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OPINION November 13
How to protect migrating animals
Jim Akenson is senior conservation director with the Oregon Hunters Association. Lori McKinnon is president of Coastal Farm & Ranch. They wrote to the paper to encourage people to invest in conservation efforts, more specifically, habitat connectivity.
COMMUNITY November 13
Salem PD needs help with 2020 toy drive
The Salem Police Department is hosting the 34th Annual Salem Police Toy Drive and is encouraging everyone to help out in any way they can. They are looking for new and unwrapped toys for kids up to 14 to be donated. Wrapping paper, tape and other materials are also appreciated.
FreeNEWS November 13
Governor Kate Brown announces statewide two-week freeze to stop rapid spread of COVID-19
The new measures take effect Wednesday, Nov. 18, in all Oregon counties
NEWS November 13
Rent burdens on tap for city council
Keizer was designated as a rent burdened city in 2019. On Monday, Nov. 16, the Keizer City Council will host a public hearing on how to solve the problem.
COMMUNITY November 13
New agent at Keizer realty office
Alexandria Sanchez has joined the Keizer Bledsoe Santana Team Realty office.
OPINION November 13
LETTER: Loss of levy vote for MCFD1 will hurt
Fire Chief Kyle McMann writes to readers to explain what the failure of the local levy will do to Marion County Fire District #1 emergency services.
NEWS November 13
Residents take softer tone after changes
After changes were made to the value statement during the city council work session on Monday, Nov. 9, the residents who came for public testimony were much more gracious to the council than in their comments than in previous meetings.
NEWS November 13
K. Juran wins council seat
At time of press last week it was too close to call the race between Kyle Juran and Michele Roland-Schwartz. It has since been called for Juran, who says his goal is to listen to the people in the community.
NEWS November 13
NAACP president tells council it can aim higher
The city council invited the Salem-area NAACP president, Benny Williams, to speak before the council and shed light on what a formal condemnation of white supremacy would mean. Williams urged the council to be leaders and stop comparing this statement to what other government entities have written.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK November 13
Pandemic pause in effect until Nov. 25
Due to rising COVID cases, parts of Oregon, including Marion County, entered a two-week pause in its phased reopening Wednesday, Nov. 11. See article for new restrictions and response from The Marion County Board of Commissioners.
NEWS November 13
A bold new direction: City values draft to include condemnation of white supremacy
The Keizer City Council included a condemnation of white supremacy and recognition of the Kalapuya Tribe members that once inhabited the land the city now occupies at their work session on the value statement on Monday, Nov. 9.
NEWS November 12
Police calls Nov. 1 to Nov. 9
SPORTS November 12
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #10 Adam Duvall
Duvall has played in the big leagues for seven seasons and made the National League (NL) All-Star team in 2016.
SPORTS November 12
Doutt heading to Southern Virginia
Leah Doutt has been participating in workouts with the McNary girls’ basketball team over the offseason. However, with the season in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Doutt has elected to graduate this month, join the Southern Virginia team in December and begin her college studies in January.
COMMUNITY November 12
Keizer library lends a helping hand to Idanha
The Keizer Community Library donated more than 30 children's books to Idanha.
SCHOOLS November 11
School board will add student advisor
The Salem Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Board of Directors voted to add a student advisor to the school board, accepted a proclamation to recognize the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, and elected two community members to serve on the budget committee during a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
BOOK REVIEW November 11
REVIEW: "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War" by John "Chick" Donohue & J.T. Molloy
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.
City Council November 11
Keizer City Council Agenda
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
SCHOOLS November 10
With one week left in quarter, half of Salem-Keizer high school students failing at least one class
The data is the latest sign that online classes have failed to reach a significant number of students in Oregon’s second-largest district, despite expanded outreach efforts.
OPINION November 9
Enola Holmes provides fresh take to Sherlock story
T.J. Reid frequently reviews original movies and tv shows for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Netflix's Enola Holmes, which he concludes is worth the watch.
OPINION November 9
Keizer values
Keizertimes publisher Lyndon Zaitz urges the Keizer City Council to pass a value statement sooner rather than later.
COMMUNITY November 9
New Keizer officers take oath of office
Officers Tim Hein, Cody Stupfel and Trenton Webb were sworn in to the Keizer Police Department Monday, Nov. 2.

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