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Herrera for City Council

Herrera for City Council

To the Editor: My father, Roland Herrera, is running for Keizer City Council Position #4. There are many reasons why he would make a great city councilor. First, he knows Keizer well. Having worked in Public Works for almost 20 years, there’s not a neighborhood or park he hasn’t worked on. Roland knows and listens […]

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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 […]

Henson resigns MCFD post

Henson resigns MCFD post

The chief of Marion County Fire District No. 1 tendered his resignation to the board of directors after the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 8. Chief Kevin Henson will continue to serve as chief through Oct. 31. “Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief […]

A take on ‘14 ballot measures

A take on ‘14 ballot measures

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL It’s easy to feel swamped by all the campaign muck that’s out there.  In that spirit I offer some more.  Here is the Failed Mayoral Candidate’s Voter’s guide to the ballot measures being considered: Measure 86—Nope.  Asking the state to help pay for tuition that is too high […]

I want a different choice for governor

I want a different choice for governor

Governor John Kitzhaber is not responsible for the actions of his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, before they met and what she’s done, and should not be held against him.  She is, nevertheless, a rather obvious opportunist who’s been chronically accused of using her relationship with him to gain financial advantages for herself and her firm in Bend and there should be […]

Support for Chuck Lee

Support for Chuck Lee

To the Editor: I am a registered Republican however, I will be voting for Independent candidate Charles Lee for State Representative. I am voting for Chuck Lee because I am looking for a non-partisan approach to the state’s issues. I served with Chuck on the Keizer City Council and on numerous committees all of which […]

No on Measure 91

No on Measure 91

Letter to the Editor: I would like to talk to the 16 percent of registered votes in Oregon who have not made up their minds on how to vote on Measure 91, legalizing marijuana. This issue is not about money, medicine, recreation or other reasons for making it available to every household. This issue is […]

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