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Salem Chamber Candidates Questionnaire

Written on May. 12th, 2022

Salem Mayoral Election

Chris Hoy Chane Griggs

Chris Hoy, Candidate for Salem Mayor, Chane Griggs, Candidate for Salem Mayor

Question 1: We know homelessness has been identified as Salem residents’ number one issue facing our city today. What three specific actions will you take in the next six months to assist Council in improving this cr…

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Making Sense Of Rules

Written by Mary Louise VanNatta on May. 4th, 2022
We’ve all heard the phrase “Rules are meant to be broken,” an expression from 5-star Army General Douglass MacArthur. The rest of the saying goes, “and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.”  At any rate, it’s a rule, not a law (which we are required to keep), and rules can bring out your rebellious side.  Doesn’t that mean you don’t …
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Will Oregon Suspend its Gas Tax?

Written by Anthony K. Smith on Apr. 5th, 2022

    And they’re off!   On March 18, Maryland became the first state to suspend its gas tax to help its citizens cope with soaring prices at the pump. Hours later, Georgia did the same. Florida has passed legislation to do this as well, although drivers will have to wait until October to see any savings. Connecticut became just the fourth state to …

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Don’t Let Local Politics Sneak Up on You

Written on Mar. 1st, 2022

It’s no secret that Americans are obsessed with politics. They have every right to be. What goes on at the federal and state levels of government dramatically affects how we live and do business. With 24-hour sensationalized news, you can choose your flavor (MSN/Fox) of flashy graphics and outraged anchors. However, with much attention given to what’s going on at the “macro” level, we can be completely blindsided by decisions made in our local communities.   This is where we have the most influence.

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The upcoming Legislative Short Session Will Bring Bew Policy and Yield its Fair Share of Political Theater

Written on Mar. 1st, 2022
Here are the leading policy proposals and political dynamics which Oregonian’s can expect in the upcoming short session. On the Policy –  Early expectations for the most politically sensitive policies we expect to see in the upcoming short session stem from agricultural overtime mandates, franchise legislation, and a $200 million workforce development bill being pushed by Governor Brown. Though the two former legislative concepts have not been released to the public as of yet. We anticipate each of these…
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Civility Is easy to Achieve

Written by Fay De Meyer-Aunspaugh  on Feb. 22nd, 2022
In a speech addressed the Harvard graduating class in 1968, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wrote just 4 years after the death of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and later the death of Robert F. Kennedy, these words: “As young people, as students, your lives have been greatly affected by the loss of these champions of freedom, of justice, of human dignity and peace. In a power-drunk society where means become ends, and violence becomes a favorite past-time, We swiftly move toward self-annihilation. Your generat…
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Salem Climate Action Plan Raises Major Concerns for Local Salem Business Community

Written by Tom Hoffert on Feb. 11th, 2022

In 2018, Salem City Council called for the preparation of a climate change plan in their 2019 Policy Agenda to stem the effects greenhouse gas emissions have on our community. The resulting efforts from this goal progressed into the assembly of the City of Salem’s Climate Action Plan Task Force. What is a Climate Action Plan? The Salem Climate Action Plan is a strategic plan which seeks to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The plan has been developed over the course of 18 months with the partnership of a task force consisting of 40 volunteer members, representing a cross-section of vested leaders and their represented organizatio…

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Redistricting: Impact on Oregon Business

Written on Dec. 28th, 2021

In late September, the Oregon Legislature conducted business in a politically high stakes special session against a court-mandated deadline to redraw both Congressional, and state legislative maps. This highly contentious special session would provide the blueprint for what Oregon could look like over the next 10 years. Redrawing district lines has been a

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