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August 21, 2014

Investing in infrastructure is vital to our prosperity

by Tobias Read
There’s been a lot of talk lately about building bridges in the Portland area. Clearly the need to solve the safety and congestion problems crossing the Columbia River hasn’t gone away. Yet, the…
August 21, 2014

Intel places big bet on state's future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
August 21, 2014

Is your relationship fizzling? It's probably your fault

by Mikel Kelly
I’ve been thinking about becoming a relationship advice columnist ever since I received a press release headed, “From fizzle to sizzle: how to reignite a relationship.” Now, this was four full…
August 14, 2014

None of the above

by Russ Dondero
Governor's race leaves many voters with difficult choices and few options to make things better Oregon voters will have a Catch-22 choice in this November’s general election: to vote for…
August 07, 2014

The secret to long-term success: joining a sorority

by Donna King
Around this time of year, high school graduates are preparing to attend college in the fall and exploring the question, “Do I want to join a sorority?” Sororities might not be for everyone, but…
August 07, 2014

It's time to end discrimination of military veterans

by Doug Wilkinson
I am writing to bring attention to the Warfighter Rights Movement. This is a movement that I am proud to be a part of, not only as an advocate for veterans rights, but as executive officer and…
August 07, 2014

Tips to keep your garden thriving when the temperature sizzles

by Lindsey Berman
When summer temperatures sizzle, our gardens feel the hot sun as much as we do. Help your plants beat the heat with a little extra tender loving care, without wasting water or money in the…
July 31, 2014

A little advice for Oregon's next governor

by Editorial Board
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year July 18 at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. The…
July 31, 2014

Street options

by Adam Davis
Beyond the pothole, what else about transportation is important to voters? When it comes to transportation, street maintenance dominates the discussion. You public officials out there, you’ve…
July 31, 2014

Atiyeh's humanity evident in his actions

by Jackie Winters
In spring 2009, former Oregon Gov. Victor Atiyeh was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. I congratulated him at the time on receiving this…

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Jul 24, 2014

Nation must improve care for veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
For generations, our country has reaped the benefits of a powerful military — a military that has defended our freedom and helped pursue peace and autonomy for other nations abroad. Service…
Jul 24, 2014

Being old means never having to say you're sorry

by Mikel Kelly
People are always coming up to me and sticking their phone in my face and imploring me to look at a picture of something. “Well?” they’ll say. “What do you think of that?” If it’s a true friend,…
Jul 25, 2014

Editorial: Atiyeh's quiet style is a blueprint for today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon that former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship…
Jul 17, 2014

'Postmark' rule puts burden on voting system

by Paul Gronke
The final tally for the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida was George W. Bush, 2,912,790 votes, and Al Gore, 2,912,253 votes — a difference of 537 votes. Of course, everyone knows that…
Jul 17, 2014

This July heat can kill your pets

by Editorial Board
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no people around, and inside, a dog locked within. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
Jul 17, 2014

With Love is a nonprofit for foster families worth supporting

by Theresa Patton
I’d like to introduce you to a fairly new nonprofit that serves foster families in the city of Portland and surrounding suburbs. The organization was started by a woman named Allie Roth. Her…
Jul 10, 2014

High court ruling infringes on women's rights

by Michele Stranger Hunter
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. It said that closely held, for-profit companies that maintain religious objections to the federal health care…
Jul 10, 2014

Tune up your bike, tune up your body

by Mikael Stadden and Bill Larson
Early summer temperatures and longer days mean more cyclists on the roads and trails throughout the Portland metro area. Whether for recreation, fitness or commuting to work or school, this is…
Jul 10, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Beaverton Valley Times
You can support Beaverton students’ future success The school year has ended, but Beaverton Education Foundation’s work in support of Beaverton’s children continues. This summer, Beaverton…
Jul 03, 2014

It's time to end the National Security Agency dragnet

by Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul
One year ago this month, Americans learned their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials…

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