Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Preparing for the workforce

Preparing for the workforce

By AMI MACEIRA McSPARIN Ask a business owner about the younger generation of workers and the response will be polarized. Some claim younger workers are an essential part of the workforce, while others state younger generations of workers need focus in workplace skills such as communication, building credibility, accountability, and real-world problem solving. According to Rick […]

Keizer’s hidden gem

Keizer’s hidden gem

To the Editor: Keizer’s hidden gem is Rickman Community Garden, Nestled behind Keizer Civic Center, adjacent to Chalmers Jones and Carlson Skate parks, adding beauty and diversity to an urban setting. Rickman Garden provides 17 raised beds which are rented by individual gardeners responsible for planing, growing, upkeep and harvesting. Our first gathering of the […]

Abuse of animals

Abuse of animals

To the Editor: Did you know 70 percent of animal abusers often have records of violent crimes? Animal abuse should stop because animals are family, animals die and animals have feelings, too. One reason animal abuse should stop is because they’re family. According to Stop Animal Cruelty, “some animals are not strong enough to take […]

The GOP has two fevers

The GOP has two fevers

By MICHAEL GERSON    Some Trump-obsessed, hysterical nitwits have overstated the case that the Republican Party may be on the verge of self-annihilation. “If Trump were the nominee,” said one, “the GOP would cease to be.” That quote would be mine. The mood of the moment (not to mention the rhythm of the sentence) was […]

Overfishing oceans has consequences

Overfishing oceans has consequences

A few decades ago the nearest sighting of a sea lion for an Astorian involved a 175 mile drive down the coast to the Sea Lion Caves.  Growing up in Astoria meant that one could never view creatures that live in the Pacific Ocean except, maybe, but very seldom, a lost seal. Now, residents and visitors alike need travel […]

Where art thou, volunteers?

Where art thou, volunteers?

Since it became an organized community and then an incorporated city, in 1982, Keizer has relied on the kindness of its residents to volunteer to fulfill the many roles in city government and other organizations. At a time, decades ago, the center of the community was Keizer Little League (KLL), one of the most successful […]

Bruce Anderson: councilor

Bruce Anderson: councilor

Bruce Anderson was chosen by the Keizer City Council to fill a vacancy on that body at a meeting Monday. It was an unanimous vote; Anderson was the only applicant for the opening. Anderson is an excellent addition to the council. In his private sector career he has served in positions in top industries. Currently […]

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

By MICHAEL GERSON     In a campaign that has involved talk of revisiting the Geneva Conventions, rewriting the 14th Amendment and rounding up and expelling 11 million people, failures of politeness, violations of manners, would seem a secondary concern. But in this political cycle, insults, invective and coarseness have been charged with a political […]

Lottery revenue lets business off tax hook

Lottery revenue lets business off tax hook

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) of Silverton has lobbied the state’s government since 1990 on budget, tax and economic issues with a goal “to improve decision-making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians.”  Over its lifetime, it has weighed in on how certain policies like welfare assistance programs, taxes, minimum wages and unemployment […]

Anti-Muslim rhetoric profits the enemy

Anti-Muslim rhetoric profits the enemy

By MICHAEL GERSON  After the Brussels murders, and the Paris murders, and the San Bernardino murders and dozens of previous, tragic iterations of innocent blood on the sidewalk, the two leading Republican candidates for president propose to finally get tough on terrorism. In Ted Cruz’s view, America is “voluntarily surrendering to the enemy to show […]

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