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Keizer’s finest

Keizer’s finest

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce bestowed awards on five deserving Keizer people at its annual First Citizen Awards banquet last week. Former Mayor Lore Christopher was named Keizer’s First Citizen;  Joe Egli was named merchant of the year; Krina Lee and Chuck Lee were honored as winners of the service to education award.  Dan Clem, […]

CERT needs members

CERT needs members

To the Editor: Keizer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be holding their spring training class beginning Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. The classes will run eight weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at the Keizer Fire Station, 661 Chemawa Rd. N. The cost is $60 and will include training, […]

Ethics

Ethics

To the Editor: What is going on in Oregon? We have a person in the governor’s chair that lacks scruples and good judgment. Governor Kitzhaber’s continuing episode with Cylvia Hayes is mindboggling. He claims he was blind sided about her past when it appeared in a newspaper article. The article pointed out her sordid background […]

The public good vs. individual freedom

The public good vs. individual freedom

By MICHAEL GERSON  The measles outbreak at California’s Disneyland—which has spread like pixie dust—along with several other smaller flare-ups, has health officials warning of worse to come. Preventable infectious disease is making its return to the developed world—this time by invitation. The scientific consensus on measles is effectively unanimous: (1) It is not trivial. Children […]

After Mitt: A GOP message of sound growth

After Mitt:  A GOP message of sound growth

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW In his announcement that he will not be running for president in 2016, he stated, “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is […]

Get out of town

Get out of town

The leaders of Keizer, especially members of the city council, don’t like to try new things unless or until they’re been done somewhere else. What is Salem doing? is a regular question when policy questions are discussed at the council level. It’s a policy that suits Keizer—why take the risk of being first when we […]

Keizer Rapids Regional Park

Keizer Rapids Regional Park

To the Editor: I am under the impression our Keizer Rapids Park was a regional park since Marion County contributed funds to purchase some of the property. The county was able to spend county park money. If the park is regional, the county should provide the city with funds for some park maintenance.  County Commissioner […]

State of the Union

State of the Union

To the Editor: The President’s State of the Union address is, by long standing tradition, a chest thumping opportunity for the administration in power. I would have expected no less from Obama. And a negative rebuttal by the other party is expected as well. It seems like things have never been better—or worse. Let me […]

Who’s missing in economic growth?

Who’s missing in economic growth?

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL To say that you are worried about America’s future is no different than saying you are worried about America’s children.  Last week we learned that just more than 50 percent of public school children are now from low-income homes.  In the same week we learned that the world’s […]

Republicans in the immigrant minefield

Republicans in the immigrant minefield

By MICHAEL GERSON Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King—he of “calves the size of cantaloupes” fame—could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not. Yes, Donald Trump emerged from his stretch […]

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