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NEWS September 25
The many paths to greater inclusivity
An inclusivity resolution is one way Keizer could demonstrate its commitment to providing an equitable atmosphere for all Keizer residents, but cities throughout Oregon and the nation have found unique ways to work toward equal justice and opportunity. These are a few of the ones Keizertimes found.
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En Español September 25
Información del votante para lectores españoles
Los residentes de Keizer tendrán la oportunidad de elegir a los miembros del ayuntamiento de Keizer el martes, 3 de noviembre.
COMMUNITY September 25
Netflix's High Score uses a cheat code
TJ Reid reviews original shows and movies for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Netflix's High Score, which he deemed a good supplemental history of the video game industry.
NEWS September 25
Commission weighs in on statewide dev. proposals
The Keizer Planing commission was asked for its thoughts on efficiency measures that might require smaller lot sizes, a reduction of parking requirements and how to adjust standards to encourage a wider variety of housing. On all three questions, commissioners were open to discussions, but expressed concerns over unexpected consequences.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 25
KAA celebrates Colors of Autumn
Keizer Art Association’s virtual show in October is Colors of Autumn. The association’s website will feature beautiful colors of the fall season. Entries of any medium depicting the colors of autumn may be entered. Children ages 4 – 14 are encouraged to enter this show.
COMMUNITY September 25
Saving more than just the children
Child sex trafficking has been thrust into the spot light with #SaveOurChildren, but awareness started long before the hashtag was trending. The Center for Hope and Safety, in Salem, says spreading resources and information for trafficking victims is more helpful.
New COVID outbreak at Keizer Station
Panda Express reports five COVID-19 cases in latest weekly update from Oregon Health Authority.
FreeSCHOOLS September 25
Survey: How was the first week of school?
Help us report on back-to-school with distance learning by taking our quick survey.
NEWS September 25
Following the money in local politics
With slightly more than a month left before voters choose their next elected leaders, Keizertimes took a look at local candidates’ campaign finance activity to see which ones are leading in the money race.
NEWS September 25
Council talks inclusion Sept. 28
The Keizer City Council plans to talk about its efforts toward greater inclusivity at a work session Monday, Sept. 28. There will be limited public testimony will be permitted toward the end of the meeting and that feedback will be used in a follow-up work session planned for October.
SPORTS September 24
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #18 Bryan Reynolds
Bryan Reynolds, a switch-hitting outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, comes in at #18 on the Keizertimes list of the 20 greatest Volcanoes players of all time.
NEWS September 24
Police calls September 13 - September 20
NEWS September 24
Traffic Court
SPORTS September 24
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #19 Clay Hensley
Coming in at #19 of the Keizertimes list greatest of greatest Volcanoes of all time is Clay Hensley. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound, right-handed pitcher played in the Major Leagues for seven seasons with three different teams, ending his career with a 28-34 record and an ERA of 4.00.
COMMUNITY September 24
McNary grad debuts Salem LEGO shop
Brick in the Wall, an interactive, LEGO-themed shop started by Alex deMeurers, will have its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 25. The store is located at 3838 Commercial Street S.E., in Salem.
SCHOOLS September 23
SKPS board runs 4.5-hour marathon meeting
While the Salem-Keizer School Board addressed many items in their four-and-a-half hour meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 — such as the numerous technology issues with comprehensive distance learning (CDL) and Superintendent Christy Perry being named Oregon Superintendent of the Year — they couldn’t escape the flood of criticism that once again took place during public testimony.
BOOK REVIEW September 21
BOOK REVIEW “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.
OPINION September 18
LETTER: Vote for Dylan Juran
As the election gets closer, you can submit letters of support for candidates to [email protected]
OPINION September 18
We don’t ask, we act, in a crisis
Over the past several years there has been an increasingly strong divide between people of political groups. Recently Keizertimes Publisher wrote a column wondering if debates were even worth it since no one changes their mind. The cities response to victims of the wildfires has put a hope in his heart that in times of crisis people will still help each other regardless of political views.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 18
What and where to donate for Oregon fire evacuees
Follow the United Way on Facebook to get updates on what and where to donate. The Keizertimes will be sharing their daily updates of needed items on our Facebook Page as well as posting them in our ongoing resource list.
OPINION September 18
Information slays dragons
Keizertimes Managing Editor Eric Howald was disappointed in the lack of information from Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Salem-Keizer Public School District last week, because information slays dragons.
NEWS September 18
KPD Lt: Misinformation not helpful to any active case, fire or otherwise
In light of the misinformation running rampant on social media about the cause of the wildfires in our state, the Keizertimes spoke to Keizer Police Department Lt. Bob Trump about the damage rumors cause during an ongoing investigation. The KPD is not directly involved in the handling of the wildfires.
NEWS September 18
Q&A: County Commission Candidates: Danielle Bethell
In less than two months, voters will pick a new Marion County commissioner. The two candidates for the seat are Republican Danielle Bethell and Democrat Ashley Carson Cottingham. Bethell has led the Keizer Chamber of Commerce for the past four years. Keizertimes sent questions to both candidates asking about their positions on major roles of the county commission and what they would bring to the office.
COMMUNITY September 18
Man bitten, Tasered after ramming KPD patrol car
A 37-year-old Keizer man allegedly rammed a police vehicle while attempting to evade a traffic stop for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was bitten by a K-9 Officer and shot with a Taser before officers were able to subdue and arrest him.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 18
City council agenda September 21
NEWS September 18
Changing street design standards sparks debate
The Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee had its most recent meeting Sept. 10. Here’s what was discussed: Chair Mike DeBlasi wanted to consider a new, more bike-friendly, set of street design standards. Councilor Dan Kohler, the council’s liaison to the committee, resisted the idea.
NEWS September 18
Q&A: County Commission Candidates: Ashley Carson Cottingham
In less than two months, voters will pick a new Marion County commissioner. The two candidates for the seat are Republican Daniell Bethell and Democrat Ashley Carson Cottingham. Carson Cottingham works for the state as deputy director of the office of long-term care overseeing investigations of complaints and misadministration. Keizertimes sent questions to both candidates asking about their positions on major roles of the county commission and what they would bring to the office.
OPINION September 17
LETTER: Re-elect Bill Post
As the election gets closer, you can submit letters of support for candidates to [email protected]
COMMUNITY September 17
Former Celt filling old coach’s shoes
Grant Kessel takes over for Whiteaker’s Scott Coburn. While he, and other P.E. instructors are still attempting to figure out how they will facilitate classes virtually, Kessel is confident that he can be creative enough to make it work.
NEWS September 17
13 days left to take part in U.S. Census
The deadline to complete the U.S. Census has been moved up a month to Sept. 30. Anyone needing internet access to complete the census can make an appointment with the Keizer Community Library on from Mondays 1 to 4 p.m. or from Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m.
FreeOPINION September 17
Blood Drive at St. Ed Sept. 25
St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
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