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Salem-News.com (May-26-2016 14:10)

Salem Issues Limited Area Boil Water Notice

Water pressure was interrupted to approximately 65 homes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem boil water If you live between Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE, this affects you.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2016 16:53)

Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem

The tied arch bridge design is expected to be a beautiful addition to the Salem skyscape.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown Bridge arches Early Monday morning, while most of the city was sleeping, one of two signature arches for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge arrived in Downtown Salem.

The white arches, which are made from 1-inch thick steel and are 30-inches in diameter, will soon decorate Salem's Downtown Riverfront skyline.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2016 13:14)

Salem Reverberates as Retired Military Plane Flies Over

The Oregon Military says what took Salemites as a military event was in fact just an old plane landing.

(SALEM, Ore.) - AWACS The thundering roar of a huge military plane was heard over south Salem this afternoon, rattling windows and causing not a little intrigue into what this plane was doing here.

According to the Oregon Military Department, it is a civilian aircraft, not a military one. It may be privately owned, or being retired.

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Salem-News.com (May-02-2016 17:41)

STRANGER DANGER: Child Predator at Large in Salem Area

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Department Youth Services Unit at 503-588-6257.

(SALEM, Ore.) - stranger danger A 9-year old child was walking from his residence to a bus stop near the intersection of Stellars Eagle St NW and Bald Eagle NW at about 8:30 am this morning when he was approached by an unknown male adult who grabbed his arm.

The child was able to pull away from the suspect, who then pushed the child to the ground. The child was able to get up and run away as the suspect followed in his vehicle.

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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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