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April 22, 2014

Our Opinion: Wehby is GOP's best shot

by Editorial board
Oregon Republicans have a choice in the May primary between a candidate who could give fits to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in November’s general election, or one who’s more likely to serve as a…
April 17, 2014

Our state's HIGH values

by Max Margolis
Trust state leaders with marijuana policy? Let's talk before we do something we'll regret It looks like the state’s legislative effort to legalize marijuana has failed, so another petition drive…
April 17, 2014

War on theaters goes on, but the Lake battle is a victory

by Mikel Kelly
Some of the fondest memories echoing around in my 66-year-old brain are the ones that have to do with movies. They were stirred just a bit this past week when I read the story in the Lake Oswego…
April 16, 2014

Voters should support school bond proposal

by Editorial Board
District must expand, renovate and modernize facilities The fast-growing Beaverton School District is bursting with students eager to learn — so many students, in fact, that more than a third of…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeremy Brown
April 11, 2014

Community college is a viable option for you

by Jeremy Brown
When considering options, don't rule out PCC When I think of spring, I think of new beginnings: a new season (more sunshine coupled with a healthy dose of gentle rain — it’s Oregon, after all),…
April 11, 2014

Legislative session had good, bad and ugly

by John Davis
The second even-year annual legislative session in Oregon’s history recently concluded after 33 days in Salem, delivering good, bad and ugly results for Oregonians. On the positive end, in a…
April 03, 2014

High-speed broadband builds communities

by Denny Doyle
As elected officials, we deal with a multitude of critical issues every day. Who can we work with to help boost local job creation efforts? How do we encourage innovative entrepreneurs to locate…
April 03, 2014

Don't let the future go to pot

by Kathy Hollamon
There has been much in the news lately about marijuana. With Washington and Colorado passing recreational use laws, and our own state having a medical marijuana law, it’s no wonder that young…
April 03, 2014

Voters should re-elect Andy Duyck as county chair

by John Leeper
I strongly endorse the re-election of Andy Duyck as chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Andy is a local product of Washington County, having lived here his entire life. He was…
March 27, 2014

Oregon OSHA uses time it needs to investigate

by Michael Wood
I read Mikel Kelly’s recent column “Sometimes it takes entirely too long to do things” with interest. It’s difficult to argue with his basic premise suggesting that “some things” take “entirely…

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Mar 27, 2014

Dr. Kitzhaber, heal Cover Oregon, stat

by Editorial Board
Heads have been rolling at the state capital since Gov. John Kitzhaber released an independent assessment of Cover Oregon a week ago. If the Cover Oregon board agrees with Kitzhaber’s request to…
Mar 27, 2014

A sale is pending on prime Beaverton property

by Wendi Eiland
Most of us have heard of The Round at Beaverton Central: the mixed-use area of fine restaurants, urban condos and Class-A office space that you bought back in 2006. Part of that development,…
Mar 20, 2014

TriMet sets a new and better direction

by Editorial Board
“If you wait long enough you actually get some good news in the job.” Those words from TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane reflect a growing optimism about the transit agency’s future as it…
Mar 20, 2014

Newspaper business has a rich and colorful past

by Mikel Kelly
Since I changed jobs two years ago and no longer work with just one or two papers, I don’t do tours of the office anymore. I now work on the central design desk, so somebody else has to take Cub…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Century junior Brennan Baccay wrestles Hilhi senior Joey Rodriguez in the 126-pound final Saturday at the Class 6A state tournament in Portland. Baccay won his first state championship with a 7-3 decision over Rodriguez.
Mar 07, 2014

Hardware for hillsboro

by Amanda Miles
Century's Brennan Baccay beats Joey Rodriguez for a state title at 126 pounds PORTLAND — Everyone knows who Brennan Baccay is now. Five weeks ago, the Century junior was seeded only eighth when…
Feb 27, 2014

Winter Olympics in Oregon? Why or why not?

by The Editorial Board
While watching the Olympics the past few weeks from relatively balmy Sochi, one might wonder: Why not here? Wouldn’t Oregon make an excellent winter Olympics host? Remember, back in the 1960s,…
Feb 27, 2014

Rx for traffic pollution: cleaner gas and vehicles

by Patricia Finn and Albert Rizzo
As pulmonary physicians, we see patients every day who struggle to breathe. Those experiences lead us to not only treat, but to advocate for our patients with lung disease. We also speak up for…

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