Endorsement: Don't repeal 'sanctuary' law that works

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Washington County's sheriff and DA say Measure 105 won't make us safer. We, too, urge a 'no' vote.

Frome: Take steps to prevent sports injuries

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Here are four things you can do to help prevent injury so your children can play as long as they love the sport.

Cook: It doesn't matter

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
''You see, there is nothing that you can do that will increase my love for you. ... You are still loved by your Papa.''

Pickel: Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill for kids' sake

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I can see how investments would help businesses like mine and families in communities everywhere.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 19, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers support candidates for election and advertise upcoming city programs, among other topics.

Hops, and Hops fans, showcase what makes community great

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
A recent conversation Hillsboro's mayor had shows the power sport can have in promoting community.

Endorsement: Measure 102 changes are justified

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It has no organized opposition, it doesn't raise taxes and it makes sense for Oregon.

Goodrich: Managing the boss

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'You can make conversations more of a two-way street, and get to see your boss in a new light.'

Hutchison: Tolls, restrictions, fees, signals make driving…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I don't understand why we have to repeatedly give the government more, for doing nothing except collect the money.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about the election, climate change, an upcoming festival and more.

Metro should support Hillsboro in smart growth

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Local cities are growing. They need to grow responsibly. This round of UGB expansion requests is sensible.

Starr: Without tolls, drivers pay with their time

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Every place where variable tolls have been implemented systemwide, congestion is reduced.'

Hellman: Tolling is wrong choice to reduce congestion

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We can't fight a problem if we deny it exists. ... We can and should declare a war on congestion.'

Chamberlain: Labor Day for reflection, empowerment,…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'History has shown us that when workers are pushed down, we always find a way to get back up.'

Cooper: Those with mental illness shouldn't stand alone

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Normalizing the experience helps you realize that it's not just you. You're not alone.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 5, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about Rep. Janeen Sollman's work, Tanasbourne Party in the Park and Oregon's property taxes.

No matter who you are, 'back to school' is laden with…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Maybe it turns your life upside-down. Maybe it creates a minor inconvenience. Really, it's about what's next.

Introducing ... Janae Easlon

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our new About Town and special sections editor grew up in Vernonia and is a Western Washington University alum.

Canon & Dondero: Why hasn't private sector fixed housing…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We have yet to meet anyone who enjoys seeing this problem play out before our eyes in our communities.'

Cook: Funeral for a fish

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'She was doing what she could do, and it was the right thing to do - bury her pet.'

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 29, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Clean energy advocacy, business input, lottery opposition and support for abuse victims are topics this week.

Tolls must add capacity to area highways

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's an idea worth looking at, but only if it truly alleviates our ever-growing congestion problem.

Khut: Defining what we love about Oregon through smart…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The visionary drive for Oregon's land use planning movement came from early environmental organizations.'

Merten: Free Harvest Table celebrates school garden program

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'This rich soil we have ... is also helping grow edible produce in our schools.'

Blankinship: 'Education' sure isn't what it used to be

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Imagine what the employment statistics might be if all of the 'students' were at the same percentage as 60 years ago.'

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers express support for state candidates and respond to last week's opinion section.

The news isn't 'fake' just because you see things…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We join other news outlets around the country in calling for an end to attacks on the free press.

Barton & Garrett: Measure 105 won't make community safer

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Immigrant communities and families may become greater targets for criminals.'

Raichart: Housing solutions may be simpler than Metro bond

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'What if we could recognize at least some of the causes and make changes that would reverse the trend...?'

Dondero: While Trump plays to his base, who runs the…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'While Trump basks in the glory of his base, he forgets that we only have one president ... who represents us all.'

Goodrich: Moving toward solutions

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Be sure to encourage two-way communication, and consider the other person's point of view.'

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 15, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers update us on the Welcome Garden at a Forest Grove church and opine on political signs.

From the Publisher: E-editions have arrived

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'You're now able to read each week's newspaper from tablets, smartphones and any device in between.'

Welcome to western Washington County, Street of Dreams

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's the ideal way to showcase the changing face of South Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

Dawson: Private sector can make housing affordable

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Private developers in the Portland region have shown it's possible to build more residences at a lower cost.'

