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Koch brothers influence

Koch brothers influence

To the Editor: I would like to recognize the Koch brothers for spending some of their billion dollars trying to influence how we vote in Oregon. It has been well documented that these billionaire brothers continue to try to manipulate how people vote in many state and federal elections. The reason they are spending their […]

Roland Herrera for city council

Roland Herrera for city council

To the Editor: It is my extreme pleasure to endorse Roland Herrera for the Keizer City Council. For the 25 years I’ve known Roland, he has worked tirelessly in behalf of the city and its citizens – especially the young people. Years ago when we took the sixth grade students at Cummings Elementary to Outdoor […]

State fair memories

State fair memories

To the Editor: My husband and I missed the state fair last summer. Instead of dodging piles of sheep shearing and licking the sticky residue of cotton candy from our fingers, Steve and I were in Roatan, scuba diving and following groups (pods? schools? flocks?) of squid. It was almost too hot to go on […]

With rights come responsibilites

With rights come responsibilites

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL They sat perfectly still in their dress whites, eyes forward, with gloved hands uniformly at rest on their thighs as they listened to the commencement speaker.  It was surprising to have such military precision be so deeply moving.  Not one of them stole a look at their phone, […]

Is Putin turning clock back to 1939?

Is Putin turning clock back to 1939?

In 1938 Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Hitler’s Germany with the intent to hug and kiss for a “lasting peace” in Europe. Chamberlain came away from the meeting to proclaim that through the Munich deal there would be “peace in our time.”  Incidentally, that just a few folks in Czechoslovakia would be annexed into Nazi Germany was part of the […]

Put yourself in an English learner’s shoes

Put yourself in an English learner’s shoes

By ERIC A. HOWALD This should be easier. Even before putting the pen to paper, I have to switch the pen back to my dominant hand—my right—just to see if I’m holding it correctly. I put the pen back in my left hand and it doesn’t feel or look the same. I have to repeat […]

KHC honoring DAR luminary

KHC honoring DAR luminary

A memorial plaque honoring Anna Maria Pittman will be dedicated on the front lawn of the Keizer Heritage Center on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The plaque memorializes the namesake of the Anna Maria Pittman Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Keizer chapter was chartered on Dec. […]

Resource night at Kennedy, open house for other schools

Resource night at Kennedy, open house for other schools

Kennedy Elementary School is going all-out for its Open House event Tuesday, Sept. 2. Students will find out who their new teachers are and explore new home rooms, but there will also be opportunities to get dental and vision screenings, free haircuts and more. New Kennedy principal Jesse Leonard, who was reassigned from Gubser at […]

Celtics return to field, courts

Celtics return to field, courts

McNary High School fall sports return with a vengeance next week just as the 2014-15 school year gets underway. School reclassifications and league realignments mean that the Celtics will be facing a deeper well of opponents throughout the season and will do without a number of non-league contests that would normally give the teams more […]

Political cartoons out of bounds

Political cartoons out of bounds

To the Editor: Over the years that my family has subscribed to the Keizertimes, I had always been under the impression that its editor, a trained journalist, held to that most basic tenet of reporting the facts without bias. These last three weeks of editorial comics, however, have been a great reminder to me that […]

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