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Keizer man arrested in attempt to lure girl for sex

Brenton Proulx Keizer police detectives arrested a 25-year-old man who they allege was attempting to meet a 12-year-old girl for the purpose of having sex. Brenton Proulx, of Keizer, was lodged at the Marion County Jail where and was charged with luring a minor and online sexual corruption of a[Read More…]

Drag Clown with a Cause

Anthony Hudson, a 2004 graduate of McNary High School, created a one-person show, Looking for Tiger Lily, to investigate and interrogate what any of us consider identity. Hudson, with mic, is pictured here in a scene from the show. (Photo courtesy of Gia Goodrich) The first time Anthony Hudson saw a[Read More…]

Middle schoolers rewarded for turning it around

Logan Hunt Eighth-graders Emma Gonzalez from Claggett Creek Middle School and Logan Hunt from Whiteaker Middle School were two of 20 kids across the Salem-Keizer community that were recognized at the 25th annual Turnaround Achievement Awards last month. The Turnaround Achievement Awards recognize middle and high-school students who demonstrate effort,[Read More…]

SKPS board approves $1.2 billion budget

Final budget approval and the promotions of two administrators to assistant superintendent were the highlights of one of the more eventful Salem-Keizer School Board meetings on Tuesday night. The total budget of $1,205,712,966 calls for a property tax at the rate of $4.521 per $1,000 assessed value. The assistant superintendents[Read More…]

World Beat returns June 28

The 22nd Annual World Beat Festival of 2019 will kick off on Friday, June 28 and continue until Sunday, June 30 at Salem’s Riverfront Park.  Friday Night at the Beat will begin at 5 p.m. and attendees will have a chance to experience the music, dance, food and traditions of[Read More…]

SKEF offers workshops for college-bound students

Salem Keizer Education Foundation is hosting free workshops to assist high school students with college and career preparation throughout the summer. The workshops can aid students with SAT preparation, resume-building, scholarships and many other areas. Workshops will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout June and July at the McLaran[Read More…]