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Garrett
August 27, 2014

Sheriff promises action in wake of jail incidents

by Pat Garrett
Transparency is one of those buzz words you hear at election time. Taxpayers demand it and elected officials promise it. It can be very difficult to deliver transparency when a negative event…
August 27, 2014

Trouble brewing in the county jailhouse

by Hillsboro Tribune
The bizarre news coming out of the Washington County Jail in the last couple of weeks really sets a new standard for inexplicable behavior. Not one, but two female jail technicians working at…
August 27, 2014

Honoring hard-earned workers' rights

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…
August 20, 2014

Intel places big bet on state's future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
August 20, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Senior center problems began before parking incident After reading the article about the Forest Grove Meals on Wheels problem with some volunteers (“Exodus underscores senior center tensions,”…
August 20, 2014

We need to know when our food has been modified

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods. It would help Oregonians tell the difference between locally grown real food and…
August 13, 2014

Forest Grove's senior center provides vital services

by Roberta Nickels
I was sorry to read more negative coverage of the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center (“Exodus underscores senior center tensions,” News-Times, Aug. 6 issue). It is such a special place! I…
August 13, 2014

Wehby gets tangled in money web

by Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Monica Wehby, just got a lot more complicated. In early August, a political action…
August 13, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Britches hitched after superintendent’s comments It just hitches my britches when I read another outrageous statement coming out of our superintendent, Dr. Consuelo Curtis. On July 23, she was…
August 06, 2014

Bringing a health risk to our shores

by Hillsboro Tribune
Donald Trump is not someone we believe deserves to be listened to. He is strident, insensitive and provocative. Yet like the blind squirrel that does occasionally stumble upon a nut, or the…

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Aug 06, 2014

Cast a vote for 'none of above' in governor's race

by Russ Dondero
Oregon voters will have a Catch-22 choice to vote for incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber for his fourth term or to vote for a relatively unknown Oregon legislator, Dennis Richardson. Richardson is a…
Aug 06, 2014

Letters to the editor

by no byline
Score a win for the bullies of the world Today, Aug. 1, is the day Dream Girls Espresso closes in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
Jul 30, 2014

How dense can we get?

by John Schrag
When Gordon Root met with a group of nervous neighbors last September, he arrived in a pair of cowboy boots and matching bravado. Root had swaggered in from Lake Oswego, the latest out-of-town…
Jul 30, 2014

Saying goodbye to the burger

by David Roza
I’ll say this right away: I love cheeseburgers. Eating a cheeseburger is like biting into a savory storybook of textures, tastes and time-told traditional American cuisine. It starts with the…
Jul 30, 2014

Atiyeh's style would be welcome in Oregon today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship between…
Jul 23, 2014

Oregon's next governor needs expansive focus

by Editorial Board
On July 18, Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. The…
Jul 23, 2014

Letters to the editor

by no byline
Comparing athletic apples to oranges at Pacific Dear Mr. Clock, Please let the glory days go! How many more times do we have to hear that former Pacific wrestlers are dissatisfied with the…
Jul 23, 2014

Nation must do a better job of taking care of veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
For generations, our country has reaped the benefits of a powerful military — a military that has defended our freedom and helped pursue peace and autonomy for other nations abroad. Service…
Jul 16, 2014

This heat can kill your pets

by Pamplin Media Group
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no humans around, and inside, a dog locked within. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
Clock
Jul 16, 2014

Disinformation is at work in Pacific University athletics

by Mike Clock
I began teaching and coaching at Pacific University in 1967, following the completion of a doctorate in mathematics at Oklahoma State University. This was preceded by a couple of great athletic…



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