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|Headquarters||104 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR 97301
|Circulation||50,000 readers per issue|
Salem Weekly (formerly Salem Monthly) is the only alternative newspaper publication in Salem, Oregon, United States. The bi-weekly paper was established as a monthly in April 2003. It is owned and published by Andrew Paul. "AP" Walther.
The Salem Monthly traces its origins to a coffee house in Downtown Salem, Oregon known as the "Coffee House Cafe." Dating back to the mid-1990s, the Coffee House Cafe served as a popular meeting place and hangout for Salem's youth culture. In its later years of operation, the cafe began publishing a newsletter to engage customers in Salem's community and cultural affairs. Inspired by the reaction to the cafe's newsletter, cafe owner, A.P. Walther decided to start up a publishing operation for an alternative newspaper in Salem, Oregon.
The Salem Weekly recently celebrated ten years of operation in April 2013.
Topics covered in recent issues include: the stigma of living on welfare; the dangers of pollution and whether recycling helps; Chemeketa Community College’s financial struggles; local gay citizens’ reactions to the nullification of gay marriages that took place in Multnomah County; local residents’ experiences of racism; Japanese, Italian, and German internment during World War II; the Native American perspective on Thanksgiving; Bush’s abuses of power; Noam Chomsky and the Iraq war.
Publisher AP Walther says Salem Monthly was created to give Salem exposure to local news, thought, and culture in the greater Salem area.
- Salem Monthly (official site)