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October 17, 2014

Measure 88 makes the roads safer for all

by Ron Louie
In November, Oregonians have an opportunity to make our roads safer. We can improve our communities. We can improve our economy. And we can do it by voting “yes” on Measure 88. This measure is…
October 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Renovated public safety center is a solid investment As a long-time Beaverton volunteer and former staffer at the Domestic Violence Resource Center, I am very familiar with the police and court…
October 17, 2014

Governor's race offers poor choices

by Editorial board
Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We know we are. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat running for an unprecedented fourth term, has not…
October 15, 2014

A few random conclusions reached while waiting in traffic

by Mikel Kelly
I didn’t know if I was ever going to get to work last Friday. In fact, I was pretty sure I was going to die of old age in a couple of different places along the way. My eight-mile commute…
October 15, 2014

It's time for Beaverton to invest in public safety

by Denny Doyle
When I became mayor in 2009, I knew we were privileged to live in a great city. However, I also knew we had many challenges that needed to be addressed that had sat idle for years with no…
October 15, 2014

Preserve our investment by maintaining our roads

by Washington County Board of Commissioners
Our transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy. Our roads are an investment not only in our local economy but an investment in our way of life. All of us depend on these roads…
October 09, 2014

Workplace policies must change with economic realities

by Suzanne Bonamici
I remember working at my mother’s small retail store as a teenager, helping her assist customers, stock shelves and change window displays. The store kept my mother busy, and she worked…
October 09, 2014

Letters to the editor from readers

by Beaverton Valley Times
Community input helped shape Public Safety Center plan As a member of Beaverton’s Committee for Community Involvement I have watched the Public Safety Center process unfold. I have been…
October 08, 2014

Voters should support creation of a true public safety center

by Editorial Board
It’s been nearly 30 years since the Beaverton Police Department moved into a temporary location on Griffith Drive. In those three decades, the department has nearly tripled in size, as Beaverton…
October 02, 2014

Open primary appeals to more voters

by Editorial board
Ballot Measure 90 — the open primary initiative — won’t cure all afflictions that plague the election process in Oregon and elsewhere, but it would give more people the chance to participate in…

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Sep 25, 2014

Concussion risk must be treated more seriously

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…
Sep 25, 2014

SHED LIGHT ON ISSUES

by Mark Garber
Newspapers' endorsements can give readers a closeup look at candidates, ballot issues In almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business in the time since I entered…
Sep 18, 2014

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 18, 2014

Swim lessons just make sense to prevent drowning events

by Tiffaney O'Dell
Strategies to make swimming areas safer are being proposed after a recent tragedy took the lives of four members of one family in Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove. I would propose a different…
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 11, 2014

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

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…
Sep 11, 2014

Sept. 11 is not just another day

by Tracy Renee Lee
Sadly, we face another 9-11 anniversary this week. Has it really been 13 years since America was attacked? To me, it seems as though it were last week. That day, Sept. 11, 2001, will forever be…
Sep 04, 2014

Thank a union worker

by Callie Vandewiele
It’s a familiar routine: Walking into work, stowing your coat near your desk or in the break room. Nabbing a cup of coffee and then wandering down the hall or across the floor. You clock in, and…
Sep 04, 2014

Oregonians demand choice - exclusionary debates provide none

by Jason Levin
As the Green Party candidate for governor, I’m disappointed that the media has decided to exclude me from televised debates. Oregonians deserve more than to have their election information…



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