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October 29, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Tom Beck stands out as best for Forest Grove City Council Forest Grove is fortunate to have an excellent mayor and an outstanding council leading our city. Among the several impressive new…
October 29, 2014

We support Truax for mayor; Beck, Johnston, Seable for city…

by (none)
Editor’s note: In this issue, the News-Times offers its endorsements in the city of Forest Grove’s mayor’s race as well as for the Forest Grove City Council, in which seven candidates are…
October 29, 2014

Opening up the endorsement process

by John Schrag
Since the founding of this country, American newspapers have used their editorial pages (and, yes, sometimes even their news pages) to try and influence elections. Early newspaper endorsements…
October 29, 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…
October 22, 2014

We back Johnson, McLain, Boone

by no byline
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…
October 22, 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…
October 22, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Where are homeless expected to go? In response to my friend Aldie Howard’s letter (News-Times, Oct. 15 issue) about transients inhabiting the B Street Trail and elsewhere: He suggests cutting…
October 15, 2014

Send Starr and Gallegos back to Salem

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…
October 15, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Measure 91 is a bad idea For all of the voters in Forest Grove and Washington County, my plan is to encourage a resounding vote of “No” on Measure 91 on the November ballot. The measure would…
October 08, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Letters
Sponsors, participants in sight program appreciated The Forest Grove Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors and participants of the 14th annual Run/Walk for Sight. Pacific University’s…

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Oct 08, 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 08, 2014

Measure 86 would boost college students

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…
Oct 01, 2014

Election editorials offer guidance

by Mark Garber
In almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business in the time since I entered this industry 35 years ago. Reporters carry tablets and smart phones instead of pencils…
Oct 01, 2014

Is Forest Grove's priority historic preservation, urban growth…

by Holly Tsur
In today’s busy digital age, people flip from one app to the next and zip from one appointment to the other. But in Forest Grove, if you take a slow stroll through our three national historic…
Oct 01, 2014

Open primary would tap new voters

by Editorial board
Ballot Measure 90 — the open primary initiative — won’t cure all afflictions that plague the election process in Oregon and elsewhere, but it would give more people the chance to participate in…
Sep 24, 2014

Weekend events make county shine

by Hillsboro Tribune
This past weekend, our newspaper staffs were privileged to cover four significant community events that reflect quite positively on Washington County: The Oregon International Air Show in…
Sep 24, 2014

Swimming lessons are one part of the answer

by Tom Gamble
The tragic loss of life recently at Hagg Lake provided numerous thoughts and suggestions about how to improve water safety at sites in our area that attract families to the water. We are…
Sep 17, 2014

Concussion risk must be treated more seriously

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…
Sep 17, 2014

Let's teach our kids how to swim in school

by Tiffaney O'Dell
Strategies to make swimming areas safer are being proposed after a recent tragedy took the lives of four members of one family in Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove. I would propose a different…
Sep 17, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Forest Grove might have banned swimming Yes, there was a horrible tragedy at Hagg Lake three weeks ago, and we are saddened. It’s unfortunate that this grand recreation area doesn’t fall within…



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