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Salem, Oregon is located in Marion County. Zip codes in Salem, OR include 97308, 97303, and 97310. The median home price in Salem is $187,500 which is roughly $112/per square foot. More Salem information.

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2 hrs ago | Statesman Journal

Salem-area residents arrested with guns, meth

According to Oregon State Police, the narcotics team joined with a Salem DEA taskforce in the investigation that began with a traffic stop and then a search warrant served at a residence.

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2 hrs ago | Statesman Journal

Lyme disease is Tuesday topic in Salem

It's the meeting of the Capitol Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association, but the Tuesday topic is relevant and timely for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.

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2 hrs ago | Statesman Journal

Salem police officers enjoying team's newest additions

Salem Police Officer Gerrit Roelof is liking his new office these days. On Wednesday, he showed me around the place a bit, explaining where he keeps certain things so they're accessible during his 10-hour shifts.

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4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Man apprehended by K9 after racing through streets of Salem, crashing

Humberto Ramirez, 20, was arrested early Saturday on counts of reckless driving, attempting to elude the police and the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and nine counts of reckless endangering.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Public Assistance Grants Help Oregon Communities Repair After Storm

SALEM, Ore. a" Oregon's severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris.

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Keizertimes.com

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. Extra tickets will be given for $5 donations to the Grand Prix College Scholarship fund.

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KATU-TV Portland

Salem couple tracks down man who tried to get their daughter into minivan

Yrma Hernandez's 15-year-old daughter was on her way home along this North Salem street Monday when a man pulled up in a van beside her daughter.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Statesman Journal

Polk County vote closes Top Shelf Medicine marijuana dispensary

Top Shelf Medicine has served its last customer. The medical marijuana dispensary located just outside of Salem on Highway 22 was closed Wednesday morning after Polk County Commissioners voted unanimously to impose a one-year moratorium on all marijuana facilities.

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Statesman Journal

Low snowpack means an early start for higher-altitude hikes, like Whetstone Mountain

The closer I hiked to the summit of Whetstone Mountain last Thursday, the more it felt as though I was taking advantage of a deal struck with the Devil.

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The Oregonian

Police arrest man, 31, in stabbling in Salem

Deputies were called at 1:50 a.m. to Salem Hospital to investigate a man suffering multiple stab wound.

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Statesman Journal

Photographing Alzheimer's patients helps Oregon woman deal with loss

Photographer Diane Beals gathered the courage to get back behind the lens documenting Alzheimer's patients after she lost her father as a result of the disease.

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Statesman Journal

Two-alarm fire destroys three barns north of Salem

The fire may have started in a barn on a rural Marion County road, but a dark plume of smoke was seen by people as far away as North Salem.

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Statesman Journal

Tiny houses popular in Northwest, but banned in Salem

Tiny houses. Everyone loves them. Cute, inexpensive, and eco-friendly, tiny houses are popping up all over the Northwest.

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Statesman Journal

New Salem brewery mixes in entertainment

Vagabond Brewing officially opened its doors at the end of February. Now, with a steady schedule of beer production, the brewery is adding nightlife entertainment.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Statesman Journal

'Hair' as relevant today as it was in 1967

In 1967, "Hair," the rock musical written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, caused controversy for its profanity, portrayal of illegal drug use, treatment of sexuality, disrespect of the American flag and, of course, nude scene.

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Statesman Journal

New stormwater fees could be costly for Chemeketa

Marion County's proposed stormwater fees could cost Chemeketa Community College about $90,000 per year, officials said, paradoxically wiping out the college's ability to afford environmental upgrades to its campus.

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Statesman Journal

Negative campaign flier targets Marion County Commission incumbent

The primary race for Marion County commissioner has gone negative thanks to an anonymous mailer accusing Commissioner Janet Carlson of disregarding public input, firing an elected judge and wanting Obamacare for all.

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Statesman Journal

Giving youths a clean slate

Black ink letters spell the words "Young and Reckless" on 19-year-old Cristian's forearm.

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Statesman Journal

Anna Peterson aims to increase diversity in Salem groups

When Salem Mayor Anna Peterson made her annual State of the City Address in February, she drew a round of applause with a surprising slogan: "Hook a sister up!" The catch phrase -- a call to bring more women into civic affairs -- was repeated by the mayor's supporters whenever she made an appearance for days after her speech.

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Statesman Journal

Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally won't return to Salem

According to a press release from Roadshows Inc., a Reno-based special event company, the rally has been held in Salem for the past four summers.

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