Assistance League spring forum

Sy Montgomery posing with a Cheetah in Namibia, photo by Vicki Stiefel The Assistance League of Salem-Keizer, will host its Spring Forum on Thursday, May 2. The event will begin at 7 p.m at the Auditorium Building Six at Chemeketa Community College. Participants will hear feature speaker Sy Montgomery, a[Read More…]

The choice in Zone 6: Danielle Bethell

When asked what she sees as the top priorities for the Salem-Keizer School District, Danielle Bethell is quick to dole out anecdotes about interactions with parents and potential constituents along with her answers.  In part, it’s a reflection of how she would seek to do business differently if voters elect[Read More…]

The choice in Zone 6: Chuck Lee

For Chuck Lee, Keizer’s representative on the Salem-Keizer School District Board of directors for the past 12 years, funding is the primary source of the district’s woes.  “All of the issues we have from low graduation rates to lack of support for teachers with students coming from toxic environments, class[Read More…]

Missed quotas, dirty laundry nab spotlight at KPD union hearing

An objection to a administrative rule judge finding that Keizer Police Department’s sergeants are supervisors – and therefore not eligible for union membership – was heard in front of all three members of the Employment Relations Board in March.  The hearing was a continuation of a request for union representation[Read More…]

Bill draws support, opposition at hearing

A bill that creates an extra avenue for pursuing injury lawsuits resulting from shooting at a Polk County quarry drew supporters and detractors at a public hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, April 4.  The bill was moved to the floor by members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Tuesday, April[Read More…]

Bill addressing shooting range moves to floor

A bill that would supply an extra avenue of recourse to Keizer residents impacted by shooting taking place at a Polk County quarry passed put of the Oregon Senate Committee on Judiciary with a 6-1 consensus Tuesday, April 9. The bill (Senate Bill 1040), which is highly site-specific, allows the[Read More…]

Raw sewage overflows into Mill Creek

The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred on April 7 at approximately 2:10 PM, into Mill Creek near 215 25th St. NE. The overflow resulted from a sanitary sewer pipe plugged possibly with tree root and grease. Approximately 50 gallons of raw sewage was spilled[Read More…]

Above and beyond: WMS Mentor honored

Whiteaker Middle School mentor Matt Hurst shows off his award from the Northwest Council for Computer Education. Matt Hurst has always gone beyond the call of duty to help the teachers and students with whom he works. And back in February, it was clear that his dedication didn’t go unnoticed.[Read More…]