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Jun 15 2020 thru Jun 21 2020

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OPINION June 20
Opening night!
Jerry Walker is owner, president and general manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. In lieu of an opening night for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes he wrote a column to commemorate what would have been his 32nd Opening Night in professional baseball.
OPINION June 20
Special session unwise during pandemic
Bill Post represents House District 25. He often writes the paper to let readers know what's happening at the capitol.
OPINION June 20
The coronavirus is not gone
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. This week he urges readers to stay on guard against the coronavirus, even as the state begins to reopen.
OPINION June 20
Current events call for look at policing
Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer. He shares his opinion regularly in the Keizertimes. This week he responds to current events around the police brutality issue.
COMMUNITY June 19
Let the races begin
In November three city councilors and the Keizer Mayor positions are up for grabs. Candidates have until August 25 to file. To qualify, they must: be registered voters in the City of Keizer, have lived in the city for 12 months prior to the election and collect 120 signatures of registered Keizer voters before being certified for the ballot.
NEWS June 19
City weighs in on Salem casino plan
The Bureau of Indian Affairs requested comments from the city on plans to build a casino north of Portland Road, near Harbor Freight Tools. The city approved a letter asking officials to consider the impacts of housing and traffic at the Interstate 5 and Chemawa intersection.
June 19
Pandemic assistance donation site closed
Marion County Public Health a donation site at St. Edward Catholic Church is now closed.
COMMUNITY June 19
Peace Poles coming to Keizer?
Peace Poles are a symbol of "unity and harmony within the community and hope for a greater culture of peace worldwide," according to Pat Fisher, longtime Keizer volunteer. There are 250,00 Peace Poles around the world, but none in Keizer.
COMMUNITY June 19
Shoppers wanted at Keizer Village Saturday
On Saturday, June 20 Keizer Village businesses are celebrating the beginning of summer at Keizer Village Shopping Center. The center is inviting shoppers and diners to join them with proper social distancing.
June 19
Hard work rewarded
The members of the Keizer Parks Foundation were honored as the Volunteers of the Quarter at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, June 15. A sign honoring the group’s numerous contributions to Keizer parks will be installed at The Big Toy in Keizer Rapids Park.
NEWS June 19
Raquel’s Catering grows city’s food truck offerings
A taco truck has rolled into Keizer. Raquel's Catering is located Chemawa Deli & Market at 388 Chemawa Road N.
NEWS June 19
City eases load on HR
The City of Keizer is investing in a human resources information system (HRIS) to help the HR department become less burdened.
NEWS June 19
Parsons stepping aside, backs Juran for council
Marlene Parsons has served on the city council for eight years. She plans to retire but backs business man Kyle Juran as her replacement.
SCHOOLS June 18
District forges ahead with improvements at Claggett Creek Middle School
Thanks to the $677 million Salem-Keizer bond project, which was passed by voters just over two years ago, Claggett Creek will undergo upgrades that include repurposing two general classrooms into a science lab, cafeteria expansion, roofing replacement, plus library and media improvements.
NEWS June 18
Salem-Keizer can have a little more fun – but get those masks on
Marion and Polk counties were approved for the second phase of the governor's reopening plan. But masks will be required in grocery stores and other public settings.
COMMUNITY June 18
Kroc Center reopening to members
After closing for more than three months due to COVID-19, the Kroc Center will be opening back up and offering limited service to members only beginning on Monday, June 22.
SPORTS June 18
Jennings signs to play LAX at Willamette
It only took two years for Jennings to transform herself into an elite-level lacrosse player, and Willamette University took notice, which is why Jennings will be joining the Bearcats women's lacrosse program next season.
SPORTS June 17
Volcanoes season delayed indefinitely
The Volcanoes home opener was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 17.
NEWS June 17
How ransomware works
Data is put behind an unopenable door unless the victim pays up. Untraceable payments make it difficult to hold offenders to account.
NEWS June 17
Keizer hack part of a growing trend of data hostage-taking
Cities have a target on their backs when it comes to hacking. It's partly due to a willingness to pay.
FreeNEWS June 17
Keizer city computers hacked
Data held hostage, $48K ransom paid to retrieve access. No sensitive information appears to have been accessed or misused.

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