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Apr 27 2020 thru May 3 2020

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OPINION May 2
Will Oregon Shrink?
Jim Parr lives in Keizer. This week he shared his opinion on the rural parts of Oregon that want to go to Idaho.
OPINION May 2
Opening amid COVID-19
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. He shared his opinion on opening the state amid the COVID-19 crisis.
OPINION May 2
Thank you to parents and grandparents
Gene H. McIntyre shares his opinion frequently in the Keizertimes. This week he wrote a thank you letter to his parents and grandparents.
FreeCOMMUNITY May 1
Refilled
COMMUNITY May 1
A world of thanks
The Village at Keizer Ridge sent KFD a "thank you" gift in the form of a catered meal from Adam's Rib Smokehouse.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK May 1
Governor sets testing, tracing guidelines on path to reopening the state
Large scale testing and the ability to trace potential contacts are essential before Oregon can begin reopening, Gov. Kate Brown said.
COMMUNITY May 1
Charter task force opts for status quo on major change
While the task force has opted to maintain the status quo on all four issues discussed at the Tuesday, April 21 meeting, it wants the council to hear more public input.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK May 1
CDC updates symptom list for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several new symptoms to its existing list for COVID-19; even with the updates, the list is not all inclusive. Those experiencing symptoms associated with the virus should consult their medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
NEWS May 1
Man arrested after trying to torch his home
An extended explanation of the arrest made last Thursday. See https://www.keizertimes.com/posts/1464/keizer-man-charged-with-unlawful-use-of-a-weapon-and-reckless-endangering for the original report.
COMMUNITY May 1
Lucky ducks
An alert driver and two Keizer Public Works employees helped reunite a mother duck and her ducklings Wednesday, April 22.
FreeCOMMUNITY May 1
A look into the inequities of wealth
Highlights from around the web.
NEWS May 1
City business loan plans revamped
The Keizer City Council revised its plan to offer small businesses forgivable loans during the COVID-19 crisis. The new plan will have eighteen loans for $2,500 instead of nine loans for $5,000.
NEWS April 30
Police calls April 19-April 25
COMMUNITY April 30
Retailers ride wave of upheaval
COVID-19 has caused a substantial amount of uncertainty for people all over the globe for a number of reasons, and small business owners are a handful of the people at the forefront of that uncertainty.
SPORTS April 30
Volcanoes face uncertain future
Whether it's the possible cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, or the pending Professional Baseball Agreement that could take the Volcanoes Major League affiliate away, there are a lot of question marks about the future of the Salem-Keizer organization.
SPORTS April 30
Salem-Keizer joins “Be the Light” movement
To honor the class of 2020, the lights at South Salem High School’s football stadium will be turning on every Friday night at 8:20 (20:20 military time) for approximately 20 minutes.
FIRE April 29
MCFD#1 to field levy questions online
The virtual meetings will take place on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Facebook Live on the district’s Facebook page.
FreeCOMMUNITY April 28
Nylon stockings could improve the effectiveness of homemade masks
Useful information from around the web.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 27
New hope for SKPS commencement ceremonies
Provided that current rules are eased, the Class of 2020 may yet get to make the graduation walk.
BOOK REVIEW April 27
"When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error" by Danielle Ofri, M.D.
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 27
City doubles number of grants for small business
After initially saying nine $5,000 grants would be available, there will now be 18 $2,500 forgivable loans. The money is coming from economic development funds being made available through Marion County.

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