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Downtown Salem's Center Street skybridge removal faces unexpected delays

The Center Street skybridge that was set to be removed by mid-morning on Saturday finally came down at about 7 pm. after crews were confronted with unforeseen and time-consuming challenges.  The construction crew’s crane arrived at about 9 a.m. with the expectation the project would be finished “in a couple hours,” crew members said. Instead, it took all day. ...
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The first step: Blazers introduce draft picks, talk approach to team building

Shaedon Sharpe and Jabari Walker are given their jerseys as Joe Cronin and Chauncey Billups preach mentality, talent. The Portland Trail Blazers introduced its newest roster additions in No. 7 and 57 draft picks Shaedon Sharpe and Jabari Walker on Saturday morning, June 25, at its practice facility in Tualatin. Sharpe comes to the Rose City from Kentucky, where he reclassified from his 2022 high school class to join the Wildcats back in January. However, he never played a second and instead said he sat out the second half of the season to keep his body prepared as a high...

Man walking Oregon Trail takes in the majesty of eastern Idaho

POCATELLO — Walking 2,000 miles allows one to take in things they may not have fully appreciated otherwise. The vibrance of wildflowers cannot truly be realized unless you’ve walked alongside them for miles on end. Prairie dogs are an inquisitive bunch. And pronghorns are obnoxiously loud. At least...

Canby's Yard of the Month

Canby Garden Club tabs Holly Street Dental as its July honoree for its outstanding multi-colored roses.There's no missing the spaces around Canby's Holly Street Dental office. Instead, there are roses upon roses on the property. When in full bloom, there's a vibrant color palette that is hard to miss. So hard, in fact, that the Canby Garden Club has named the office, located at 300 N. Holly St., its Yard of the Month for July. Phil Edmunds has a long history with the office, and with roses. His family had been growing roses in the area since 1949. When he...

Colton's Haines-Hooker signs with Chemeketa

Recent Colton High graduatesigns a letter of intent to attend CCC and play basketballRecently graduated Colton High School senior and four-year basketball player Olivia Haines-Hooker has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Chemeketa Community College this fall. "Olivia's basketball prowess was no secret to anyone in the area who follows girls high school basketball," CHS coach Valerie Wakefield said. "The Chemeketa coach reached out to me mid to late season to ask about Olivia." Wakefield said Haines-Hooker played the power forward/post position at CHS and has a standout work ethic, dedication and leadership skills. "Though her stats and...

Canby welcomes back the hounds

The Clackamas Kennel Club returns to the fairgrounds in Canby with its annual all-breed dog show.It will be hard to miss the happiness emanating from the fairgrounds in Canby June 24-26. Smiles, excitement, contented snoozing and … tail wagging? Yes, the dogs will be the stars of the weekend, coming in all shapes, sizes and breeds at the Clackamas Kennel Club's All-Breed Dog Show at the Clackamas County Event Center. And even as temperatures rise, the competitive canines are sure to be enjoying themselves. "Oh, he loves to get into the ring and just show off," is...

Bare steeple: What’s up with Cumberland

You may have noticed that the steeple of the former Cumberland Church is partially uncovered. Sheets of particle board protecting it have been taken off. I noticed the change early last week and wondered about it. Before I could ask, Joel Orton sent me an update of what’s been going on with the 130-year-old church, which was moved last fall from its site at 401 S.E. Main St. to 1400 Santiam Road, a few blocks away.

Man faces additional charges in fatal shooting of deputy

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Washington is facing additional charges in connection with the 2021 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon of Salem, Oregon, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on amended information in the death of Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Brown, The Columbian reported.

Unified Arts showcase offers journey beyond stereotypes

Thirteen middle schoolers from across Salem-Keizer Public Schools participated in a Unified Arts showcase Friday at Judson Middle School in Salem. Special Olympics Unified Sports is known for breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities by bringing together athletes of all backgrounds. The same goal was true for the second-annual Unified Arts Camp at Judson — trading basketball and soccer for paintbrushes and pianos. ...
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Protesters decry police killing of Tigard man in Milwaukie

Derrick Dewayne Clark remembered for his efforts to help reduce inmate recidivism. On June 25, around 250 people marched from the North Clackamas Aquatic Park to the Clackamas Sheriff's Office to protest the police killing of a Tigard resident. Derrick Dewayne Clark, a "family man" killed by an Oregon State...

Expressive Sunflowers Bloom on Vibrant Open-Impressionist Canvases

A vase of flowers is a timeless creative subject that has inspired some of the most well-known masterpieces. Perhaps most notable among them are the iconic sunflower paintings by Vincent van Gogh. With their cheerful yellow color and wavy petals, these blooms appear to possess a personality that's all their own. Oregon-based painter Erin Hanson celebrates the beautiful sunflower and the tradition of flower paintings in her latest series of Open-Impressionist works.