Archive for the Category ‘Reporter’s Notebook’

Of squeaky wheels, grease and MTV

Of squeaky wheels, grease and MTV

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. Keizer resident Norman Cobb understands you can’t make change happen by just sitting around. When he was told by the Department of Motor Vehicles he […]

Analysis: Why the city appealed LUBA’s big box remand

Analysis: Why the city appealed LUBA’s big box remand

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. Keep Keizer Livable noted in their press release last week Mayor Lore Christopher’s remarks to the Statesman Journal that a Land Use Board of Appeals […]

Three questions for Schrader

Three questions for Schrader

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes I had a chance to chat with Rep. Kurt Schrader, the second-term Democrat from Canby representing Keizer in Congress as part of the Fifth District. My questions are in italics. Here’s what he had to say: The Congressional Budget Office projected unemployment won’t drop below 8 percent until 2014. […]

City, developer respond to appeal

City, developer respond to appeal

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. Attorneys opposing Keep Keizer Livable’s appeal of a possible Walmart store say the city has no obligation to require that adjoining mixed use buildings be […]

A library in city hall?

A library in city hall?

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. The Keizer Community Library, a nonprofit volunteer-run organization, wants to know if city officials are interested in having a library in the Keizer Civic Center. […]

Mayor’s vow to paint tower in 90 days called ‘unlikely’

Mayor’s vow to paint tower in 90 days called ‘unlikely’

When will the water tank welcome people to Keizer? Mayor Lore Christopher said the blank, white elevated storage tank alongside Interstate 5 would finally be marked with “Welcome to Keizer” within 90 days after councilors pressed city staff to get the ball rolling. Problem is the person who would be in charge of doing so […]

Get free Slurpees for doing right thing

Get free Slurpees for doing right thing

Warning to kids: Keizer Police are looking for you, tickets in hand. Only this time it’s the good kind of tickets. Keizer Police officers will be “ticketing” youngsters with free Slurpee coupons when they are observed doing good deeds, participating in community activities or obeying laws like wearing bicycle helmets. It’s called Operation Chill, and […]

Reporter’s notebook

Reporter’s notebook

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. Hot Box Babes is a hair salon, not a… Turns out it gets attention if you put up the words “Hot and “Babes” in bright […]

Mayor: No chance for growth ‘unacceptable’

Mayor: No chance for growth ‘unacceptable’

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. It’s too bad more people didn’t show up to an open-mic town hall with Keizer’s mayor and most city councilors last week. They were entertaining […]

Getting the party started… again

Getting the party started… again

Reporter’s Notebook is a new feature in the Keizertimes. Here our writers and editors will offer a glimpse behind the headlines to stories and issues bubbling just below the surface. It’s been a good few months for Keizer’s freeway shopping development. Marshalls opened last month, and joins the recently-opened Ulta, an AT&T retailer, Color Me […]

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