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Jun 22 2020 thru Jun 28 2020

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COMMUNITY Jun. 26
Now open: FruitBox on River Road
Keizer is growing its little food pod. FruitBox Snack Bar is now open for business on River Road.
NEWS Jun. 26
Face masks now required in most public spaces
Where do you need to wear a mask in Marion County? Grocery stores, fitness-related organizations, pharmacies, public transit agencies and providers, restaurants, bars, breweries, brewpubs, wineries, tasting rooms, retail stores and malls, ride sharing services, pools and sports courts, indoor entertainment facilities, recreational sports centers and indoor entertainment venues. Business owners should also post signs regarding mask policies at their businesses
COMMUNITY Jun. 26
A heart on the scales: DACA decision is only temporary relief for Keizer woman
The recent DACA victory in the Supreme Court provided a small win for DACA recipients. Keizerite Itzel Hernandez is a recipient of DACA protections, but years of uncertainty are fostering frustration
NEWS Jun. 26
Cyber threat analyst: Keizer ransom payment furthers hackers’ efforts
Keizertimes talked to a cyber threat analyst about the impact of paying the ransom. “Every organization that chooses to pay a ransom is not only incentivizing the criminals, they’re also providing them with additional resources …"
OBITUARY Jun. 25
Robert J. Rodgers
May 24, 1930 – June 14, 2020
OBITUARY Jun. 25
Warren Jesse Barker
December 24, 1932 – June 20, 2020
NEWS Jun. 25
Police calls June 8 - June 21
COMMUNITY Jun. 25
McNary band fireworks stand gets new River Road home
The booth, which makes up one-third of the McNary band program’s annual budget, will be located in the grassy area by of V2 Dentistry (4575 River Rd. N) and be opened from Friday, June 26 to Saturday, July 4 — hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
FreeNEWS Jun. 25
COVID-19 surge hitting Keizer hard
COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 20 percent each of the past two weeks in the 97303 zip code according to data released by the Oregon Health Authority. Keizer has experienced small outbreaks at elder care facilities, but there is no single source that can be linked to the dramatic uptick.
SPORTS Jun. 25
“Let Them Play” group fights for youth sports
A petition, intended to catch the attention of Gov. Kate Brown, called “Let Them Play! Oregonians for Athletes” has received more than 18,000 signatures and has more than 25,000 Facebook members. The purpose of the petition is to urge Gov. Brown to prioritize youth and high school sports across the state.
SCHOOLS Jun. 24
Lots of talk, little action on police, racism in schools
More than 180 people signed up for public testimony. While only a small percentage (just under two dozen) were able to share publicly during the one-hour time slot given for comment, the majority of people who got the opportunity to share advocated for the removal of Student Resource Officers from Salem-Keizer schools and the resignations of board members Paul Kyllo and Marty Heyen.
BOOK REVIEW Jun. 23
REVIEW: The Hunt for History
Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications. The Hunt for History, written by rare document collector Nathan Raab, excites the inner history lover and treasure seeker.
FreeCOMMUNITY Jun. 23
Oregon Garden present Cruise-In Cinema
This weekend the Oregon Garden will be showing the Grease, drive-in style. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.

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