Month: January 2012

The state of the city

In his State of the Union speech this week President Obama said he believes what Abraham Lincoln believed: that government should do for people only what they cannot do better themselves, and no more. There are many things...

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Opportunity for growth

By MATTHEW CHAPPELL There is a lot of talk these days about what to do about the economy. It seems that we have come up against a brick wall when it comes to growth. Our prevailing concern is in finding a new market for American...

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KFD and MCFD#1 in the Clear Lake Area

To the Editor: I am not a bit surprised that KFD wants ALL of Keizer to vote on the annexation of the Clear Lake area–more participation makes it easier to vote the Clear Lake residents down, so KFD can have all of the tax...

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High medical costs

To the Editor: I recently had the need to spend two days in the Salem Hospital and received a pending statement indicating the cost at over $52,000. The major expenses were for the catheterization laboratory (cath lab) at...

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