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Monied college sports need reforms

Monied college sports need reforms

The line between college and professional football appear to have become more and more blurred with each passing season.  Just the other day, for example, the media announced that one Vernon Adams, who has been a star quarterback with Eastern Washington University and could play there this fall in his senior year, has switched schools to play at the University […]

Use power, not troops

Use power, not troops

It took the death of an attractive young American woman for President Obama and other politicians to get really mad. This week Obama sent Congress a request for broadened war power authority to fight the Islamic State (ISIS). Kayla Mueller, a 26-year old woman from Arizona, and a captive of the Islamic State (ISIS), was […]

Senator wants people to stop SB324

Senator wants people to stop SB324

To the Editor: One of the first public hearings of the Oregon Legislature’s 2015 session was for Senate Bill 324, which extends the sunset for a low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program set to expire December 31. The alleged purpose of LCFS is to reduce the “carbon intensity” of fossil fuels. Producers of biofuels will […]

Mayor Cathy Clark

Mayor Cathy Clark

To the Editor: A big “thank you” to Mayor Cathy Clark for her attention, giving and bringing, to our long neglected River Road merchants! They are the true heart of Keizer. Cathy features and visits a different Keizer business every Wednesday as a part of her Keizer Business Day program. Carol Doerfler Keizer

Kitzhaber’s time is running out

Kitzhaber’s time is running out

By Gene McIntyre “Loose lips sink ships” was one of several slogans used by World War II’s U.S. Office of War Information to caution Americans about speaking of military matters when enemy sympathizers could be within listening range. During 2015, it would seem that a slogan to be repeated in Oregon is that “a pretty face can sink […]

Condemning Islam is the wrong course

Condemning Islam is the wrong course

By MICHAEL GERSON    Days after the video appeared of a Jordanian pilot horribly burned to death by an Islamic State death squad, President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast that all faiths can be “twisted and misused in the name of evil” and that terrorists who profess “to stand up for Islam” are, in […]

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 […]

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