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The Trump pivot

The Trump pivot

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON – Word on the street is that Donald Trump wants to hire a serious campaign team and give some serious policy speeches – 10 months after his presidential announcement and just as he has nearly secured the Republican nomination. A consistent plurality of GOP primary voters has found such establishment credentials […]

Obama’s Legacy Tour

Obama’s Legacy Tour

By Phyllis Schlafly President Obama quietly slipped out of the country last week for a world tour intended to enhance his “legacy” as a globalist. His first stop was Saudi Arabia to reassure King Salman of America’s continued support for that brutal absolute monarchy, where Christians are forbidden to worship openly. Obama then went to […]

It’s spring!

It’s spring!

The weather has improved, the outdoors are drier and warmer so conditions invite the planting of one’s favorite flowers and vegetables. The amateur gardener like me has gone to a nursery and bought seeds or small plants already underway. A day or two is spent getting the ground ready by way of a bag or […]

Having fun with lemons

Having fun with lemons

Lemonade Day is the antidote to the “Mom, there’s nothing to do” lament. With a nudge, a parent, a guardian or a teacher can convince a Keizer youngster that the cure for the ‘nothing to do’ blues is starting a business. Started in Texas, Lemonade Day has blossomed across the country—sales top $50 million each […]

Choose talk over punishment

Choose talk over punishment

By RANDOM PENDRAGON I just read MHS overflow clogs street by Craig Murphy. What this neighborhood is doing is punishing a large amount of students because of the actions of a few. I personally know people who use this gate to not only drive, but walk to school in a timely and convenient matter. The people who are proposing the […]

Stores closing due to higher wage

Stores closing due to higher wage

To the Editor: I am very disappointed in any business that uses the excuse that a higher minimum wage is the reason they are closing. I find it confusing that you wouldn’t want to pay a decent wage for people so they can even exist. No one can live on minimum wage as it is […]

What they owe the progressives

What they owe the progressives

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Compared with the ferocious fractiousness of the Republican campaign, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are operating by rules inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the gentle animal-loving holy man whom Pat Buchanan once derided as “the pacifist with the pigeons.” But with the GOP setting a very high standard for political […]

The importance of wildlife refuges

The importance of wildlife refuges

Federal authorities have recently reported more than two dozen incidents of totally unacceptable behavior, including vandalism and other acts of wreckage, by armed American militants at 13 wildlife refuges. This destructive behavior caused more than $7 million and counting so far. Apparently, these costs will be paid by American taxpayers as there has been no report, at least not […]

Preparing for the workforce

Preparing for the workforce

By AMI MACEIRA McSPARIN Ask a business owner about the younger generation of workers and the response will be polarized. Some claim younger workers are an essential part of the workforce, while others state younger generations of workers need focus in workplace skills such as communication, building credibility, accountability, and real-world problem solving. According to Rick […]

Keizer’s hidden gem

Keizer’s hidden gem

To the Editor: Keizer’s hidden gem is Rickman Community Garden, Nestled behind Keizer Civic Center, adjacent to Chalmers Jones and Carlson Skate parks, adding beauty and diversity to an urban setting. Rickman Garden provides 17 raised beds which are rented by individual gardeners responsible for planing, growing, upkeep and harvesting. Our first gathering of the […]

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