Opinion

EDITORIAL: Oil, spices and powdered milk

There are items that are rarely asked for yet would make a visit to a food bank a whole new experience. Aside from the usual items we think that complimentary goods are as valuable, goods such as cooking oil, spices and powdered milk.

EDITORIAL: Empathy squad

When behavioral health, drug use, homelessness and budgetary constraints meet, the impact is unsettling. The public wants a solution to what some perceive as a threat to the quality of life Keizer has worked to develop over decades.

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…]