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COMMUNITY Mar. 14
Keizer author reads, signs
Keizer author G.I. Wilson will be holding a reading from his book Bear Crushes Dad on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Keizer Community Library.
Letter Mar. 14
Letter: What can we do?
Keizer Resident Jim Parr shares the small steps Oregon residents in his letter to the editor.
COMMUNITY Mar. 14
Cuffed in Keizer
OPINION Mar. 14
Voters will remember in November
Oregon House Representative Bill Post shares his thoughts on the 2020 legislative session.
COMMUNITY Mar. 14
Dutch Bros. gives back
Salem Area Dutch Bros Coffee raised over $15,000 for the Marion Polk County Food share.
COMMUNITY Mar. 14
Book sale March 27-28
The Keizer Community Library has added a book sale to the spring schedule.
COMMUNITY Mar. 14
'Friendly and casual' at Dayspring
The second installment in Keizertimes series, "Matters of Faith". This week features Dayspring Fellowship.
COMMUNITY Mar. 13
Retirement crimp hiring abilities
City employees retirement payouts put a strain on hiring abilities. In better news, the projected budget for the Keizer’s 2020-21 year will be the first since the 1990s to have it expenditures and revenues in alignment.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 13
Salem-Keizer preparing to distribute thousands of bagged meals as schools close
About 3,700 bagged breakfasts and lunches will be available at sites around the district starting Monday as kids are kept home from school. Tens of thousands of local students qualify for free or reduced price lunch at school.
FreeFIRE Mar. 13
Quarantine lifted for four KFD members
Only two paramedics remain in quarantine — although they show no symptoms of COVID-19 after treating a patient on March 5 who later tested positive for the virus.
NEWS Mar. 13
Charter review group sets public forum
The Keizer Charter Review Committee set a public forum on a potential revisions to the Keizer city charter for Tuesday, April 21.
NEWS Mar. 13
State of the city
Mayor Cathy Clark gave the annual state of the city address on Tuesday, March 10. She focused on how Keizer has risen to meet challenges during the past year.
COMMUNITY Mar. 13
Grange history on display
Susan Noah, master of the Oregon State Grange visited the Keizer Heritage Museum to view its exhibit on the Grange, especially the Keizer Grange, which is currently inactive.
NEWS Mar. 13
Police calls March 2 - March 8
NEWS Mar. 13
Traffic Court
OPINION Mar. 13
Cvoid19 isn't another Katrina. It's worse.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 13
Cherriots tells riders to expect service disruptions Friday
Salem's local transit service announced some routes could go down due to staffing shortages from parents having to stay home after statewide school closures were announced last night.
COMMUNITY Mar. 13
KT on vacation
Olivia Gonzales, 5, took her Keizertimes all the way to Disneyworld in Orlando, Fla. You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take your picture to your destination, snap a picture with you and your group holding it, and send the photo along with everyone's first and last names to [email protected]
FreeNEWS Mar. 13
Salem shuts down senior center, library event in wake of public gathering decree
The city, reacting to the anticipated spread of the novel coronavirus, announced the closures on Thursday afternoon.
NEWS Mar. 13
Man hit by gunshot at apartment party
A 20-year-old man was shot at an apartment party on Saturday, March 7. The suspect has not been identified or located and detectives are investigating whether the incident was gang related.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 13
State authorities expand restrictions in face of estimates that coronavirus could infect 75,000 Oregonians
Schools will close for at least two weeks, prisons are the latest venue to stop visiting, and cancellations of community events continue to build as Oregon confronts what health authorities now say is a global pandemic.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 13
Governor orders Salem-Keizer schools, all others in the state, closed in a move to slow coronavirus spread
Gov. Kate Brown Thursday night ordered Oregon's school districts to shut down their schools for two weeks in an escalating effort to contain the novel coronavirus. The move came as the state recorded six new suspected cases of COVID-19, bringing Oregon's total to 30.
NEWS Mar. 13
City budget preview: Police services fee could escalate quickly
A rush of retirements in the Keizer Police Department and city employees is putting a strain on the city budget. Potential fee increase is being discussed.
FreeSCHOOLS Mar. 12
Salem-Keizer Public Schools responds to COVID-19 outbreak
The district is taking some preventative precautions, including additional cleaning measures in schools and on buses, and providing resources on when to go to school and when to see a doctor.
FreeCORNAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 12
An update on COVID-19 from Keizer Fire District
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 12
Oregon bans large gatherings, school assemblies to end as two in Lebanon veterans' home found infected with COVID-19
Attempting to contain the novel coronavirus, Gov. Kate Brown is imposing restrictions on large events in Oregon for the next four weeks. The state also is urging schools to cancel assemblies and other gatherings and employers to take cautions as well. Oregon's major universities said they would switch to remote teaching in spring term.
SPORTS Mar. 12
Volcanoes introduce new coaching staff for 2020 season
SPORTS Mar. 11
Doutt leads McNary’s all-conference recipients
The McNary girls basketball team had four players receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for the 2019-20 season, led by first-team all-leaguer Leah Doutt.
SPORTS Mar. 11
Celtics season comes to an end against West Linn
BOOK REVIEW Mar. 9
Is being honest all the time only good in theory?
On a scale from lies of omission to Santa Clause, Judi Ketteler explores how important it is to be honest all the time.

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