Author: Quinn Stoddard

Clark to run again

Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark, who has been the incumbent since 2015, declared her bid for re-election in the upcoming November 2024 vote.

Review shows most Oregonians keeping benefits

Renewal data from the OHA shows that, for those who have undergone an eligibility review, 85% of OHP users will retain their current medical plan and benefits following the end of federal funding for COVID-19. 

Council divided over service fees

With a full bench, the Keizer City Council met on Dec. 4 to vote on several resolutions for the Keizer Holiday Parade and Keizer Rapids turf fields though, one subject appeared to create tension and divide them: how to add new service fees. 

KNOW Holiday Gift Wrapping

Inside a jam-packed auditorium, the Keizer Network of Women (KNOW) held their annual holiday gift wrapping event on Dec. 6 at the Keizer Lions Club on Cherry Avenue.

Thatcher proposes making retirement easier for veterans

State Senators Kim Thatcher (R- Keizer) and Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) announced on Nov. 29 they will champion a bill in 2024 to honor veterans’ service and make Oregon more affordable for them by allowing veterans to keep more of their retirement pay through a state income tax exemption.

For some, COVID is not over

While authorities may have declared the pandemic over, many issues still linger for portions of the community, according to a September 2023 study released by the OHA. 

Six honored for valor

Six Keizer police officers were awarded the Medal of Valor for their heroic efforts in July 2021 when a routine  interaction turned into a shootout and car chase.

City installing improved traffic system

The city of Keizer is currently working with the city of Salem and North Star Communications to install a new fiber optic traffic control line along River Road from Swingwood Drive to the south end of Keizer.