Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Support can’t falter with apts. nixed

Many people in Keizer were sure the fix was in. They voiced the opinion that the city council had made up its made in favor of building 120 apartments in three-story buildings at the Herber property on Verda Lane (affectionally called the cow pasture). The council chambers was filled with residents on Tuesday, Sept. 2, […]

No to open primaries

No to open primaries

To the Editor: I used to live in a state with an open primary (Washington).  It sounds pretty good—in theory.  In practice it can be something else. In the primary, parties with a strong candidate sometimes found themselves encouraging their members to vote for a weak candidate of the other party to improve the odds […]

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

Does Thatcher deserve Keizer’s vote?

To the Editor: Our current state representative, Kim Thatcher, is running for state senator. She has been in the state legislature for several years.  Before I could vote for her I would like to know what she has done for Keizer. As far as I know, she has done very little. I hope she will […]

Political cartoons

Political cartoons

To the Editor: I find it troubling. Two fairly lengthy letters to the editor last week (Keizertimes, Aug. 29) on political cartoons bashed the publisher for his poor taste and radical Saul Alinsky leanings  in printing said cartoons.  I don’t understand the fuss. Political cartoons, by nature, are satirical and often imply philosophical questions on […]

Koch brothers influence

Koch brothers influence

To the Editor: I would like to recognize the Koch brothers for spending some of their billion dollars trying to influence how we vote in Oregon. It has been well documented that these billionaire brothers continue to try to manipulate how people vote in many state and federal elections. The reason they are spending their […]

Roland Herrera for city council

Roland Herrera for city council

To the Editor: It is my extreme pleasure to endorse Roland Herrera for the Keizer City Council. For the 25 years I’ve known Roland, he has worked tirelessly in behalf of the city and its citizens – especially the young people. Years ago when we took the sixth grade students at Cummings Elementary to Outdoor […]

State fair memories

State fair memories

To the Editor: My husband and I missed the state fair last summer. Instead of dodging piles of sheep shearing and licking the sticky residue of cotton candy from our fingers, Steve and I were in Roatan, scuba diving and following groups (pods? schools? flocks?) of squid. It was almost too hot to go on […]

Political cartoons out of bounds

Political cartoons out of bounds

To the Editor: Over the years that my family has subscribed to the Keizertimes, I had always been under the impression that its editor, a trained journalist, held to that most basic tenet of reporting the facts without bias. These last three weeks of editorial comics, however, have been a great reminder to me that […]

Many blessings

Many blessings

To the Editor: When I read last week’s article in the Keizertimes about depression, it made me pause and think about the things that are really important in life. Whatever the cause of depression, we must always remember that where there is breath, there is hope. I myself am familiar with hardships, in fact it’s […]

Roland Herrera

Roland Herrera

To the Editor: We first met Roland Herrera 30 years ago.  He has continually been active in the Keizer community, working on so many projects even he can’t remember all of them.  Because of that he was recognized as Keizer’s First Citizen, an honor well-deserved. Roland knows Keizer. Through his many activities and his work […]

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