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The general election ballot will show an unusually rich slate of candidates for city offices. Mayor Cathy Clark is unopposed as she seeks her third term. Also unopposed is Roland Herrera as he seeks his second term in Position...

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Yes on KFD levy renewal

Safety first. That is rule number one for every business and every household. Safety first is always top of mind for our first responders, especially the Keizer Fire District’s firefighters and medical response teams. The number...

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Forget UGB when planning

There are those who plan based on their wishes, then there are those who plan based on present conditions. The city’s River Road Revitalization project is just in the talking stages, yet the topic gets tied up with an expansion...

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Consider the source

Alex Jones, Charles Johnson and Lara Loomer, three self-proclaimed pillars of conservative thought online, spent last week on the sidelines of congressional intelligence hearings on social media’s role in election meddling. They...

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One too many

Learning that Keizer was the site of a hate crime earlier this year will likely come as a surprise to some, others were probably waiting for it to happen, still others might offer to pay court costs for the assailant. None of...

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An inconvenient truth

The Keizer City Council and Keizer Planning Commission will be discussing the most recent findings of a revitalization study focused on Keizer’s business corridors at a work session Monday, Aug. 27. The goals of the study are...

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An inconvenient truth

The Keizer City Council and Keizer Planning Commission will be discussing the most recent findings of a revitalization study focused on Keizer’s business corridors at a work session Monday, Aug. 27. The goals of the study are...

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Students in need

As summer slowly winds its way towards September and fall Keizer households prepare for the upcoming school year. School supplies and new clothes are always on the shopping list in August. Kids look warily at the calendar while...

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School security and safety

Safety and security in Salem-Keizer schools has been in the news recently due to a proposed police force for the schools. Due to public outcry that proposal has been pulled from consideration. The safety of students is always in...

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Rumor vs. news

By LYNDON ZAITZ There are friends and colleagues I know who do not watch TV news nor read any newspapers. Media has been so dominated by negative, divisive news that some people have turned a blind eye to anything resembling...

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