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Tracy Loew

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Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Tracy:

Oregon state employees file second lawsuit over incorrect paychecks as payroll chaos continues

Thousands of Oregon state employees are still receiving incorrect paychecks, three months after the state implemented a new payroll system. → Read More

Oregon to lift health care mask mandate April 3

OHA data shows decreases in three respiratory pathogens that triggered a surge in visits to hospital emergency departments last fall. → Read More

Oregon Legislature considers ambitious carbon sequestration plan

Provisions could position Oregon to leverage billions of dollars in new federal funding. → Read More

Trio of bills would ban or reduce some plastics in Oregon

A trio of bills could soon make grocery shopping and dining out more sustainable. The public can weigh in on the proposals at a hearing on Feb. 14. → Read More

Oregon could give consumers the right to repair smartphones, computers, more

Senate Bill 542 would require manufacturers to provide tools and parts to repair or maintain consumer electronics. → Read More

Meet our Mid-Valley: Tim Johnson shares his love of nature

Johnson volunteers hundreds of hours each year at Ankeny Hill Nature Center. → Read More

Poor air quality in Salem area expected to last through Thursday afternoon

The pollution should begin to clear by Thursday afternoon, when winds are predicted to pick up, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Oregon faces dire water future, state audit finds

Communities across Oregon already are unable to reliably access adequate, safe and clean water, the report finds. → Read More

Oregon DEQ fines 13 entities, including Eugene lumber manufacturer

Among those penalized by the DEQ was Coos Bay Fire Department, Cascade Pacific Pulp, Emerick Construction and West-Linn Wilsonville School District. → Read More

Salem veterinarian charged with DUII after pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

Dr. Eric Raymond Webb, a small-animal vet at The Pet Clinic, has seven previous DUII convictions. → Read More

Fender's blue butterfly moves off endangered species list

Near Salem, the butterflies can be found at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. → Read More

How to get rid of your Christmas tree, and support Salem, Keizer groups

Here's a list of groups that will take your Christmas tree either from a drop-off site or your home. → Read More

Here's how to keep your holiday trimmings out of the trash

Americans throw away 25% more garbage than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Here's how to keep your holiday trimmings out of the trash. → Read More

Oregon officials recommend to ‘mask up and stay home’, but won’t require it

The state's hospitals are getting slammed by a triple whammy of respiratory illnesses. → Read More

Meet our Mid-Valley: Author Jean Moule uses the Santiam wildfires to teach anti-racism

Author Jean Moule's experience in the 2020 Santiam Canyon wildfire was the inspiration for her new book, “Canyon Survival: Escape out of the Flames.” → Read More

Gates gets $400,000 grant to improve water system after wildfires

The city will install a backup source at its reservoir and make other improvements. → Read More

Oregon DEQ fines trucking company Marko Transport, Wilsonville and 2 other cities

The agency says a Texas company owned a truck that crashed near Pendleton, spilling about 100 gallons of diesel fuel and did not clean up. → Read More

How will Oregon voters’ choices play out in the Legislature?

The choices voters made in Tuesday’s election will change how laws get made and administered next year in Oregon. → Read More

Oregon rejects petition to regulate dairy air pollution in unanimous vote

The Environmental Quality Commission asked for a report within a year. → Read More

Oregon DEQ: Don’t regulate dairy air emissions just yet

DEQ said it does not have funding to design and implement a regulatory program. → Read More