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Senator wants people to stop SB324

Senator wants people to stop SB324

To the Editor: One of the first public hearings of the Oregon Legislature’s 2015 session was for Senate Bill 324, which extends the sunset for a low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program set to expire December 31. The alleged purpose of LCFS is to reduce the “carbon intensity” of fossil fuels. Producers of biofuels will […]

Mayor Cathy Clark

Mayor Cathy Clark

To the Editor: A big “thank you” to Mayor Cathy Clark for her attention, giving and bringing, to our long neglected River Road merchants! They are the true heart of Keizer. Cathy features and visits a different Keizer business every Wednesday as a part of her Keizer Business Day program. Carol Doerfler Keizer

Kitzhaber’s time is running out

Kitzhaber’s time is running out

By Gene McIntyre “Loose lips sink ships” was one of several slogans used by World War II’s U.S. Office of War Information to caution Americans about speaking of military matters when enemy sympathizers could be within listening range. During 2015, it would seem that a slogan to be repeated in Oregon is that “a pretty face can sink […]

Condemning Islam is the wrong course

Condemning Islam is the wrong course

By MICHAEL GERSON    Days after the video appeared of a Jordanian pilot horribly burned to death by an Islamic State death squad, President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast that all faiths can be “twisted and misused in the name of evil” and that terrorists who profess “to stand up for Islam” are, in […]

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

New elected state representative Bill Post (R-Keizer) will be holding a meet-and-greet with constituents next Friday, Feb. 20. The event takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Big Town Hero, located at 5099 River Road North in Keizer’s Schoolhouse Square. Post wants to meet with constituents during the recently begun legislative session, to hear […]

Crash kills Keizer mom

Crash kills Keizer mom

A Keizer woman was killed while riding in a pickup that crashed last week in Mt. Angel. At about 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, a Mt. Angel police officer attempted to stop a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The driver, later identified as 17-year-old Drake Alan Douglas Carson of Salem, didn’t yield and led police on […]

CERT needs members

CERT needs members

To the Editor: Keizer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be holding their spring training class beginning Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. The classes will run eight weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at the Keizer Fire Station, 661 Chemawa Rd. N. The cost is $60 and will include training, […]

Ethics

Ethics

To the Editor: What is going on in Oregon? We have a person in the governor’s chair that lacks scruples and good judgment. Governor Kitzhaber’s continuing episode with Cylvia Hayes is mindboggling. He claims he was blind sided about her past when it appeared in a newspaper article. The article pointed out her sordid background […]

The public good vs. individual freedom

The public good vs. individual freedom

By MICHAEL GERSON  The measles outbreak at California’s Disneyland—which has spread like pixie dust—along with several other smaller flare-ups, has health officials warning of worse to come. Preventable infectious disease is making its return to the developed world—this time by invitation. The scientific consensus on measles is effectively unanimous: (1) It is not trivial. Children […]

After Mitt: A GOP message of sound growth

After Mitt:  A GOP message of sound growth

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW In his announcement that he will not be running for president in 2016, he stated, “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is […]

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