Month: May 2017

Same results after state elections

To the Editor: Strange, I didn’t see Gene McIntyre criticizing former President Obama when he flew his wife and daughters to South Africa, Hawaii, etc. (Change how colleges do business, Keizertimes, April 21). And, by the way, after whose watch do we have all these homeless, hungry people? How many times do we have to elect the same people before we realize they are the problem? The same is true, by the way, in our state. The Democrats have been in charge for decades. How much have conditions improved? Time to think. C. Kent McCurdy...

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Read more to parse ‘fake news’

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL Believe me, vocabulary in America is a total disaster.  Many, many of us don’t know how really, really bad this is. We’ve got to get very, very tough in order to stop this American carnage. We are grateful that we were able to raise our children in Keizer, home of average schools for our blessedly average children.  From this decent and humble platform they have taken off to accomplish things that leave us slack-jawed in amazement. The credit is theirs, same as it would be if they were both imprisoned for stealing...

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President Trump hits a milestone

By DEBRA SAUNDERS There are two ways to look at President Donald Trump, observed Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow of conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation. One is that Trump is “a feckless idiot” who is “almost dysfunctional.” The other is that “this man actually knows what he’s doing.” Which is the real Trump? At a Heritage symposium on Trump’s first 100 days in office, Edwards went with the second option. He said he believes Trump “very cleverly” does what many politicians do—get the opposition to underestimate them. “This is more work than in my previous life,” Trump told Reuters...

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‘He was walking him right toward the wood chipper’

Man charged with attempted murder By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Stayton man is being held without bail after allegedly trying to push a co-worker into a running wood chipper. Keizer Police Department was contacted by an employee of a Salem tree service working in the 900 block of Moneda Avenue North about 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The caller reported that one employee “snuck up” behind a co-worker, assaulted him and attempted to throw him into a wood chipper. The incident had occurred about 45 minutes prior to contacting police. Investigating officers learned that the victim...

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Man eludes cops, SWAT after hours-long standoff

A fleeing suspect caused portions of a Keizer neighborhood to be barricaded off for nearly eight hours and, when it was finally over, the man was nowhere to be found. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:26 p.m. an officer from the Keizer Police Department (KPD) observed Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr., a Keizer resident, operating a motor vehicle in northeast Keizer. The officer knew Jose Gonzalez had a state-wide felony caution warrant for his arrest issued by Washington County.  The warrant is for failure to appear in court on two counts of theft in the First Degree. The officer who...

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