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Richard “Harley” Marion England

Richard “Harley” Marion England

June 17, 1952 – July 23, 2014

Willis Lawrence Hinkle

Willis Lawrence Hinkle

May 21, 1913 – July 24, 2014

Howdy, neighbors

Howdy, neighbors

August 5, is a good time for Keizerites to go outside and say hello to the people who live in their neighborhood. Next Tuesday is National Night Out (NNO), the annual event in which people are encouraged to meet and greet their neighbors to foster a sense of security and community. Some neighborhoods have registered […]

Lucinda (Cindy) Sue Palmer

Lucinda (Cindy) Sue Palmer

April 5, 1952 – July 22, 2014

Another drug

Another drug

To the Editor: I know it is too early but come November we will be asked to vote for or against the legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for recreational use. At one time, I was in favor of letting adults determine for themselves what is good for them. Since then I have done some serious thinking. […]

What does Bill of Rights protect?

What does Bill of Rights protect?

To the Editor: The time is upon us again when we all go to the polls, cast our votes, return to our centered lives complaining and placing weight of all issues upon those we have elected. This is the process, is it not? No! We all may think it is, but only our ignorance allows […]

Our disinterested and AWOL governor

Our disinterested and AWOL governor

It is funny how a memory from childhood can connect so directly with something at the present time.  Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes was brought to mind by the trials and tribulations of Governor John Kitzhaber and our disappointments therein.  Read that story again; you’ll be reminded of the emperor, naked but refusing to acknowledge it, as he marched in a parade. Kitzhaber’s seen […]

Marijuana prohibition doesn’t work

Marijuana prohibition doesn’t work

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS The New York Times has seen the light. On Sunday, the paper editorialized in favor of an end to the federal ban on marijuana. According to Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance, The Gray Lady has become the first major national newspaper to support legalizing marijuana. The Times did not […]

False equivalence

False equivalence

By SUSAN ESTRICH The “crossfire” mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle. I’ve […]

Thoughts on dealing with global conflicts

Thoughts on dealing with global conflicts

To the Editor: I have read and listened all Sunday morning to the views of pundits and politicians describing what we should be doing or have failed to do with respect to the Ukraine/Russia and Israel/Palestine crises.  Now that I am thoroughly informed, I offer the following thoughts: 1. Stop threatening Putin.  It is not only […]

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