Day: January 9, 2018

“Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit” by Chris Matthews

“Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit” by Chris Matthews c.2017, Simon & Schuster $28.99 / $38.99 Canada 397 pages You have other plans. That’s your excuse for trying to get out of doing something you don’t want to do, but good luck with that. Sometimes, fate just steps in and changes things. Sometimes, your plans are weaker than your duty. Or sometimes, as in the new book “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit” by Chris Matthews, you may have been born to it. Known by his mother as a “vulnerable,” devout, compassionate boy, Robert Kennedy grew up with a handicap: his...

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Fees get added layer of transparency in budget

Goal is to make it easier to track fees in and out of city coffers By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council approved the the establishment of special accounts for the parks and police fees collected by the city. “By recording the amounts to a separate fund it separates the amount and provides more transparency to how much is received and what the amounts were used for,” said Tim Wood, Keizer’s finance director. The council approved the supplemental budgets at the Dec. 4 meeting of the council. Keizer began collecting $4 for public safety staffing...

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