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Homeless student numbers on the rise

Homeless student numbers on the rise

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer schools served 199 homeless students during the last academic year, students who were spending the night doubled up in homes with other families, in shelters, hotels and motels, cars and on the street. McNary High School was third among the Salem-Keizer School District high schools with 52 […]

Camp gone, homelessness isn’t

Camp gone, homelessness isn’t

Mike could sleep standing up. It wasn’t a parlor trick he’d learned to impress people, it was a survival skill. He’d spent much of his late teens and early twenties homeless and figured out that if he could find a 24-hour laundromat and leaned up against the dryers while they ran, it solved two problems: […]

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Liquor is now open at its new location in Schoolhouse Square and, if you’re human, you’re not going to be able to resist running your hand over the bar. “They sent us out looking for a board that was this big and this wide and we picked […]

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Cinemagic movie theater may be coming

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Tuesday, Oct. 11. These are some of the topics the board addressed: • Board members put off a detailed discussion of instituting an adopt-a-park program intended to get local businesses involved in the city’s parks. City Councilor Amy Ryan suggested […]

Artist sows Combat Grass

Artist sows Combat Grass

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before he headed to the war front in Iraq in 2003, Matthew Boulay’s preferred reading list was nonfiction for the most part. When he returned home and was trying to find his way back to civilian life, he continued to read, but poetry, specifically work by veterans, took […]

Into the light

Into the light

Why talking about suicide matters

Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it comes to grievances about Keizer Station, parking availability rarely tops the list. However, Target is now the sole holdout preventing the construction of a new hotel in the area and its issue is parking. “The only reason Target has given for denying its approval is that […]

‘I didn’t ask for the new lighting’

‘I didn’t ask for the new lighting’

Lighting district sparks dissent

SPEAKING FOR THE TREE: Council denies heritage designation

SPEAKING FOR THE TREE: Council denies heritage designation

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Roberta Schmechel spotted one of her neighborhood trees in the Keizertimes last week, she felt compelled to speak on its behalf at a Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 3. “We look up the street at this tree and it’s a beautiful, symmetrical tree,” Schmecnel said. “When […]

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