Opinion

Who said I wanted this?

We want what we want—I get that—but if someone takes the effort to give us a gift, we should accept it with gratitude. It doesn’t matter if it something you don’t want. That’s not a license to casually rid yourself of another’s gift., Suck it up, buttercup.

Can we please get a library?

Do Keizer voters not like libraries, or, is it they don’t like paying fees? That will have to be addressed by the Keizer Community Library and the City of Keizer. Measure 24-468 was defeated in the Nov. 8 election by a 10-point margin. If approved, it would have added a[Read More…]

Mannix for District 21

Keizer voters will choose between two candidates for state House District 21 in the general election: the former state rep- resentative, Republican Kevin Mannix, and Democrat Ramiro Navarro.

Retain Thatcher

The race for Oregon Senate District 11 is a campaign of local titans: incumbent Kim Thatcher, the Republican candidate versus Richard Walsh, local attorney and former Keizer city councilor.

Thank You Keizer

By JEFF COWEN As I was counting down my time here at Keizer Fire, the opportunity to pursue retirement became available and timely, and for the District to seek the next Fire Chief. My time in emergency services is 42 years with nearly fifteen years here at KFD. I am[Read More…]

Thor: Love and blunder

Of all the individual series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the one belonging to the god of thunder did not truly take flight and rise above middling-to-decent until the third entry, Taika Waititi’s excellent Thor: Ragnarok. Colorful, hilarious, and exciting, it was just the jolt that the self-proclaimed strongest Avenger[Read More…]

Reacher offers prime action in a big package

It’s sometimes hard to remember that at one point the Mission: Impossible series was more than just an excuse to watch Tom Cruise perform increasingly dangerous stunts. A classic 60s television show, it was not until the first film adaptation in 1996 that the seminal spy property would start to[Read More…]

Firestarter is a snoozefest

For every great novel in Stephen King’s expansive body of work, there are two that are less-than-memorable. For every less-than-memorable book, there are a handful of really crappy movies and TV shows based on those books. Not all adaptations can be a Misery or a Shawshank Redemption, sometimes things end[Read More…]

The importance of Pride month

June is LGBTQ+ pride month which celebrates different sexualities, gender identities and focuses on educating ourselves and others about the history of the community.  The Stonewall Riots is a crucial aspect of the LGBTQ+ community’s history, as it completely changed what rights gay and trans people have. On June 28,[Read More…]