Archive for the Category ‘Editorials’

Going hungry

Going hungry

During each holiday season Americans, for whom hunger is not an issue, become more generous and donate food or money to food banks and local food drives. Donations to our local food banks are taking on an increased urgency this season. More families are relying on food banks to put nutritious meals on their tables. […]

Park toy inspires crowds

Park toy inspires crowds

Give the public what they want and they’ll embrace it in droves. It was heartening to see so many Keizer families attend the unveiling of the community build playground design last week at the civic center. Earlier in the day on Thursday, Nov. 14, Keizer Rapids Park Playground Project (KRP) task force members joined consultants […]

Gang violence

Gang violence

The current rise in gang-relatedviolence in Keizer must be addressed and stopped before it escalates further. McNary High School was locked down last week due to an off-campus assault that was too close to the school. Reports are heard of gang violence in the halls of the high school itself. The public should be concerned […]

Phillipine disaster help

Phillipine disaster help

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Phillipines last week before it moved onto Vietnam. It is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the world. Scenes of wide swaths of devastation in Tacloban are heartbreaking. The death toll could reach into the many thousands. A way of life in the archipelago has been destroyed; […]

Playoff drought over

Playoff drought over

McNary High School’s varsity football playoff drought is over. The players of the 2013 team have shown they are a force to be reckoned with. Head Coach Isaac Parker and his staff have returned the McNary Celtics to the place as a post-season contender. Third in the conference, at the end of regular season play,  […]

A plan to transform Keizer

A plan to transform Keizer

There was a public hearing at this week’s Keizer City Council meeting regarding revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The 90-plus page report from city staff is chock full of recommendations for the council to consider regarding managing expected growth over the next 20 years. The revision comes as a result of the recently completed […]

A plan to transform Keizer

A plan to transform Keizer

There was a public hearing at this week’s Keizer City Council meeting regarding revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The 90-plus page report from city staff is chock full of recommendations for the council to consider regarding managing expected growth over the next 20 years. The revision comes as a result of the recently completed […]

Meant for kids, designed by kids

Meant for kids, designed by kids

On Thursday, Nov. 14, representatives from Leathers and Associates, consultants for the Community Build playground project, will be joined by Keizer representatives at six elementary schools for Design Day. The consultants and members of the Keizer Rapids Park Playground Program (KRP3) will be asking children at the Keizer schools what they want the community build […]

Approve fire levy

Approve fire levy

We all know that freedom and liberty are  not free. Neither is public safety. There is a cost for the personnel, the equipment, the infrastructure and the organization, especially for fire and medical services. The Keizer Fire District is requesting district voters approve a 59 cents per $1,000 valuation five-year levy in the upcoming November […]

Don’t make us come in there

Don’t make us come in there

When siblings are squabbling,  parents often use the phrase “Don’t make me come in there,” a parental threat that should instill dread, if not detente in the children. America is at a “Don’t make me come in there” moment with Washington, D.C. Citizens should let politicians in Washington know they are fed up with the […]

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