Category: Editorials

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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Celebrate Keizer

Each year the month of May gets busier and more packed with events locally and regionally. We are smack in the middle of KeizerFEST 2018. KeizerFEST? The Keizer Iris Festival is not dead but it has a new moniker. So many people...

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Fostering hope

Six hundred people out of a total of 333,000 doesn’t seem like a lot—actually, it seems like a puny amount, until you realize it is the number of foster kids in all of Marion County. That relatively small number takes on major...

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Bite the bullet

The final amount of the Salem-Keizer School District’s Bond Measure was not grabbed out of thin air. It was not decided on in a vacuum. School bonds are serious business; members of the committee that established the amount...

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Pucker up for Lemonade Day

An early 20th century American president was misquoted as saying, “The business of America is business.” His actual quote was, “The chief business of the American people is business.” The meaning can be said to be the same....

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Where are the adults?

By ERIC A. HOWALD I’m fine, I tell myself while following an employee of the Salem-Keizer School District through the currently empty halls of Whiteaker Middle School in the minutes before students plan to walk out of class and...

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