Author: Rachel Alexander of the Salem Reporter

Two die in single-engine aircraft crash at Salem Airport

The Beechcraft K35 following a crash at Salem Municipal Airport Jan. 29, 2022. (Courtesy/Salem Police Department) A pilot from Boring was apparently practicing takeoffs and landings when he crashed his plane at Salem Municipal Airport Saturday, killing himself and his passenger, according to federal authorities. Salem police identified the victims[Read More…]

Gov. Brown tells Oregon health care workers to get vaccinated or expect regular Covid tests

Oregon health care providers must prove they’re vaccinated against Covid or be tested for the virus weekly starting Sept. 30, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. It’s the latest regulation the governor has issued as the number of Oregonians contracting Covid and being hospitalized with the virus has skyrocketed in recent[Read More…]

With one week left in quarter, half of Salem-Keizer high school students failing at least one class

More than 6,700 local high school students are on track to fail at least one class during the fall quarter, a result that administrators in the Salem-Keizer School District find “alarming.” They said that reflects the challenges of teaching online. At least one high school called a halt to grading[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer board will meet virtually Monday to hear the latest on local school closure

The 2019-20 Salem-Keizer School Board (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The Salem-Keizer School Board will hold a virtual meeting Monday afternoon to hear updates on the district’s closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members will vote on two items related to the pandemic. The first would suspend an existing board policy requiring[Read More…]