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November 21, 2014

Don't let transportation plans run out of gas

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature is losing a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and goods…
November 21, 2014

Does election represent a GOP mandate?

by Russ Dondero
Nobody should be surprised about the Republican Party taking the Senate back and increasing their numbers in the House. It was bound to happen, as it generally does, in an off-year election in…
November 21, 2014

Brittany Maynard made a moral choice

by Rev. Chuck Currie
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon to avail herself of Oregon’s Death With Dignity law, has died, according to social media and news accounts. How we…
November 14, 2014

Dress code comes with unintended consequences

by Rubi Vergara-Grindell
It is often said that girls worry too much about how they look and the clothes they wear. Truthfully, I can say that I find great pleasure in creating my own unique “look,” and maybe spend a…
November 14, 2014

Honoring our World War II veterans

by Hillsboro Tribune
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
November 14, 2014

Letters

by various
Primary voting system needs to be changed With last week’s election, the vote on Measure 90 fell short of our goal to create a fully inclusive election system in Oregon. Thirty-two percent voted…
November 07, 2014

Letters

by Various
Cities wise to invest in urban forestry Trees in cities produce a whole menu of benefits: beautification, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, fruits and nuts, improved water quality. City…
November 07, 2014

Head Start builds a foundation

by Fred Johnson
Chad Andersen was a skinny, terribly shy child with curly light brown hair when he walked in the door of the North Plains Head Start program with his mother, 22 years ago, at the age of 2. In…
November 07, 2014

End of election season brings sweet relief

by Hillsboro Tribune
It’s finally over. After months of buildup and an ever-increasing barrage of campaign ads on TV and radio, along with dozens of glossy fliers flooding our mailboxes, the 2014 election is now in…
October 31, 2014

Our Election Dayrecommendations

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With the general election coming up Nov. 4, we recap the endorsements of the Hillsboro Tribune’s editorial board. SENATE DISTRICT 15: BRUCE STARR We believe state Sen. Bruce Starr…

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Oct 31, 2014

Letters

by Various
Firefighters support Allen for City Council The Hillsboro Fire Fighters Association endorses Kyle Allen for the Hillsboro City Council race this Nov. 4. After considering the candidates in the…
Oct 31, 2014

Big issues at stake on Election Day

by Hanna Vaandering
Without a presidential race on the ballot, it can be easy for voters to discount midterm elections — but they shouldn’t. There are significant issues at stake this November for women and working…
Oct 24, 2014

Letters

by Various
Monte Akers is best choice for city council As fellow members of the Hillsboro School Board, we would like to encourage our friends and neighbors in Hillsboro to vote for Monte Akers for the…
Oct 24, 2014

We back Johnson, Davis, McLain

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board continues its endorsements of candidates in races in our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
Oct 24, 2014

Continue the dream: Vote yes on Measure 88

by Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
Riding the bus, asking for a ride, walking miles to the next stop, carrying equipment on public transportation and arriving on time — it’s not easy when our day requires multiple…
Oct 24, 2014

Ballot measure will help county take care of our roads

by Washington County 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…
Oct 17, 2014

Letters

by Letters
Gallegos has served district’s constituents very well Joe Gallegos, who is running for re-election to the legislative seat for the 30th District in Washington County, is an intelligent,…
Oct 17, 2014

We recommend Starr, Gallegos, Allen

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board begins its endorsements of candidates in races within our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
Oct 17, 2014

Rape culture is real, but fear isn't the answer

by Janae Sargent
Just 826 words. That’s all it took for Camille Paglia to drive a gaping hole through the strides people across America are making to change how the world, specifically men, see sexual assault…
Oct 10, 2014

Our Opinion: Measure 86 makes education a priority

by Editorial Board
Measure 86, which was referred to this November’s statewide ballot by the 2013 Oregon Legislature, opens up the opportunity for Oregon to provide greater support for students who want to get a…



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