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January 28, 2015

Churches provide 'promise' to homeless families

by Debby de Carlo
I put my sleeping bag and pillow in one of the two rooms reserved for overnight hosts and go to find the other host, Nancy, upstairs. She is already there with the three currently homeless…
January 21, 2015

Local companies go above and beyond to support citizen-soldiers

by Hillsboro Tribune
Members of the Oregon National Guard and reserve units from all branches of the military sacrifice a great deal for our communities and for our nation. Sometimes, those in the military find…
January 21, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Forced annexation remains a possibility for Cornelius Thank you for the story “Cornelius to growth-boundary residents: No forced annexation” (News-Times, Jan. 14 issue). I appreciate the…
January 21, 2015

If the governor doesn't know, who does?

by Russ Dondero
At the recent Oregon Leadership Summit, Gov. John Kitzhaber had a moment of clarity about the issue of growing income inequality as evidenced by homelessness, poverty and the K-12 achievement…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - State Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, represents Senate District 16
January 14, 2015

Citizens list biggest concerns

by Betsy Johnson
If drones are on your Christmas wish list, keep an eye on the 2015 Oregon Legislature. As mandated by Congress, drones — or unmanned aviation vehicles — are to be integrated into the national…
January 14, 2015

Medical research needs funding

by Joe Robertson
For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of Americans living with disease and disability. But in recent years, those hopes…
January 14, 2015

Despite loss, state can be proud of its Ducks

by Hillsboro Tribune
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
January 07, 2015

Letters to the editor

by various
Earthquake could literally turn our world upside down Sig Unander’s excellent essay about the looming threat of a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake (“History shows ‘great quake’ is coming,”…
January 07, 2015

Maintaining the greatness of our communities

by Kathryn Harrington
Your family and mine live in a wonderful place — a place where we can enjoy the colorful variety of life. For the last eight years, since I was first elected to represent you on the Metro…
January 07, 2015

Trail idea has regional appeal

by Hillsboro Tribune
Recreationists, nature lovers, historians and safety advocates in the area might want to take a look at the accelerating plans to create a scenic trail that would link the communities of Gaston,…

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Dec 31, 2014

Jobs report has good news for a new year

by Editorial board
If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland metropolitan area’s economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of…
Dec 31, 2014

History shows 'great shake' is coming

by Sig Unander
Washington County, Oregon’s economic powerhouse, is justifiably proud of its high-tech manufacturing industry, robust agricultural base and vibrant retail sector. Entrepreneurs and investors…
Dec 31, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Liberty and justice is needed for all How many black, yellow, white mothers have I sipped tea with as they unconsciously added sugar to their cup of anguish as we talked about the future for…
Dec 29, 2014

Don't burden schools with excessive testing

by U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
uality public education is key to building strong, vibrant communities and giving our children a foundation to grow into productive, well-rounded adults. As a member of the U.S. House Committee…
Dec 29, 2014

Oregon needs to work on its drug problem

by David Russo
The United States consumes 83 percent of the world’s oxycodone and 99 percent of its hydrocodone, according to a 2010 International Narcotics Control Board report. These are all generally…
Dec 29, 2014

Asking voters to decide county transit plans is a bad idea

by Hillsboro Tribune
There those activists go again. Earlier this year, voters in the cities of Tigard and Tualatin approved separate ballot measures that would require a public vote before light rail lines could be…
Dec 17, 2014

Kitzhaber budget would shortchange too many students

by Editorial board
The 2015-17 budget proposed by Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of addition and subtraction alike. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some critical, and quite familiar,…
Dec 17, 2014

Letters to the editor

by various
Holiday Light Parade is a wonderful community event I have to share my feelings about our recent Holiday Light Parade. I love Forest Grove! When we received word that the City Club could no…
Dec 17, 2014

Homeless veterans deserve our help

by Leda Garside
With Veterans Day behind us, we need to remember that we still have so much to do to serve our honored veterans, including the thousands who are homeless. Robert Foley, a Navy veteran, was once…
Dec 10, 2014

Am I racially biased? Yes. In a nice 'moderate' way

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
As a young reporter in Chicago, I used to visit a neighborhood police station and flip through paper police reports, seeking fodder for our police blotter. Sitting in the records room one…




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