Day: August 5, 2011

Jobless rate jumps to 9%

Unemployment in the Salem area jumped slightly in June to 9.7 percent, and was higher than the statewide average. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was up a tenth of a percentage point from May’s revised rate of 9.6 percent....

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Public hearings

When a hot button issue is the subject of a public hearing the Keizer City Council needs to schedule it for the maximum number of people to speak. It was heartening to see a full chamber at last Monday’s Keizer City Council...

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Politics: the science of government

By ALLEN PRELL No, politician does not mean genius, ability to communicate clearly, or problem solver. A candidate for political office can run some political ads, speak eloquently during a debate to the people, and earn our...

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