Jonathan Baker running for Salem Keizer School Board, Zone 3

Jonathan Baker is running for Salem-Keizer School Board, to represent Zone 3.  (While candidates run for specific Zones, all voters vote for one candidate in More »

Jesse Lippold running for Salem-Keizer School Board, Zone 5

After much thought, Jesse Lippold decided it was time to enter the SKSB race.  Yes, he’s young, but his experience and successes in overcoming childhood More »

Should You Give Money to a Panhandler?

Salem’s Union Gospel Mission has put together a FAQ on panhandlers and if you’ve ever considered giving money to a panhandler take a moment and More »

Six-Day Cabin: What we learned in the woods

by Aaron Flack at 6 days, 264 two-by-fours, and a $6,000 budget = a place of our own. Last month, three friends and I ditched More »

POLITICAL HIRING: Are You Being Denied a Job Because of Your Political Affiliation?

by Nicholas Scyoc | Special to the Salem-Keizer Sentinel You’ve applied for an entry level job with the State of Oregon. You meet and exceed More »

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

Salt is good. Conventional wisdom has said otherwise for years but, there have been no scientific studies conducted that back the many claims that salt More »

How Much Does Illegal Immigration Cost You?

from and AMAC.US Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four More »

Here Are The ‘Science’ Questions Reporters Should Ask Politicians

By David Harsanyi at The Federalist The governor of Wisconsin was on a trade mission to the United Kingdom. So, naturally, a reporter asked him whether he believed More »

Broadway Coffeehouse is One of the Best Spots to Hang Out in Salem, Oregon

From Michelle Chang posted at Intentional Travelers on September 5, 2014  This is our third post in the series “Rediscovering Salem.” Since returning from Peace Corps, we’ve been using More »

How Grandparents Can Pass Down Good Financial Wisdom

By Casey Dowd | The Boomer | Published August 07, 2014 at FOXBusiness It can be tempting for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren; after all, isn’t that part of the More »

“Salem Speaks Up” Promotes Diversity…Or do they?

Guest Opinion by Rebecca Roth Who would have thought that self-proclaimed defenders of human rights would make speeches in defense of a eugenicist and organizer of The Negro Project? Why would people who organized this annual meeting of commemoration for the annual U.N. Human Rights Day, and who spent time telling us how to converse

Representative Mike Nearman Calls For Immediate Changes Within Department Of Human Services

Asks For Resignation Of Senior Agency Official, Full Account Of Public Records Practices Salem, OR – Representative Mike Nearman (R-Independence) today called on Interim Department of Human Services Director Clyde Saiki to replace Public Affairs Director Gene Evans immediately. Rep. Nearman issued the call after learning that Director Evans oversaw the stonewalling of a routine

OR Rep Post Asks Governor for Clarification on Relocation of Syrian Refugees to Oregon

In a letter submitted today, State Representative Bill Post (R) asked Oregon Governor Kate Brown to clarify the state’s position on the potential relocation of Syrian refugees to Oregon. Post is urging the governor to protect Oregonians from potential terror attacks while also allowing those fleeing religious persecution a safe haven.  Resistance at the state

New Parking Technology Installation Begins at Capitol Mall

Salem, Ore. -Beginning Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, the City of Salem is replacing coin operated meters around the Capitol Mall with new parking technology. Work crews are installing parking stations that allow Capitol Mall visitors to pay for parking with credit and debit cards, as well as coins. The new stations also allow more flexible

Senator Thatcher to Hold Town Hall Series on Disaster Preparedness

Senator Kim Thatcher (SD-13) will join Representatives Bill Post (HD-25) and John Davis (HD-26) along with state and local officials for a town hall series about disaster preparedness in Oregon. Disaster preparedness is a major issue confronting our state today. Emergency management experts will be presenting on the ways Oregon is preparing for the possibility

Freedom Foundation Expands into Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – The Freedom Foundation – Washington’s most assertive citizen watchdog group – has extended its influence into Oregon with the opening of a branch office in Salem. And just to show it means business, the organization is also filing a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown and SEIU 503 on behalf of a

Oregon judge’s connection to illegal immigrant’s murder of Kate Steinle

from Oregon Catalyst Tragedy on San Francisco’s Pier 14 On Wednesday, July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot and killed on San Francisco’s Pier 14, “one of the city’s most scenic tourist spots.” The ABC affiliate in San Francisco reported San Francisco police said she “was walking along Pier 14 when a man came up

Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations

By Dan Springer  |  Published July 09, 2015  | The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo — even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding

[VIDEO] Illegal Aliens Jeer and Protest AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Oregon

Salem, OR – Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the special guest speaker at a rally in Salem, Oregon, presented by the Oregon Republican Party.   A large counter protest was organized by  PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste), CAUSA, Progressive Salem and a number of public employee unions. After Arpaio finished his formal remarks he made

Oregon Republican Party Leads Oregon Towards State Government Transparency Ratifies Resolution in Salem Making Transparency a Priority

Wilsonville, OR – The Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee ratified by a unanimous vote today a resolution that makes transparency and government accountability a top priority for Republicans. The resolution calls for the Central Committee to partner with Republican legislative leadership to prioritize transparency and accountability legislation, and in turn, pledges the Central Committee’s