We're not yet prepared for next big disaster

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Infrastructure Week reminds us that maintaining what we have is a key component for readiness.

Fighting to overcome the opioid crisis

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Congresswoman: Tour of state has led to analysis of our opioid crisis in Oregon.

Breakdown of voting in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Two lessons to be learned from Tigard and Tualatin; new Washington County Commission still taking shape.

Our list of endorsements

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tuesday is the dealine to vote; The Times will begin posting election results shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Youth representing Tigard in Washington, D.C.

The Times - Opinion
Tigard High student Cait Smith reflects on D.C. trip, serving city, upcoming levy election.

Say 'no' to Tigard levy

The Times - Opinion
Citizen's view: Tigard has plenty of money without going once again to ratepayers.

Ogden gets nod in BOLI race; position shouldn't be elected

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The time has come for Gov. Brown and the Legislature to make this an appointed directorship.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
With the primary election coming up May 15, readers sound off on candidates, Tigard's levy.

Mayor: Preserving our community for the future

The Times - Opinion
Tigard Mayor John Cook urges 'yes' vote on Measure No. 34-283 on May 15 ballot.

Treece gets nod for District 2

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Director of Westside Economic Alliance would bring vision to county.

Give Deckert top job in county

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Former legislator would be the right fit to help a well-run county pivot toward the next challenges.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
May 15 election dominates the mail bag this week, including DA and county races.

Tualatin correct to focus bond projects on streets

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Editorial: Vote 'yes' on bond measure to address safety, signals, crosswalks and more.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Tuesday, May 15, primary election dominates the newspaper's mailbag this week.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Elections on May primary ballot dominates this week's mail bag; ballots should be distributed around May 1.

Collaboration connects students to their futures

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Portland Community College, Bank of America support the Future Connect program.

'Yes' vote urged for Tigard levy

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: City has been a good steward of taxpayer funds; levy would support police, library, sidewalks, crosswalks.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Only two letters this week: Rep. Rich Vial gets kudos, and e-cigarettes get burned.

Let's praise student activism - from left or right

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: From walkouts to nationwide marches, students are becoming activists; that's a good thing.

'Yes' votes will expand fire services westward

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Measures 34-280 and 34-281 shouldn't be on the ballot, but since they are, voters should approve them.

Tigard-Tualatin board got it right on contraceptives

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: School leaders get an A+ for how they handled the issue in high school health clinics.

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Lessons in resignation of Sen. Kruse

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Not every agency handles harassment cases as well as Beaverton's chamber.

Editorial: Governor right to focus on jobs in her address

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Unemployment may be at record lows right now, but not everybody is experiencing the boom times.

Mayor Cook: Reflections on annual D.C. conference

The Times - Opinion
Tigard mayor visited with other mayors in Washington, D.C., for annual conference.

My View: What's the chance of a woman president?

The Times - Opinion
Studies also have found that, for the voice of a collective group to be heard, that group must achieve a critical mass - around 30 percent. If we're…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from health insurance coverage to Puerto Rico to climate legislation.

Our community at crosshairs of national news

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Affordable Care Act (Measure 101) and DACA make news right in our backyards.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include Measure 101 - Tuesday is the voting deadline - and family medical leave.opin

Our Opinion: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

Statewide road show for education: 'A' for effort

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Statewide road shows for transportation in 2016-17 resulted in an ambitious, bipartisan bill. Can legislators do the same for education?

PCC enters 2018 with optimism

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
President Mark Mitsui says college remains community leader in environmental movement.

Health care tax doesn't pass fairness test

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Voters should reject Measure 101 and force lawmakers to craft better funding plan.

Our Opinion: Vote 'yes' on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

Secretary of State: Oregon fails 1 in 4 students

The Times - Opinion
An audit of education procedures shows much more action is needed in this state.

Sexual harassment dialogue is overdue

The Times - Opinion
Powerful men are beginning to be outsted because of their inappropriate actions ... finally.

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from standardized tests, to government waste, to West Coast states' leadership.

Richard Devlin has served region well; moving into new…

The Times - Opinion
At the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Tualatin lawmaker will help set regional energy policy.

It's time for West Coast leaders to talk traffic

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Rep. Richard Vial: Bipartisan plan needed to address transportation issues.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from 'unity' ruling to police logs to logging in wildfire areas.

Protect, expand affordable housing in SW Corridor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Save existing affordable housing, while coming up with options for new units.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from quake-endangered dam, to Puerto Rico, to CHIP and diabetes funding.

Superintendent Brown deserves kudos for district…

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: As he gets ready for retirement next summer, Brown will be remembered for passage of the 2016 bond measure.

Senate tax plan threatens education

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could come as early as week of Dec. 4.

My View: Emissions cap boosts kids' health

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Many of the same emissions that are polluting the air and hurting kids' development also are affecting the climate and influencing weather, forest…

Light rail: Delayed vote may be best of bad options

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The southern part of Washington County needs a light rail line as soon as possible.

Metro role in affordable housing is tricky

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: There's no question that the region needs affordable units, but proposed 2018 vote raises questions.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include media bias against the Trump administration and a 'yes' vote on January's Measure 101.

Cultural Trust donation is win-win scenario

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Donating through the trust is good for Oregonians, good for the arts, good for taxpayers.

What's in a name? Plenty - and maybe not so much…

The Times - Opinion
Trends in names tend to come and go, but 'Mikel' remains the only logical spelling for that one.

