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Columnist is wrong on search

Columnist is wrong on search

To the Editor:  I would like to offer my thoughts on Mr. Gene McIntyre’s opinion of the Chemeketa Community College selection process concerning choosing a president (Chemeketa search should irk taypayers, Keizertimes, Sept. 19). I served for 18 years on the Chemeketa Board and as chair of the board. I was greatly involved in the […]

Keizer’s future

Keizer’s future

To the Editor: In a past issue of the Keizertimes we learned our city is forever stuck with a $2.08 maximum property tax. With the proceeds generated from that tax, our city council has to split tax money to provide a city administration, public buildings, public works, public parks and an adequate police force. Our […]

One bill? So what?

One bill? So what?

To the Editor: So Senator Jeff Merkley has written only one bill—now why is that a bad thing?  And it seems a bit surprising that this is perceived negatively by those who who oppose government intrusion into their lives. Art Burr Keizer

Pope Francis’ American messenger

Pope Francis’ American messenger

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Leaders can make decisions that signal big changes in the political, religious and ethical landscape. In naming Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago, Pope Francis did just that. Cupich, now the bishop of Spokane, has been described in media accounts as a “moderate” within the Catholic Church. Temperamentally, […]

Introspection time for evangelicals

Introspection time for evangelicals

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON — Christian conservatives are often the subject of study by academics, who seem to find their culture as foreign as that of Borneo tribesmen. And this is a particularly interesting time for brave social scientists to put on their pith helmets and head to Wheaton, Ill., Colorado Springs or unexplored regions […]

The mystifying 2014 election

The mystifying 2014 election

By E.J. DIONNE JR. There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what’s happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate this November. The prognosticators who rely on their reporting and their guts […]

School funding not going as planned

School funding not going as planned

“There you go again” was a favorite quip used by GOP presidential contender Ronald Reagan to disarm President Jimmy Carter during their one debate on October 14, 1980.  A current application of “There you go again” references the dropping of another ball that has rather obviously fallen from the fumbling hands of he who’s arguably become Oregon’s biggest modern day office-holding loser, Governor John Kitzhaber. Today, […]

Together again, at last

Together again, at last

After six years of often acrimonious relations, Keizer’s two major youth baseball organizations are talking about putting themselves back together. Keizer Little League and the Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) are in talks to merge and be one again. That’s good news for sports fans and really good news for Keizer’s kids. The split between […]

Sunset Avenue herd

Sunset Avenue herd

To the Editor: I am an animal lover and a nature lover. The sight of wild animals is a thrill, well, most of the time. The past two years we who live on Sunset Avenue have had a doe and her fawns living in our yards. Yes, they are so darn cute until they ruin […]

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

To the Editor: I was so glad when Roland Herrera told me he was running for Keizer City Council.  I first met Roland when my boys were in Little League and Roland was their coach (almost 25 years ago). I was awed by his commitment and the utter joy in his attitude toward coaching squirrely little boys. […]

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