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Citizens disunited

Citizens disunited

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Are we spending our democracy into oblivion? This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance by defenders of mud-slinging who drag out Finley Peter Dunne’s 1895 assertion that “politics ain’t beanbag.” Politics […]

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt, a retailer of men’s and women’s workwear, opened the doors to its second Oregon-based company-owned retail store last Friday, Oct. 3 at 6385 Ulali Drive NE Suite 101 in Keizer Station Village Center. “One of our very first company-owned retail locations opened in Portland a few years ago and has been very successful, so […]

Vote for Ryan Howard

Vote for Ryan Howard

To the Editor: Ryan Howard currently serves on the same city council as I do—and I endorse his bid for Senate District 13 100 percent. While it will be Newberg’s loss on the council, he will do good things for the state. Ryan is one of the smartest people I know and does not make […]

Kim Thatcher

Kim Thatcher

To the Editor:  I was surprised by another reader’s letter in your Sept. 12 paper. He suggested that since Kim Thatcher had not “brought home the bacon,” or some other pig product, she did not deserve to be elected as our state senator. He also said she was supported by the Koch bothers, Personally I […]

Vote for Chuck Lee

Vote for Chuck Lee

To the Editor: I write to encourage Keizerites to join me in supporting Chuck Lee for House District 25. Chuck is the only candidate for House District 25 who has experience in serving in elective government. He has been a Keizer City Councilor and is currently Keizer’s representative on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Chuck is […]

Support for Herrera

Support for Herrera

I am supporting Roland Herrera for Keizer City Council. Roland has been a fixture in Keizer for 25 years, his involvement in youth activities (Keizer Little League, McNary athletics, Punt,Pass, and Kick, youth football, water education, outdoor school) is just a snapshot of his influence he has had on our town of Keizer. On a […]

On ebola, hard choices

On ebola, hard choices

By MICHAEL GERSON Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more) but America does not have an Ebola outbreak, which is extremely unlikely in a health system capable of basic […]

What’s happened to civility and sense?

What’s happened to civility and sense?

I see a rather dramatic decrease in civility and common sense almost everywhere I go.  Let’s start with a couple of definitions.  Any dictionary will define civility as civilized conduct, courteous, polite behavior while common sense means sound and prudent judgment based on an accurate perception of the situation or pertinent facts. Sports events were once the kind […]

WMS students, staff focus on college future

WMS students, staff focus on college future

Students at Whiteaker Middle School are focusing on their future, specifically college plans. Along with morning announcements on the last Friday of each month, students will hear about the college experiences of their teachers and staff members in hopes of getting them thinking about which colleges they would like to attend and what they would […]

Keizer Community Food Bank fosters self-reliance with crock pot lottery

Keizer Community Food Bank fosters self-reliance with crock pot lottery

The Keizer Community Food Bank is hoping to get its clients doing more with the emergency food boxes given out to local residents in need. With the help of a $1,000 grant from the Salem Foundation, KCFB purchased crock pots that were slated to be given out by lottery to clients of the food bank. […]

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