Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Call for gun control misguided

Call for gun control misguided

To the Editor: A writer to this page recently said “gun control is the solution,” along with his opinion of second amendment supporters. I would suggest he spend some time in Detroit or Washington D.C. The two cities with the most stringent gun laws in the U.S., and the highest violent crime rates. Walk around […]

Marion Co. Extension District

Marion Co. Extension District

To the Editor: On May 19 voters overwhelmingly supported a permanent funding source for Marion County 4-H and the Extension Service. This is an ideal investment in the county’s economy, youth, families, communities and natural resources. Created in 1911, the Oregon State University Extension Service provides the public with practical, research-based information through one-on-one advice, […]

Kicker is money you deserve back

Kicker is money you deserve back

From the Capitol By Bill Post Just recently we turned a corner in the legislative session and the revenue forecast was announced. This estimate shows how much in taxes the state government is planning to receive, so they can really start figuring out the budget for the next two years. While I am not on […]

Use school money wiser; give back kicker

Use school money wiser; give back kicker

The impression from the last several decades is that when school districts are given a blank check with taxpayer money they cannot be depended upon to use it for the betterment of learning opportunities for the students in the schools under their authority. Conversely, if a bond is put to voters and it stipulates that if passed it will, for […]

K-9 program gets festival boost

K-9 program gets festival boost

To the Editor: Copper Creek Mercantile hosted the 2015 Crown the Hound event with the Iris Festival. Raffle tickets were sold and $2,500 of the proceeds was donated to the Keizer Police Department’s K-9 program. We thank the following retailers for selling tickets: Creekside Veterinary Clinc, Big Town Hero, The Cotton Patch, Keizer Sub Shop, […]

Chamber responds

Chamber responds

To the Editor: Keizer Chamber of Commerce is a working partnership of its businesses, citizens, government and community volunteers. Simply put, we work as a team to advance and develop jobs and economic good in the Keizer area. To see the headline in the May 15 Keizertimes (Chamber request gets no vote), and then to […]

Gun control is not an extreme view

Gun control is not an extreme view

To the Editor: I’m tired of being considered an extremist because I support gun control—major gun control.  Let me ask you, “Why do we even need guns?” There was a time when gun ownership made some sense— when people needed them to provide food or protection for themselves and their families or for the common […]

Endorsements for sale?

Endorsements for sale?

To the Editor: I find it very questionable that your newspaper ( and I use the word loosely ) endorsed Colleen Busch the same day that candidate purchased a half page advertisement. You also withheld an endorsement mailed to your staff on behalf of the other candidate. Did Mr. Stevenson need to take a half […]

Every opinion supported by web

Every opinion supported by web

By DON VOWELL In the 1950s it was announced that a vaccine had been found effective in preventing poliomyelitis.  Parents were relieved and widespread vaccination programs were begun.  I remember parading through the Whittier Elementary library with my classmates hoping I wouldn’t be the one to break down in tears. Mom and dad trusted government […]

Big Toy will change future of Keizer

Big Toy will change future of Keizer

By JANET CARLSON & LORE CHRISTOPHER The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park is about building our community and improving our children’s health. As a community, we are concerned about childhood obesity that has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park will make possible healthy, active outdoor […]

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