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Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew to aid ex-employee

Java Crew will donate June 26 profits from its six Keizer-Salem stores for medical care of former employee Kyrstle Carruthers who was struck by a drunk driver in Portland last month. Carruthers is in a coma at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. Java Crew manager Tiffany Howe said customers can make additional donations at any […]

Art stroll at Capitol Auto

Art stroll at Capitol Auto

Capitol Auto Group will play host to art from 10 local artists Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28. Art will displayed in all the locations of the Capitol Auto campus including Toyota, Chevrolet and Subaru. Art lovers can stroll throughout the Capitol Auto groups, around the lake (with the floating golf green). Food and […]

Death penalty discourse draws celebrity to Keizer

Death penalty discourse draws celebrity to Keizer

For Becky O’Neil McBrayer, “closure” is something that belongs solely in the realm of real estate. “There isn’t closure for murder family victims,” said O’Neil at an annual meeting and fundraiser at Keizer Civic Center for the Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. “Killing the killer doesn’t bring anybody back, it doesn’t solve anything, […]

Douglas Michael Johnson

Douglas Michael Johnson

Dec. 11, 1952 – May 25, 2015

David Alan Turner

David Alan Turner

Dec. 6, 1979 – June 8, 2015

Impeachment in Oregon

Impeachment in Oregon

To the Editor: The Oregon Legislature is the only one in the country lacking impeachment power over state executives.  House Joint Resolution 31 is designed to correct that deficiency, and is long overdue. This bill was voted out of the house and is now in the senate, in Senator Rosenbaum’s Rules Committee. Please contact your […]

Rights versus privileges

Rights versus privileges

To the Editor: It appears that Mr. Don Vowell (Why is a gun different than a car?, June 12), doesn’t know the difference between a right and a privilege, so let me explain slowly for him. A right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, while a privilege comes from government. That’s why the state can […]

2015 campaign has truly started

2015 campaign has truly started

By MICHAEL GERSON   Stealthily demonstrating one of Jeb Bush’s more controversial policy views—the need for Common Core history standards—an “anonymous ally” is quoted in The New York Times as saying that “the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett’s Charge engagement with his main opponents.” Republican politicians have generally preferred Teddy Roosevelt’s […]

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Refreshing is what it is when a member of Congress who seeks the presidency lets us know what’s on his mind rather than echoing what’s on the mind of a billionaire who underwrites his campaign.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is that refreshing candidate who will run for the highest political office in the U.S. where he says […]

Bike to end polio

Bike to end polio

On Sunday, June 28, the Rotary Club of Keizer will stage Ride 45 on the 45th, a recreational 45-mile bicycle ride to raise funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.  There will also be a 12-mile family friendly route. Riders can begin the 45- or 12-mile mapped routes anytime between 8 a.m. and 9:30. […]

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