Jonathan Baker running for Salem Keizer School Board, Zone 3

Jonathan Baker is running for Salem-Keizer School Board, to represent Zone 3.  (While candidates run for specific Zones, all voters vote for one candidate in More »

Jesse Lippold running for Salem-Keizer School Board, Zone 5

After much thought, Jesse Lippold decided it was time to enter the SKSB race.  Yes, he’s young, but his experience and successes in overcoming childhood More »

Should You Give Money to a Panhandler?

Salem’s Union Gospel Mission has put together a FAQ on panhandlers and if you’ve ever considered giving money to a panhandler take a moment and More »

Six-Day Cabin: What we learned in the woods

by Aaron Flack at Prsuit.com 6 days, 264 two-by-fours, and a $6,000 budget = a place of our own. Last month, three friends and I ditched More »

POLITICAL HIRING: Are You Being Denied a Job Because of Your Political Affiliation?

by Nicholas Scyoc | Special to the Salem-Keizer Sentinel You’ve applied for an entry level job with the State of Oregon. You meet and exceed More »

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

Salt is good. Conventional wisdom has said otherwise for years but, there have been no scientific studies conducted that back the many claims that salt More »

How Much Does Illegal Immigration Cost You?

from Heritage.org and AMAC.US Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four More »

Here Are The ‘Science’ Questions Reporters Should Ask Politicians

By David Harsanyi at The Federalist The governor of Wisconsin was on a trade mission to the United Kingdom. So, naturally, a reporter asked him whether he believed More »

Broadway Coffeehouse is One of the Best Spots to Hang Out in Salem, Oregon

From Michelle Chang posted at Intentional Travelers on September 5, 2014  This is our third post in the series “Rediscovering Salem.” Since returning from Peace Corps, we’ve been using More »

How Grandparents Can Pass Down Good Financial Wisdom

By Casey Dowd | The Boomer | Published August 07, 2014 at FOXBusiness It can be tempting for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren; after all, isn’t that part of the More »

Jonathan Baker running for Salem Keizer School Board, Zone 3

Jonathan Baker is running for Salem-Keizer School Board, to represent Zone 3.  (While candidates run for specific Zones, all voters vote for one candidate in all zones.) Baker is a lifelong Salem resident, married, with children who have attended Salem Keizer Schools, as well as private schools. He has worked in Marion and Linn-Benton Housing

Jesse Lippold running for Salem-Keizer School Board, Zone 5

After much thought, Jesse Lippold decided it was time to enter the SKSB race.  Yes, he’s young, but his experience and successes in overcoming childhood challenges, and becoming a strong advocate for children, while working in the banking industry and attending college, motivate him to serve the community where he grew up and finished his

Should You Give Money to a Panhandler?

Salem’s Union Gospel Mission has put together a FAQ on panhandlers and if you’ve ever considered giving money to a panhandler take a moment and give this a read: We see them on our streets daily. They are usually holding a cardboard sign that says in a variety of ways, “please help me.” Does your

Six-Day Cabin: What we learned in the woods

by Aaron Flack at Prsuit.com 6 days, 264 two-by-fours, and a $6,000 budget = a place of our own. Last month, three friends and I ditched our cramped apartments in New York City, Chicago, and Raleigh and met in a tiny town forty minutes outside of Portland, Oregon. The goal: fulfill our dream of building a cabin

POLITICAL HIRING: Are You Being Denied a Job Because of Your Political Affiliation?

by Nicholas Scyoc | Special to the Salem-Keizer Sentinel You’ve applied for an entry level job with the State of Oregon. You meet and exceed the minimal qualifications for the job. You have a bachelor’s degree with above a 3.0 grade point average, honorable military service discharge, no arrest or legal issues, no outstanding debt,

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

Salt is good. Conventional wisdom has said otherwise for years but, there have been no scientific studies conducted that back the many claims that salt is bad for your health. My preference has always been Kosher salt and I use as much of the stuff as I like – with no guilt – because, salt

How Much Does Illegal Immigration Cost You?

from Heritage.org and AMAC.US Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80

Here Are The ‘Science’ Questions Reporters Should Ask Politicians

By David Harsanyi at The Federalist The governor of Wisconsin was on a trade mission to the United Kingdom. So, naturally, a reporter asked him whether he believed that Moses had ridden atop a Tyrannosaurus Rex to receive the Ten Commandments. I mean, that’s the point of asking “do you believe in evolution?,” right? Because, surely, the questioner isn’t

Broadway Coffeehouse is One of the Best Spots to Hang Out in Salem, Oregon

From Michelle Chang posted at Intentional Travelers on September 5, 2014  This is our third post in the series “Rediscovering Salem.” Since returning from Peace Corps, we’ve been using Salem and Portland as our home bases between travels. The Rediscovering Salem series is my way of looking at my hometown from a tourist’s perspective and sharing the best places on the

How Grandparents Can Pass Down Good Financial Wisdom

By Casey Dowd | The Boomer | Published August 07, 2014 at FOXBusiness It can be tempting for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren; after all, isn’t that part of the job description? But experts warn the money and financial habits passed down from generation to generation are long lasting. The value of a dollar and an education are the top

5 Things about Palm Sunday that Remind Us Christ is King

from: Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com blogspot for Debbie McDaniel of Fresh Day Ahead Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered

Willis Calls on Schrader to Denounce Stunt

Stayton, OR — Yesterday, a group of Democratic Congressmen staged a “sit-in” on the House of Representatives floor that disrupted the proceedings and forced Speaker Ryan to adjourn the House. In a statement released today, 5th congressional district candidate Colm Willis blasted the protest. “This childish protest is not only counterproductive; it is stopping the

Steve Forbes will headline Freedom Foundation Oregon banquet

SALEM, Ore. – The Freedom Foundation has announced that Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media and two-time candidate for president, will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s inaugural Oregon dinner. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24, in the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Banquet Room. Other speakers include: Rebecca Friedrichs, plaintiff

Republican Candidates in HD 23 to Debate in Polk County

Rickreall, Ore – Gator’s Radio Experience and 1430AM  KYKN together with the Polk County Republicans are hosting a candidate debate between incumbent House District 23 Representative Mike Nearman and challenger Beth Jones. The debate will be held at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall on Sunday, April 24 from 6 PM – 8 PM. The

Bud Pierce Ready for Challengers in Republican Governor Race

Salem, Oregon (March 7, 2016) – Bud Pierce, candidate for Oregon governor released a statement today acknowledging Allen Alley’s late entrance into the Republican primary. Pierce said, “Ever since I entered the race last September, I have been ready for challengers in the primary. I don’t take Allen’s candidacy lightly, but I am still confident

There Is No Room in Oregon for Discrimination

by Kim Conolly The Oregon Equality Act, known as SB2, aims to protect all citizens regardless of sexual orientation. Brought before legislators by Representative Greg Macpherson and Representative Diane Rosenbaum in 2007, the intent of SB2 was noble and the law enacted. Yet in 2016, the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA), education administrators in Dallas,

Lawsuit Alleges SEIU 503 Isn’t Complying With Supreme Court Ruling

SALEM, Ore. – Service Employees International (SEIU) 503 is the subject of a new lawsuit whose aim is to force the union and the Oregon Department of Human Services to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Medicaid-compensated home healthcare providers to decide for themselves whether to pay dues and fees to the

Willis Announces Legislative Leadership Team

Stayton, OR — Colm Willis’ bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District was bolstered Thursday when the campaign announced the endorsements of 8 local lawmakers. The Colm for Congress legislative leadership team will play an instrumental role in providing policy background and support for Willis’ campaign for Congress. Members will be added