Stefanie Knowlton, Statesman Journal

Stefanie Knowlton

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Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Stefanie:

Victims push for tougher penalties in hidden-camera cases

Ashley Buckle wants to make sure other women never go through what she did. Her stepfather secretly filmed her in her bedroom and bathroom with a hidden video camera and saved the nude images to a thumb drive. He also placed his hidden camera in the homes of two other women before police arrested him in January. Bryan Tilley will spend three and a half years in prison, but not because he… → Read More

Surgery a success for kitten injured by BB pellets

Abby, the rescue kitten who inspired more than $13,000 in donations after she survived a BB gun attack in September, is recovering from surgery. Dr. Laura Magruder removed Abby’s damaged eye and the two BB pellets lodged in her face Friday. As soon as Abby woke up from the anesthesia at Evergreen Veterinary Hospital, she started to purr, which is pretty special, Magruder said. “She’s such an… → Read More

Liberty House gets $1 million donation for new building

Child abuse assessment center is nearing its goal to buy a second building, expand services → Read More

Employment fair for young adults on tap Tuesday

The Inspire Foundation is holding an employment fair for young adults between the ages of 16 and 26 Dec. 9th. It’s open to all those who are willing and able to work and includes resources, mini interviews, employment and training opportunities 1 to 7 p.m. at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, 1110 Commercial St. NE, Salem. Bring copies of your resume and appropriate identification. For more… → Read More

CEO resigns from Union Gospel Mission, interim named

Michael Rideout stepped down from the Union Gospel Mission, Del Maxfield named interim CEO → Read More

Salem Dream Center runs on volunteers, donors and faith

Nonprofit hopes to raise $7,500 by Dec. 12 to help feed families during winter break. → Read More

Grants available to fight poverty, provide basic needs

United Way to award grants for programs that fight causes of poverty, provide basic needs → Read More

Toy drive gets boost from community after story

Last week’s story about The Salvation Army’s need for more toys this Christmas prompted a flood of calls and offers to help. At least 20 people called to adopt families this Christmas and one reader donated a coin collection worth $196. And Salem resident Beverly Kukuk wrote this about her experience giving: “As a grandmother I don’t have any little kids to share the magic with on Christmas Eve… → Read More

McKay swim team collecting clothes for cash to buy suits

Bring used clothes, textiles to McKay High School Saturday to help swim team raise money → Read More

Oregon ranks ninth in most charitable states for 2014

Volunteering, residents who give and number of nonprofits push Oregon to ninth most giving → Read More

First wishes fulfilled this week from Catalog of Giving

Community members donate bedding, dishes, coats, gift cards and a stove to local nonprofits → Read More

First wishes fulfilled from Catalog of Giving

First wishes fulfilled from the Catalog of Giving during its first few days in print → Read More

Have you heard? Giving Tuesday answer to retail madness

The day falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and it's a global day of giving back → Read More

Opportunities abound to help toy drives, giving trees

Toy drives, giving trees make Christmas bright for children in need throughout Salem-Keizer → Read More

Join us in donating from the Catalog of Giving

Last year we asked readers what if. What if we, as a community, fulfilled wishes for those who feed the homeless, rescue animals, provide safety for survivors of domestic violence and advocate for children at risk of abuse and neglect? That question inspired the Catalog of Giving, a 12-page section that listed the top needs at local nonprofits. We asked, and the community delivered. One woman… → Read More

Salem's largest toy drive running low this year

The Salvation Army ramps up toy collecting after largest donor opts for a statewide drive → Read More

Coats in short supply for homeless, low-income residents

Local charities struggle to gather enough coats for local homeless, low-income residents → Read More

Too good to waste: Students recover food for homeless

Willamette University students rescue cafeteria leftovers to help feed homeless in Salem → Read More

Layoff notices sent to four top administrators at YMCA

The YMCA board and new executive director try to cut costs to improve financial stability → Read More

Catalog of Giving to feature record number of nonprofits

The annual giving guide will share the top needs from 81 local nonprofits this season → Read More