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New rules for 2016 presidential races

New rules for 2016 presidential races

It is 2016 and we’re doomed to a full nine months of presidential election campaigning.  There will be no avoiding the hip-deep toxic sludge of campaign ads but I wonder if we might at least set one or two basic ground rules.  The first and most basic rule ought to be that you can’t say […]

Five topics to watch in 2016

Five topics to watch in 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were some unresolved issues in Keizer in 2015. As such, some of the top stories from last year are expected to still be hot topics for the new year. Another grocery store? Keizer being down to one grocery store was one of the hottest topics in 2015, as […]

Swimmers sink Vikings

Swimmers sink Vikings

The McNary High School boys and girls varsity swimming teams started off the new year dousing the North Salem High School Vikings at the Kroc Center Tuesday, Jan. 5. The boys won their side of the meet 100-19 while the girls beat the Vikings 128-22. Celtics won all but one varsity race. In boys events, […]

Optimistic for 2016

Optimistic for 2016

From the capitol By BILL POST I hope this article finds you and your loved ones having had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. In our house we enjoyed the fact that our son moved home from Missouri and we were thrilled to see him, making Christmas very special this year. I look […]

Politicizing guns

Politicizing guns

To the Editor: In a recent column (Keizertimes, Dec. 18), Gene McIntyre joined in lockstep with the Obamas, Clintons and Schumers in blaming the Republicans and NRA for the lack of gun control. Of course, this always follows reminders of all the horrific acts recently committed by madmen. One would have to be more than […]

What if the worst happens?

What if the worst happens?

By MICHAEL GERSON   What if the worst happens? The worst does not mean the nomination of Ted Cruz, in spite of justified fears of political disaster. Cruz is an ideologue with a message perfectly tuned for a relatively small minority of the electorate. Uniquely in American politics, he has made his reputation by being roundly […]

Is war the only response to N. Korea?

Is war the only response to N. Korea?

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is just about as entertaining as our nation’s lineup of presidential candidates. Several of these guys on the American stump want to go to war as soon as they’re in the White House and that’s what Kim’s saying, too.  Does this mean that if one of our “hawks” is elected that we’ll be at […]

Betty Phyllis McCullough

Betty Phyllis McCullough

June 19, 1929 – December 24, 2015

Paint part of the mural

Paint part of the mural

To the Editor: The Keizer  Mural, located on the long exterior wall of Town and Country Lanes,  is developing with great community input and involvement.  A number of local people are designing the individual images and will soon create a collage with the  numerous elements of the Keizer Iris Parade. Keizer Public  Arts  Commission (KPAC) and Keizer Arts […]

Gesture brings smile to my face

Gesture brings smile to my face

To the Editor: One afternoon in the the summer of 2013, I had a very brief exchange with someone whose name I still don’t know, but I think about him often and would love to thank him for brightening my day with his inspiring attitude. I had just entered the Keizer Civic Center and was […]

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