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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2016 17:21)

Salem Chamber Speaks Out Against Minimum Wage Increase

Salem Chamber's CEO explains wage increase consequences for Oregon’s small businesses.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon minimum wage The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce went on the record with an overwhelming "no" on raising the minimum wage, saying it would continue to vigorously oppose any efforts to artificially raise minimum wage in the state.

In a recent letter to the Senate Workforce and General Government House Business and Labor committees, the Salem Chamber stated its opposition to raising the minimum wage, siting that it placed the cost of a war on poverty on Oregon's small businesses.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-17-2015 20:57)

Free Sandbags Available at 15 Salem Locations

Prepare well and prevent problems if the water continues to rise.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Heavy rains and rising streams are predicted in the Salem area later this week. Public Works staff are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Free sand and sandbags remain available at 15 locations.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-17-2015 20:41)

Public`s Help Needed to Identify Salem Bank Robber

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI in Portland twenty-four hours a day at (503) 224-4181

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com The FBI and the Salem Police Department are asking for the public's help to identify a man who robbed the Heritage Grove Credit Union, located at 631 Winter Street NE, on Wednesday, December 16th at 5:08 pm.

The robber walked into the bank, approached the teller desk, demanded money, received money and left.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-24-2015 18:17)

Salem Police Seeking Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Anyone with information, please contact Salem Police Detective VanDeKoppel 503-588-6050 ext 7153.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Surveillance photos The suspect entered the store and walked around for a short time before approaching the pharmacy. He produced a note demanding narcotics and indicated he had a weapon, although no weapon was actually seen.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, wearing a dark colored welder style hat, sunglasses and dark clothing.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-31-2015 13:17)

Salem Police Participating In Traffic Safety Campaign

Increased awareness is important all year long.

(SALEM, Ore.) - safety first The Salem Police Department is participating in the third of three traffic enforcement campaigns. The campaign began on August 24 and will run through September 6.

The increased patrols are during the daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint violations and cell phone use.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2015 21:56)

Merkley Statement on Failed Transportation Vote

Oregon's Senator explains why the "NO" vote was necessary.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Senator Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after he and a bipartisan majority of Senators voted against an attempt to bring a 1,000 page transportation bill to the floor less than an hour after it had been released:

"After months of stalling on putting forward a solution to a looming transportation crisis, it’s unacceptable to suddenly force a vote on 1,000 page legislation with no time for Senators to read the bill..."

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2015 00:55)

Polk County Deputy Saved From Burning Car

The Deputy and the driver of the other vehicle were injured during the crash

(DALLAS, Ore. ) - Polk county deputy Deputy Shon Latty was responding to assist an Independence Police Officer who had called over the radio for help as the Officer was actively fighting with someone. While heading to the call, Deputy Latty was leaving the city of Dallas on Monmouth Cutofff Rd with his lights and siren going.

At about 12:07 p.m. Deputy Latty was approaching Godsey Rd when Deputy Latty's vehicle collided with another vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2015 01:21)

Salem Streetlight Fee Begins: New $2.80 Charge Coming on August Utility Bills

Fernandez said city officials are reluctant to ask residents to pay more (than $2.80/month) at this time.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Oregon tax Salem residents will notice an increase in their city utility bills next month, but the rising cost has nothing to do with water or sewer service. Instead, it's the city's solution to pay for lighted streets.

Starting in August, the city's new streetlight fee will appear on water and sewer bills.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2015 20:19)

Walery`s Pizza Shows Local Support Fundraising for NWHS

Northwest Human Services helps with Medical, Dental, Mental Health care and social services for those in need.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Walery's Pizza There was a party going on in West Salem today, and it all had to do with the best pizza around. Hungry people always find their way to Walery's, but today was special. A portion of the proceeds at Walery's Pizza were donated to Northwest Human Services' Youth and Family program.

NWHS volunteers bused tables and delivered dessert to the very well-fed customers.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2015 16:11)

Two Wounded in Salem Drive-by Shooting

The second shooting in NE Salem in less than a week.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drive by shooting The Salem Police Department responded to a drive-by shooting shortly after midnight Sunday morning in the 4300 block of Kale St NE. A 14-year old boy and his father, 34-year old Arturo Chacon, were both wounded in the incident. Both were transported by medics to the Salem Hospital.

The boy was subsequently transported to a Portland trauma center with a chest wound, but is now expected to make a full recovery.

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