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Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Many people in Keizer were sure the fix was in. They voiced the opinion that the city council had made up its made in favor of building 120 apartments in three-story buildings at the Herber property on Verda Lane (affectionally called the cow pasture). The council chambers was filled with residents on Tuesday, Sept. 2, […]

No to open primaries

No to open primaries

To the Editor: I used to live in a state with an open primary (Washington).  It sounds pretty good—in theory.  In practice it can be something else. In the primary, parties with a strong candidate sometimes found themselves encouraging their members to vote for a weak candidate of the other party to improve the odds […]

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

To the Editor: Our current state representative, Kim Thatcher, is running for state senator. She has been in the state legislature for several years.  Before I could vote for her I would like to know what she has done for Keizer. As far as I know, she has done very little. I hope she will […]

Obama beyond the sound bite

Obama beyond the sound bite

By E.J. DIONNE JR. In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the “unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations” and “the invasion of alien territory in violation of treaties.” He didn’t mention Nazi Germany, fascist Italy […]

U.S. feasting on Iraq ‘cakewalk’

U.S. feasting on Iraq ‘cakewalk’

When we Americans think about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and wonder when they will strike us at home, we have George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to thank for the creation of a new “caliphate,” defined as a uniting of the Muslim world with ISIS serving as its leader. Those two master […]

Maxine Opal (Potter) Wolf

Maxine Opal (Potter) Wolf

March 11, 1926 – September 5, 2014

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are side effects to delaying the Big Toy playground project. Among them: having to renew a contract with project consultant Leathers and Associates. As originally planned, the play structure was going to be built this month at Keizer Rapids Park, shortly before the one-year contract with the New […]

Defendant pleads guilty in fatal Keizer heroin case

Defendant pleads guilty in fatal Keizer heroin case

A defendant entered a guilty plea last week to conspiracy to distribute heroin, which resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Keizer woman. Sergio Quezada-Lopez of Mexico, 35, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland on Aug. 25. Quezada-Lopez entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in quantities of one […]

Free roses available on Patriot Day

Free roses available on Patriot Day

Keizer Florist invites you to receive one dozen free roses to mark Patriot’s Day on Thursday, Sept. 11. The public is invited to come to the store on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to get 12 roses, one to keep and 11 to give away to others to spread friendship, goodwill, unity and celebrating all our heroes. […]

Political cartoons

Political cartoons

To the Editor: I find it troubling. Two fairly lengthy letters to the editor last week (Keizertimes, Aug. 29) on political cartoons bashed the publisher for his poor taste and radical Saul Alinsky leanings  in printing said cartoons.  I don’t understand the fuss. Political cartoons, by nature, are satirical and often imply philosophical questions on […]

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