Gurtov: While Rome burns, U.S. goes in wrong direction

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle. We are seeing them play out in real time.'

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 8, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about Oregon's senators, Alzheimer's research, airport regulations and more.

Right to free speech is inviolable, even when it offends

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
In poor taste for a Liberty High student to wear a 'border wall' shirt to school? Sure. Proper to prohibit it? No way.

Hauser: Property tax limits weaken services in Oregon

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Oregon schools have never recovered from the damage wrought by the property tax limits enacted in the 1990s.'

Currie: Fight wildfires with faith in God and science

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'For people of faith around the world, the debate over climate change is over.'

Harris: School gardens are as healthy as veggies…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Garden activities afford opportunities for personal growth and academic achievement.'

Lubischer: Here's more about the Hillsboro Airport

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The city has shown no interest over the years to try and reduce the noise and lead pollution from HIO.'

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 1, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about socialism and democracy, Metro's affordable housing bond, and the Trump-Putin summit.

Check out what's new in our opinion section

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Columns by Jim Goodrich and Tom Cook are bringing new and local voices into our newspapers.

Goodrich: The importance of listening

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Avoid 'reloading.' That is, don't begin to formulate your response while they are talking.'

Cook: Why Forest Grove? It's all about community

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I have always said that the best way to get to know and understand a community is to get involved.'

Cockeram & Goerling: Homelessness in Hillsboro

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'As it has become more visible in our region, the City of Hillsboro has dedicated additional resources.'

Letters to the Editor: July 25, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers cheer Hillsboro's mayor and a recent cartoon, and offer thoughts on affordable housing.

Fire season requires attention from all of us

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Don't ignore burn bans. Don't assume only someone else can be responsible for starting a fire. Be vigilant.

Ismail: More guns in schools won't make them safer

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'What we should be doing is teaching conflict resolution in schools rather than punishment.'

Orosco: Separation of immigrant families is cruelty

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We need to stand up to the dehumanizing language from our leaders that hardens hearts, and then crushes bodies.'

Morales: Real immigration solutions can't be rooted…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Immigrants created the United States ... and immigrants continue to be a driving force for positive change.'

Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers voice concern about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the motives behind immigration policy.

30-year sister city ties prove value of…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Peace isn't something that just happens. It is made. Only through continued effort does it endure.

MacKenzie: Court ruling isn't only problem for…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Pushes for decertification may be the next priority ... to lessen the influence of unions on our government.'

Ray: Court ruling doesn't diminish need for unions

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I am a union member because my union helps me advocate for my students both in my district and in Salem.'

Miller: Inspiration from my late great-grandmother

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Hers was a long and memorable life. ... She was determined to leave on her own terms.'

Letters to the Editor: July 11, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about the newsroom shooting in Maryland, cards for veterans, the Grand Lodge and more.

From the Publisher: A new era for our news online

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We are asking our readers to help us ... in our mission to serve the community by subscribing to our websites. '

Reporters are working through tragedy. Why can't we…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The latest horrifying mass shooting in a Maryland newsroom provides yet another clarion call on gun violence.

Goodrich: 'Management by walking around' pays off

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Now more than ever, business leaders must do more than simply check in with their direct reports.'

Letters to the Editor: July 4, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers cheer sports editor Wade Evanson's coverage of trap shooting and chime in on immigration issues.

Be a part of the solution: Help plan the future

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
There are planning projects going on across our region. Residents should get involved.

Charles: Metro bond will make all housing more…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The only way to significantly reduce the price of all homes ... is to make it easier to increase the supply.'

Bauer: If bills pass, more Oregonians go hungry

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'These days, food insecurity is not just a problem for people living below the poverty line.'

O'Herron: Nuclear power puts human health at risk

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Oregonian voters already have made the correct decision to prohibit commercial nuclear reactors in our state.'

Terhune & Hildick: Reflecting on Marylhurst

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'...An opportunity for our community to come together one final time to celebrate this great institution.'

