Salem Weekly

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Salem Weekly
Salem Weekly Logo
TypeAlternative monthly
PublisherA.P. Walther
Headquarters104 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR 97301
 United States
Circulation50,000 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.[1] It is owned and published by Andrew Paul. "AP" Walther.[1]


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 celebrated 10 years of operation in April 2013.


Topics covered in past 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Long-haired business leader" (PDF). Salem Business Journal. August 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
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