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Sep 14 2020 thru Sep 20 2020

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OPINION September 18
LETTER: Vote for Dylan Juran
As the election gets closer, you can submit letters of support for candidates to [email protected]
OPINION September 18
We don’t ask, we act, in a crisis
Over the past several years there has been an increasingly strong divide between people of political groups. Recently Keizertimes Publisher wrote a column wondering if debates were even worth it since no one changes their mind. The cities response to victims of the wildfires has put a hope in his heart that in times of crisis people will still help each other regardless of political views.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 18
What and where to donate for Oregon fire evacuees
Follow the United Way on Facebook to get updates on what and where to donate. The Keizertimes will be sharing their daily updates of needed items on our Facebook Page as well as posting them in our ongoing resource list.
OPINION September 18
Information slays dragons
Keizertimes Managing Editor Eric Howald was disappointed in the lack of information from Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Salem-Keizer Public School District last week, because information slays dragons.
NEWS September 18
KPD Lt: Misinformation not helpful to any active case, fire or otherwise
In light of the misinformation running rampant on social media about the cause of the wildfires in our state, the Keizertimes spoke to Keizer Police Department Lt. Bob Trump about the damage rumors cause during an ongoing investigation. The KPD is not directly involved in the handling of the wildfires.
NEWS September 18
Q&A: County Commission Candidates: Danielle Bethell
In less than two months, voters will pick a new Marion County commissioner. The two candidates for the seat are Republican Danielle Bethell and Democrat Ashley Carson Cottingham. Bethell has led the Keizer Chamber of Commerce for the past four years. Keizertimes sent questions to both candidates asking about their positions on major roles of the county commission and what they would bring to the office.
COMMUNITY September 18
Man bitten, Tasered after ramming KPD patrol car
A 37-year-old Keizer man allegedly rammed a police vehicle while attempting to evade a traffic stop for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was bitten by a K-9 Officer and shot with a Taser before officers were able to subdue and arrest him.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 18
City council agenda September 21
CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT: KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION.
NEWS September 18
Changing street design standards sparks debate
The Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee had its most recent meeting Sept. 10. Here’s what was discussed: Chair Mike DeBlasi wanted to consider a new, more bike-friendly, set of street design standards. Councilor Dan Kohler, the council’s liaison to the committee, resisted the idea.
NEWS September 18
Q&A: County Commission Candidates: Ashley Carson Cottingham
In less than two months, voters will pick a new Marion County commissioner. The two candidates for the seat are Republican Daniell Bethell and Democrat Ashley Carson Cottingham. Carson Cottingham works for the state as deputy director of the office of long-term care overseeing investigations of complaints and misadministration. Keizertimes sent questions to both candidates asking about their positions on major roles of the county commission and what they would bring to the office.
OPINION September 17
LETTER: Re-elect Bill Post
As the election gets closer, you can submit letters of support for candidates to [email protected]
COMMUNITY September 17
Former Celt filling old coach’s shoes
Grant Kessel takes over for Whiteaker’s Scott Coburn. While he, and other P.E. instructors are still attempting to figure out how they will facilitate classes virtually, Kessel is confident that he can be creative enough to make it work.
NEWS September 17
13 days left to take part in U.S. Census
The deadline to complete the U.S. Census has been moved up a month to Sept. 30. Anyone needing internet access to complete the census can make an appointment with the Keizer Community Library on from Mondays 1 to 4 p.m. or from Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m.
FreeOPINION September 17
Blood Drive at St. Ed Sept. 25
St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
SPORTS September 17
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #20 Matt Downs
Matt Downs starts off the Keizertimes list of the 20 greatest Volcanoes players of all time. Downs spent four years in the big leagues as an infielder for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros.
NEWS September 17
Police calls: September 6 though September 13
FreeWILDFIRES September 16
A run for his life
Former Keizer teacher Scott Torgeson escapes blaze on foot. Former students pour in donations to cover medical expenses.
SPECIAL REPORT September 15
SPECIAL REPORT: A night in hell - Santiam Canyon's ordeal
As people turned in for the night in the Santiam Canyon on Labor Day, one wildfire that had been held at bay for three weeks was unleashed and a second started a westward march that proved to be stunningly destructive. Salem Reporter has assembled this account of that night in the canyon from interviews and documents.
FreeNEWS September 14
Church’s support efforts portend sorrowful need
Keizer Church of Christ is helping with the relief efforts providing everything from food and diapers to items that will be needed to clean up after the fires retreat.
BOOK REVIEW September 14
Book Review: "The Invention of Sound" by Chuck Palahniuk
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.

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