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‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

Mayor ready to tackle general fund increase

Those who disagree are not enemies

Those who disagree are not enemies

The murder of five police officers in downtown Dallas, Texas by a frustrated and radical former Army Reserve private is tragic. The officers were patrolling a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest after police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Though every police officer takes their lives into their hands each time they don the uniform and […]

Men of Keizer and Rotary volunteers

Men of Keizer and Rotary volunteers

To the Editor: I’d like to thank several members of Keizer service groups for their volunteer help over the 4th of July weekend at Antique Powerland. Two groups assisted: Keizer Rotary and Men of Action (a Keizer Chamber of Commerce group). Members who volunteered were: Betty Hart and Alex Miller (and son) from Rotary Club […]

America needs smart law enforcement

America needs smart law enforcement

By JOHN TEAGUE The July 7 events in Dallas, Texas can’t help but evoke something. I’m not especially given to sadness or grief; I have another, rather undefined emotion, and I hear other cops who share mine: it’s akin to consternation mixed with a bit of dread, and not so much for us cops as […]

Trump has credibility on NATO remarks

Trump has credibility on NATO remarks

The world’s largest military alliance met in Warsaw last week.  The largest agenda item was money. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been pushing long and hard for more spending by its members. Just last year, the alliance increased defense spending for the first time in 20 years. However, the fly in the organization’s machinery is […]

Children’s hands to be part of mural

Children’s hands to be part of mural

Keizer kids can get their hands on the new public mural on July 23 and 25. Keizer Public Arts Commission and Jill Hagen, project manager, invites the public to bring their children—newborn to 13 years—to have their handprints painted on the Iris Festival parade mural being painted on the north side wall of Town and […]

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at public service without the pesky long-term commitment, the Keizer City Council has a deal for you. At its meeting Tuesday, July 5, the council declared vacant the seat most recently held by Dennis Koho, whose term was set to […]

Church thanks community

Church thanks community

To the Editor: Truth Tabernacle Church and Truth Tabernacle Christian Academy would like to express our gratitude to the communities of Salem & Keizer for their donations to our 18th Annual 30 Kilometer Bike-A-Thon that was held on June 4th. It was a tremendous success and we thank you for your support. Jessica M. Anderson […]

Support for Bud Pierce

Support for Bud Pierce

To the Editor: As a native Oregonian, I have become disappointed with my state government. There was a time when our state government listened to the people of Oregon. But in the last 20 plus years those elected (and appointed) have been controlled by big money and special interest groups. The mind-set seems to be […]

Confronting both nostalgia and amnesia

Confronting both nostalgia and amnesia

By E.J. DIONNE JR. The haunting U2 lyric, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for,” captures what many Americans seem to feel about politics in 2016. And a lot of us are looking backward. Donald Trump’s pledge to make our country great again captures the longing of some of his supporters for a time […]

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