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Campaigning at GGNA

Campaigning at GGNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Another month, more candidates at a Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. Expect the scene to be repeated once again next month. On Oct. 16, candidates in three political races spoke at the monthly GGNA meeting at Gubser Elementary School: 5th District Congressman Rep. Kurt Schrader, state Senate District 13 […]

More questions around Ripp

More questions around Ripp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Court records show Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp has a history of not paying collection agencies. Ripp is battling with Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only of four open seats being contested this fall. Current councilor Cathy Clark is running unopposed for mayor in […]

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is going to be hiring a traffic officer mid-year after all. As mentioned in the Keizertimes Oct. 10, the potential plan of hiring an additional officer for the Keizer Police Department was grounded since Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) cost increases came in too high. “If a stable […]

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom was arrested Saturday, one day after her 4-year-old son died in an apartment fire. Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect. She […]

1 dead in apartment fire

1 dead in apartment fire

At least one person is confirmed dead in a fire at the Susan Court Apartments at 1178 Candlewood Drive N.E. in Keizer. The fire started in a fourplex at the apartment complex Friday afternoon. Units from the Keizer Fire District, Salem Fire and Keizer Police responded. When Keizer Fire arrived on the scene one of […]

New Area C plans rolled out

New Area C plans rolled out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There’s no retail in these Area C plans. Plans were submitted to the City of Keizer last month for apartments and a senior living center in Keizer Station Area C. The issue is expected to be brought to the Keizer City Council in early December. Before that, project proponents […]

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City council candidates and Keizer Rapids Park talk filled the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting on Oct. 9. Councilor Cathy Clark, running unopposed for mayor, was on hand along with council candidates Roland Herrera and Matt Chappell. Chappell’s opponent, Amy Ripp, was unable to attend, nor was unopposed Brandon […]

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 […]

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