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Join me, vote for Gary Johnson

Join me, vote for Gary Johnson

To the Editor: To the Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who feel cheated and do not want to vote for either of the nominees of the two major parties, I urge you not to waste your vote on Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but to turn to a viable third option: Gary Johnson, the nominee for […]

Will GOP repudiate Trump’s cruelty?

Will GOP repudiate Trump’s cruelty?

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Republican politicians face a choice. They can accept Hillary Clinton’s invitation to abandon Donald Trump and prevent a redefinition of their party as a haven for bigotry. Or they can prop Trump up, try to maximize his vote—and thereby tarnish themselves for a generation. If there were any doubts about Trump’s […]

Both candidates leave one to wonder

Both candidates leave one to wonder

The fanciest word I found to label myself during the past two weeks is masochist or a person who is gratified by self-imposed pain.  While I did not sit glued to a TV throughout every minute of the two convention’s proceedings, I did muster the fortitude, by what’s believed self-denied means, to listen to almost every word each […]

Tickets for Chef’s Nite Out on sale

Tickets for Chef’s Nite Out on sale

Tickets for the 18th annual Chef’s Nite Out are now sale for the Oct. 9 event to be held at the Salem Convention Center. Sponsored by Bonaventure Senior Living, the event will feature more than 45 local food and beverage vendors. Proceeds will benefit Marion-Polk Food Share. Tickets are $75, but if purchased before Aug. […]

Bobye M. Parkes

Bobye M. Parkes

November 14, 1930 – July 22, 2016

School supply drive runs through Sept. 1

School supply drive runs through Sept. 1

The Keizertimes office is a drop-off location for the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s school supply drive through Sept. 1. The needed supplies include notebooks, hand sanitzer, water color paints, glue sticks, color pencils and all the items grade school students need throughout the year. For a complete list of needed items visit skeducationfoundation.org. The Keizertimes is […]

Titans nationally known

Titans nationally known

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Oregon Titans opened the 16U Gold American Softball Association/USA National Championship 5-0 but up next was a team, Washington Majestics, they had fallen to 9-1 just earlier this summer. “It was probably the toughest team we’d ever seen, this year when we stepped on the field,” Titans President […]

Clinton takes the fight to Trump

Clinton takes the fight to Trump

By E.J. DIONNE JR.       PHILADELPHIA — Charging that Donald Trump “wants us to fear the future and fear each other,” Hillary Clinton took him on with the most powerful line in her party’s tradition.      “Well, a great Democratic president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to Trump more than 80 […]

A choice between the uninspiring and the unfit

A choice between the uninspiring and the unfit

By MICHAEL GERSON       WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s convention week featured two of the most effective communicators in the Democratic Party offering different images of the nominee. In Bill Clinton’s version, she is a “change-maker” who has “never been satisfied with the status quo.” In Barack Obama’s telling, she has the “intelligence” and “judgment” to […]

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Two Keizer residents have applied to fill a vacancy on the city council. Former city councilor Mark Caillier and one-time city council candidate Eamon Bishop will present their cases to the sitting members of the council at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The preferred candidate will be appointed at the city council meeting at 7 p.m. […]

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