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RIVERfair lands Aug. 8

RIVERfair lands Aug. 8

The second weekend in August is right around the corner, which means it is time for the eighth annual RIVERfair on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Keizer Rapids Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. KRP is located at 1900 Chemawa Road North. While there is entertainment throughout the day, one of the […]

National Night Out is Aug. 4

National Night Out is Aug. 4

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 31st annual National Night Out event citywide on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 million people in more than 15,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug […]

Sandra Jean Auld

Sandra Jean Auld

March 21, 1940 – July 22, 2015

Doing justice means free speech

Doing justice means free speech

By MATT CHAPPELL I am appalled by some of the things that I see going on in our nation, but after years of experience I have come to realize that many of the things which go on have the design of turning me against my own country. But I realize that they are not my […]

Can’t beat ‘em

Can’t beat ‘em

To the Editor: It has finally dawned on me, the National Rifle Association (gun nuts) have won.  With almost no chance for meaningful gun control legislation, the only opportunity left for people to obtain even a semblance of protection is to buy a gun and a Kevlar vest and wear them all of the time. Might […]

Iran nuclear deal

Iran nuclear deal

To the Editor: The Iran deal will make the world a more dangerous place, unless we write to our elected officials to modify it a follows: Make any lifting of sanctions be contingent upon unlimited access to possible nuclear weapons  sites; and perhaps make this preventing of nuclear weapons go on for  more than 10 […]

Americans polarized but ambivalent

Americans polarized but ambivalent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in […]

Trump setting the wrong tone for 2016

Trump setting the wrong tone for 2016

The only known GOP hopeful to have come to Donald Trump’s defense is Senator Ted Cruz  (R-Texas).  However, even he apparently has had some second thoughts about The Donald after Trump’s critical comments several days ago regarding Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). At Iowa’s Family Leadership Summit.  Trump, as we know, was annoyed with McCain who put down as […]

RIVERfair promises fun activities for all

RIVERfair promises fun activities for all

RIVERfair 2015 will offer a variety of activities and entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Keizer Rapids Park. The RIVERfair Pet Parade, sponsored by Copper Creek Mercantile, begins at 11 a.m. The parade will end at the Upper Course Stage where the Golden Bone Awards will be presented. The Mayor’s and President’s 1Award will be […]

Keizer City Council meeting

Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m.

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