Forest Grove's Opinions

September 02, 2015

'Back to school' is good time to focus on students' health

by Susan Johnson
The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your in-boxes. Kids are (hopefully) finishing their summer reading lists.…
September 02, 2015

Letters to the editor

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Treaty with Iran is much better than war Americans are tired of war. We’re tired of watching a generation of our youth being sacrificed so our tax dollars can enrich the defense industry, and…
September 02, 2015

The county's firefighters are saving the day

by Hillsboro Tribune
The work of firefighters around Washington County over recent days and weeks has been nothing short of heroic. With the region baking under extreme heat most of this summer and with unusually…
September 02, 2015

Tuality, OHSU partnership will strengthen health care resources

by Manny Berman, Mark Rosenbaum
For most Washington County residents, Aug. 18 was just another hot, summer day. For Tuality Healthcare, it was a critical moment in our history: We announced the signing of a letter of intent to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Kelly brothers, Patrick, Robert and Mikel (from left), pose on the diving board created by their dad in the summer of 1958.
August 26, 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…
August 26, 2015

Letters to the editor

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Public needs to get involved in Intel’s air permit process More than 50 emission stacks can be seen from Brookwood Parkway; by viewing the Intel Ronler Acres campus from all sides, you can…
August 26, 2015

Will a new party reshape Oregon's politics?

by Editorial Board
Voter confusion may have helped the Independent Party of Oregon get where it is today, but going forward, a muddled message will not serve the party well if it is to become a legitimate force in…
August 19, 2015

Letter to the editor: Too many events being cut from county fair

by Various
It was sad to see two more attractions added to the growing list of canceled events at this year’s Washington County Fair — the draft horse show and the demolition derby. While I am a fair…
August 12, 2015

Open letter to the white tourist who asked me for cocaine

by Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
This is an open letter to the white tourist who asked me for cocaine: I have to walk across the street when I see a female at night walking during the evening: “No, I’m not a rapist, I’m just…
August 12, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
There are viable options to cab companies How could you completely miss the existence of “the Ride Connection” in your editorial (“Subsidies not the answer for wheelchair-accessible cabs,”…

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The urban growth boundary determines where new development cvan occu. If the Metro Council is not going to expand the UGB this year, it needs to speed up the next review and do a better job of engaging all stakeholders.
Aug 12, 2015

Bring reality back into growth decisions

by Editorial board
The perennial question of whether the Portland metropolitan area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is…
Aug 05, 2015

Subsidies not the answer for wheelchair-accessible cabs

by Editorial Board
Since Uber and Lyft opened for business in the Portland metropolitan area, including in Washington County, an ongoing controversy has ensued over whether their disruptive business models are…
Aug 05, 2015

Chicas helps Latina girls believe in themselves

by Mayra Carranza
Adelante Mujeres, especially the program Chicas, did what I thought was impossible: it made me believe in myself again. When I first came to this country, I was 11 years old. I didn’t speak,…
Aug 05, 2015

Letter to the editor

by various
Drip irrigation best way to water gardens On behalf of the Forest Grove Community Gardens, I would like to express thanks for the article in the July 29 newspaper (News-Times, “Sustainability a…
Jul 29, 2015

Legislation makes Oregon better

by Susan McLain
The legislative session has ended, and I am able to sit down and reflect on what has transpired over the last several months. It has been a whirlwind of an experience, let me tell you! As I look…
Jul 29, 2015

Senator proud of bills he backed in legislative session

by CHuck Riley
It’s hard to believe the 2015 legislative session has ended! Sine Die ended up being just after 6 p.m. on Monday, July 6. We passed a lot of important legislation this session, and it was an…
Jul 29, 2015

Gun replica phone case is a daft idea

by (None)
A number of years ago, there was a Saturday Night Live skit about a company called “Bad Idea Jeans.” The clever SNL troupe created a series of mock advertisements that showed people doing dumb…
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Jul 22, 2015

Protecting your wishesfor 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)…
Jul 22, 2015

Oregon has a problem with higher education

by Editorial Board
When it comes to higher education, Oregon has a problem. When the Oregon Education Investment Board launched the 40-40-20 plan, it was ambitious, to say the least. It aimed for 40 percent of…
Jul 22, 2015

Intel spins its job reduction plans

by Russ Dondero
Multiple news sources reported recently that Intel is implementing cuts in its work force, including its plants in Washington County. But typical of such plans, Intel is not willing to lay its…



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