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Too many bills

Too many bills

From The Capitol By REP. BILL POST Things are moving quickly here in the legislature these days. One short check of the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) where you can see every bill, where they are and everything on committees and floor sessions and you will find some of the craziest ideas you can possibly […]

Anti-vaccination forces hurt all

Anti-vaccination forces hurt all

Rude awakenings, it was once believed, were reserved for other states in our nation.  Now we know from recent events that the one exceptional state, Oregon, is no longer of privileged status as was true in former years.  Our former governor has taken a dive for a girlfriend and it turns out that he may have had a lot of […]

Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

By MICHAEL GERSON   The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. A former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 emails she deemed personal […]

It’s the people

It’s the people

While parts of the world seem to be losing their heads and spinning out of control, Keizer keeps its cool and continues on a modest path. We’e a community that celebrates our kids  we  roll up our sleeves when our schools and organziations need help. The continuing crisis caused by the Islamic State in Syria […]

Paper is balanced

Paper is balanced

To the Editor:  Regarding Jim Keller’s view (Letter to the Editor, March 13) about liberal bias on the part of the Keizertimes, I note in the same paper, approximately 24 column inches devoted to supporting Keller’s conservative views (Michael Gerson) and 15 column inches reflecting what would appear to a liberal view (Gene McIntyre). The […]

GOP should be equal partner

GOP should be equal partner

It is hard to know what a Republican stands for these days.  With a newly won Congressional majority the only unifying theme in bills they have introduced seems to be “How can we harm Obama?”  It hasn’t helped them much so far. Each time they defer to the more extreme Tea Party bloc they get […]

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Some good news for Oregon’s beleaguered middle class and those whose incomes are even lower: Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis has announced that there will be a re-awakening of the kicker law to the tune of $349 million. Of course, as always when the government hints of a break for taxpayers, this may be a false alarm if revenue […]

The Senate’s 47 percent

The Senate’s 47 percent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining afterward that his sole purpose was to tell Iraqi officials that “if they want to prevent a war, they need to […]

Inequality’s effects on kids

Inequality’s effects on kids

By MICHAEL GERSON It is rare for a work of sociology to leave readers choking back emotion. Max Weber and Emile Durkheim were not known for writing tearjerkers. But Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. It is the culminating […]

Keizer’s history: discovered

Keizer’s history: discovered

Yes, Keizer does have history. A lot of it as will be seen when the book Images of America: Keizer is officially released in April. The book, printed by Arcadia Publishing, will have an official release on April 16. The Keizer book will join thousands of others by Arcadia which chronicle the history of small […]

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