Category: Editorials

Finland doesn’t rake

We were recently informed by President Donald J. Trump, who far too regularly comes up short of accuracy and eschews truth, that Finland knows how to prevent forest fires.  Trump came out to share his opinion on this subject and...

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Questioning our leaders

Some people identify as liberal, some as conservative. The definition of those labels have drasticaly shifted over the past 40 years. What was conservative in the early 1980s is now considered inexcusably moderate. Some...

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What is growth?

Government officials speak of growth a lot. But what does that mean to the residents of Keizer? How are we to define growth? Some say that growth means more jobs within our city borders. Some say growth means expanding our city...

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We recommend Smith

The Keizertimes recommends Elizabeth Smith for position #5 on the Keizer City Council. A longtime resident of Keizer, Smith, the mother of two grown daughters, has been involved with her community for years. She played a role in...

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Take a moment and vote

Voting turnout is generally much lower during midterm elections than during years with a presidential election. It is not a cliche that every vote counts. There have been very close elections at every level of government....

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We recommend Kohler

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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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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Consider the source

Alex Jones, Charles Johnson and Lara Loomer, three self-proclaimed pillars of conservative thought online, spent last week on the sidelines of congressional intelligence hearings on social media’s role in election meddling. They...

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One too many

Learning that Keizer was the site of a hate crime earlier this year will likely come as a surprise to some, others were probably waiting for it to happen, still others might offer to pay court costs for the assailant. None of...

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An inconvenient truth

The Keizer City Council and Keizer Planning Commission will be discussing the most recent findings of a revitalization study focused on Keizer’s business corridors at a work session Monday, Aug. 27. The goals of the study are...

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