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May 4 2020 thru May 10 2020

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OPINION May 9
A Mother’s Day gift for the ages
Lyndon Zaitz, Keizertimes publisher, shares his thoughts on the perfect Mother's Day gift amid a pandemic.
OPINION May 9
Asking for a tax increase amid a pandemic
Kyle McMann is the Fire Chief for Marion County Fire District #1. He pleads with voters to pass the tax increase to help MCFD.
OPINION May 9
Problems with adding parts of Oregon to Idaho
Gene McIntyre lives in Keizer. He shares his opinion regularly in the Keizertimes. He responded to Jim Parr's "Will Oregon shrink?" article from last week.
OPINION May 9
Letter
Keizer resident Martin Doerfler shares his fear about propaganda transmitted on radio stations.
NEWS May 8
City budget talks begin Monday
Despite the ongoing pandemic, government agencies still have budgets to balance. The City of Keizer’s budget talks will kick of next week with two online meetings.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK May 8
City lays out reopening plans
Two of the four planned phases have dates attached, much activity will remain limited or tied to future orders by the governor.
NEWS May 8
City’s service charges spike: Online bill pay to blame
COVID-19 safety regulations have closed to Keizer Civic Center to walk-in traffic, which has resulted in high traffic on the city's new payment portal. This high traffic has presented the city with a shockingly large bill.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK May 8
Gov. sets COVID-19 testing goals needed to reopen
Gov. Kate Brown is setting a goal of testing up to 4,200 Oregonians per week and training 600 contact tracers as a portal to reopening Oregon.
COMMUNITY May 8
A baked-in legacy
Keizer woman prepped one final delivery for KPD before passing on the tradition to her daughters.
NEWS May 8
Uptick in ‘bold and bad drivers’ amid reduced traffic
KPD reminds drivers that an absence of drivers in Keizer does not equal an absence of laws.
NEWS May 8
Businesses clamor for city loans
As of Monday, May 4, the city has had upwards of 30 requests for the 18, $2,500 forgivable loans they are offering to local businesses who have been effected by COVID-19.
OBITUARY May 7
W. Bruce Hargreaves
August 15, 1926 – April 23, 2020
OBITUARY May 7
Terry Dean Saylor
September 28, 1954 – April 16, 2020
OBITUARY May 7
Sandra ‘Sandy’ Lou Olson
April 20, 1937 – April 26, 2020
SCHOOLS May 7
School makeover projects still on track
The spread of COVID-19 has brought much of the planet to a halt. The Salem-Keizer Public Schools bond projects, however, will continue to move forward.
COMMUNITY May 7
Town & Country Lanes streaming twice-weekly on-site concerts
Valor Mentoring, the new owners of Town & Country, has also helped churches, such as Church on the Hill in Keizer, with video production to stream services, as well as lending production equipment to other churches in the area.
SPORTS May 6
Burdick looking forward to coaching at McNary
The former Washington and South Salem softball star was entering her first season as an assistant coach at McNary before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
FreeOPINION May 6
COVID lockdowns aren't all bad news
Useful information from around the web.

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