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Jul 20 2020 thru Jul 26 2020

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FreeCOMMUNITY July 25
Keizer library now offers curbside service
COMMUNITY July 25
Opponents, not enemies
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. This week he shared the difference between an opponent and an enemy.
COMMUNITY July 25
Listen to students on SROs
Lauren Murphy is a community reporter for the Keizertimes. She is looking for student sources for a story on the potential removal of SROs. Please email [email protected] if you are interested.
OPINION July 25
Governing during COVID-19
Bill Post is the House Representative for Oregon House District 25. He writes in the paper to update the community about happenings in the capital and share his opinion.
COMMUNITY July 24
2nd tree carving begins soon
Carving of the second story pole in front of the Keizer Civic Center is set to commence next week and, this time around, a McNary High School graduate is returning home to show off his skills.
COMMUNITY July 24
Now serving
The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Wicked Sweet, Keizer’s new bakery in Keizer Village, on Tuesday, July 21. Co-owner Michael Peters was joined by daughter Alyson and Chamber members for the ceremony.
COMMUNITY July 24
Effort to establish new library launches virtual book club
The movement to bring a public library to Keizer is launching a virtual book club in August. Keizer’s Library: The Next Chapter, the group dedicated to the establishing a public library, is offering readers two options to participate in a city-wide book club.
COMMUNITY July 24
Keizer principals will lead district’s new online program
Clear Lake Elementary School Principal Artonya Gemmill and Keizer Elementary School Principal Christine Bowlby have been named as the new administrators to support the new online program, EDGE: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education.
COMMUNITY July 24
‘We want to decide what’s good for us’
The recent Supreme Court decision is glimmer of hope for Siletz chairman who is a Keizer resident. Delores "Dee" Pigsley feels encouraged but skeptical.
COMMUNITY July 24
Coming soon– The Chicken Shack: Wings, Fingers and Fries
Chic-Fil-A generated a buzz early this year on social media with rumors of coming to town but The Chicken Shack is here for certain. Watch for the grand opening in August.
NEWS July 24
Got a problem with fireworks? Assist KPD or take it up with Legislature
KPD shares why enforcing illegal firework laws is so difficult. Two purposed solutions were 1). classifying usage of illegal fireworks as a C misdemeanor or 2). placing stricter restrictions on fireworks coming in from across the border.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 24
Mr. Video, Salem-based 3D printing co. helping fight COVID-19 spread
In normal times Kyle Kirsch makes custom 3D nightlights, during the pandemic he's focused his efforts on donating face shields to first responders and medical workers. Mr. Video is distributing the face shields and operating as a pick up location.
NEWS July 24
Hacker sets city back $60K
The costs of recovering city data and preventing future digital strikes have already exceeded the ransom demanded by the hackers who locked it up in the first place. Keizer Finance Director Tim Wood said the city would be supplying the public with additional information regarding the hack at a future date once the forensic investigation wraps up.
NEWS July 23
Police Calls July 14 - July 19
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 23
Masks now required for children, while on the elliptical
Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday new restrictions including earlier restaurant closures and mask requirements for kids and while exercising. Those rules are set to go into effect Friday.
SPORTS July 23
McNary athletic workouts continue with restrictions
The Celtics girls' basketball and baseball teams started up modified practices earlier this month.
SPORTS July 22
MYB squad victorious in summer opener
In their first game of the year, the McNary Youth Baseball (MYB) senior national team defeated Oregon City 12-6 on Thursday, July 16. However, the end result wasn’t the highlight of the night for this Celtics squad, it was the ability to, once again, play the sport they love.
FreeOPINION July 20
Big thinkers on how we emerge from a pandemic better off
Confessions from a planning commission nerd.
BOOK REVIEW July 20
The Sensitives: The Rise of Environmental Illness and the Search for America's Last Pure Place
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications. She rated The Sensitives a six out of 10, it had all the right elements but could not quiet pull them together.
VIDEO: SCHOOLS July 20
VIDEO: Local teen explains the views behind Latino group's push for school police reforms
Latinos Unidos Siempre continues to press the case to remove school resource officers from schools in the Salem-Keizer School District. A student leader of the group explains why this is a key issue for students of color.

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