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April 11, 2014

Drinking and boating don't mix

by Hillsboro Tribune
The Board of Commissioners of neighboring Clackamas County took an interesting and necessary step recently in unanimously approving rules to allow for visual inspections of personal items…
April 11, 2014

Legislative session had its share of 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 11, 2014

Lack of investment in Bald Peak State Park is real story

by Bret Gutzka
I applaud Mr. Dick Noren’s call for public awareness regarding Bald Peak State Park (Letters to the Editor, Hillsboro Tribune, March 21 issue). However, I also believe it is important to…
April 06, 2014

Our Opinion: 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…
April 06, 2014

Commentary was geared to paint group as 'extremist'

by Robert Bailey
After some consideration, I would appreciate the Hillsboro Tribune making a “correction” for a factual error (“Who is against allowing farmers to host a wedding party?” Hillsboro Tribune, March…
April 06, 2014

Legislative session had successes as well as shortcomings

by Bruce Starr
The Oregon Legislature has completed its short session, wrapping up the 35-day confab of Oregon’s senators and representatives that occurs on the even-numbered years. These short, even-year…
April 06, 2014

Letters

by (none)
Switching back to two-way streets would be a big mistake I am angry! I am angry with the mayor and the Hillsboro City Council who have now decided the city of Hillsboro needs to go back to…
March 31, 2014

TriMet sets a new and better direction

by The Editorial Board
If you wait long enough you actually get some good news in the job.” Those words from TriMet General Manager Neil MacFarlane reflect a growing optimism about the transit agency’s future as it…
March 31, 2014

Wrong way on two-way streets

by kAREN hERSHEY
In one of my favorite movies, “The Princess Bride,” one of the characters keeps using the word “inconceivable” to express his confidence that certain things won’t happen that, in fact, keep…
March 31, 2014

Land use planning protects Oregon's citizens

by Jason Miner
Go to the intersection of Helvetia Road and West Union Road, north of Highway 26 in Washington County. Look around you. Everything you see, and thousands of acres more all around our region, is…

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Mar 21, 2014

Letters

by (none)
Leave the one-way streets alone I feel strongly that it would be a mistake to go back to two-way streets in downtown Hillsboro. I was born in Hillsboro in 1951 and have been around when the…
Mar 21, 2014

Who is against allowing farmers to host a wedding party?

by Bob Horning
Recently, the Washington County Board of Commissioners released the agri-tourism issue paper, a study on whether or not to allow agri-tourism on farmlands, which they support. As an owner of an…
Mar 21, 2014

Transportation networks under fire on many fronts

by Hillsboro Tribune
Over the past few days, we’ve seen a “perfect storm” of decisions related to transportation. Three major developments — one national, one regional and one local — are likely to have a chilling…
Mar 14, 2014

High-speed broadband would boost area economy

by Jerry Willey
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…
Mar 14, 2014

Intriguing campaign season opens

by Hillsboro Tribune
It’s election time, and that means it’s time to partner up! The partisan lines have now been drawn, and most of the legislators representing our region of the state will have opponents in the…
Mar 14, 2014

Letter to the editor

by no
Pet owners need to be more responsible I am proud to live in a community that has leash and scoop laws, and most people obey them. Occasionally, however, I see dog poop, in various stages of…
Mar 07, 2014

1000 Friends have lost all credibility

by Jim Crawford
It is astonishing that 1000 Friends of Oregon are so disingenuous as to argue that the Helvetia area should be ejected from the “urban reserve” designation because it is prime farmland and the…
Mar 07, 2014

Letters

by (none)
Switching back to two-way streets would be a big mistake I am angry! I am angry with the mayor and the Hillsboro City Council who have now decided the city of Hillsboro needs to go back to…
Mar 07, 2014

Agri-tourism plan would be good for county

by Hillsboro Tribune
The Washington County Board of Commissioners is in the midst of determining whether to allow agri-tourism opportunities to be expanded in the county, and if so, to what extent. In general, and…
Feb 28, 2014

Metro's approach makes sense

by John Schrag
On Monday, former Hillsboro Mayor Tom Hughes reluctantly threw his support behind a major land use bill in Salem. It was a nifty pivot for Hughes and others who a week earlier criticized the…




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