Category: Opinions

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The general election ballot will show an unusually rich slate of candidates for city offices. Mayor Cathy Clark is unopposed as she seeks her third term. Also unopposed is Roland Herrera as he seeks his second term in Position...

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Yes on KFD levy renewal

Safety first. That is rule number one for every business and every household. Safety first is always top of mind for our first responders, especially the Keizer Fire District’s firefighters and medical response teams. The number...

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Winter coming down

To the Editor: The birds have taken their flight south, seeking the sun. The four-footed creatures have holed up enough food to last winter. We humans have brough out coats, sweaters and hats to keep us warm when the...

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Vote De Blasi

To the Editor: Election Day will soon be upon us. Now is the time to decide if you want the same old or if you want to see real change here in Keizer—Mike Deblasi can do that for you. Mike has  real concerns with the safety of...

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Growth report a must read

By LYNDON ZAITZ It doesn’t have sexy and compelling title like Fifty Shades of Gray, a best seller a few years ago, but its content is just as scintillating. Keizer Growth Opportunities—Costs of Growth Memo is an intriguing...

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The sexual politics of 2018

During a recent 81-minute press conference in New York that was unusually long but another of the President Donald J. Trump rambling kind, Trump was given what many would consider an easy question, that is, “You’re a father. ...

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Demos forget rights of the accused

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS The Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, like others in her party, apparently has forgotten that in America, the burden of proof falls on an accuser, not the...

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The price of football is too high

It’s fall again! Time for football games and cheering for your team.  Heck, football’s become so popular even females are playing the game, at least as kickers, while possibly no one would be surprised to learn that females are...

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Forget UGB when planning

There are those who plan based on their wishes, then there are those who plan based on present conditions. The city’s River Road Revitalization project is just in the talking stages, yet the topic gets tied up with an expansion...

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Council should vote for inclusion

To the Editor: Kudos to the Keizertimes for taking the courageous stand regarding hate crimes and prejudice in Keizer.  The well-written series of articles under the headline, A Simmering State of Hate was highly informative. I...

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Where is the outrage?

To the Editor: We all  now know a hate-bias incident has occurred in Keizer (Hispanic man assaulted waiting for son, Keizertimes, Aug. 31, 2018). This behavior should not be tolerated. Voices should be raised saying “Not in my...

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