Tigard's Opinions

Mikel Kelly
July 29, 2015

The summer of 1958, when life was simple - yet awesome

by Mikel Kelly
I know we’ve already had something like 85 days this year that were 90 degrees or above, but to this native Oregonian, summer is only just now really getting here. There are many reasons we…
BLUMENAUER
July 23, 2015

Earl Blumenauer: Protecting your wishes for end-of-life care

by Rep. Earl Blumenauer
The Obama Administration recently took an incredibly important step in empowering patients and their families, by improving end-of-life care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…
July 23, 2015

Letters to the editor

by The Times
The Times serves its readers, area well — please support it Tigard and Tualatin are well served by our community newspaper, The Times. Now, The Times has brought glory and pride to our city by…
July 23, 2015

The YMCA will serve us well - vote 'yes'

by The Times
We, Kate Holman and Diane Kerrigan, are very excited about the new Tigard YMCA proposed for our downtown city center and headed for the November general election ballot. What a great addition…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Mikel Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
July 16, 2015

Column: When stand-up comics go bad it's not very funny

by Mikel Kelly
Everybody was buzzing last week about the latest Bill Cosby news. Apparently the comedian, now 77, admitted under oath back in 2005 that he bought quaaludes to give to young women so he could…
July 16, 2015

Soapbox: Proposed YMCA will be a'wonderful addition' to Tigard

by Mars Smith
Tigard resident Mars Smith talks about a possible YMCA The proposed Downtown Tigard YMCA will cost City residents nothing to operate. The 20-year contract being negotiated between the YMCA and…
July 16, 2015

Soapbox: Legislature revels in its triumphs from this session

by Margaret Doherty
Rep. Margaret Doherty talks about the recent Legislative session On July 6, the Oregon legislative session adjourned after a very productive five months. As the state representative from Tigard…
July 15, 2015

In response to Randy Ginn's letter on marriage

by Warren W. Aney
I respect Randy Ginn’s opinion on what Jesus and the Bible tell us about homosexuality and gay marriage (in his July 9 letter “Christ would say ‘no’ in marriage debate”). However, many of us…
July 02, 2015

Our Opinion: TriMet tax hike won't be too painful

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
Miles Vance is editor of The Times.
July 02, 2015

Column: America's got talent, and freedom and promise, too

by Miles Vance
OK. OK. I admit it. Like many of you, I have a guilty pleasure which I — before today, anyway — never previously admitted to in public. But here goes. Along with my family, I am a regular…

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Former managing editor of the Times newspapers as well as the Lake Oswego Review and Woodburn Independent, Kelly is now chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Jul 02, 2015

Column: Finally, retirement is knocking on the door

by Mikel Kelly
David Letterman's done it, so has Bob Schieffer. Much to my chagrin, Gary Larson, creator of “The Far Side,” did it years ago, before he had any business doing it. And the surviving members of…
Jul 01, 2015

Our Opinion: TriMet tax hike won't be too painful

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
Miles Vance is editor of The Times.
Jul 01, 2015

America's got talent, and freedom and promise, too

by Miles Vance
OK. OK. I admit it. Like many of you, I have a guilty pleasure which I — before today, anyway — never previously admitted to in public. But here goes. Along with my family, I am a regular…
Former managing editor of the Times newspapers as well as the Lake Oswego Review and Woodburn Independent, Kelly is now chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Jul 01, 2015

Finally, retirement is knocking on the door

by Mikel Kelly
David Letterman's done it, so has Bob Schieffer. Much to my chagrin, Gary Larson, creator of “The Far Side,” did it years ago, before he had any business doing it. And the surviving members of…
A former editor for several Oregon newspapers, Mikel Kelly now works on the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
Jun 25, 2015

Column: Assembling a barbecue can build character

by Mikel Kelly
I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I’m sure you’re asking, “Kelly. Why would you even TRY something that…
Jun 25, 2015

Our Opinion: Heat wave brings note of caution toWashington County

by (None)
It’s going to get hot, hot, hot this week, folks. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures at or above 100 degrees by Saturday — and with area forest land already drier than…
Jun 25, 2015

Heat wave brings note of caution to Washington County

by (None)
It’s going to get hot, hot, hot this week, folks. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures at or above 100 degrees by Saturday — and with area forest land already drier than…
A former editor for several Oregon newspapers, Mikel Kelly now works on the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
Jun 25, 2015

Assembling a barbecue can be a character-building experience

by Mikel Kelly
I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I'm sure you're asking, “Kelly. Why would you even TRY something that…
Jun 25, 2015

Soapbox: It's fun to stay at the YMCA

by Contributor
An open letter to the Tigard City Council and John Cook, City of Tigard Mayor: We, the undersigned business owners and operators located in Tigard’s downtown City Center, are writing this letter…
COURTESY PHOTO - Virginia Garcia was 6 years old when a cut on her foot led to an infection that claimed her life.
Jun 19, 2015

Remembering Virginia Garcia

by Gil Munoz
In 1975, Washington County was a booming agricultural hub. Farmland dominated the landscape and provided the main industries for the region. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers — most of them…




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