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October 23, 2014

LIGHTING UP CANCER

by Jaime Migdalene
Light the Night walk helps people with blood cancers find a path to recovery Most people have no idea how powerful their presence is. For the thousands of people whose lives are impacted by…
October 23, 2014

Soapbox: Levy renewal will prevent more cuts in schools

by Dana Terhune
Fun fact: Not one, not two, but three Tualatin High School students were accepted into Harvard this year. Fun fact: The 2014 Tigard High class earned 1,634 college credits their senior year. The…
October 23, 2014

Lou Ogden deserves four more years as mayor

by Editorial board
The race for Tualatin mayor features two candidates who care deeply about their community and who can point to long records of community service. After meeting with each of the candidates and…
October 23, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Support school district's levy renewal to keep 55 teachers Please help our community's children by voting "yes" on Measure 34-224. A vote of "no" will terminate the funding for very successful…
October 23, 2014

Tualatin needs to keep current mayor, council to solve congestion

by Cheryl Dorman
I recently had the opportunity to listen to candidates at a community forum hosted by the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. Not surprisingly, all of the candidates for mayor and City Council agreed…
October 17, 2014

Let's flip the local election playbook

by Steve Bintliff
Like most cities, elections for City Council seats in Tigard are usually determined by who has the most yard signs, the most endorsements and the best name recognition among the voters. In…
October 17, 2014

Safe roads are an important investment - support Measure 34-221

by John Cook
As a father, a certified public accountant, a small business owner, and your mayor, I wear many hats every day. In each of these roles, there is one common thread: It is critical that I make the…
October 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Our community’s children depend on you I have served on the Tigard-Tualatin School District Budget Committee for 10 years, and it has been gratifying to observe how our well-run district has…
October 17, 2014

I ask for your vote as Tualatin's next mayor

by Jan Giunta
For those of us fortunate enough to live in Tualatin, we appreciate our schools and parks, our neighborhoods and all the friends we’ve made. It is with optimism for our wonderful community that…
October 16, 2014

Our Opinion: Voters should renew investment in students' future

by Editorial Board
The Tigard-Tualatin School District is offering local voters an attractive deal: If they agree to continue paying the same amount of school property taxes as they do already, the district will…

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Oct 10, 2014

Jan Giunta is ideal candidate for Tualatin's next mayor

by Kathy Newcomb
It has been almost ludicrous scanning some readers’ letters to The Times. Amazingly, the current Tualatin mayor has been wrongly credited — both by supporters’ letters and even his own ads in…
Oct 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Voters should re-elect Lou Ogden as Tualatin’s mayor Tualatin, like all growing cities, faces the challenge of maintaining quality services, which local residents expect. Thanks to the…
Oct 17, 2014

Living in congestion doesn't have to be our way of life

by Lou Ogden
Congestion continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing our community today. Regardless of where you drive, backlog is a part of our everyday life. We plan our days around peak traffic…
Oct 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
A public park is for all to respectfully share This is for the two young women walking with two unleashed dogs in Cook Park, mid morning on Sept. 25. Asking to put your dogs on leads as you…
Sep 18, 2014

Public isn't embracing a denser future

by Editorial Board
The prevailing sentiment among urban planners is that the Portland area is headed toward — and would benefit from — a denser future where more residents are living in condominiums, apartments…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Sep 18, 2014

Column: Secrets of how to have a dream wedding revealed

by Mikel Kelly
I just went to a wedding last weekend, but I'm not going to talk about that one here. It's too fresh in all of our minds to make complete sense of. You need some time after significant events —…
Sep 11, 2014

Our Opinion: County's road plan is wise approach

by Editorial Board
There’s a wise philosophy about maintaining your automobile: “Pay now, or pay more later.” In short, it means if you try to save a few dollars by forgoing oil changes, for example, you’ll face a…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Sep 11, 2014

Column: If you aren't able to laugh at things, why even go on?

by Mikel Kelly
On more than one occasion last week, I was reminded about the importance of laughing. The first instance came up during a talk I was giving to the Gresham Lions Club about this column thing I do…
Sep 11, 2014

Soapbox: Tigard planners should revisit definition of…

by Aly Pierce
When my husband and I were looking for a place to relocate our young family, there were several items on our wish list. Topping the list, right behind good schools, was a safe street. We hailed…
Sep 04, 2014

Soapbox: Thank a union worker

by Callie Vandewiele
Callie Vandewiele graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2008. She is currently completing a master’s of philosophy degree in gender studies at the University of Cambridge. It’s a…



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