Whitney Woodworth, Statesman Journal

Whitney Woodworth

Statesman Journal

Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Whitney:

On the agenda: Salem council initiates eliminating parking minimums

Salem City Council will conduct a first reading on code amendments to eliminate minimum off-street parking requirements citywide. → Read More

Police activity closes lane on I-5 north near Salem, delays expected

Law enforcement activity closed one northbound lane of Interstate 5 near Salem Friday afternoon. → Read More

Salem man charged after illegal pot bust, 500 marijuana plants seized

Police seized more than 500 marijuana plants, 40 pounds of pot and 2,100 grams of marijuana extract following a bust at an illegal marijuana operation → Read More

Unsanctioned camps cleanup closes sidewalks surrounding Marion Parkade in downtown Salem

City officials are closing the sidewalks around Marion Parkade in downtown Salem for a month to clean, repair damage and install lighting. → Read More

Man sues Salem, accuses police of violating civil rights at protest

The incident in 2021 took place during one of many confrontations outside Salem's only Planned Parenthood on Wolverine Street and Lancaster Avenue. → Read More

Court Street in downtown Salem partially closes ahead of big change

After construction is completed in the next few weeks, Court Street will run east and west from Commercial Street to High Street. → Read More

East Salem could get a pedestrian bridge over Highway 22

Four lanes of speeding traffic divide residents living along Highway 22 in east Salem. → Read More

On the agenda: Salem City Council considers 3% raise for police

Salem City Council is set to vote on whether to give 3% raises to all sworn officers during Monday's council meeting. → Read More

Starting Monday, Salem Police will wear bodycams

After years of police, leaders and residents pushing for more accountability, all Salem police officers will have body cameras starting Monday. → Read More

Breakfast with the Chief returns to raise money for Salem Police

Salem Police Foundation's 12th annual Breakfast with the Chief is returning this year to the Salem Convention Center. → Read More

Grand jury: Salem police justified in fatally shooting man

A Marion County grand jury unanimously found Salem police justified in the shooting death of a man on Commercial Street in South Salem on Jan. 23. → Read More

Finding a place to live, even with a housing voucher, is a complex process

Across the country, rents and home prices have skyrocketed while the housing supply has plummeted. → Read More

Want to become a bald eagle monitor in Salem?

Several bald eagle families call Minto-Brown Island Park and Riverfront Park home. The city is looking for volunteers to monitor the eagles' nests. → Read More

Commercial Street closed near Kuebler in South Salem following fatal police shooting

Salem police officials advised drivers to seek alternate routes. → Read More

On the agenda: Salem council to consider plan to cut traffic deaths

Salem City Council will consider adding "Vision Zero" — a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries over the next 10 years. → Read More

Get free health screenings, free day at pool, gym at Salem Kroc Center

Attendees at the Salem Kroc Center's annual health can sample a free day at the center's pool and gym along with free health screenings and tests. → Read More

What's up with the building signs at Commercial Street and Vista Avenue in South Salem?

The big blue and white Statesman Journal sign might be coming down at 340 Vista Ave. NE, but the news organization isn't going anywhere. → Read More

Flights by summer? Salem council approves $2.4M to ready airport for commercial service

The effort to revive commercial air service at Salem Airport just got $2.4 million closer to becoming a reality. → Read More

Salem man who killed 4 in homeless encampment to be sentenced

The man arrested for driving drunk, crashing into a homeless encampment north of downtown Salem and killing four people is set to be sentenced. → Read More

Meet our Mid-Valley: Teen builds new river trail for Keizer

Visitors and residents in Keizer now have a new trail to walk along the Willamette River, thanks to the work of a local teen. → Read More