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

The Times - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
This week's topics: School donations, logging policies and a depleted U.S. State Department.

My View: Future brighter without big college debt

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Higher education is one of the smartest investments we can make. Study after study shows that a good college education translates to higher pay for…

Tech will make light rail lines obsolete

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My opinion: Bus Rapid Transit, not laying down more rail lines, is the way to move forward.

With houses instead of park, Tigard has done…

The Times - Opinion
Column: Access to parks is the hallmark of a complete neighborhood; city needs to do a better job.

Answers needed in ICE encounter

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Federal authorities don't appear to follow protocol when seeking undocumented immigrants.

Our opinion: PCC bond deserves support

The Times - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from homelessness to forest practices to funding for a statewide health care policy.

PCC seeks support for bond measure

The Times - Opinion
Board members: Bond will improve college's programs designed for job training throughout region.

Our View: Festivals bring out best in communities

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This time every year, we celebrate the season and marvel at how these suburbs bring people together.

Pearson: Former Sherwood mayor deserves better from…

The Times - Opinion
'Mayor Clark-Endicott, who is not paid for her service, has been an outstanding mayor.'

LaMountain: PCC's sanctuary law undermines U.S. law

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'It is voters' right and obligation to hold PCC to account ... They should vote no on the PCC bond.'

Our View: Time for third-party mediation on Basalt…

The Times - Opinion
Tualatin and Wilsonville are talking about the same place, but they're coming from different places.

Paulson: Twitter is the perfect medium for Donald…

The Times - Opinion
'Within a substantive medium, Trump's myopia would undoubtedly be exposed.'

Ink Out Loud: It needn't be a highway to hell

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'The truth is, complaining about traffic will do nothing to alleviate it.'

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Issues readers wrote in about include homelessness, wasteful spending and cultural heritage.

Our View: Resignation should start shift to normalcy

The Times - Opinion
Krisanna Clark-Endicott has stepped down as mayor of Sherwood. Now, it's time for the city to get back to work for its residents.

Ink Out Loud: Even walls fall down

The Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'Miranda fell in love with Tom Petty's music when she was just 2.'

Our Opinion: Knowledge, compassion are first-step…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Knowing why people are homeless is a key factor in understanding how the problem comes about.

Focusing on Washington County's transportation…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Washington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Oregon and with that growth comes increased traffic congestion - the focus of the…

My View: North Korea threat requires focused…

The Times - Opinion
While denuclearization should remain our long-term goal, our immediate goal must be both an end to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and…

Our Opinion: Oregon ablaze - Let's take steps to…

The Times - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Oregon's A.G. is right in suing over DACA

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The program to defer deportation for students who came to the nation as minors has been a boon.

From tutor to skeptic: Testing isn't answer

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
SAT and ACT tests aren't the only measure of a student's knowledge or potential in college.

Oregon A.G. correct in decision to sue over…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and falls short of the equal protection clause.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Barbara Cumbo: With good research, we may end Alzheimer's Disease once and for all.

Reporter's View: It's time to rethink the…

The Times - Opinion
My experience as an SAT and ACT prep tutor made me realize how subject and biased the tests are.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics this week include: Tax-cut proposal; Congresswoman Bonamici; a questionable traffic stop.

Tualatin right to join Beaverton on Climate Mayors…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Organization can advocate for federal government to do more to address climate change.

My View: I watched as Harvey headed for my family

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My grandparents spent two days trapped in their house, with floodwaters coming up their driveway, turning much of their Sugarland neighborhood into a…

Our Opinion: Health Authority can overcome…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Oregon Health Plan was once viewed as an emerging national model of how to provide quality care to low-income residents. A software scandal and…

Many facets of society need to work together to…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
More deaths in Oregon involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from osprey to climate change, and from police horses to an area legislator.

Miller: Eclipse a shared experience on many levels

The Times - Opinion
'Our attention wasn't out of fear. It didn't surprise us ... we understood it and we celebrated it.'

Editorial: Road work ahead for foreseeable future

The Times - Opinion
And that's a good thing; construction addresses maintenance of streets, plus population changes.

PCC leaders reject racism, violence seen in Virginia

The Times - Opinion
Community colleges are built on the ethics of inclusion and diversity, leaders say.

Cycling into the umbra

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper's summer intern takes a bike trip into the zone on Monday and offers reactions.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics this week: A fundraiser to defeat Alzheimer's; League of Cities praise a lawmaker; and cletryptosporidium

'Illegal immigration' bad for environment

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Proponents of immigration policies fail to account for full cost.

Workers without legal papers still pay taxes

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Foes of immigration policy fail to account for the economic vitality of foreign-born workers.

Racist rally in Virginia - it absolutely could…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper won't take 'neutral' position on neo-Nazis and white supremacists; they're anti-American.

Vance: Beware of cruel new scam

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'A male voice came on the line who told me that he had kidnapped my daughter and would kill her if I didn't do what he said.'

'Cover All Kids' worth praising

The Times - Opinion
The Legislation provides funds for health care coverage for the children of undocumented immigrants.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include political dialog, concealed-carry permits, unemployment rate and 'Cover All Kids' legislation.

Oregon doubling down on equity for all

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Planned Parenthood, United Way leaders applaud progressive policies passed by Legislature

Rep. Rich Vial: Bipartisan leadership accomplished…

The Times - Opinion
Transportation package will be remembered as a singular accomplishment of 2017 Legislature.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from the homeless, to election tampering, to protecting the Bull Run water supply.
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