Category: Opinions

A serene morning shattered

By TIM KELSH On Saturday, June 2, the serenity of a beautiful morning overlooking the Willamette River in Keizer was ruined by semi-automatic gunfire from across the river in Polk County. Approximately 500 rounds were fired that...

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City officials need to protect

To the Editor: Bullets continue to fly across the Willamette River, this time on June 2 into a home on the river and barely missing  the resident. This, after an incident last Sept. 10 when a hail of bullets sent park-goers...

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Keep cats indoors

To the Editor: I read the June 8 letter to the editor (#Justice for Shadow) written by Lori Beyeler.  She let her cat outside and a neighbor trapped it and released it miles away. It is wonderful that she did find her cat.  I...

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To the class of 2018

By graduation day most of McNary’s class of 2018 will have decided what they will do next—work, travel, enter the military or prepare for college. Some of you will toss your mortar boards into the air at the ceremony vowing to...

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Water, the Keizer way

Keizer businesses and citizens are due a standing ovation for the way they helped our neighbors to the south amid their contaminated water crisis last week. A health advisory for Detroit Lake was issued due to toxics from...

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#JusticeforShadow

To the Editor: When my cat went missing on May 23, I learned a resident here at Briarwood Estates traps cats. I started investigating. I put up missing cat flyers. I talked with a lot of neighbors that did not know, like me,...

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Thumb is on wrong side of scale

By MICHAEL GERSON America suffers from a persistent misunderstanding of the role of character in public life. For some— a diminishing few—political leaders should be moral exemplars. They should be men and women whom children...

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We all have to fight for America

Our nation thankfully recognizes a number of Americans who have contributed greatly to the country’s growth and development as bright and shining stars for all others to emulate.  Former President John Kennedy’s Profiles in...

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