Tigard's Opinions

ADAM DAVIS
August 26, 2015

Get ready for election- year show business

by Adam Davis
Did the Oregon Legislature meet this year? Many Oregonians would say, “I think so, but I’m not sure.” They’ve been taking place, those meetings conducted by political party operatives and big…
August 26, 2015

For-profit colleges need regulating

by Editorial board
The potential for fraud or deception by for-profit colleges in Oregon might seem to be a case of buyer beware. And indeed, students ought to do thorough research about these privately operated…
August 26, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Senior expresses his support for Tigard 'Y' deal Since I have been a long-time supporter of minimizing the size of government, a few of my fellow seniors seem puzzled by my support for the…
August 20, 2015

Our Opinion: It's a new party, but where does it stand?

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 wants to become a legitimate force…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
August 20, 2015

Column: Cleaning out the files after 40-some years reveals plenty

by Mikel Kelly
In case you hadn’t heard, I’m getting ready to retire. So, I’ve devoted much of my spare time over the past dozen weeks or so to tidying up my work area. I’m kind of a packrat, so that has meant…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
August 19, 2015

Cleaning out the files after 40-some years reveals plenty

by Mikel Kelly
In case you hadn’t heard, I’m getting ready to retire. So, I’ve devoted much of my spare time over the past dozen weeks or so to tidying up my work area. I’m kind of a packrat, so that has meant…
August 19, 2015

It's a new party, but where does it stand?

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 wants to become a legitimate force…
August 19, 2015

YMCA site raises more questions than answers in process

by The Times
In the Aug. 6 edition of The Times, you printed my letter concerning possible locations for the proposed YMCA/community center in Tigard. Neal Brown, a realtor and Bull Mountain resident, was…
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.
August 13, 2015

Column: I can't believe it's been 50 years since high school…

by Mikel Kelly
You might think I'm making this up, but my 50-year high school reunion is coming up. I know what you're thinking — how could somebody as young as me be that long out of high school, right? Well,…
August 12, 2015

Voters aren't ready to fall in line

by Editorial board
Are Oregonians just being their normal 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…

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Aug 12, 2015

I can't believe it's been 50 years since high school graduation

by Mikel Kelly
You might think I’m making this up, but my 50-year high school reunion is coming up. I know what you’re thinking — how could somebody as young as me be that long out of high school, right? Well,…
Aug 09, 2015

Bring reality back into growth decisions

by Editorial board
The perennial question of whether the Portland area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is sufficiently…
Aug 06, 2015

Gun replica phone case is a daft idea

by The Times
A number of years ago, there was a Saturday Night Live skit about a company called “Bad Idea Jeans.” The SNL troupe created a series of mock advertisements that showed people doing dumb things…
Mikel Kelly
Jul 29, 2015

The summer of 1958, when life was simple - yet awesome

by Mikel Kelly
I know we’ve already had something like 85 days this year that were 90 degrees or above, but to this native Oregonian, summer is only just now really getting here. There are many reasons we…
BLUMENAUER
Jul 23, 2015

Earl Blumenauer: Protecting your wishes for end-of-life care

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

Letters to the editor

by The Times
The Times serves its readers, area well — please support it Tigard and Tualatin are well served by our community newspaper, The Times. Now, The Times has brought glory and pride to our city by…
Jul 23, 2015

The YMCA will serve us well - vote 'yes'

by The Times
We, Kate Holman and Diane Kerrigan, are very excited about the new Tigard YMCA proposed for our downtown city center and headed for the November general election ballot. What a great addition…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Mikel Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Jul 16, 2015

Column: When stand-up comics go bad it's not very funny

by Mikel Kelly
Everybody was buzzing last week about the latest Bill Cosby news. Apparently the comedian, now 77, admitted under oath back in 2005 that he bought quaaludes to give to young women so he could…
Jul 16, 2015

Soapbox: Proposed YMCA will be a'wonderful addition' to Tigard

by Mars Smith
Tigard resident Mars Smith talks about a possible YMCA The proposed Downtown Tigard YMCA will cost City residents nothing to operate. The 20-year contract being negotiated between the YMCA and…
Jul 16, 2015

Soapbox: Legislature revels in its triumphs from this session

by Margaret Doherty
Rep. Margaret Doherty talks about the recent Legislative session On July 6, the Oregon legislative session adjourned after a very productive five months. As the state representative from Tigard…



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