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Past articles by Bill:

Former US President Donald Trump wins election, for a rural fire district in Oregon

After a five-way tie among write-in candidates for a seat on the board of a rural fire district in western Oregon, Donald Trump won by a roll of dice. → Read More

Meet Our Mid-Valley: Salem Cinema's Loretta Miles keeps the show going

One of the few female movie theater owners in the United States, she has owned the arthouse cinema since 1990 and weathered many storms. → Read More

11-year-old arrested following threats of violence at Cascade Junior High

A 12-year-old boy also was cited in the case, but was released to his parents. → Read More

Turner woman indicted in DUI crash that killed Cascade High School teacher

McBeth taught social studies and driver’s education at Cascade High School for 26 years, according to his obituary → Read More

Man dies, teen girl struck by stray bullet in North Salem shootout

Salem Police say that the teenager was in her home when she was hit by a bullet, but her injuries are not life threatening. → Read More

Silverton man convicted of murder in 2021 hotel shooting in Salem

A Marion County jury found Antonio Soto, 32, guilty for the murder of Davontae Smith at Capital Inn & Suites. → Read More

Former NORPAC vegetable processing facility in Stayton sold to national real estate group

Industrial Realty Group announced it has agreed to purchase the site from Oregon Potato Company and will lease out about 600,000 square feet. → Read More

Stayton man dies in auto crash outside Lyons

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Jesse Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Meet Our Mid-Valley: Friends of Marion County President Roger Kaye stands up for farmland

A New York City native, Roger Kaye now lives outside Turner and spends his time advocating for farm land. → Read More

Wheatland Ferry set to get another round of improvements in 2023

The Wheatland Ferry is set to go through another round of improvements this year. → Read More

Interstate 5 northbound closed south of Wilsonville due to crash

A semi crashed in the north lanes at milepost 282, snarling traffic for hours. → Read More

Woodburn sues the state in battle over community center funding

The state Legislature approved $15 million in 2021 to help improve the city's community center, but Woodburn hasn't raised the rest of the money. → Read More

Wyden to host in-person town halls in Salem, Eugene, Monmouth

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold in-person town halls in 11 counties, including Marion, Polk and Lane, in the coming week. → Read More

City councilor Mark McCracken appears to be ousted by Turner voters in recall

The recall came after McCracken made what some residents called 'insensitive and rude' comments on social media about children with cancer. → Read More

Court of Appeals says development next to Aurora Airport can't go forward

Joseph Schaefer's second appeal to the body in a year ended up with a ruling that Marion County can't give an exemption to the developer. → Read More

Meet our Mid-Valley: Aumsville's new mayor will be first female to hold the office in nearly 100 years

Angelica Ceja went from growing up in a condemned house in Brooks to being a respected leader in the Marion County city. → Read More

Marina excavation project in Detroit gets big federal funding boost

The project, which received $2 million in federal dollars, would remove 165,000 cubic yards of dirt from under Detroit Lake Marina and Kane's Marina. → Read More

Most Oregonians to see significant increase in electric rates in 2023

Portland General Electric customers will see a 15% increase starting Jan. 1, while Pacific Power customers will see their bills rise by 7%. → Read More

Teen arrested after threatening violence at West Salem High School

The home schooled student, who lives in east Salem, and a 15-year-old student at West Salem, could face charges related to the threats. → Read More

Turner city councilor faces recall after online posts about children with cancer

Voters will decide whether to recall Mark McCracken, who has two years left on his term, in a Jan. 3 election. → Read More