Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

New hand on the gavel

New hand on the gavel

For a the first time in 14 years a new hand will be holding the gavel at Keizer City Council meetings. By most measures Cathy Clark is the most prepared and most experienced person to ever take the oath of that office. Clark and three councilors will be sworn on Monday night’s meeting. Of those […]

KNOW thanks Keizer

KNOW thanks Keizer

To the Editor: By now, the Christmas wrappings have been discarded.  By now, almost 400 children in Keizer are enjoying the warmth of their new jackets, clothing and most importantly, are playing with their new toys. Thank you Keizer community and swarms of volunteers who made this happen.  The Keizer Network of Women (Keizer Chamber […]

School thanks support for drive

School thanks support for drive

To the Editor: The France School of Dance would like to thank the community and students for donating over 900 pounds of food and more than $400 in donations. Our performance/food dreive was held in December at North Salem High School.  All the proceeds will benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank. Our next performance and […]

Protests

Protests

To the Editor: I am very much in favor of a protest provided it is non-violent.  Protest is just a way of showing displeasure with certain actions by government, industry and individuals. I certainly don’t support mobs that create damage to persons or property.  Unfortunately, protests are sometimes conducted by people who ignore facts or […]

A hearty food bank salute

A hearty food bank salute

To the Editor: On behalf of the Keizer Community Food Bank, I would like to thank the many volunteers from our cooperative churches, (Keizer Clearlake UMC, Keizer Christian, St. Edward Catholic, John Knox Presbyterian and Faith Lutheran) that supply the hands and feet of our food ministry. Also to the many donors that help keep […]

Permanent Armageddon

Permanent Armageddon

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Meg Greenfield, the late Washington Post editorial page editor, counseled against writing in “High C” all the time. By this she meant that an editorialist or columnist who expressed equally noisy levels of indignation about everything would lack credibility when something truly outrageous came along that merited a well-crafted high-pitched scream. […]

Building the American dream from within

Building the American dream from within

Black-white race relations may improve by way of succeeding generations of Americans but there appears little hope that’ll soon happen dramatically.  The election of Barack Obama gave those who think positively about the prospect for improvements some measure of encouragement. However, events in Washington, D.C. and wider, exampled by the presence of resolute naysayers from the Southern states who deny the president any support, […]

A global conspiracy of health

A global conspiracy of health

By MICHAEL GERSON In the category of stunning, heartening, woefully underreported good news: In 2000, an estimated 9.9 million children around the world died before age 5. In 2013, the figure was 6.3 million. That is 3.6 million fewer deaths, even as population increased by about 1 billion. Shout it from the rooftops. Or, more […]

The duck that roared

The duck that roared

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama’s most difficult year in office. He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions in foreign […]

What will new year bring?

What will new year bring?

What amazing or tragic events  will 2015 bring to the world? Two thousand fourteen has been a year of challenges for people throughout the world—Syrians, Ukrainians, Russians, west Africans, the middle class in America and victims of violence anywhere in the world. At year’s end we were distracted by a tinpot dictator’s rant about a […]

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