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Optimistic for 2016

Optimistic for 2016

From the capitol By BILL POST I hope this article finds you and your loved ones having had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. In our house we enjoyed the fact that our son moved home from Missouri and we were thrilled to see him, making Christmas very special this year. I look […]

Politicizing guns

Politicizing guns

To the Editor: In a recent column (Keizertimes, Dec. 18), Gene McIntyre joined in lockstep with the Obamas, Clintons and Schumers in blaming the Republicans and NRA for the lack of gun control. Of course, this always follows reminders of all the horrific acts recently committed by madmen. One would have to be more than […]

What if the worst happens?

What if the worst happens?

By MICHAEL GERSON   What if the worst happens? The worst does not mean the nomination of Ted Cruz, in spite of justified fears of political disaster. Cruz is an ideologue with a message perfectly tuned for a relatively small minority of the electorate. Uniquely in American politics, he has made his reputation by being roundly […]

Is war the only response to N. Korea?

Is war the only response to N. Korea?

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is just about as entertaining as our nation’s lineup of presidential candidates. Several of these guys on the American stump want to go to war as soon as they’re in the White House and that’s what Kim’s saying, too.  Does this mean that if one of our “hawks” is elected that we’ll be at […]

Betty Phyllis McCullough

Betty Phyllis McCullough

June 19, 1929 – December 24, 2015

Paint part of the mural

Paint part of the mural

To the Editor: The Keizer  Mural, located on the long exterior wall of Town and Country Lanes,  is developing with great community input and involvement.  A number of local people are designing the individual images and will soon create a collage with the  numerous elements of the Keizer Iris Parade. Keizer Public  Arts  Commission (KPAC) and Keizer Arts […]

Gesture brings smile to my face

Gesture brings smile to my face

To the Editor: One afternoon in the the summer of 2013, I had a very brief exchange with someone whose name I still don’t know, but I think about him often and would love to thank him for brightening my day with his inspiring attitude. I had just entered the Keizer Civic Center and was […]

Bernie Sander’s lessons for capitalists

Bernie Sander’s lessons for capitalists

By E.J. DIONNE JR. There is an irony to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders: The senator from Vermont is often cast as exotic because he calls himself a “democratic socialist.” Yet the most important issue in politics throughout the Western democracies is whether the economic and social world that social democrats built can survive […]

Want an outsider for president? Consider Musk

Want an outsider for president? Consider Musk

It is reported and polls show many Americans want a person elected president who’s not a politician. Not someone who’s a member of the so-called “establishment” or those folks who year-after-year make certain one of their favorite cronies is elected to the highest political office in the land. I join those who want an outsider elected […]

New lease on life for orchard

New lease on life for orchard

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is a future again for the filbert orchard at Keizer Rapids Park. After Tony Weathers was granted a release from his contract to harvest the orchards in June, there was considerable question if another farm would take his place, especially given the desire to not use chemicals necessary […]

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