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Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

Candidates filing for Keizer council

Candidates filing for Keizer council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, Keizer City Council president Joe Egli announced he will not be running for mayor or council. Others are running, however. Mayor Lore Christopher has announced she is not running for an eighth term this year. So far, current councilor Cathy Clark is the only one who […]

Debate still noisy over tow trucks

Debate still noisy over tow trucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The debate over tow trucks parking in Keizer neighborhoods heated up once again Monday. Discussion has been ongoing in recent months and was the subject of a special hour-long public forum in front of the Keizer City Council. A city ordinance approved in 2005 makes it illegal for a […]

Parks Board members want to start quickly

Parks Board members want to start quickly

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once the new fiscal year starts in July, a new matching grant program in the city starts. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have been ironing out details of the new matching grant program – modeled after a similar program in Salem – the last few […]

Budget coming to council next week

Budget coming to council next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like numbers? If so, set aside some time Monday, June 2. On that evening there will be not one but two budget hearings. At 6:45 p.m. Keizer City Councilors will don their Urban Renewal Agency hats to discuss the URA proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. A public […]

Tow truck owner disputes issues

Tow truck owner disputes issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The owner of a tow truck company said last week tow trucks aren’t to blame for problems on Clearview Court. Jeff Asher, owner of BC Towing, spoke during the public comment portion of the May 5 Keizer City Council meeting. Part of his comments were in response to comments […]

Post takes primary win over Jensen

Post takes primary win over Jensen

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A heated race for the Republication nomination in the House District 25 seat easily went to Bill Post on Tuesday. Initial results released by the Marion County Elections office showed Post with 1,839 votes (76.75 percent), compared to 532 votes (22.2 percent) for challenger Barbara Jensen. The winner […]

HD 25 race: What are the key issues?

HD 25 race: What are the key issues?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes May 20 marks the date for the 2014 primary election. Among the most heated political battles has been the state Republican House District 25 battle between 1430 KYKN radio talk show host Bill Post and retired state employee Barbara Jensen. The campaign has been marked by controversies, starting in […]

Push Big Toy project to June 2015, Caillier says

Push Big Toy project to June 2015, Caillier says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Barring a surprise next Monday, it seems pretty clear the Big Toy project at Keizer Rapids Park is being delayed nearly nine months. Mark Caillier, the general coordinator for the community build play structure project, made his recommendation at the May 7 Community Build Task Force meeting. “Right now […]

Positive campaign pledge being ignored in heated HD 25 race

Positive campaign pledge being ignored in heated HD 25 race

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One candidate wants the other to agree to a positive campaign pledge. The other candidate, however, emphasizes he hasn’t been engaged in negative campaigning. Thus goes the latest chapter in the House District 25 Republican primary contest between radio talk show host Bill Post and retired state employee Barbara […]

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