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Stop coddling Malheur Refuge militia

Stop coddling Malheur Refuge militia

Any American with a child who wants that child to grow into a responsible, law-abiding adult knows that if the parent gives in to every demand of the child the consequence will be a monster. One does not need a college degree in psychology to figure out the result from a person raised with no […]

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

By SAMANTHA NIXON For the Keizertimes Editor’s Note: In a recent Chasing Dark story, Elizabeth Smith talked about her daughter Sam Nixon’s struggles with heroin. This is Sam’s first person tale of what she went through and what she wants others to know about heroin. I’m sure people who have never tried heroin think, “Why […]

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Jaida Watson, June Muldoon is one of the most relatable characters she’s ever played. “She’s really sarcastic and not afraid to express herself and I relate to that in a lot of ways,” said Watson, who plays June in the upcoming McNary High School production of Anatomy […]

GOP needs both Trump, Cruz to fall

GOP needs both Trump, Cruz to fall

By MICHAEL GERSON    The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying. Cruz represents the arrival of tea party ideology at the presidential level. He espouses a “constitutionalism” that would disqualify much of modern government, and a belief that Republican elites are badly, even mainly, […]

Court decision could tie up unions

Court decision could tie up unions

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association represents a threat to public employee unions that continue now to represent more than one-third of all government workers.  However, regarding all unions in the U.S., as determined in 2014, only 11 percent of the population still belong to unions. The issue in this case is free-speech rights of non-union public […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Tuesday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

William (Bill) D. Rumpf

William (Bill) D. Rumpf

Former Keizer resident Bill Rumpf passed away on Dec. 28, 2015 in Kirkland, Wash. Bill married Dawn 51 years ago and together they had two sons, William (wife Kris) and Robert with twin grandsons Alec and Cale. Bill was a former president of Keizer Little League, and with the help of many volunteers was instrumental […]

Eva Mae Beede

Eva Mae Beede

January 21, 1924 – December 17, 2015

Obama promised hope, but…

Obama promised hope, but…

By MICHAEL GERSON    Now let us praise laundry lists. Every year at State of the Union time, the president and his staff say the speech will not include them. But the laundry won’t keep track of itself. The union is varied and expansive, and so are the responsibilities of its chief executive. Enumerating accomplishments […]

KPAC, SKEF work for student art

KPAC, SKEF work for student art

To the Editor: Regarding the article regarding the All Student Art Show (Questions arise over student art show at KPAC meeting, Jan. 8 Keizertimes) I want to clear up any perceptions that the Salem Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) or Krina Lee were in any way part of the concern.  SKEF and Krina have been nothing but […]

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