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A global conspiracy of health

A global conspiracy of health

By MICHAEL GERSON In the category of stunning, heartening, woefully underreported good news: In 2000, an estimated 9.9 million children around the world died before age 5. In 2013, the figure was 6.3 million. That is 3.6 million fewer deaths, even as population increased by about 1 billion. Shout it from the rooftops. Or, more […]

The duck that roared

The duck that roared

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama’s most difficult year in office. He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions in foreign […]

Vivian D. Anderson

Vivian D.  Anderson

January 2, 1925 – November 30, 2014

Jeffery Lee Burhans

Jeffery Lee Burhans

June 13, 1964 – December 6, 2014

Helen E. Kupneski

Helen E. Kupneski

November 22, 1914 – December 11, 2014

End of year tax write off

End of year tax write off

To the Editor: Parents of McNary High School students are preparing for the senior graduation party. We hope to make the 2015 event just as successful as those in the past, a success made possible by hard-working volunteers and generous support from community members like you. The evening will be filled with entertainment, games, prizes, […]

Warming relations with Cuba is good

Warming relations with Cuba is good

Interest was aroused in the debate over normalizing relations with Cuba when House Speaker John Boehner said, “Relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until the Cuban people enjoy freedom—and not one second sooner.”  Then, too, incoming Senate majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell agreed with Boehner as did GOP Senators Marco Rubio […]

Student dies at Chemawa Indian School on Dec. 14

Student dies at Chemawa Indian School on Dec. 14

The death of an 18-year-old student at Chemawa Indian School on Sunday morning has been attributed to natural causes. Around 7:30 a.m. Dec. 14, emergency personnel were called to the school, located at 3700 Chemawa Road NE in Salem, after 18-year-old Melissa Abell was found collapsed in her room. Marion County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded […]

Parade winners

Parade winners

The weather held out nicely for the 24th annual Festival of Lights Holiday Parade down River Road in Keizer last Saturday, Dec. 13. Some, however, were upset when a number of parade entries pulled off early to take part in the After Glow Party at Skyline Ford, a new addition this year. Here are the […]

Fundraiser for Payton Williams

Fundraiser for Payton Williams

To the Editor: On behalf of the McNary Celtics varsity girls and boys teams, we would like to say a huge thank you to all who came out and supported the Celts for Payton Williams night last Friday, Dec. 12.  Over $1,200 was raised for the Williams family.  The family was overwhelmed and very touched […]

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