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President

President

The presidential election will be decided by the thin slice of undecided independent voters. Presently Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump nationally by about six points. With the campaign entering its final weeks, any can happen. Trump’s performance in the second debate on Sunday evening could change things—either in his direction or in Clinton’s. Vice […]

I’m with her (Ameya)

I’m with her (Ameya)

Moments of Lucidity By ERIC A. HOWALD I always hesitate to call myself a feminist. It makes me feel like a stray dog digging up a stranger’s garden. However, as a father to an only daughter, Ameya, I also feel duty-bound to say something when issues of gender inequity arise. A day after the first […]

Support Citizens United

Support Citizens United

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Hillary Clinton has promised that in her first 30 days as president she will propose a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which she characterized as a “disaster for our democracy.” Because Clinton has a better-than-even chance of being elected president, who am I to […]

Trump’s immigration stand is wrong

Trump’s immigration stand is wrong

Some sources of wisdom on last week’s debate gave Hillary Clinton the win by an overall rout. That happened because Donald Trump allowed his apparently often uncontrollable temperament to take over. Nevertheless, Donald did well, even admirably well for about 30 minutes, when he drove hard his strongest issue: trade. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat and Maggie Haberman gave […]

Cow pasture decisions must be made according to law

Cow pasture decisions must be made according to law

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK Land use matters are tricky.  When the City Council hears certain types of land use applications, we sit as judges and have to weigh all facts provided to us against a strict set of criteria and State statutes.  The state requirements the city and the council must follow are the result […]

This veteran will honor anthem

This veteran will honor anthem

To the Editor: First, thanks to Gene McIntyre for his remarks in last week’s Keizertimes (Protests during national anthem, Sept. 23). I would like to add just one item regarding the United States Code having to do with rising, removing your hat and standing at attention for the playing of the national anthem. Legislation passed […]

Thank you community

Thank you community

To the Editor: McNary High School’s Band Day was a huge success! The band was out in full force on Sept. 10 collecting refundable cans, bottles and monetary donations. One hundred and fifteen band members, over 25 parent volunteers, the entire band booster staff and the amazing members of our beloved Keizer community came together […]

Donald Trump clings to deception

Donald Trump clings to deception

By MICHAEL GERSON    There is a story from the history of professional wrestling in which a manager named Freddie Blassie comes to the edge of the ring and, while the referee is distracted, breaks a cane over the head of the opposing wrestler. After the match an interviewer asked Blassie, “Where’s that cane of […]

Stop blaming PERS for money problems

Stop blaming PERS for money problems

A number of Oregonians chronically grouse about and wring their hands over the cost of PERS as causing all the state’s fiscal problems. However, fairness and law reigned and the Oregon Supreme Court shot down the plan to cut PERS retirees’ benefits due established and continued by contractual obligations. But when it has come to raising taxes on those most able […]

When there’s no money

When there’s no money

Several years ago this space called for the Keizer City Council to consider what the city would lose if the Herber property (informally called ‘the cow pasture’) was rezoned and that acreage was lost to development. A 112-unit apartment complex is proposed for that property. We haven’t changed our minds, but reality has set in. […]

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