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Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

By MICHAEL GERSON   The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. A former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 emails she deemed personal […]

Ted Alan Sharp

Ted Alan Sharp

Ted Alan Sharp of Keizer lost his battle against cancer Friday, March 20. Sharp was 66. Ted was born in Ontario, Ore. on Aug. 12,1948 to Eugene and Flo Sharp and was raised in New Plymouth, Idaho, graduating from New Plymouth High School in 1966. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelors […]

William C. Drakeley Sr.

William C. Drakeley Sr.

William C. Drakeley Sr.,101, died Thursday, March 19. He was born October 3, 1913, in Angie, North Dakota, the son of William C. and Sadie P. Jones Drakeley. The family moved to Salem when he was 17 where he graduated from Salem High School. As a young man Bill worked many jobs including logging, the […]

Nuttbrock proposes to spruce up what he built

Nuttbrock proposes to spruce up what he built

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jerry Nuttbrock is quite familiar with the Keizer Rotary Amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park. After all, he helped build it and he lives pretty close to it. Now, Nuttbrock wants to class it up. “I’ve been looking for a project to sink my teeth into since doing the amphitheater,” […]

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

McNary High School will be installing a new artificial turf field this summer. The turf will replace the existing grass field, which means McKay High School will be the only high school in the Salem-Keizer School District with a natural field. In the two months since Keizertimes last talked with organizers, the project has continued […]

Paper is balanced

Paper is balanced

To the Editor:  Regarding Jim Keller’s view (Letter to the Editor, March 13) about liberal bias on the part of the Keizertimes, I note in the same paper, approximately 24 column inches devoted to supporting Keller’s conservative views (Michael Gerson) and 15 column inches reflecting what would appear to a liberal view (Gene McIntyre). The […]

GOP should be equal partner

GOP should be equal partner

It is hard to know what a Republican stands for these days.  With a newly won Congressional majority the only unifying theme in bills they have introduced seems to be “How can we harm Obama?”  It hasn’t helped them much so far. Each time they defer to the more extreme Tea Party bloc they get […]

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Some good news for Oregon’s beleaguered middle class and those whose incomes are even lower: Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis has announced that there will be a re-awakening of the kicker law to the tune of $349 million. Of course, as always when the government hints of a break for taxpayers, this may be a false alarm if revenue […]

The Senate’s 47 percent

The Senate’s 47 percent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining afterward that his sole purpose was to tell Iraqi officials that “if they want to prevent a war, they need to […]

Inequality’s effects on kids

Inequality’s effects on kids

By MICHAEL GERSON It is rare for a work of sociology to leave readers choking back emotion. Max Weber and Emile Durkheim were not known for writing tearjerkers. But Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. It is the culminating […]

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