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Rioting to make a point about race, police

Rioting to make a point about race, police

Are only the American soldiers able to use their weapons stationed overseas?  You’d think so after that highly disturbing night of looting local businesses and burning them to the ground in Ferguson, Mo.What a way to treat your neighbors, those just trying to make a living who had nothing to do with the death of the African-American teenager. In the meantime, Missouri’s […]

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

The Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display will feature a return of the caroling tent and contests launched through the display’s Facebook page this year. The display begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and cars will be roaming the neighborhood from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 26. The route is about 3.5 miles […]

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested after hitting car, killing passenger Tuesday

A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 5 struck a car near Brooks early Tuesday morning, killing a passenger. At approximately 2:50 a.m. Nov. 25, the Oregon State Police (OSP) received a call reporting a wrong-way driver on I-5 near Brooks. About one minute later, OSP received a second call of a head-on crash […]

Jesus missing in the Holiday Guide

Jesus missing in the Holiday Guide

To the Editor: Just this morning I received the Keizertimes 2014 Holiday Gift and Event Guide in the mail. It was filled with loads of gift ideas and local events. You can buy diamonds, veterinary services, flowers, meals at McDonalds or Subway, and much, much more.  Even a holiday subscription to the Keizertimes! There is […]

Teachers are a constant in kid’s lives

Teachers are a constant in kid’s lives

To the Editor: Sometimes I call parents’ homes in the evening to tell them how well their student is doing in class, or what an exceptional effort or improvement s/he is making. Almost invariably, the appreciative response will be something along the lines of, “How kind of you to call! I wish more teachers cared […]

How to get past political impasses

How to get past political impasses

A Box of Soap by Don Vowell A foundation of gratitude and hope supports all that happens between now and the New Year. As viewed against the national climate of calamity and dire prediction it’s an optimism hard to justify.  Where change is possible there can be hope.  Since change is the one constant in […]

Action is not amnesty or citizenship

Action is not amnesty or citizenship

We now know that President Obama’s new immigration policy is not amnesty or a way for people to avoid deportation any more than it is automatic citizenship.  Rather, it is work authorization that will not provide social welfare benefits but will allow employers to continue to exploit immigrant labor. It will build on the existing Deferred Action for […]

Larry J. Miletta

Larry J. Miletta

May 19, 1957 – November 17, 2014

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

Thank a politician today

Thank a politician today

By E.J. DIONNE JR. It’s a mistake to be nostalgic for some golden age in politics when everyone was nice to each other. Such a time never existed. Still, this is a particularly rotten moment to be an elected official, and especially a member of Congress, a body whose ratings are even lower than those […]

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