Author: Admin

Traffic stop leads to 3 drug arrests

Keizer police arrested three individuals on drug-related charges after pulling over a driver spotted using his mobile phone Monday, Feb. 20. About 11:45 p.m., a Keizer officer pulled over a 1998 Buick Century with five occupants on Chemawa Road Northeast south of McLeod Lane Northeast. After speaking with the occupants, three arrests were made. Aubrey Jade Rose Crook-McCoy, 24, of Jefferson, Ore., was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Thomas Joseph Mendoza, 33, of Keizer, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, driving while suspended, driving uninsured and unlawful use of a telecommunications device. Brandon Scott Wilhite, 24, of...

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No Uber, Lyft; fix transit first

To the Editor: I am writing to voice my objections to Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett’s proposal to bring Uber and Lyft into this city without first trying to improve upon the current public transportation. It is no actual secret that a good chunk of people who live in this city, rely on a currently inadequate transportation system because the council is unable or unwilling to take actual steps to try and improve up on the system as it stands. Mayor Bennett has worked, it would seem, extremely hard to bring in ride share servers more than he has tried...

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As Trump unmuzzles the economy, a rosy scenario will become reality

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW Virtually the whole world is beating up on the Trump administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks and the repeal of Obamacare will generate 3 to 3.5 percent economic growth in the years ahead. In a CNBC interview last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the line on this forecast. He also argued the need for dynamic budget scoring to capture the effects of faster growth. Good for him. But what’s so interesting about all the economic growth naysaying today is that former President Obama’s first budget forecast roughly eight years...

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