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Merkley terms Capitol invasion a ‘coup’

Supporters of President Trump rally outside the Capitol on Salem on Wednesday, Jan. 6, as insurrectionists invade the nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Remarkable scenes are unfolding in the nation’s Capitol as insurrectionists have stormed the building, disrupting the formal count of electors, and sending senators and[Read More…]

After acrimonious meetings, local lawmaker says it’s time for state to step in at Salem-Keizer School Board

Rep. Paul Evans in his office. (Aubrey Wieber/Salem Reporter) Calling leaders of the Salem-Keizer School Board “an embarrassment,” Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, is proposing to change state law to expand the board with the governor appointing the new members. Evans’ dramatic move was in reaction to the board’s split decision[Read More…]