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Measure 91 deserves a yes vote

Measure 91 deserves a yes vote

By JUDGE WILLIAM RIGGS As a former Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court with more than 30 years of experience as a judge, I have reviewed thousands of laws. I have carefully read Measure 91, which will regulate, legalize and tax the adult use of marijuana. I believe it is a solid, well-written law and […]

Kim Thatcher for Senate

Kim Thatcher for Senate

In her five terms in the Oregon state house Republican Kim Thatcher focused on gun-related issues and trying to keep undocumented people from attaining legal driving licenses. She has been at the forefront of transparency in state government spending. We would like to have seen her spend as much time on issues that affect everyone: […]

Ebola in America

Ebola in America

By MICHAEL GERSON In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling. Safety suits with exposed necklines left nurses to cover skin with tape. When tape is removed, it abrades the skin. […]

Back to the future in Iraq

Back to the future in Iraq

Almost 25 years after its beginning, we’ve now arrived at writing the third chapter of America’s Iraq War.  It’s insanity similar to the Vietnam era as we pour dollar after precious dollar into warring overseas while societal disaster, for example, Congress hesitates not one moment to fund bombs for the Middle East but no longer funds the National Institute of Health to develop […]

Support for Chuck Lee

Support for Chuck Lee

To the Editor: The main reason I am voting for Chuck Lee is because he can negotiate with others to solve both large and small problems. He has demonstrated this while serving on the Keizer City Council and the Salem-Keizer School Board. He is very much interested in education, which is critical to providing an […]

Support for Bill Post

Support for Bill Post

To the Editor: We are asking each and every registered voter in Oregon to vote for Bill Post for House District 25 state representative. Bill Post is an entrepreneur, a family man, someone who understands the real economic-generating force in Oregon is small business.  I have the pleasure of seeing him every Sunday at church […]

Principles should reflect core values

Principles should reflect core values

To the Editor: As you may be aware, I am running for Keizer City Council, Position 5. You might already know that my opponent has the endorsements of some well-known names including Rep. Kim Thatcher and Mayor Lore Christopher. You also may already be aware that the business partner of my opponent has a criminal […]

Support for Ryan Howard

Support for Ryan Howard

To the Editor: I attended the candidate’s forum sponsored by the Greater Gubser Neighborhood on Oct. 16.  Ryan Howard, candidate for Senate (District 13) was one of the speakers.  Wow! He made a lot of sense.  He is very articulate and a very active member of his community. He serves on the Newberg City Council, […]

Bill Post for HD25

Bill Post for HD25

To the Editor: I want to encourage residents in HD25 to cast your vote for Bill Post. Bill has been serving our community in numerous ways for many years. I’ve known Bill personally for almost 15 years. Back when our sons were going thru Little League baseball, I had the opportunity to watch Bill sharing […]

Support for Roland Herrera

Support for Roland Herrera

To the Editor: My father, Roland Herrera, is running for Keizer City Council Position #4. There are many reasons why he would make a great city councilor. First, he knows Keizer well. Having worked in Public Works for almost 20 years, there’s not a neighborhood or park he hasn’t worked on. Roland knows and listens […]

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