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What you wish for

What you wish for

To the Editor: Noam Chomsky would write, “It was ever thus,” but I am neither old nor smart enough to cite the historical precedent. What I can say is that never in my memory has the repudiation of government of, for and by the people been so obvious, so “in your face peasants.” One look […]

The green truck

The green truck

By REVEREND CURT McCORMACK It was the Christmas of 1952, I was 8 years old.  There was only one item on my Christmas list that year, it was a yellow scale model of a log truck made by the Toy Company.  It was about 18 inches long with the trailer retracted, almost thirty inches with the […]

Sanctuary cities an open door for problems

Sanctuary cities an open door for problems

Reactions to the election of Donald J. Trump are mixed. Nevertheless, one of his promises stands tall among hopes for this writer.  Trump the campaigner said he will block, on the day he enters the Oval Office, the immigration executive orders issue by the Obama administration.  This would be welcome news although cabinet members from Goldman Sachs and military hawks cause considerable alarm about follow-through from statements made […]

Will Woodruff

Will Woodruff

March 18, 1980 – Dec. 6,2016

Karen Sue (Leavitt) Choate

Karen Sue (Leavitt) Choate

Jan. 30, 1943 – Dec. 7,2016

Karlin “Karl” Chambers

Karlin “Karl” Chambers

November 14, 1960 – December 13, 2016

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In its previous meeting, the Keizer City Council turned down a request by the Keizer Chamber to waive public works fees for the upcoming Holiday Lights Parade. On Monday, Dec. 5, the city council reversed course and voted 6-1 to absorb $1,300 for barricades and staff time by the […]

Fake news vs. junk news

Fake news vs. junk news

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS The big “fake news” stories of 2016 were the polls. Most showed Donald Trump losing big in November, thus cable news ran countless renditions of the many ways Trump could not possibly win the necessary Electoral College vote. Getting the story utterly wrong should result in hand-wringing, hair-pulling and painful introspection in […]

What Donald Trump should read

What Donald Trump should read

By MICHAEL GERSON Whatever his other considerable achievements, our president-elect is not known for his broad reading in American history. But Donald Trump is about to enter that history. And in the spirit of new beginnings, he might view this as an opportunity to accumulate some inspiration, both for his inaugural address and his manner […]

We should be taking care of us first

We should be taking care of us first

Listening to any apostle of the refugees flooding our country, one learns that they want every American to invite these folks into their homes as guests for however long it takes for them to get settled here and find a job. The refugees, they argue, should be first in line to take any available jobs no matter the consequences to […]

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