Category: Opinions

District should pay for Newberg

To the Editor: On Oct. 12, I attended a meeting at McNary High School regarding parking and traffic issues on Newberg Drive. The meeting was hosted by McNary Principal Erik Jespersen and Salem Keizer Public Schools Chief...

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Mandatory reporting in our schools

By GENE H. McINTYRE The front page article, Law Professor on SKSD mandatory reporting in last week’s Keizertimes resulted in a “Do I laugh or do I cry?” reaction.  There were several reasons for being torn asunder, the most...

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Real news about a fake dossier

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS After months of going after “fake news,” President Donald Trump has found a story about a “fake dossier” that he clearly takes to be real news. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn this week, Trump...

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Is our democracy under threat?

By GENE H. McINTYRE Ideally, if democracy in practice is the mainstay of a functioning government, the power must come from and remain with the people.  Elections are held and citizens are able to vote for the candidate they...

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Pick your battles

Many people have found their political voice at every level of government in America. It is easy to express one’s opinion, especially if it is anonymously on social media. Conversations touching on everything from taxes to...

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Start of the holidays

Next Tuesday is Halloween, which has taken on a larger role in our modern-day culture. Most of the celebrating, especially by adults will presumably occur this weekend. It is inescapable that Halloween is, for all intents and...

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Three branches of government

To the Editor: I have spent most of my long life in Oregon but I was born in England. Before I could become a U. S. citizen I had to learn about the American system of government. Three branches: Legislative, Executive and...

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General shames briefing room

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Since retired Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff, news outlets have portrayed him as the disciplinarian sent to impose order over an unruly President Donald Trump. Kelly rejects that...

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