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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM INSIDER -


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonNo one relishes thoughts of their own death, or the death of someone they love, but responsible adults understand the need to make plans for the future — even the part without us in it.

Here are five reasons to prearrange your final arrangements today.

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Make it personal. Many spell out exactly what songs, prayers, poems (even jokes) they want shared at their service.  At the end of the day, it’s your service—and it should be conducted your way.

Save money. Preplanning your cemetery arrangements makes sense, It also price-guarantees the fees at today's costs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery. Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - FAMILY PRACTICE INSIDER -


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

M-F 7:30am-7pm/Sat 9:00am-1pm

Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care Senior Living Riverwood - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediThe residents at Prestige Senior Living Riverwood already know they’re living in Tualatin’s premier senior living community.

You may need more (or less) medical care than Riverwood currently offers. Here’s an overview of the differences between independent and assisted living:

Independent Living. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors looking for more opportunities to socialize with people their own age — or who are tired of the endless hassle of home maintenance and upkeep.

Independent living centers generally include a variety of studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments or cottages. A full kitchen is typical, and residents can choose between preparing their own meals or eating at a central dining hall. A meal plan is generally not included in the base price, though transportation and recreational activities are. Housekeeping services are usually provided as well.

Assisted Living. Assisted living communities provide all the amenities of independent living — plus a little extra care for those daily tasks of living. The on-call staff at assisted living homes can aid with grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and medication management.

Apartments generally feature a kitchenette and full bathroom. Planned excursions and other leisure activities are included in the base price, along with a meal plan.

Assisted-living caregivers can’t provide the same medical services as a hospital or hospice, nor are they equipped to handle persons with severe cognitive impairment or memory issues.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon, ACCOUNTING INSIDER


ACCOUNTAX - Annette SaarinenNow that you have filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be wondering how long it will take to get your federal or state refunds. These can be handled online or by phone.

After 24 hours of the IRS’ receipt for e-filing, or within four weeks of mailing your paper return, there are two ways to check on your federal refund:

Online at IRS.gov. Choose Refunds. You will need your Social Security Number or ITIN, your Filing Status, and the exact refund amount in whole dollars.

Fill in the blanks on the form requests and click Submit. The site will show if the return has been processed, when the refund will be sent, or where to call if there is a delay.

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Listen to the phone tree to get to the right service. Be prepared to wait on hold. Afternoons and after Tuesday is a better time to call. Have the above information ready to give the agent.

Oregon Refund:

Online at secure.dor.state.or.us/refund/index.cfm, under Quick Links, fill in the Oregon information from your state return. That includes your ID type, your ID number and the exact refund amount. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

Or call the Oregon Dept. of Revenue at 503-378-4933 or toll-free 1-800-356-4222. Follow the phone tree list of services. Have your Oregon tax return in front of you to give the information required.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Mike and Anne McCleskey, McCleskey Cellars - WINERY INSIDER -


MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Mike McCleskey MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Anne McCleskeyAh, spring has sprung. The birds are singing. Old couples are holding hands. The vineyard is alive and green. What luck to live in Tigard, a town with fresh air, clean water and green spaces.

Being at one with nature promotes health and happiness. Thoreau said “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” Going to the vineyard is just as therapeutic.

Watching a hawk soar eases our madness. We are renewed and mindful. Worries are reduced. Nature helps us find choices that are good for our families and our planet. A green space even helps us smile at our in-laws. Strolling with a loved one and a glass of wine allows us to soar with the hawk.

Wine, like a green space, can be healthy, but one must be cautious. One glass per day is the maximum for a woman, two glasses for a man. (Sorry ladies; life isn’t always fair). Wine has not been shown to improve the health of young people. Pregnant women should abstain completely.

Should a teetotaler start drinking for health reasons? Probably not. But generally speaking, a glass of pinot, every day, beats the heck out of an apple a day.

Our next release event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. In the meantime, bring your friends for a private tasting in our Horseleap Saloon and include a walk through our vineyard to see the growth of this year’s vines.

McCleskey Cellars

15590 SW April Lane

Tigard, OR 97224

503-590-0454

mccleskeycellars.com/

Brought to you by Steve Stolze, SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling - REMODELING INSIDER -


SLS HOMES - Steve StolzeAre you planning on hiring a builder or remodeler this year? There’s no substitute for experience.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling has more than 30 years of experience doing remodels, room additions and new-home construction. In addition, we specialize in whole-house remodeling, are a Certified Green Building Professional, Certified Master Builder and Certified Aging-in-Place builder.

When shopping for a builder or remodeler, find contractors with experience and solid references. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (Oregon.gov/CCB) offers the following guidelines:

· Get written, detailed bids from three contractors. Compare the bids and ask questions. Don’t assume that the lowest bid is the best deal.

· Verify that the contractor’s license is active and check the complaint history at hirealicensedcontractor.com or call 503-378-4621.

