Forest Grove's Opinions

July 01, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Per-mile gas tax would stick it to little guy Hooray for the rich and mighty! By putting a per-mile fee on people (“Per-mile fee should be road to the future,” News-Times, June 24 issue) once…
July 01, 2015

The Supremes take the 'gay' out of marriage

by John Schrag
In the occasional journalism class I teach at Pacific University, some of my students treat adjectives like cheap salt, using them to spice up (and often over-season) their sentences. I advocate…
July 01, 2015

TriMet tax hike plan will benefit region

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…
July 01, 2015

Animal services expects a 'ruff' Fourth of July

by (None)
Fourth of July is No. 1 week for stray pets to arrive at county shelters County animal-services workers are gearing up for a busy Fourth of July this year. Deborah Wood, manager of Washington…
June 24, 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…
June 24, 2015

Per-mile fee should be road to the future

by Randal O'Toole
In 1919, my home state of Oregon was the first to tax gasoline and dedicate the revenue to roads. Now Oregon is moving to become the first state to replace gas taxes with a per-mile fee.…
June 24, 2015

Savings plan provides help and hope

by Griff O'Brien
In 2008, while trying to take care of her cancer-stricken father in Tigard, Elizabeth Ebert lost her caregiving job. When her father died, she and her three daughters found themselves homeless.…
June 17, 2015

If you see an error in paper, call the editor

by Staff
If you see a mistake in your hometown newspaper, who you gonna call? The editor or the reporter who wrote the story. At the News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune, we strive for accuracy. It’s our…
June 17, 2015

Suicide-talk reporter faces drama at bridge railing

by Daniel Forbes
Trudging over the Burnside Bridge with my wife and kids toward the Pride Parade on Sunday, I saw someone who made me remember the suicide prevention conference I’d recently covered in Forest…
June 17, 2015

Loss of Hank's will be felt on many levels

by Hillsboro Tribune
A changing community and a changing neighborhood appeared to doom Hank’s Thriftway, which is closing its doors permanently this month. But the number of customers who responded to the sad news…

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COURTESY PHOTO - Virginia Garcia was 6 years old when a cut on her foot led to an infection that claimed her life.
Jun 17, 2015

Remembering Virginia Garcia, 40 years later

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…
Jun 17, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Council should not take away plastic shopping bags I was dismayed to read that the Forest Grove City Council is considering a ban on plastic shopping bags. Further, they intend to pressure…
Jun 10, 2015

County's programs a shining display of caring

by Staff
Two community events over the past week highlight some of the reasons we appreciate Washington County as a community and value the innovations and creativity on display all around us. One event…
Jun 10, 2015

Kicking back at the kicker

by Walt Hellman
What if I were to tell you that to make state revenues more predictable, a bill has been introduced in the current legislative session to have you pay your taxes based on the state’s projection…
Jun 10, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Business owner displayed commitment, caring, support Today we mourn the loss of a friend and comrade in the world of small family businesses, too late to pay tribute at her memorial service.…
Jun 03, 2015

Search close to home for PCC president

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
Jun 03, 2015

PERS ruling doesn't change state's tax calculus

by Adam Davis
Banner headlines, above the fold: “Supreme Court Overturns PERS Changes.” Since the announcement, the chattering class in Oregon has been focused on assessing the damage from the political…
Jun 03, 2015

Reflections on Pacific University Athletics

by Mike Clock
I recently attended a memorial service for a young man who was a two-sport athlete at Pacific University in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several who were in attendance reflected not only on…
May 27, 2015

Statute of limitations for rape needs to go

by Editorial board
The emotional trauma from rape doesn’t magically disappear after a handful of years. Survivors potentially face a lifetime of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and other symptoms of…
May 27, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (None)
Group searching for soldiers from Army’s 2nd Infantry The Second (“Indianhead”) Division Association will be holding its annual national reunion in San Antonio, Texas, this year. We would like…




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