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The Big But

The Big But

By MICHAEL GERSON Following President Obama’s ambitious executive order on immigration — not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition—we are left to pick through the wreckage of law and precedent. Obama’s action was a substitute for legislation—imposed precisely because legislation he favored did not pass. So what issues might have been […]

People control

People control

To the Editor: It’s a shame that more people don’t realize that violent crimes are committed by people and not inanimate objects.  Knives, firearms, blunt objects, and motor vehicles do not commit violent acts. People commit violent acts.  Until this is understood and until society and our justice system deal effectively with the people who […]

Hayes is not the First Lady

Hayes is not the First Lady

To the Editor: I have been following the Kitzhaber and Hayes episode. I notice one newspaper insists on addressing Miss Hayes as “First Lady.” During the election, she was referred to as Kitzhaber’s fiancee. In past years a fiancee was one that approaching marraige age. The wife of the president or a governor carries the […]

A pope’s human touch

A pope’s human touch

By MICHAEL GERSON Pope Francis’ American honeymoon is over (though the whole idea of a papal honeymoon smacks of Borgia-era excess). At first, some political conservatives complained that Francis was showing insufficient respect for distinguished Catholic theologians such as Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. But now, more thoughtful Catholic writers wonder if the pope (who […]

The fourth term investigation blues

The fourth term investigation blues

It’s a sad state of affairs when something like half of Oregon’s voters neither trust nor have confidence in the judgment and attention to public business of the man elected to lead Oregonians for another four years.  He has managed to bring things to this current place after mismanaging most everything under his purview while imposing on Oregon a “First Lady” […]

Loren Grove Bosten

Loren Grove Bosten

December 13, 1923 – November 6, 2014

Hazel Augusta Sandahl

Hazel Augusta Sandahl

December 28, 1918 – October 18, 2014

Award winning at 425 degrees

Award winning at 425 degrees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As the awards banquet continued, Dawn Schierman was getting frustrated. The manager of the Keizer Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza was at a company conference at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. recently with her boss, store owner Chris Copp. Copp convinced Schierman to come under the guise of vice […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, Nov 17 at 7 p.m.

James (Jim) Young

James (Jim) Young

Aug. 22, 1936 – Nov. 3, 2014

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