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Candidates spar at chamber forum

Candidates spar at chamber forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Minimum wage and mandatory sick leave are two business concerns drawing attention. Questions about both were asked to five political candidates Tuesday at a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum at the Keizer Quality Suites. State Representative House District 25 hopefuls Chuck Lee and Bill Post were in attendance, […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Formal action taken on Herber property

Formal action taken on Herber property

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With a bit of hesitation, Keizer City Councilors formally denied a proposal regarding the Herber Farm property, aka the cow pasture at Verda Lane an Chemawa Road. Councilors approved the motion 7-0 at their Oct. 6 meeting, following a similar vote at the Sept. 2 council meeting. Mark Grenz […]

Henson resigns MCFD post

Henson resigns MCFD post

The chief of Marion County Fire District No. 1 tendered his resignation to the board of directors after the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 8. Chief Kevin Henson will continue to serve as chief through Oct. 31. “Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief […]

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp’s business partner has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse, but Ripp is standing by her partner. Ripp is running against Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only contested race of four in the city this fall. A check […]

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy has a location at Keizer Rapids Park. Again. For now. On Tuesday night, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board selected sites for various amenities in the expanded 28 acres of land that has been discussed as part of the Urban Growth Boundary at […]

Thatchers address ODOT issues

Thatchers address ODOT issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer politician running for a new state senate seat continues to feel she is being retaliated against by a state agency she used to do business with. Kim Thatcher, owner of both KT Contracting and Highway Specialties based in Brooks, said the issues stem from a 2005 project […]

No new officer for you, KPD

No new officer for you, KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans to add a new Keizer Police Department traffic officer midway through the 2014-15 fiscal year came with a big asterisk. That asterisk was recently popped and thus there is not sufficient funding to add the officer position. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, confirmed PERS (Public Employees Retirement […]

Herrera lawsuit continues

Herrera lawsuit continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former city employee is continuing his legal battle with a local restaurant, as a result of a 2011 confrontation that cost him his job. Roland Herrera, a 19-year employee with the Public Works department of the City of Keizer, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against C&M Victor Company, […]

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