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A less conservative America

A less conservative America

By E.J. DIONNE JR. If Republicans are baffled by Hillary Clinton’s persistent lead in the polls despite months of bad publicity, they need only examine the tensions on display in their party over the last few days. It would be hard to conceive of a worse stretch for Clinton than a period that began with […]

The intricate knot of urban poverty

The intricate knot of urban poverty

By MICHAEL GERSON Police and prisons are the successful answer to a rather narrow question: Can overwhelming force and routine incarceration bring temporary order to impoverished and isolated urban communities? Baltimore in the early 2000s answers in the affirmative. By 2005, a city of about 600,000 people recorded more than 100,000 arrests. Violent crime declined […]

Joyce Fish-Javor-Bolles

Joyce Fish-Javor-Bolles

Oct. 23, 1930 – April 27, 2015

Have fun without alcohol

Have fun without alcohol

To the Editor: The annual Keizer Iris Festival is a highlight of the year and good for the family. However, I was disappointed that the Brewfest for Keizerfest has been added.  It would be nice to have entertainment without the aid of alcoholic beverages. In the paper (Keizertimes, April 17, 2015) it stated “a lot […]

Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board

Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board

To The Editor: With respect to all candidates, we are supporting Betty Hart for Keizer Fire Board.  She has experience when it comes to the fire district’s budget and would help represent our interests effectively. Betty has been a long-time volunteer in our community, worked on the last two campaigns for the fire district and […]

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

To the Editor: The Keizer Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is expressing our endorsement for Chet Patterson for the Keizer Fire District Board Position 3. When the Keizer Fire District was formed back in 1948, we relied on volunteers from day one.  Over time, many things have changed and now our volunteers work alongside dedicated career professionals […]

New checks on guns are unenforceable

New checks on guns are unenforceable

To the Editor: How stupid can you be? The Democrats in the Oregon legislature just passed a bill that requires a background check on private gun sales. This will increase the work of the state police and licensed dealers and the cost to lawful gun owners. You don’t have to be a genius to see […]

State appointment is an affront

State appointment is an affront

To the Editor: Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bruce Buckmaster to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is a direct affront to the sports fishing anglers of the state. Buckmaster is a lobbyist and strategist for the Columbia River gillnetters. Sports fishing groups have spent countless dollars and hours trying to overcome the strangle hold […]

Earth Day should be every day

Earth Day should be every day

Earth Day occurred on April 22.  Considering the fact that the human population is going about spoiling every facet of our one place to live in the whole universe-—other than the International Space Station—it’d be in our best interest to recognize and do something about saving our unique world, every day of our lives.  The […]

Representing means respecting others

Representing means respecting others

From the Capitol By Bill Post As you probably already know, here in the Oregon Legislature, there are two political parties, one of which is in a “supermajority” in the Senate and one shy of “super majority” in the House.  That means we (Republicans) can’t really move a whole lot of bills we’d like to, […]

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