What you need to know about lice before going back to school

What you need to know about lice 9:25 a.m. PDT September 8, 2015 Many are familiar with the word “nitpicking.” It’s usually thought of as a slang term for finding tiny, superfluous details. But when it comes to head lice, the term takes on a literal meaning. Nits, or lice eggs, look like dandruff, orContinue reading “What you need to know about lice before going back to school”

Salem man bikes across United States

Salem man bikes across United States 11:21 p.m. PDT September 12, 2015 As a child in Washington, John Allen loved the joy and freedom of transporting himself from one place to another by bicycle. Since he was 12 years old, he has packed tents and food and gone on various biking explorations. This summer, Allen,Continue reading “Salem man bikes across United States”

Amazing racer: Soap Box champ returns after stroke

Something wasn’t right. On Dec. 8, 2014, 11-year-old Haley Lawhorn was riding bikes with friends but didn’t feel well. Suddenly, she collapsed. One of her friends rushed off to get Haley’s mother, who came as quickly as possible to her side. “At the beginning, I had no way of knowing what it was,” said Haley’sContinue reading “Amazing racer: Soap Box champ returns after stroke”

Tree removal begins at Salem Hospital

Work to cut down a signature white oak tree on the site of the former Oregon School for the Blind began Wednesday, June 10, and will continue for a day and a half. “It’s a very sad day here at the hospital,” said Sherryll Johnson Hoar, a spokeswoman for Salem Health, parent company of SalemContinue reading “Tree removal begins at Salem Hospital”

McNary boosters seek cash now for turf project

The McNary Athletic Booster Club is calling for new donations to help pay for an artificial turf field at McNary High School in Keizer just days before a decision must be made whether to move forward. Fifteen months ago parents, community members and district associates formed a committee to raise money for the new turfContinue reading “McNary boosters seek cash now for turf project”

Police to begin crosswalk enforcement across salem

Salem police plan to conduct pedestrian crosswalk enforcement campaigns this summer to address street safety through education and enforcement. Lt. Dave Okada, a spokesman for the Salem Police Department, said the efforts will use plain clothes officers who will cross streets at crosswalks throughout Salem. Video cameras will record violations, and officers will immediately speakContinue reading “Police to begin crosswalk enforcement across salem”