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Give me the reluctant candidate every time

Give me the reluctant candidate every time

To the Editor: It’s kind of like, here we go again. I refer to the actions of our former representative from Keizer, the one Kim Thatcher replaced, and his support for a current candidate. Would it surprise you to know he reportedly worked with that candidate to ensure we continue to pay more taxes and, […]

Citizens disunited

Citizens disunited

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Are we spending our democracy into oblivion? This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance by defenders of mud-slinging who drag out Finley Peter Dunne’s 1895 assertion that “politics ain’t beanbag.” Politics […]

Vote for Ryan Howard

Vote for Ryan Howard

To the Editor: Ryan Howard currently serves on the same city council as I do—and I endorse his bid for Senate District 13 100 percent. While it will be Newberg’s loss on the council, he will do good things for the state. Ryan is one of the smartest people I know and does not make […]

Kim Thatcher

Kim Thatcher

To the Editor:  I was surprised by another reader’s letter in your Sept. 12 paper. He suggested that since Kim Thatcher had not “brought home the bacon,” or some other pig product, she did not deserve to be elected as our state senator. He also said she was supported by the Koch bothers, Personally I […]

Vote for Chuck Lee

Vote for Chuck Lee

To the Editor: I write to encourage Keizerites to join me in supporting Chuck Lee for House District 25. Chuck is the only candidate for House District 25 who has experience in serving in elective government. He has been a Keizer City Councilor and is currently Keizer’s representative on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Chuck is […]

Support for Herrera

Support for Herrera

I am supporting Roland Herrera for Keizer City Council. Roland has been a fixture in Keizer for 25 years, his involvement in youth activities (Keizer Little League, McNary athletics, Punt,Pass, and Kick, youth football, water education, outdoor school) is just a snapshot of his influence he has had on our town of Keizer. On a […]

On ebola, hard choices

On ebola, hard choices

By MICHAEL GERSON Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more) but America does not have an Ebola outbreak, which is extremely unlikely in a health system capable of basic […]

What’s happened to civility and sense?

What’s happened to civility and sense?

I see a rather dramatic decrease in civility and common sense almost everywhere I go.  Let’s start with a couple of definitions.  Any dictionary will define civility as civilized conduct, courteous, polite behavior while common sense means sound and prudent judgment based on an accurate perception of the situation or pertinent facts. Sports events were once the kind […]

Where’s money for playground?

Where’s money for playground?

Less than a year ago the excitement in Keizer was palpable as kids and community leaders considered designs for the propossed big playground at Keizer Rapids Park. A New York-based consultant was hired at more than $30,000 to lead the community build task force in getting design input from the end-users of the playgrond—Keizer children. […]

Chuck Lee is the right choice

Chuck Lee is the right choice

To the Editor: We have known Chuck Lee since our daughter started middle school at Blanchet about 12 years ago. Since then, Chuck moved into a house down the street and has been our neighbor, city councilor and friend for many years.  We have been impressed with his memory of the children he knew at […]

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