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Oct 11 2021 thru Oct 17 2021

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OPINION Oct. 16
Uphold the oath
FreeOBITUARY Oct. 16
Wayne Lawrence Tschauner August 29, 1950 – August 14, 2021
FreeOBITUARY Oct. 16
Elias Nichols Ortiz February 4, 2021 – October 1, 2021
COMMUNITY Oct. 15
Halloween comes to local farms
Multiple farms that offer pumpkins and events have started to open up with halloween quickly approaching.
NEWS Oct. 15
Police calls Oct. 3 - Oct. 10
NEWS Oct. 15
Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson to launch independent campaign for governor
Johnson will leave the Democratic Party by next spring, she told supporters, as she prepares to run for governor outside Oregon's two major political parties.
COMMUNITY Oct. 15
Boru crowned Miss Oregon
Local Keizerite, Sofia Boru, was crowned USOA Miss Oregon for 2022. Her mission is to spread awareness for victims of domestic violence.
NEWS Oct. 14
White teachers and diverse classrooms: Salem-Keizer's representation gap continues to grow
While 58% of the district is made up of students of color, only 13% of teachers and administrators are people of color— a gap that has grown by 5% since the 2017-18 school year. Of the 300 teachers in Keizer, only 24 are not white and two schools have all-white teaching staffs.
FIRE Oct. 14
SAFER grant allows MCFD1 to hire nine firefighters
In September, Marion County Fire District #1 was awarded a grant from Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), which allows the district to hire nine firefighters. These positions are funded for three years and applications are being accepted until Nov. 12.
COMMUNITY Oct. 14
Keizer Little League and Keizer Cal Ripken joining together to form one organization
The partnership will allow the organization, which is called Keizer Baseball and Softball, to run Little League and Cal Ripken programs under the same umbrella.
NEWS Oct. 13
City council vote on Keizer Little League Park contract postponed two weeks
A Keizer City Council vote on a contract with For The Love of The Game that was supposed to take place at the Oct. 18 city council meeting will be postponed until Nov. 1. City Attorney Shannon Johnson said, "we have discussed the matter with the Walkers and are going over a revised agreement, but were not able to finalize it in time for the October 18 meeting.”
NEWS Oct. 13
Split Salem-Keizer school board commits to antiracism in 4-2 vote
Following a contentious meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Christy Perry said her school board's public commitment to antiracism and equity reflects the goals she's advanced for years and gives the district's elected leaders better tools to hold her accountable for outcomes.
NEWS Oct. 13
Fire restrictions lifted locally and around the state
Agencies across the state are lifting fire restrictions as an "unusually" dry summer ends in Oregon.
SPORTS Oct. 12
McNary stays in MVC title hunt with bounce-back win over South Salem
Despite being without their starting quarterback, and one of the best players in the Mountain Valley Conference in Tyler Copeland, McNary (5-1, 2-1, MVC) used a physical rushing attack and stifling defense to defeat South Salem 21-13 on Friday, Oct. 8.
BREAKING NEWS Oct. 11
State Rep. Bill Post to resign at the end of November
With 15 months left in his current term, District 25 Rep. Bill Post announced Monday night that he would be resigning from his position effective Nov. 30 after moving to Nevada in late September.
BOOK REVIEW Oct. 11
Book review: "Gastro Obscura"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "Gastro Obscura" by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras.
OPINION Oct. 11
Infrastructure bill is a lifeline

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