Month: January 2016

Money makes politics crazy

By DON VOWELL I got a word of the day desk calendar for Christmas and today’s word is kakistocracy.  It is a combination of the Greek kakistos, superlative of kakos, which means “bad,” and the English suffix “-cracy” meaning...

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Buddy, can you spare $15 an hour?

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Two years ago, Thumbtack—a startup that connects consumers with local contractors—conducted a survey to see what they thought of proposals to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, as per...

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Stop coddling Malheur Refuge militia

Any American with a child who wants that child to grow into a responsible, law-abiding adult knows that if the parent gives in to every demand of the child the consequence will be a monster. One does not need a college degree in...

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Aguilar picks LCC Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Matt Aguilar set his sights on playing college baseball at a young age. “I played for KYSA and winning a state title made me push myself that much harder,” said...

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McNaught to join Pirates

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kinsey McNaught had a very different vision for her college career. “I wanted a big, huge school far away from home,” said McNaught, a McNary High School senior and softball player. Then the...

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