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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 3
Wanted: Keizer’s pandemic stories
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SCHOOLS July 8
School board appoints new leadership amid controversy
After serving on Salem-Keizer School Board for one year, Danielle Bethell, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, was elected as the Vice Chairperson of the school board for the 2020-21 school in a meeting on Wednesday, July 1. Bethell will be working alongside Satya Chandragiri, who was elected as the board’s Chairperson during the meeting.
FreeOPINION July 7
KPD takes cues from proven best practices
Keizer Police Chief John Teague responds to a Keizertimes' columnist asking for his thoughts on policing in the modern era. His answer: returning to the founding principles why police forces were established.
FreeADVERTISEMENT July 6
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FreeCOMMUNITY July 6
Oregon Garden present Cruise-In Cinema: Toy Story 4
BOOK REVIEW July 6
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life
Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications is based in Wisconsin. This month she looked at 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life by Elizabeth White.
FreeCITY COUNCIL July 6
Agenda for Keizer City council
Regular session for Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
COMMENTARY July 6
America: A work in progress
NEWS July 6
Volunteers needed to fill city advisory committees
Advise the city council on decisionmaking as a member of a commission or committee.
NEWS July 3
Federal, state taxes due July 15
THe extended deadline for filing federal and state taxes is drawing near.
NEWS July 3
One more chance to chime in on city charter changes
The second part of a public hearing is slated Monday, July 6.
NEWS July 3
Delight Street improvements draw committee complaints
Members of Keizer's Traffic Safety Committee voiced ire over vehicles being permitted to park in a new pathway along Delight Street North.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 3
KCFB cupboards are getting bare
Food bank struggles with disruption of supply chain.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 2
Artemis foul?
Our reviewer, TJ Reid, says let Disney+’s Artemis Fowl fly on by
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 2
Number of new 97303 COVID-19 cases slows
Don't stop wearing masks and washing hands, but the is a bit of good local news related to COVID-19 this week. After a two week period in which COVID-19 cases linked to the 97303 zip code grew by 57 cases, only eight new positive tests were recorded in the past week.
NEWS July 2
19-year-old arrested in DUII crash
The driver was allegedly attempting to elude police after passing through a stop sign.
NEWS July 2
Keizertimes owner, McNary grad earns top honor from journalism society
The Society for Professional Journalists on Thursday recognized five journalists for their extraordinary contributions to the profession. Les Zaitz, owner of the Keizertimes, is among the honorees, along with Marty Baron, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jorge Ramos, and, posthumously, Gwen Ifill.
COMMUNITY July 2
MHS besties claim Keizer Heritage scholarships
McKinsey Jarnagin and Jorie Skipper were not only named two of McNary’s valedictorians, they were also the two recipients of the two annual Keizer Heritage Foundation scholarships — which awards Jarnagin and Skipper $1,000 to go straight towards tuition costs.
SPORTS July 2
Boucher taking over as head coach at Westmont
After spending the last two years as an assistant, Boucher will take over as head coach of the Westmont men’s basketball program, stepping in for John Moore, who is retiring after 27 years at the helm.
SPORTS July 1
Volcanoes season officially cancelled
After being informed that Major League Baseball would not be providing players to their minor league affiliates, Minor League Baseball had no choice but to cancel the season at all levels.
FreeNEWS June 29
Keep fireworks safe and legal
The Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Oregon Fire Service is asking Oregonians to use caution when using all fireworks this summer. They also want to remind Oregonians to keep it legal.
FreeCOMMUNITY June 29
Oregon Garden present Cruise-In Cinema: How to Train Your Dragon
COMMUNITY June 26
Now open: FruitBox on River Road
Keizer is growing its little food pod. FruitBox Snack Bar is now open for business on River Road.
NEWS June 26
Face masks now required in most public spaces
Where do you need to wear a mask in Marion County? Grocery stores, fitness-related organizations, pharmacies, public transit agencies and providers, restaurants, bars, breweries, brewpubs, wineries, tasting rooms, retail stores and malls, ride sharing services, pools and sports courts, indoor entertainment facilities, recreational sports centers and indoor entertainment venues. Business owners should also post signs regarding mask policies at their businesses
COMMUNITY June 26
A heart on the scales: DACA decision is only temporary relief for Keizer woman
The recent DACA victory in the Supreme Court provided a small win for DACA recipients. Keizerite Itzel Hernandez is a recipient of DACA protections, but years of uncertainty are fostering frustration
NEWS June 26
Cyber threat analyst: Keizer ransom payment furthers hackers’ efforts
Keizertimes talked to a cyber threat analyst about the impact of paying the ransom. “Every organization that chooses to pay a ransom is not only incentivizing the criminals, they’re also providing them with additional resources …"
OBITUARY June 25
Robert J. Rodgers
May 24, 1930 – June 14, 2020
OBITUARY June 25
Warren Jesse Barker
December 24, 1932 – June 20, 2020
NEWS June 25
Police calls June 8 - June 21
COMMUNITY June 25
McNary band fireworks stand gets new River Road home
The booth, which makes up one-third of the McNary band program’s annual budget, will be located in the grassy area by of V2 Dentistry (4575 River Rd. N) and be opened from Friday, June 26 to Saturday, July 4 — hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
FreeNEWS June 25
COVID-19 surge hitting Keizer hard
COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 20 percent each of the past two weeks in the 97303 zip code according to data released by the Oregon Health Authority. Keizer has experienced small outbreaks at elder care facilities, but there is no single source that can be linked to the dramatic uptick.
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