Since the recession has softened, it has been revealed that there is a need for people trained in vocational-technical skills. The number of these jobs is no small potatoes; in fact, they add up to hundreds, even thousands, of opportunities that too often go unfilled by Oregon’s working age youth and adults because they are not adequately trained for them. […]
John Sanford, 84, passed away on May 23. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at the Keizer Elks Lodge. Arrangements are being handled by Keizer Funeral Chapel.
David Bruce Barrett, 84, passed away on May 21. There will be no services held at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Keizer Funeral Chapel.
A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL The Oregon “kicker” law was forefront in the news recently. The lead editorial in today’s morning paper is headed “Don’t let Democrats steal your kicker.” We could talk about the kicker refund without willful stupidity and name-calling. Without taking a keep it or a give it back stance […]
By MICHAEL GERSON For both parties, the emerging theme of economic mobility is often a reluctant, second choice. Deep down, many Democrats would prefer to focus on economic inequality. But while Americans have theoretical concerns about the income gap, they are consistently skeptical about government’s role as leveler. Explicit talk of redistribution doesn’t get a […]
Recent revelations by The Oregonian strongly suggest that the state of Oregon has been mainly wasting precious tax dollars on the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. It takes the commission about a year to investigate an alleged ethics violation, the current maximum fine for ethics violators is $5,000, but that in half the cases violators got off with a mere warning […]
Room for teams is still available in the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Gold Cup Golf Tournament at McNary Golf Club on Saturday, June 6. Individuals and foursomes can sign up to play in the benefit up to Saturday morning. The event is a shotgun scramble with a barbecue and auction. Registration starts at 11 […]
By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON — The Roman historian Tacitus described Emperor Nero’s persecution of Christians: “In their very deaths they were made the subjects of sport: for they were covered with the hides of wild beasts, and torn to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses, or set fire to, and when the day […]
By E.J. DIONNE JR. WASHINGTON — How is it that Democrats forgot about the joys Santa Claus can bring? How is it that Republicans managed to steal the Santa idea from the party of FDR and never let go? Understanding why Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy is important requires revisiting the politics […]
Dutch Bros. Coffee in Keizer will donate all its sales from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, to help Austin Verboort’s family pay medical expenses. Verboort, 16, a McNary High School student, was injured in an auto accident on May 22 at Lockhaven Drive N. and McClure Street N. He was released […]