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Who run the business? Girls.

Kelly Long is a woman who owns and runs her own business. She has been leading her company, Long Brothers Building Supply, since 2004 alongside her cousin.

A requiem for a life worth living

On April 1, a teenage girl stood out on Marion Bridge. As hours passed and traffic backed up, Salem Police spoke with the young girl until she stepped back to safety. Although this story has a happy ending, the Salem-Keizer School District has been plagued

Cascadia: a flag and a following

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Continental Divide to the East, stretching from Alaska’s Prince William Sound into the Klamath River in California, is the bioregion called Cascadia.

Salem Laughs

As dusk turns into night, jokes inspire laughs at Capitol City Theater, Salem’s only comedy club. The club hosts a combination of improv comedy and open mics. Before Capitol City Theater was founded in 2011, Salem comedians usually performed at dive bars or had to

Salem: Hooverville

From downcast orphan teenager in Salem, Oregon to President of the United States, Herbert Hoover embodies the American “rags-to-riches” story. Hoover would rise to be at the forefront of the early 20th Century global mining industry, lead the food relief effort in Belgium after the

Chemeketa nursing program ranked second in Oregon

Reaching their 50th anniversary, Chemeketa’s nursing program recently became ranked as one of the best in the state of Oregon. Determined by RegisteredNursing.org, out of 27 accredited nursing schools in Oregon, Chemeketa received a second place ranking. Students and faculty members involved in the program gave an inside take of the program life.

Acapella group Chanticleer impresses at Chemeketa Auditorium

Many things can be said of Chanticleer, the San Francisco based male choir, but one cannot deny that they know how to put on a good show. During their continent-spanning tour, Chanticleer stopped and performed at Chemeketa as part of The Acclaimed Artist Series on

Cultural Conversations

When you first walk in, you are greeted by a television in which a two parts of a conversation take turns on the screen. On the floor directly underneath the television screen there is a dining mat with cushions.