Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Kim Thatcher

Kim Thatcher

To the Editor:  I was surprised by another reader’s letter in your Sept. 12 paper. He suggested that since Kim Thatcher had not “brought home the bacon,” or some other pig product, she did not deserve to be elected as our state senator. He also said she was supported by the Koch bothers, Personally I […]

Vote for Chuck Lee

Vote for Chuck Lee

To the Editor: I write to encourage Keizerites to join me in supporting Chuck Lee for House District 25. Chuck is the only candidate for House District 25 who has experience in serving in elective government. He has been a Keizer City Councilor and is currently Keizer’s representative on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Chuck is […]

Support for Herrera

Support for Herrera

I am supporting Roland Herrera for Keizer City Council. Roland has been a fixture in Keizer for 25 years, his involvement in youth activities (Keizer Little League, McNary athletics, Punt,Pass, and Kick, youth football, water education, outdoor school) is just a snapshot of his influence he has had on our town of Keizer. On a […]

On ebola, hard choices

On ebola, hard choices

By MICHAEL GERSON Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more) but America does not have an Ebola outbreak, which is extremely unlikely in a health system capable of basic […]

What’s happened to civility and sense?

What’s happened to civility and sense?

I see a rather dramatic decrease in civility and common sense almost everywhere I go.  Let’s start with a couple of definitions.  Any dictionary will define civility as civilized conduct, courteous, polite behavior while common sense means sound and prudent judgment based on an accurate perception of the situation or pertinent facts. Sports events were once the kind […]

Where’s money for playground?

Where’s money for playground?

Less than a year ago the excitement in Keizer was palpable as kids and community leaders considered designs for the propossed big playground at Keizer Rapids Park. A New York-based consultant was hired at more than $30,000 to lead the community build task force in getting design input from the end-users of the playgrond—Keizer children. […]

Chuck Lee is the right choice

Chuck Lee is the right choice

To the Editor: We have known Chuck Lee since our daughter started middle school at Blanchet about 12 years ago. Since then, Chuck moved into a house down the street and has been our neighbor, city councilor and friend for many years.  We have been impressed with his memory of the children he knew at […]

Negative ads suppress enthusiasm

Negative ads suppress enthusiasm

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL The author of an outraged letter to the editor in one of last week’s morning papers claimed that Sen. Jeff Merkley’s negative campaign ads had driven him to declare his vote for Monica Wehby regardless of their respective stance on the issues. Huh?  My TV watching is restricted […]

Two cheers for Obama, not three

Two cheers for Obama, not three

By MICHAEL GERSON     It is a long, long way from the “JV team” to the “network of death.” It is even longer from the arguments of President Obama’s 2014 West Point commencement address—which ridiculed “tough talk,” criticized a “military solution” in Syria and ignited various straw men of military adventurism—to the substance of […]

Mural, mural on the wall

Mural, mural on the wall

Keizer’s first public mural on the western wall of Keizer Florist will be dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 1. This will be what is promised to be the first of a number of murals that someday will decorate our community. The Keizer Art Association was instrumental in bringing the mural about. They cited the famed murals […]

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