Hillsboro's Opinions

September 03, 2015

Letters to the editor

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Treaty with Iran is much better than war Americans are tired of war. We’re tired of watching a generation of our youth being sacrificed so our tax dollars can enrich the defense industry, and…
August 27, 2015

Learn to protect yourself from extreme summer heat

by Ron Rabena
The summer season and warm weather triggers an urge to be outdoors, but fun in the sun can be dangerous when the heat and humidity rise. In addition to sunburn, heat-related illnesses including…
August 27, 2015

Homelessness is a real problem

by Russ Dondero
As a citizen activist for affordable housing since 1991, I served for nine years on Washington County’s Housing & Community Services advisory committee, and since 2009, I’ve also served on our…
August 27, 2015

Will new party reshape Oregon politics?

by Editorial Board
Voter confusion may have helped the Independent Party of Oregon get where it is today, but going forward, a muddled message will not serve the party well if it is to become a legitimate force in…
August 20, 2015

Oregon voters showing their independent streak

by Editorial board
Are Oregonians just being their cantankerous selves, or is something deeper occurring in their collective psyche? In the same week that a statewide poll showed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders within…
August 21, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Too many events being cut from county fair It was sad to see two more attractions added to the growing list of canceled events at this year’s Washington County Fair — the draft horse show and…
August 20, 2015

Ness gave four decades of service to the poor

by Lou Ogden
Selfless, committed, collaborative, inspiring. The accolades flow easily when describing Jerralynn Ness, who plans to retire this year after 43 years of service to Washington County residents at…
August 12, 2015

Open letter to the white tourist who asked me for cocaine

by Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
This is an open letter to the white tourist who asked me for cocaine: I have to walk across the street when I see a female at night walking during the evening: “No, I’m not a rapist, I’m just…
August 12, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
There are viable options to cab companies How could you completely miss the existence of “the Ride Connection” in your editorial (“Subsidies not the answer for wheelchair-accessible cabs,”…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The urban growth boundary determines where new development cvan occu. If the Metro Council is not going to expand the UGB this year, it needs to speed up the next review and do a better job of engaging all stakeholders.
August 12, 2015

Bring reality back into growth decisions

by Editorial board
The perennial question of whether the Portland metropolitan area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is…

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Aug 07, 2015

Letters to the editor

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TriMet should not have provided free parking at fair What a fabulous fair that was put on by Washington County. The fair was so well organized; the parking was well regulated; the concessionaires…
Aug 07, 2015

Legislation makes Oregon better

by Susan McLain
The legislative session has ended, and I am able to sit down and reflect on what has transpired over the last several months. It has been a whirlwind of an experience, let me tell you! As I look…
Aug 06, 2015

Subsidies not the answer for wheelchair-accessible cabs

by Editorial Board
Since Uber and Lyft opened for business in the Portland metropolitan area, including in Washington County, an ongoing controversy has ensued over whether their disruptive business models are…
Jul 31, 2015

Letters

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Applause for Carol Faber’s efforts on behalf of local taxpayers I want to thank Carol Faber for fighting to stop the lunacy of the downtown street-grid change. I applaud her efforts on behalf of…
Jul 31, 2015

State school funding deserves better

by Jeff Rose
Is the state of K-12 education in Oregon analogous to the boiling frog? The premise of the anecdote is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. However, if it is placed in…
Jul 31, 2015

Gun replica phone case is a daft idea

by Hillsboro Tribune
A number of years ago, there was a Saturday Night Live skit about a company called “Bad Idea Jeans.” The clever SNL troupe created a series of mock advertisements that showed people doing dumb…
Jul 23, 2015

Oregon has a problem with higher education

by Editorial Board
When it comes to higher education, Oregon has a problem. When the Oregon Education Investment Board launched the 40-40-20 plan, it was ambitious, to say the least. It aimed for 40 percent of…
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Jul 23, 2015

Protecting your end-of-life wishes

by Rep. Earl Blumenauer
The Obama administration recently took an incredibly important step in empowering patients and their families by improving end-of-life care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…
Jul 23, 2015

Intel spins its job reduction plans

by Russ Dondero
Multiple news sources reported recently that Intel is implementing cuts in its work force, including its plants in Washington County. But typical of such plans, Intel is not willing to lay its…
Jul 16, 2015

Legislature had some nice successes

by Editorial Board
With the adjournment of the 2015 Legislature, both sides are counting their political victories and defeats, and beginning their preparations for upcoming elections. But amidst the seemingly…



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