· Ask for and check references. Look at other jobs the contractor has completed.

Ask the potential contractor the following questions:

· Do you have the experience and expertise to do the work I want to get done?

· Who will do the actual work: the contractor, subcontractors or employees?

· Who will get the permits?

· How many other jobs will the contractor be working on at the same time as yours?

· What written warranties are offered?

· Who can I call if I have questions or concerns during the project?

Get a maximum of three bids, throw out the lowest and choose between the last two. Never put down more than 10 percent down on a job and structure the remaining payments over the weeks of the project’s progress.

SLS Custom Homes & Remodeling

P.O. Box 1093, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-9878

www.slshomes.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) LInda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - FITNESS INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

http://fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Pam Simon, Fidgets2Widgets - EDUCATION INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Pam SimonPam Simon of Fidgets2Widgets looks at digital play and learning as golden opportunities for youngsters, as long as guidance is provided.

“I think that we have kind of a swimming upstream approach,” says Simon, who started her after-school STEM learning program in Eugene three years ago and opened a second location in Portland this winter.

“We do seem to be in the minority, in that we are very positive about the possibilities that all this technology is offering,” she added. “Through the internet and the digital world, kids can go anywhere in the world through Google Earth. They can learn how to do anything through YouTube tutorials.”

“We want to leverage those resources for creativity, education and joy,” said Simon, who also offers curriculum about online safety, online citizenship and how to be a savvy consumer. “Children need to learn that the digital world presents the same pitfalls as the physical world.”

Simon says that research shows the average attention span for youngsters is 18 mins, “so we teach in 15-minute increments and schedule exer-breaks using Wii exercise and dance programs.”

Simon stays up-to-date with the latest digital technology, including having a 3-D printer on-site and Oculus Rift virtual reality.

Classes in both will be offered during Fidgets2Widgets’ summer programs, which begin June 6 and end Sept. 9. The 7,000-square-foot facility is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm in the summer. Find out more about theme weeks on the website.

Fidgets2Widgets

15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97224

503-310-3248

fidgets2widgets.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - GYM INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


(Image is Clickable Link) Linda ElderAll Assisted Living communities in Oregon must operate under the same set of regulations, but beyond that, there are many differences to consider when choosing a home for you or your loved one. Some are not easy to see, as many facilities have a similar physical structure.

Carefully consider your lifestyle. What do you like to do, how do you decorate your surroundings? Do you like hustle and bustle or a peaceful walk in the garden?

For those of mature years, change is difficult and probably not a good time for major changes from what they are used to.

When you tour an Assisted Living community, look at it for how it fits you. The putting green, massive exercise room, pool or huge movie theater may be wonderful to look at — but would you use them?

Ask to see inspection surveys.

Walk around and talk with the staff or listen to them as they work. Are they friendly, do they seem happy? Ask about the management team. What is their experience in the field?

At Woodland Heights, we frequently hear that people chose us because it feels “comfortable.” They remark that “everyone was so helpful and friendly.” Of our care staff, nearly 20 percent have been here for 10 or more years. Our surveys since 2010 have been deficiency-free.

We think all of that speaks volumes.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/


Tigard's Opinions

Miles Vance
April 13, 2016

On insults, protests and presidential politics

by Miles Vance
Communication. Dialogue. Speech. Words conveying meaning. Our country is awash in it this presidential election year, and depending on what you hear or read — and which side of the political aisle you stand on — some of it can be pretty hard to…
April 13, 2016

Work continues on weed policy

by Ethan Nadelmann and David Rogers
It’s been a busy two years for marijuana policy in Oregon. Not so long ago Oregon was arresting or citing 14,000 people per year for marijuana crimes; now the state is on the cusp of a safe, well-regulated market for adult-use marijuana. The…
April 13, 2016

Child welfare laws cause more problems than they solve

by Paul de Jean
I support the State Sovereignty Movement but the federal child welfare laws are a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Tenth Amendment. Correcting the problems in our child welfare agencies should start with an understanding that the laws causing…


April 07, 2016

Our Opinion: Giving lip service to transparency

by Editorial Board
This coming July 4, the nation celebrates its 240th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The law was passed and signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to make it clear that documents created by federal…
April 07, 2016

Soapbox: Former Tigard resident tells thestories of fellow Vietnam soldiers

by Gary Chamberlain
Gary Chamberlain is a former Tigard resident and Vietnam veteran. Only surviving combat soldiers can tell their story with any accuracy. As I was hanging my American flag up today in remembrance of Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), I was revisiting my…
April 07, 2016

Soapbox: Parents need to discourage teens' drinking, drug use

by Marie Watkins, Patti Atkins
Patti Atkins is the Community Outreach and Communications at Tigard Turns the Tide. Marie Watkins is the group's director. The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Tigard has never been…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: The bird has the word in political debate

by Editorial Board
Nancy Townsley is managing editor of the Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune. These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way —…
Mikel Kelly is the former editor of The Times, as well as chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune. He contributes a regular column.
March 24, 2016

