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Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes to fire trucks, no to more bus service. Area voters rejected the Salem-Keizer Transit District’s Measure 24-388 on Tuesday, which called for a 0.21 percent payroll tax to bring in approximately $5 million in new funding. Initial results released Tuesday night by the Marion County Clerk’s Office showed […]

Transit, KFD vote ends on Tuesday

Transit, KFD vote ends on Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On the national picture, the big election takes place a year from Tuesday. But locally, two big issues will be decided this coming Tuesday. The one that’s been most talked about is Ballot Measure 24-388, the proposed 0.21 percent business payroll tax to pay for increased local transit service. […]

Cop: addicts aren’t bad people

Cop: addicts aren’t bad people

Chasing Dark is an ongoing series looking at heroin and other types of drug abuse in Keizer. By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Over the course of nine years, Chris Nelson learned a lot about drugs in the area. Nelson was a member of the Keizer Police Department’s Community Response Unit for two years, mainly focused […]

Rep. Schrader: Congress isn’t as bad as portrayed

Rep. Schrader: Congress isn’t as bad as portrayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader sees it, Congress isn’t quite as dysfunctional as you may think. Schrader, the Democrat from Canby serving his fourth term in Congress after first being elected in 2008, also praised ousted House of Representatives speaker John Boehner during a Keizer Chamber of Commerce […]

Keizer City Council updates sign code

Keizer City Council updates sign code

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes All it took was one sentence. Earlier this year, a somewhat humorous battle took place between city officials and Nigel Guisinger, owner of Moles Appliance at 3800 River Road. In short, Guisinger wanted to bring attention to the need for updates to the sign code portion of the Keizer […]

How transit payroll tax works elsewhere

How transit payroll tax works elsewhere

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having a payroll tax help pay for transit costs has long been done both north and south of the Salem-Keizer area. The idea of implementing a 0.21 percent payroll tax for increased Salem-Keizer Transit District bus service is on the Nov. 3 ballot. The tax, if passed, would bring […]

KPD cop honored for Putnam case

KPD cop honored for Putnam case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As far as he’s concerned, Chris Nelson and others were simply doing their jobs under less than ideal circumstances. Still, the Keizer Police Department detective and Garrett Roelof were recognized Oct. 8 with an award presentation ceremony at the United States Attorney’s Office in Portland for their investigation in […]

Chief explains the KFD bond (with video)

Chief explains the KFD bond (with video)

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire District is seeking to raise $6.2 million over the next 20 years to replace aging equipment with a general obligation bond measure on the ballot this November. The measure, No. 24-389, is expected to have an estimated average rate of about 14 cents per $1,000 […]

Councilor Ryan rips transit

Councilor Ryan rips transit

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The intent of Monday’s Keizer City Council work session was to hear from Salem Keizer Transit officials and board members about recent transit route changes and possible future plans. Those items were indeed discussed. They were overshadowed, however, by criticisms about information regarding the proposed payroll tax on next […]

Utility boxes to be wrapped?

Utility boxes to be wrapped?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hopefully it won’t be a smokin’ deal. Members of the Keizer Public Arts Association have talked about the idea of painting utility boxes along River Road for some time. Now there’s a possible new twist: doing wraps on the boxes. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, brought […]

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