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Bill Post is a good choice for D-25

Bill Post is a good choice for D-25

To the Editor: I have concerns about the House District 25 primary race. I had never heard of Barbara Jensen until reading a very negative article in the newspaper where she charged Bill Post with some trivial “illegalities.” My immediate reaction was to defend Bill and to suspect Barbara of dirty politics. It takes a […]

Deflating Russia can be done

Deflating Russia can be done

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW  President Barack Obama has ramped up his second round of economic and financial sanctions on Russia, and on Vladimir Putin in particular. Some of this is already working. But if anybody believes it will be easy to financially deflate Russia, they better think again. Russia holds $132 billion of U.S. Treasury securities. […]

Can the US head off a new Cold War?

Can the US head off a new Cold War?

Students of history might argue successfully that the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States actually got underway when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The success of those two detonations resulted in a case of extreme paranoia on Joseph Stalin’s part and began the protracted competition involving the two surviving major world […]

Celtic track teams back for another go

Celtic track teams back for another go

  By Evan Rummerfield For the Keizertimes Spring sports are in full swing. More than 100 McNary track and field athletes are now practicing as of March 3. Last year, the boys placed second at the district meet, and the girls ran away with first place – a district title. Fifteen boys that competed at […]

S-K school board extends search for new head honcho

S-K school board extends search for new head honcho

    By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The two finalists for superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District met with members of the public two weeks ago at two middle schools. The Salem-Keizer School Board decided, after interviewing the finalists for superintendent, to extend the search and interview more candidates. “In the next few days,” […]

Cops honored for CPR effort

Cops honored for CPR effort

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes He didn’t do it for the honor or recognition. But Monday night sure felt good to Sgt. Jeff Goodman with the Keizer Police Department. Goodman and officer Kevin DeMarco were feted at the start of Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting for their actions exactly two months earlier. On […]

Keep idle hands busy with spring break activities, camps

Keep idle hands busy with spring break activities, camps

      Spring break brings many idle hours, but many local organizations are offering opportunities for learning and recreation during the break. Here are a few: Multi-day The Kroc Center is offering five-day camps with a variety of themes including cooking, sports, fashion, musical theater, art, science and crafting. Cost ranges from $100 to […]

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

By ERIC A. HOWALD/ Of the Keizertimes Who do you call to heal a broken heart? Is it possible to recapture lost love? Do opposites really attract? What happens when any of those scenarios play out? Those are a few of the questions pondered in Almost, Maine. The McNary High School drama department is staging […]

Fire board douses Big Toy

Fire board douses Big Toy

      By ERIC A. HOWALD/Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire Board denied a request to pony up $7,000 for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park at its meeting Tuesday, March 18. Director Joe Van Meter was the most adamant in his denial. “I am never going to vote for using tax money […]

Support for Barbara Jensen

Support for  Barbara Jensen

To the Editor: Barbara Jensen has the skills and experience to serve our community. I had the pleasure of working with Barbara at the Oregon Department of Energy and was pleased to hear that she is now running for state representative. As a small business owner and successful project manager, Barbara has the proven leadership […]

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