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Dann Kevin Fish

Dann Kevin Fish

June 25, 1955 – March 23, 2015

Government vs. religion

Government vs. religion

To the Editor: There’s been a lot of news about Indiana passing a freedom of religion law. Both sides in favor or against the law have voiced their opinions. My personal feeling is people who have strong religion reasons for not providing services should have rights under certain conditions. If there were only one baker […]

Fire board election

Fire board election

To the Editor: I am supporting Betty Hart for the Keizer Fire District board.  Betty has demonstrated her dedication to community service by years of effort on boards of various organizations such as Girl Scouts.  She manifests her high sense of responsibility by attending required meetings and community involvement ventures, and assisting with organization of […]

Virtues of the smoke-filled room

Virtues of the smoke-filled room

By MICHAEL GERSON The John Boehner/Nancy Pelosi agreement on Medicare doctors’ payments—permanently easing up on scheduled cuts, funded (partially) by means testing—has been praised as an incremental gain and criticized as a small backward step. In either case, it is a rare bird: the result of a March 4 meeting between leaders in a metaphorical […]

Is CETC overpromising what it can do?

Is CETC overpromising what it can do?

Once a local person like me learns that there will be established here in the Salem-Keizer School District attendance area a public-private venture whose published purpose is to develop academic proficiency and technical skills, I am compelled to ask why are we doing that which will cost many more tax-supported dollars when our schools should have been offering instruction in […]

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

By Nancy Baldwin Health Educator, Salem Health Making positive strides while dealing with cancer is a major win—and many patients are experiencing the thrill of victory, thanks to retired McNary High School football coach Dave Snook. Turns out, coaching cancer patients is a lot like team sports. “Everyone has their own strengths and challenges, so […]

Boys searching for even keel on diamond

Boys searching for even keel on diamond

After beating out their first opponent of the season, the McNary High School varsity baseball team could only muster one hit in a game against West Linn High School on Wednesday, March 18. The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a home run with senior Mickey Walker pitching. In the fifth […]

KPAC ready for mural meeting

KPAC ready for mural meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Want to be the artist that helps design Keizer’s next public mural? If so, remember this date: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center. That’s when the newly renamed Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) will host a Call to Artists Mural Planning meeting. KPAC members Jill […]

Too many bills

Too many bills

From The Capitol By REP. BILL POST Things are moving quickly here in the legislature these days. One short check of the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) where you can see every bill, where they are and everything on committees and floor sessions and you will find some of the craziest ideas you can possibly […]

Anti-vaccination forces hurt all

Anti-vaccination forces hurt all

Rude awakenings, it was once believed, were reserved for other states in our nation.  Now we know from recent events that the one exceptional state, Oregon, is no longer of privileged status as was true in former years.  Our former governor has taken a dive for a girlfriend and it turns out that he may have had a lot of […]

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