Day: January 28, 2013

The Clue-est job in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Cara Steele would seem to have a job lifted straight from a TV show. Steele admits her role as crime analyst is much like Penelope Garcia’s role on the CBS show Criminal Minds. In other words, Steele analyzes data to spot trends and lets others know not only the recent trends but where the next similar crime could occur. For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 25 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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RV talk draws eye of clergy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The topic seemed simple enough. When the Keizer Planning Commission met recently, the topic amending rules for recreational vehicles (RV) on church property was the main agenda item. Sam Litke, senior planner for the city, noted the item became more complex hours before the meeting. “It started out being simple and surgical,” Litke said. “Then it got broader, in having to interpret how you allow it in the first place.” City Attorney Shannon Johnson raised concerns regarding RVs. “I think the scope of the amendment needs to be broadened,” Johnson said. “As it sits, the allowance for ‘occupied’ RVs in conjunction with a single-family use is questionable.” For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 25 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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