Category: Opinions

Students in need

As summer slowly winds its way towards September and fall Keizer households prepare for the upcoming school year. School supplies and new clothes are always on the shopping list in August. Kids look warily at the calendar while...

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KLL board doing good work

To the Editor: The last couple of months there has been controversy concerning Keizer Little League. I have been a supporter, lover of kids and volunteer in this program on and off for more than 50 years. I want you to know that...

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Why are we trashing our only home?

The planet Mars held a special place in my imagination as a child. An Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli, observed in 1877 what he believed to be straight lines on Mars surface and surmised them the work of intelligent...

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To the dog owners of Keizer

To the Editor: I am an avid dog walker who has spent time, energy and money to train my dog.  We enjoy evening walks and love looking at the different houses and subdivisions of Keizer.  In the year and a half since I got my...

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School security and safety

Safety and security in Salem-Keizer schools has been in the news recently due to a proposed police force for the schools. Due to public outcry that proposal has been pulled from consideration. The safety of students is always in...

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Rumor vs. news

By LYNDON ZAITZ There are friends and colleagues I know who do not watch TV news nor read any newspapers. Media has been so dominated by negative, divisive news that some people have turned a blind eye to anything resembling...

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Move Over law in spotlight

The very professionals who earn a living from highway accidents are now taking to the streets to promote highway safety and help safeguard the lives of fellow first responders. The American Towman Spirit Ride is continuing on...

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For undecided voters in Keizer

To the Editor: Imagine a friend comes to you with an opportunity to go in on an investment together. Your friend gives you the background information and makes a convincing, passionate pitch. It’s a bit risky and would require a...

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The human side of JROTC

By TED SPINK I want to talk about the AFJROTC unit at McNary High School. AFJROTC stands for Air Force Junior Officer Training Corps. Currently our JROTC unit is getting ready for the new year and this is the time to become part...

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