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Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • KGW News

Recent articles by Bill:

Long neglected main North Salem road to receive $7 million in improvements

Marion County is planning on construction on sidewalks, stormwater features and widening Hayesville Drive in 2022 and 2023. → Read More

NORPAC layoffs climb to 1,447 with impending closure of Salem corporate office

The latest round of layoffs, which will take place between Jan. 19 and Feb. 3, will impact 38 jobs at its Salem corporate office and truck shop. → Read More

After backing out once, Oregon Potato Company offers to purchase one NORPAC facility

The bankrupt company has filed with Oregon stating it will close its Salem, Brooks and Stayton facilities and lay off 1,400 workers. → Read More

NORPAC to lay off more than 900 workers in Salem and Brooks

There will be 458 layoffs in Salem and 466 in Brooks. Stayton's facility has 485 workers and remains open. → Read More

Teen seeks to eliminate barrier of dresses from high school girls going to prom

The prom dress giveaway will take place April 4, 2020 at the Roth's Fresh Markets Event Center in West Salem and will be open to all high school girls → Read More

2019 Special Election: Falls City school voters decide on bond measure

This story will be updated with early after 8 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

2019 Special Election: Lyons-Mehama district voters decide on bond measure

This story will be updated with early results after 8 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Land owner in fight for trees in the way of Silverton Road bridge replacement

Marion County is planning to close Silverton Road for six months in 2020 to replace the bridge over the Little Pudding River. → Read More

Marion County's longest-tenured commissioner, Sam Brentano, will not seek reelection

The former Sublimity Mayor and volunteer firefighter has held the commissioner position since first being appointed in 2003. → Read More

Silverton home values jump by 10 percent, but taxes to only rise by 3 percent

Home owners in Silverton will see a 3 percent rise in property tax. → Read More

Homeowners in Santiam Canyon to see 20 percent property tax increases

Property owners in Mill City, Detroit, Gates and Idanha will see property tax increases of about 20 percent, but still → Read More

Lost hiker rescued in Oregon snowstorm: 'I wouldn’t have survived another night'

Lost in a fierce snowstorm on the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon, hiker Robb Campbell made a desperate call for help. → Read More

Injury accident snarling traffic on Highway 22 near Stayton

Traffic is being delayed for 20 minutes to two hours and drivers are advised to avoid the area. → Read More

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued; 'I wouldn’t have survived another night'

Robb Campbell was thoroughly soaked when he found shelter in a pit toilet at a closed campground after getting lost in heavy snowfall. → Read More

Voters to consider water district bond, education levy in November 5 special election

Voters in Lyons and Mehama are being asked to pass a bond to improve their water system and in Falls City are asked to keep after school programs → Read More

American Roots Festival brings arts organization back where it started

The Western Flyers highlight the Nov. 2 festival at The Tabernacle in Turner as a fundraiser for the Keeping The Arts foundation. → Read More

Long-time Republican State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger files for Linn County Commissioner

The former Republican Whip will run for Linn County Commissioner; newcomers Jami Cate and Scott Sword have filed for the position in the 2020 election. → Read More

Plan to limit RVs in Detroit draws concerns and criticisms

The city's proposed changes to limit the number of recreational vehicles on single-family property have been sent back for further study. → Read More

Efforts by Cloverdale Elementary to encourage attendance recognized by Gov. Kate Brown

Cloverdale Elementary School, located outside Turner, produced a video about attendance that is "making my week," Gov. Kate Brown tweeted. → Read More

Scio joins cities that have rejected Dollar General's expansion into rural communities

The Tennessee-based chain of stores has 15,000 locations, including 60 in Oregon, but Scio rejected the companies' attempt to move to town. → Read More