Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

Volunteers endorse Chet Patterson

To the Editor: The Keizer Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is expressing our endorsement for Chet Patterson for the Keizer Fire District Board Position 3. When the Keizer Fire District was formed back in 1948, we relied on volunteers from day one.  Over time, many things have changed and now our volunteers work alongside dedicated career professionals […]

New checks on guns are unenforceable

New checks on guns are unenforceable

To the Editor: How stupid can you be? The Democrats in the Oregon legislature just passed a bill that requires a background check on private gun sales. This will increase the work of the state police and licensed dealers and the cost to lawful gun owners. You don’t have to be a genius to see […]

State appointment is an affront

State appointment is an affront

To the Editor: Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bruce Buckmaster to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is a direct affront to the sports fishing anglers of the state. Buckmaster is a lobbyist and strategist for the Columbia River gillnetters. Sports fishing groups have spent countless dollars and hours trying to overcome the strangle hold […]

Earth Day should be every day

Earth Day should be every day

Earth Day occurred on April 22.  Considering the fact that the human population is going about spoiling every facet of our one place to live in the whole universe-—other than the International Space Station—it’d be in our best interest to recognize and do something about saving our unique world, every day of our lives.  The […]

Representing means respecting others

Representing means respecting others

From the Capitol By Bill Post As you probably already know, here in the Oregon Legislature, there are two political parties, one of which is in a “supermajority” in the Senate and one shy of “super majority” in the House.  That means we (Republicans) can’t really move a whole lot of bills we’d like to, […]

Support for Chet Patterson

Support for Chet Patterson

To the Editor: As a professional firefighter in Seattle I sometimes get the opportunity to throw my support behind a politician at the local or state level who would have an impact on issues that are important to me and the citizens of the city where I work. Never have I had the chance to […]

Support for Betty Hart

Support for Betty Hart

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Betty Hart as she runs for the Board of Director’s Position 5 on the Keizer FireDistrict board. I have known Betty personally and professionally for nearly 25 years.  I am pleased she has decided to be a candidate for the Board of Directors. Betty exhibits key […]

Support for Jim Taylor

Support for Jim Taylor

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Jim Taylor for the Keizer Fire Board.  I have not personally worked with any of the other candidates, but I have worked with Jim for more than 15 years in local, community projects and policy decisions that matter to all of us in Keizer.  As a […]

Mission is not accomplished

Mission is not accomplished

Not known for his intellect, George W. Bush was remarkable for his ability to make prophetic statements on at least one occasion. On May 1, 2003, after landing by small jet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and standing under a banner that read “Mission Accomplished,” then-President Bush heralded “the arrival of a new era.” He […]

Fire board candidate outlines goals

Fire board candidate outlines goals

To the Editor: When I retired from full-time employment I was determined to get involved again with the Keizer community. This led to my appointment to the Keizer Fire District Budget Committee and joining the Keizer Fire District Citizens’ Advisory Committee. Attending Budget Committee meetings and board of director meetings, as well as reading through […]

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