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Oregon Spirit Chorus headed to Honolulu

Oregon Spirit Chorus headed to Honolulu

The Oregon Spirit Chorus will represent the state at the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 7. To raise funds for the December event, the chorus will perform  a show at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Elks Lodge at 2336 Turner Rd. S.E. in Salem. Tickets […]

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Several candidates from around the region took part in a forum hosted by the Latino Business Alliance on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce joined Republican Rep. Jodi Hack, a candidate for House District 19; Republican Laura Morett and incumbent Democrat Rep. Paul Evans, candidates for House District 20; and House District 22 […]

Eclipse planning hits logistic hurdles

Eclipse planning hits logistic hurdles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Planning for an event centered around the total eclipse that will pass over Keizer in August 2017 is beginning to stumble and time is growing short for things to begin taking shape. That was the message from Sherrie Gottfried, a member of the Keizer Festivals Advisory Board and […]

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

With ballots making their way to voters, the Keizertimes took a look at some of the major issues and the local candidates in contested races. We are not endorsing any of these measures or candidates in this article, merely presenting a look at the issues and potential effects. STATE MEASURES Measure 97 A “yes” vote […]

Sleeping next to strangers

Sleeping next to strangers

The view from one of Keizer’s homeless

Karen Lovett

Karen Lovett

June 16, 1943 – October 22, 2016

Judith Ann Herber Peters

Judith Ann Herber Peters

December 16, 1942 – October 21, 2016

Brown unenthusiastic choice

Brown unenthusiastic choice

By Gene McIntyre Oregon’s not unusual in terms of embracing one major U.S. political party and then the other. Take the last eighty years, late 1930s to the present day, and the reader will find that there have been eight Democrats and eight Republicans occupying the chief’s office in our capitol. It’s not like some elections for […]

Read between the lines on Measure 97

Read between the lines on Measure 97

By DON VOWELL You can’t vote maybe.  You can vote yes or no.  If your life is guided by political campaign ads you must believe that a yes vote for Measure 97 dooms us to higher taxes, loss of jobs, and crippling burdens for some Oregon-based businesses.  A no vote means a continuance of failing […]

It’s time to vote

It’s time to vote

From the Capitol By Rep. Bill Post It’s so good to be a Keizerite!  As I write this, I’ve just found out what you have no doubt already discovered, that we have a Winco/Waremart grocery store coming to Keizer!  I couldn’t be more excited. This town has proved over and over that it can support […]

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