir below the dam. The Oregon Health Authority said Thursday it has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued July 27 for the log boom area of Detroit Lake and Big Cliff Reservoir below the dam. Both water bodies are located 46 miles southeast of Salem, an area that spans both Linn and […]
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Marion County fire officials issue district-wide burn ban

The Marion County fire officials have issued a district-wide burn ban Tuesday in response to high temperature forecasts and limited rainfall. Source: Marion County fire officials issue district-wide burn ban

Homeless crisis: More Salem warming shelters, quicker openings coming

The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency will open warming shelters when temps drop below 32 degrees, after earlier protocol came under fire. As temperatures in Salem dropped below freezing last December, homeless warming shelters didn’t open for days, catching the nonprofit that coordinates the shelters in a blizzard of criticism. Source: Homeless crisis: More Salem warming shelters, […]
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Oregon company lands $50K county grant to build test greenhouse

Adapt8, a company based in Salem, Ore., manufactures translucent plastic panels for greenhouses, has received a economic development grant from Marion County. Michelle Moore steps inside one of several commercial greenhouses on display at Adapt8 headquarters in Salem, Ore., noting how sunlight reaches into every nook and cranny of the structure. “There are no shadows […]
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Count shows snapshot of Salem-area homeless

It’s a blend of individuals and families, including some with children. More than might be expected suffer from mental illness or substance abuse. Source: Count shows snapshot of Salem-area homeless