Opinion

Proposed leave bill too onerous

To the victor go the spoils, but sometimes the victors grab too much. The proposed paid family and medical leave bills is a dagger to the heart of business. House Bill 3140 mandates employers pay up to 32 weeks of family and medical leave each year; employees would be eligible after only[Read More…]

PFC Ryan Hill finished his job

As you may be aware, working in the Capitol can be draining, to say the least. The days are full of contentious legislation in committees, followed by meetings with constituents and lobbyists to hear each side of an issue, topped with floor sessions and committee hearings. So, when I can[Read More…]

Time to rethink ‘Best’ honors

A firmly held view here is that we must help our youth as much as each of us can. This view has its foundation in the fact that at no time in our history have the years of growing up and passing through the teens been more difficult and challenging than[Read More…]

Tongue in cheek

To the Editor: First, I would like to thank you for the March 22 article regarding River Road and the four options facing the Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee (title here). As a Keizer resident for 42 years, I would like to offer two more options: Option 5—Slow[Read More…]

How does one make billions of dollars?

A neighbor asked me the other day how he could become independently wealthy. Heck, if I knew that I would become independently weathly myself. Independently wealthy means one earns it on their own from the very first dollar. An old phrase said that if you built a better mousetrap, the world[Read More…]

Learning to fight a wild fire

“At the end of the day, if you aren’t covered in black dust and dirt, then you didn’t work hard enough. You gotta get that fire blood all over you to know you did a good job.” We all heard this as we stood in a line. Each soldier held[Read More…]

Demo praised, Trump condemned

President Donald Trump, meet California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic rising star who tracks mud across the legal system the same way you do, but his dirty footprints win accolades from the mainstream media. Last week Newsom signed an executive order granting execution reprieves for all 737 inmates on California’s[Read More…]

Measles panic or Pharma marketing?

In May of last year Oregon Health Authority’s Immunization Department sent out a good news report to the Governor’s office showing a wonderful graph that our immunization rates were very high with MMR being the highest at 96.1 percent but statewide vaccine uptake for all school required vaccines at 94[Read More…]

Admission scandal hurts national morals

When a nation’s highest government leader is repeatedly reported to behave badly, unethically, immorally and illegally, his conduct is likely to inspire his country’s men and women to follow the principal’s examples with duplicitous accuracy. Such is the case right here at home as more and more Americans in all walks[Read More…]

Preserve the Keizer Way

Whether anyone likes it or not, Keizer is growing. Our city’s growth is expected to continue on an upward path for the forseeable future. That’s what happens when you are successful. Through both planning and happenstance Keizer is one of the most desirable addresses one can have in the mid-Willamette[Read More…]