Column: Not sure I even want to beat my addiction to daytime TV

by Mikel Kelly
You know, they say sitting is the new smoking. You heard about that, right? It’s even been mentioned in television commercials, meaning it’s about as edgy and new now as Richard Nixon’s peace signs were back in the 1970s. I would like to add one…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: New law will allow state of Oregon to bypass city charters

by Rebecca Adams
Rebecca Adams lives in West Linn. Can the state bypass your city charter? That is not a hypothetical question. We are about to find out. With all the March excitement that’s going on in your life you may have missed the Big Oregon Drama currently…
Doherty
March 31, 2016

Doherty: Many accomplishments completed, many more needed

by Margaret Doherty
Margaret Doherty is a Tigard resident and represents District 35 in the Oregon House of Representatives, serving Tigard, Metzger, and small portions of Beaverton and Southwest Portland. Now that the 2016 Legislative Session has adjourned and we…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: Assistant DA Zoe Smith's comments 'dangerous, unethical'

by Robin Morris Collin, James Manning
Robin Morris Collin lives in Salem; James Manning, in Eugene. After reading the statements issued by Washington County Assistant District Attorney Zoe Smith (Prosecutor's online post stirs racial profiling controversy“,” March 10, The Times), we…
March 24, 2016

Soapbox: Trump, Sanders not flashes in pan

by Adam Davis
About the author: Adam Davis is a founding principal in DHM Research, has been conducting opinion research in Oregon for more than 35 years Donald Trump. We know the national story, but how about here in Oregon? It is a similar story. He currently…
March 24, 2016

Soapbox: Outdoor School boosts regular school attendance

by Edward Wolf
About the author: Edward Wolf served on the legislative task force that designed Senate Bill 447 Why do Oregon’s kids miss so much school? Published reports indicate that about one-sixth of the state’s K-12 students miss at least 10 percent of the…
March 16, 2016

Annexation votes thwart land use system

by Editorial Board
Since 1973, when the Oregon Legislature passed a historic land-use planning law, this state has been heralded for its innovative efforts to preserve forest and farmland, and its requirement that every city and county decide where their future…
Miles Vance
March 16, 2016

Of blocked shots, stolen passes and life lessons

by Miles Vance
I was fortunate enough to cover some of the Class 6A boys and girls state basketball tournaments last week at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus and they got me thinking. I’ve always enjoyed these events and I’ve seen more than…
March 16, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Hunting provides many good jobs for Oregonians Every day we hear about the need to create middle-class jobs that seem to be in short supply. While there is a lot of focus on promising new sectors, one traditional sector is still creating thousands…
Mikel Kelly is the former chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
March 10, 2016

Column: Maybe I wasn't told there'd be no math, but I should have been

by Mikel Kelly
My friend Kevin and I were at the Diamond Lake store a few years back, and the power was off. Because the line of customers wanting to buy stuff was growing, the two guys working there jumped behind the counter and tag-teamed their way through the…
March 10, 2016

Soapbox: New state minimum wages will help all

by Marc Crump
Soapbox by Tigard resident Marc Crump Tim McBratney from the Chamber of Commerce published a Community Soapbox rant against the minimum wage increase recently enacted by the legislature. He says the increase will kill jobs and harm the economy. Mr.…
Mikel Kelly
March 09, 2016

Maybe I WASN'T told there'd be no math, but I should have been

by Mikel Kelly
My friend Kevin and I were at the Diamond Lake store a few years back, and the power was off. Because the line of customers wanting to buy stuff was growing, the two guys working there jumped behind the counter and tag-teamed their way through the…
March 09, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
TFS drivers worked hard to keep your kids safe and happy Hi. My name is Karen Bieker and I’m currently No. 2 in seniority at Tigard First Student. I’m in my 17th year and being a school bus driver for this district has been one of the most rewarding…
April 28, 2016

Endorsement: Voters should return Schouten, Rogers to county commission

by Editorial Board
Washington County prides itself on being known as the economic engine of Oregon, and in this era of ever-speedier communication and ever-evolving technology, it deserves that description. As home to Intel and Tektronix, along with the many other…
May 05, 2016

Endorsement: Choose Devlin for secretary of state

by Editorial Board
When Democrat Barbara Roberts was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1985, it ended a 106-year run of Republicans holding the job. We doubt the Democrats will match that streak, but they certainly are in the favored position to retain the…
May 05, 2016

Endorsement: Return Craig Dirksen to Metro Council

by The Times
If you pay attention to the national news at all, it’s seems like all you hear is election news 24-7. And while it’s hard not to pay attention to the latest Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton news, we have some important election decisions of our own…

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