Letters to the Editor: June 27, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write about disability issues, President Donald Trump and local transportation planning.

Forced family separation is not the answer

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This is a cruel policy that recalls terrible mistakes from our history. We cannot be silent about it.

Holton: Suicide more than a tragic headline - it's…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We have to ask - no matter how uncomfortable the question - whether the people we love are in crisis.'

Merkley: Zero humanity in traumatizing children at…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Experts tell us that children who are forcibly taken from their parents ... experience enormous trauma.'

Van Staaveren: Quality of life needs limits to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'A nation cannot exist without borders and tight controls over how many and which non-citizens may enter and reside.'

Gurtov: What happened? Assessing the Singapore…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Whatever substantive agreements were reached took place between Trump and Kim alone.'

Letters to the Editor: June 20, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers react to events in the news: celebrity suicides and family separation at the border.

Is Metro the right agency to lead on housing?

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We all want more affordable housing. But the regional government has some questions to answer about its role.

Schlemmer: View on education misses many crucial…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'A trifle of noblesse oblige ... perhaps only to assuage their guilt at hurting many families to get where they are now.'

Tsur: Keeping Forest Grove historic through…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The guidelines help ensure retention and restoration of the ... original construction.'

Letters to the Editor: June 13, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write about community involvement, free speech at school, respect for veterans and more.

Graduation a time for celebration, reflection

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
They were kids when they first walked into our local high schools. They walk out now as adults.

Schimmel: Clarity of conscience

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'How we respond to homelessness ... goes right to the heart of who we want to be as a community.'

Ahern: MLB in Portland? Make it an expansion team

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The Pacific Northwest likes it fresh, and we aren't afraid to build from the ground up.'

Maass: Close down strip clubs throughout the state

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'These businesses are the epitome of using and abusing women ... and should be closed and run out of this state.'

Hillsboro's planned ISP is good news for residents

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Could cheap, fast, city-provided internet access provide a model for other communities? We hope so.

Plecque: SNAP works well, unlike a proposal to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Millions of low-income individuals and families rely on the nutritional assistance it provides.'

Warren: Macron shows why younger leaders may be…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Perhaps we're past the expiration date on that 'baby boomers as leaders' model.'

Track accessory dwelling unit law for effectiveness

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Granny flats' could provide a way for people to live the way they like, but they need effective regulations.

Barnum: Congress takes first step to ending seasons…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Director of Forest Resources Institute says Congress is on the right track to protect our forests.

Hickok: Low-income students thrive with school…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Cascade Policy Institute official advocates for more school choice for Oregon students.

Ruiz: Refusing to vaccinate your kids is not abuse

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Oregon DHS has a statistical reputation of removing children: 30 percent above the national average.'

Doan: Change in how we produce food is badly needed

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Pacific University student says the U.S. must change how our culture consumes beef.

Letters to the Editor: May 23, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers share their thoughts on food labeling and Forest Grove's Historical Landmarks.

Stride: On the trail at Jackson Bottom Wetlands…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Naturalist at Jackson Bottom Wetlands shows off what the natural area has to offer visitors.

Finding the meaning of community in Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Don't malign this misunderstood town. Many residents of Cornelius are proud of where they live.

Knudson: We're not yet prepared for big disaster

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'National Infrastructure Week, May 14 to May 21, gives us a chance to check in to see how well we are doing.'

Letters to the Editor: May 16, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write to us about a teachers' fun run, childhood obesity, antibiotics in food and more.

Endorsement: Juan Carlos Gonzalez for Metro…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The 25-year-old from Cornelius is impressive beyond his years and should bring a fresh perspective to Metro.

Endorsement: Lynn Peterson for Metro president

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
She is eminently qualified for the job and sounds the right notes on reaching the suburbs.

Museum Musings: Tillie Cornelius lived remarkable…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Cornelius was named for its town founder ... However, the rest of the Cornelius family history is often overlooked.'

Dondero: Putting out the welcome mat

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Parking issues are visible, while housing insecurity and homelessness are invisible.'

Letters to the Editor: May 9, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
In our final batch of letters before Election Day, readers make their best arguments for candidates.

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