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Fatal stabbing report

Fatal stabbing report

To the Editor: Your report on the fatal stabbing of Jeff Holly on Brooks Avenue (Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing, April 22) was irresponsible. A collection of quotes from disgruntled neighbors and police blotter records do not constitute the truth.  I lived with Jeff Holly for the nine years previous to the Brooks Avenue […]

The state of disunion

The state of disunion

By MICHAEL GERSON The 2016 presidential race already counts an extraordinary accomplishment: It has made the 2000 election seem like the good old days.    Before Bush v. Gore became a Supreme Court controversy, the contest seemed to demonstrate that American politics was modernizing in a hopeful direction. Clintonism (including Al Gore’s slightly revised version) […]

What will US foreign policy be in 2017?

What will US foreign policy be in 2017?

In the realm of too silly to believe, Donald J. Trump could be this nation’s next president. Although polls lead one to believe that a victory by Hillary Clinton over Trump is a foregone conclusion, we won’t be certain of the outcome until, at the very earliest, near midnight on Nov.8. In the meantime, Trump has now said […]

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‘Now do the right thing’

‘Now do the right thing’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s financial season officially got underway Tuesday night as the Keizer Budget Committee went over the proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget. Several were on hand asking for more funding help, particularly in regards to parks. In a couple of cases, committee members were scolded for not providing enough. Most […]

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Colm Willis would like to take Rep. Kurt Schrader’s place in Washington, D.C. So would Ben West, Seth Allan and Earl Rainey. The four Republicans took part in a debate April 21 at Keizer Civic Center in front of about 100 people. Each is hoping to win the May […]

From woo to woe to WOW

From woo to woe to WOW

McNary’s Romeo and Juliet urges audience to enjoy the ride

Richard E. Brown

Richard E. Brown

Richard E. Brown, 85, passed away on April 3. Richard was born on Nov. 27, 1930 in Culver City, Calif. His family moved to Oregon and he graduated from Molalla High School in 1950. After school, Richard joined the United States Air Force. He retired from the USAF as a staff sergeant in 1971. Richard […]

The Trump pivot

The Trump pivot

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON – Word on the street is that Donald Trump wants to hire a serious campaign team and give some serious policy speeches – 10 months after his presidential announcement and just as he has nearly secured the Republican nomination. A consistent plurality of GOP primary voters has found such establishment credentials […]

Obama’s Legacy Tour

Obama’s Legacy Tour

By Phyllis Schlafly President Obama quietly slipped out of the country last week for a world tour intended to enhance his “legacy” as a globalist. His first stop was Saudi Arabia to reassure King Salman of America’s continued support for that brutal absolute monarchy, where Christians are forbidden to worship openly. Obama then went to […]

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