Author: Charles Glenn

Voters to decide on psilocybin ban in November

The upcoming ballot was central to more than one issue at the July 18 City Council meeting, including a proposed city-wide ban on psilocybin manufacturing and psilocybin treatment centers. Psilocybin, a.k.a. “magic mushrooms,” have been used in the U.S. as a medical treatment for depression and anxiety since 2020, when[Read More…]

Oregon to launch 988 suicide & crisis line

Starting on Saturday, July 16, a brand-new national help-line will begin operation, and Oregon is one of four states which will be ready to launch with full-service on schedule. By calling or texting 988, people in Oregon who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, or those close to them, will[Read More…]

Splash fountain opens with new mosaic

One of Keizer’s more popular cooling-off spots on a hot day is the splash fountain at Chalmers Jones Park. Local artist Didier Planell Martir, who was commissioned by the city in May, has completed the work.

What really happened with the library plan?

CCRLS says Keizer Cultural Center is too small to house all the needs of a public library. Keizer is the largest city in Oregon without a public library and a large contingent of residents have been trying to change that for decades.   The most recent effort involved a proposal[Read More…]

American Pickers returns to Oregon

Mike and Danielle from American Pickers The cable television hit “American Pickers” has been to Oregon several times going all the way back to 2017, and they have plans to come again in October. They are looking for tips on any great local collections. If you’re a household (businesses will[Read More…]

Oregon Car Care program will not expand into Keizer

Salem Police Department recently announced they were participating in the Oregon State Police (OSP) -managed Oregon Car Care program, in which motorists would receive help toward fixing an equipment problem rather than being fined for a violation. Keizer’s situation is considerably different, according to Lt. Trevor Wenning, so the city[Read More…]