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Harvey “Rise” Risewick

Harvey “Rise” Risewick

July 19, 1939 – Sept. 14, 2014

Chuck Lee is the right choice

Chuck Lee is the right choice

To the Editor: We have known Chuck Lee since our daughter started middle school at Blanchet about 12 years ago. Since then, Chuck moved into a house down the street and has been our neighbor, city councilor and friend for many years.  We have been impressed with his memory of the children he knew at […]

Negative ads suppress enthusiasm

Negative ads suppress enthusiasm

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL The author of an outraged letter to the editor in one of last week’s morning papers claimed that Sen. Jeff Merkley’s negative campaign ads had driven him to declare his vote for Monica Wehby regardless of their respective stance on the issues. Huh?  My TV watching is restricted […]

Two cheers for Obama, not three

Two cheers for Obama, not three

By MICHAEL GERSON     It is a long, long way from the “JV team” to the “network of death.” It is even longer from the arguments of President Obama’s 2014 West Point commencement address—which ridiculed “tough talk,” criticized a “military solution” in Syria and ignited various straw men of military adventurism—to the substance of […]

Columnist is wrong on search

Columnist is wrong on search

To the Editor:  I would like to offer my thoughts on Mr. Gene McIntyre’s opinion of the Chemeketa Community College selection process concerning choosing a president (Chemeketa search should irk taypayers, Keizertimes, Sept. 19). I served for 18 years on the Chemeketa Board and as chair of the board. I was greatly involved in the […]

Keizer’s future

Keizer’s future

To the Editor: In a past issue of the Keizertimes we learned our city is forever stuck with a $2.08 maximum property tax. With the proceeds generated from that tax, our city council has to split tax money to provide a city administration, public buildings, public works, public parks and an adequate police force. Our […]

One bill? So what?

One bill? So what?

To the Editor: So Senator Jeff Merkley has written only one bill—now why is that a bad thing?  And it seems a bit surprising that this is perceived negatively by those who who oppose government intrusion into their lives. Art Burr Keizer

Pope Francis’ American messenger

Pope Francis’ American messenger

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Leaders can make decisions that signal big changes in the political, religious and ethical landscape. In naming Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago, Pope Francis did just that. Cupich, now the bishop of Spokane, has been described in media accounts as a “moderate” within the Catholic Church. Temperamentally, […]

Introspection time for evangelicals

Introspection time for evangelicals

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON — Christian conservatives are often the subject of study by academics, who seem to find their culture as foreign as that of Borneo tribesmen. And this is a particularly interesting time for brave social scientists to put on their pith helmets and head to Wheaton, Ill., Colorado Springs or unexplored regions […]

The mystifying 2014 election

The mystifying 2014 election

By E.J. DIONNE JR. There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what’s happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate this November. The prognosticators who rely on their reporting and their guts […]

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