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Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m.

MAK cleans up Salem home

MAK cleans up Salem home

Men in Action for Keizer (MAK), the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer group of men, jumped into action earlier this month when they were called by representatives of the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs to help clear out the former home of a veteran’s widow. A small group of MAK volunteers, led by Bob Shackelford, […]

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Salem’s mayor-elect, Chuck Bennett, stopped by the weekly Rotary Club of Keizer luncheon Thursday, Dec. 22, to talk about the ways Salem and Keizer can work together. Topics ranged from the future of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to transit and homelessness. Bennett reserved his harshest critique for […]

Fran Lindquist

Fran Lindquist

July 12, 1941 – Dec. 18, 2016

Bob O’Shea

Bob O’Shea

Bob O’Shea, of Keizer recently passed away. He is survived by his wife, Joan. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Keizer Elks lodge, 4250 Cherry Avenue N., at 1 p.m.

Hate and divisiveness

Hate and divisiveness

By PRITAM K. ROHILA, Ph.D. Acrimony and nastiness have been hallmarks of the recent presidential election campaign in the United States. Divisive ideas, which were being propagated by hosts of a handful of talk radio and cable TV channels, became mainstreamed. Opponents were demonized, and differences among Americans were accentuated.  Suspicion, anger and hate became […]

The economy needs attention now

The economy needs attention now

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW President-elect Donald Trump’s transition continues to go smoothly. Actually, better than smoothly—confidently. More than confidently —transcendently. And to top it all off, the Dow is up 9 percent since the election, while economic-sensitive small caps have jumped nearly 16 percent. These are signs of Trump confidence. Hard-nosed investment manager Ray Dalio, founder […]

An equation for disaster?

An equation for disaster?

Americans have heard it more than once: “I’ll bet he is turning over in his grave,” when a matter occurs that we know would greatly upset a certain deceased person. I think of Alexander Hamilton when I think of a person from the past who’d likely be rolling over in his grave if such an […]

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council got a glimpse into one of the more successful organizations tackling the problem of homelessness in the mid-Willamette Valley. Recently-arrived Keizer resident TJ Putman briefly spoke to the council about his work as executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a non-profit collective […]

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

#10 McNary’s new gym floor McNary High School renovated its gymnasium thanks to $20,000 provided by the Athletic Booster Club. The project included painting both levels of the gym, along with refinishing the 15-year-old floor to include a McNary “M” at center court with ‘McNary” and “Celtics” at each baseline. Work began as soon as […]

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