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Reenacting the Civil War

Reenacting the Civil War

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Cannon fire mingled with smoke and the cries of wounded and dying men over the Fourth of July weekend while spectators gasped and cheered the spectacle at Willamette Mission State Park north of Keizer. The park was the scene of the annual Civil War reenactment held by the Northwest […]

Under the good-jobs-report hood

Under the good-jobs-report hood

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW Good news for the American worker: Employment in June surged 288,000, with a 262,000 gain in the private sector, easily beating the consensus forecast of 215,000 new payrolls. This marks the fifth consecutive monthly increase of 200,000 or more jobs, the best five-month stretch since early 2006. As for the unemployment rate, […]

It is time to focus on internal problems

It is time to focus on internal problems

The steamiest topic here at home these days appears to be the immigration issue. Tens of thousands of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. along the border with Mexico has reached red hot status. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are equally upset over the U.S. return militarily to Iraq, our nation weary of war overseas with its futile loss and […]

GOP won’t pass immigration reform

GOP won’t pass immigration reform

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS The New York Times reports that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is considered “the best hope” to win passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress after he becomes majority leader in July. It’s sort of quaint how the Gray Lady wants to believe in miracles. If a comprehensive bill—such […]

Iraq: Managing the unmanageable

Iraq: Managing the unmanageable

U.S. involvement in the Middle East reads like this, “It’s too late to drain the swamp when you’re up to your waist in alligators.”  According to polls, most Americans feel strongly in favor of getting away from the Middle East as fast as we can and leaving any draining of that “swamp” to persons who live […]

4th of July weekend events

4th of July weekend events

After the patriotism, barbecues and revelry, fireworks are an integral part of what Americans “do” on July 4. Here’s a listing of fireworks displays in the mid-Willamette Valley and beyond: July 4-July 6 The Volcanoes baseball club has a huge slate of activities planned all weekend. For all the details, see page 12. The city […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

Parks Board ready to start new program

Parks Board ready to start new program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding amount isn’t what was hoped for. No matter: members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are ready to start their new matching grant program. In the midst of trying to get more money for the program – which will in essence allow the Parks Board […]

U.S. can’t solve Shia-Sunni conflict

U.S. can’t solve Shia-Sunni conflict

Long ago and far away, Muhammad, Islam’s founder and author of the Koran, passed away.  That year was 632 A.D.  Two factions formed almost immediately.  “One who follows the traditions of the Prophet” was the Sunni mantra; they wanted Muhammad’s closest friend and advisor to succeed him.  The Shia or “people of the household of the Prophet,” sought a Muhammad family member to […]

Keep it legal, keep it safe on the 4th

Keep it legal, keep it safe on the 4th

The Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to keep itl legal and keep it safe when using fireworks. The 2014 Oregon fireworks sales season opened this week and runs through Sunday, July 6. The OSFM and their partners […]

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