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Preparing for the workforce

Preparing for the workforce

By AMI MACEIRA McSPARIN Ask a business owner about the younger generation of workers and the response will be polarized. Some claim younger workers are an essential part of the workforce, while others state younger generations of workers need focus in workplace skills such as communication, building credibility, accountability, and real-world problem solving. According to Rick […]

Keizer’s hidden gem

Keizer’s hidden gem

To the Editor: Keizer’s hidden gem is Rickman Community Garden, Nestled behind Keizer Civic Center, adjacent to Chalmers Jones and Carlson Skate parks, adding beauty and diversity to an urban setting. Rickman Garden provides 17 raised beds which are rented by individual gardeners responsible for planing, growing, upkeep and harvesting. Our first gathering of the […]

Abuse of animals

Abuse of animals

To the Editor: Did you know 70 percent of animal abusers often have records of violent crimes? Animal abuse should stop because animals are family, animals die and animals have feelings, too. One reason animal abuse should stop is because they’re family. According to Stop Animal Cruelty, “some animals are not strong enough to take […]

The GOP has two fevers

The GOP has two fevers

By MICHAEL GERSON    Some Trump-obsessed, hysterical nitwits have overstated the case that the Republican Party may be on the verge of self-annihilation. “If Trump were the nominee,” said one, “the GOP would cease to be.” That quote would be mine. The mood of the moment (not to mention the rhythm of the sentence) was […]

Overfishing oceans has consequences

Overfishing oceans has consequences

A few decades ago the nearest sighting of a sea lion for an Astorian involved a 175 mile drive down the coast to the Sea Lion Caves.  Growing up in Astoria meant that one could never view creatures that live in the Pacific Ocean except, maybe, but very seldom, a lost seal. Now, residents and visitors alike need travel […]

Grad party flower fundraiser ends Friday

Grad party flower fundraiser ends Friday

Organizers of the McNary High School All-Night Graduation Party are partnering with Egan Gardens to sell flower baskets to raise funds for the party. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 15. Call or text 541-619-3274 or email celticcelebrate@gmail.com. Zonal geraniums are available for $6 each with a choice of coral, dark pink, lavender, pink […]

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

By MICHAEL GERSON     In a campaign that has involved talk of revisiting the Geneva Conventions, rewriting the 14th Amendment and rounding up and expelling 11 million people, failures of politeness, violations of manners, would seem a secondary concern. But in this political cycle, insults, invective and coarseness have been charged with a political […]

Lottery revenue lets business off tax hook

Lottery revenue lets business off tax hook

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) of Silverton has lobbied the state’s government since 1990 on budget, tax and economic issues with a goal “to improve decision-making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians.”  Over its lifetime, it has weighed in on how certain policies like welfare assistance programs, taxes, minimum wages and unemployment […]

Death notice

Death notice

James Powell Nov. 30, 1962-March 31, 2016 No services at his request. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Agenda for Keizer City Council work session

Agenda for Keizer City Council work session

Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

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