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Jun 8 2020 thru Jun 14 2020

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OPINION June 13
Defunding cops is not a solution
Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz says defunding police is not the answer to police brutality.
OPINION June 13
Letter: Library stands against racism
The Keizer Community Library released a statement condemning the death of George Floyd and systemic racism. You too, can summit a letter to the editor by emailing your letter to [email protected]
OPINION June 13
Don't let them go hungry
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. This week he reminds readers that food banks are under more stain than usual and need donations now more than ever.
OPINION June 13
Bravery in service of the US
Gene lives in Keizer and frequently shares his opinion with the Keizertimes. This week he reflects on the anniversary of D-Day, which passed this week.
NEWS June 12
2 Keizerites nominated to state advisory roles
Two residents of Keizer were recently nominated to serve on state boards and commissions by Gov. Kate Brown.
NEWS June 12
Rent, utility assistance available locally
The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency is making more than $2 million in rental and utility assistance available for income-eligible residents of Marion and Polk counties.
NEWS June 12
SKEF will dissolve, YMCA will take over some programs
The Salem Keizer Education Foundation is dissolving after nearly 40 years. The YMCA will be taking over some programs and is hoping to work with SKEF employees to make the transition smooth.
FIRE June 12
MCFD1 rescues man stuck in tree
Marion County Fire District #1 rescued a man who got stuck while trimming his tree. The patient was brought to the ground, evaluated and transported by medics to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.
OPINION June 12
Space Force ain’t The Office heir you’ve been searching for
TJ Reid reviews original movies and t.v. shows for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Netflix's Space Force.
NEWS June 12
Two years in, what have city fees accomplished?
Two $4 fees help support the Keizer Police Department and park improvements. After two years the police and Public Works reported to the city council on how the funds have been used.
NEWS June 12
Nate Brown retires after 17 years
Keizer Community Development Director Nate Brown is moving on after 17 years. "Those people really kept my engine running for all those years. I have no regrets and a lot of good experiences," he said.
NEWS June 12
Council hosting first hearing on charter changes
The Keizer City council will host the first of two hearings on changes to the city's charter.
NEWS June 12
Policing with minority perspectives in mind
Keizer’s Police Chief John Teague talked with us and shared his methods of combating white privilege and the way police departments can change for the better.
SCHOOLS June 11
Special education takes on new meaning during pandemic
While giving virtual instruction has provided new challenges for Salem-Keizer educators, teachers that work in special education classrooms were presented with a greater task in trying to meet the needs of their students that are on Individualized Learning Plans (IEP’s).
SPORTS June 11
Ebbs wins Gatorade Player of the Year award
Although her high school season got cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Taylor Ebbs was a standout shortstop for Northwest Bullets ASA 18-and-under club in the fall. She batted .414 and had an on-base percentage of .528 against elite national competition.
SPORTS June 10
Donahue receives first Chris Holt Scholarship
Regann Donahue will be attending Eastern Oregon University to study nursing and play lacrosse.
BOOK REVIEW June 9
REVIEW: To Me, He Was Just Dad: Stories of Growing Up with Famous Fathers
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes. She reviewed "To Me, He Was Just Dad: Stories of Growing Up with Famous Fathers" a collection of stories about growing up with famous dad from Pablo Escobar to Samuel L. Jackson.

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