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Support Roland Herrera for council

Support Roland Herrera for council

To the Editor: Hooray! With Mr. Herrera’s hat in Keizer’s “political circle.” I believe the community will finally see true citizen representation. Not the back door stuff that has blanketed Keizer for the past 15 years. Remember the Walmart fiasco? How about the tax on cell phones without the city council seeking input from the […]

Who will take care of your pet?

Who will take care of your pet?

By ADAM FAMULARY When billionaire Leona Helmsley passed away in 2007 she left her dog, Trouble, $12 million, quickly making Trouble the wealthiest canine in the world.  A court found the $12 million bequeath unconscionable, and whittled it down to a meager $2 million.  The court determined that $2 million was more than enough to […]

Are we legalizing discrimination?

Are we legalizing discrimination?

By DON VOWELL Life was easier when all we were asked to vote on was a school bond or a candidate for sheriff.  Now we may be asked to vote on how religious business owners should treat same-sex couples.  There are probably none among us wise enough to decide that question. An Oregon baker refused […]

We have a social contract, don’t break it

We have a social contract, don’t break it

Is it simply the expression of an innate human condition?  That is, that we seemingly can’t easily get along with one another and when we don’t we try to deny the nation’s freedoms to those with whom we disagree. The latest dust-up in Oregon has to do with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s decision not to […]

Raising money, having fun

Raising money, having fun

Regardless of what interests you, there are a number of events happening in town in the coming weeks that will fill your needs.  If you are intersted in wine, fine arts or the moral development of our kids, there’s something going on. First up is Knight of Arts at the high school on Saturday, March […]

Keizer police officers care

Keizer police officers care

To the Editor: On January 17, my heart stopped and my partner dialed 911. Within minutes she said officers arrived and one officer, Jeffrey Goodman, started performing CPR on me. This officer worked on me for several minutes and would not give up on me. My partner estimates  that my heart was stopped for at […]

Post no Bills

Post no Bills

To the Editor: A big thank you to Don Vowell for saying what needs to be said about the Bill Post primary campaign for House district 25. In the very wise words of David Byrne,  “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around.” There are any number of elected “public […]

Thank you to those who helped

Thank you to those who helped

To the Editor: After playing nine years of baseball at the Keizer Little League fields, I was happy to be able to give back by replacing the roofs on two dugouts as my Eagle Scout project.  This was only possible because of generous donations from Pfeifer Roofing.  Trevor Pfeifer donated all the materials, and had […]

Gap’s minimum wage move adds twist

Gap’s minimum wage move adds twist

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS On the day that Facebook paid $19 billion for the aptly named WhatsApp, San Francisco’s Gap Inc. announced it would raise its minimum wage for American employees to $9 per hour this year and $10 per hour in 2015. The announcement probably won’t make a dent in the income inequality gap […]

Governor has to show us the energy ‘beef’

Governor has to show us the energy ‘beef’

Those of us hanging around these parts in the mid-1980s who remember the Wendy’s chain of hamburger restaurants’ use of the advertising line “Where’s the beef?” It was used in an effort to put down competitor patty-size.  Later that same year Democratic primary candidate and former Vice President Walter Mondale used the phrase to present his arguments against […]

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