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Jan 11 2021 thru Jan 17 2021

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OPINION Jan. 16
An unconscionable attack
Keizertimes Publisher Lyndon Zaitz reflects on the attack on the capitol on Jan 6.
SCHOOLS Jan. 16
Schools still planning for Feb. opening
Getting elementary school students back into classrooms is the districts top priority. If Salem-Keizer schools open up in February they will be using the hybrid model and keep kids in cohorts to minimize exposure.
COMMUNITY Jan. 16
Caillier steps into Chamber’s top job
Keizer Rotary Club Member, former Rotary president, former city councilor and former First Citizen, Mark Caillier, has stepped in as the interim executive director for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. He is hopeful that they will find a new, permanent president in the next six months.
Jan. 16
LETTER: Hither to the republic
Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer and wrote to the editor to express his feelings about the events on Jan. 6.
COMMUNITY Jan. 16
Behind the badge: Officer Tim Hein
Keizertimes reporter Lauren Murphy is casting a spotlight on some of our local first responders in a continuing series. If you would like to suggest someone for this series (EMT/paramedics, firefighters, police officers, nurses, etc.), email [email protected]
COMMUNITY Jan. 15
Road striping still an issue after two attempts
Lane stripes on River Road North remain hard to see during rainstorms even after a second attempt at restriping them last fall. Keizer Public Works Director Bill Lawyer has requested a meeting with Marion County officials to determine what could make the striping more reflective.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Jan. 15
(New information, story no longer accurate) Vaccine eligibility opens up to those 65 and older
Note: Due to new information released today, this article that ran in the paper Jan. 15. is no longer accurate. A lack of supplies is likely to delay the availability of vaccines to anyone outside the health profession a while longer.
COMMUNITY Jan. 15
'Buckle Up': Homes in Keizer white hot, extremely limited
Lack of inventory is a massive bottleneck in the current seller's market. One home listed in December had nine offers in two days and went for $15,000 more than its asking price.
OPINION Jan. 15
The Brat
Jim Taylor writes a fishing column, "Casting About' for the Keizertimes. This is his most recent addition.
NEWS Jan. 15
Groundwork laid for council’s future efforts
Community engagement on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), expanding the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), emergency preparedness and housing disparity were some of the topics discussed on Monday, Jan. 11, when the city council sat down to discuss goals for the up coming year.
NEWS Jan. 15
Police calls Jan. 3 - Jan. 10
COMMUNITY Jan. 14
Celt sophomore debuts first play via Willamette virtual offerings
Kiele Jarnagin, who aspires to be a drama teacher someday, was one of 13 students from around the state that participated in the course, which took place over Zoom, where students would meet virtually on Thursdays for three hours over a 10-week period.
SPORTS Jan. 14
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #3 Joe Nathan
At #3 on the Keizertimes list of the 20 greatest Volcanoes players of all time is Joe Nathan — a right-handed closer who appeared in six All-Star Games and is arguably one of the greatest closers of all time.
NEWS Jan. 13
President Trump impeached for second time
By a 232-197 vote the U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump.
SCHOOLS Jan. 13
SRO student task force addresses Salem-Keizer school board
An overview of the task force’s recommendation was brought before the board in the December meeting. However, the students of the task force joined the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 to explain their stance and address some of their concerns with the board directly in regards to how the previous meeting was handled.
SCHOOLS Jan. 13
Schools still planning for February opening
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, SKPS assistant superintendent Kraig Sproles addressed the Salem-Keizer School Board and informed them where the district was at in the reopening process.

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