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August 13, 2014

Forest Grove's senior center provides vital services

by Roberta Nickels
I was sorry to read more negative coverage of the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center (“Exodus underscores senior center tensions,” News-Times, Aug. 6 issue). It is such a special place! I…
August 13, 2014

Wehby gets tangled in money web

by Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Monica Wehby, just got a lot more complicated. In early August, a political action…
August 13, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Britches hitched after superintendent’s comments It just hitches my britches when I read another outrageous statement coming out of our superintendent, Dr. Consuelo Curtis. On July 23, she was…
August 06, 2014

Bringing a health risk to our shores

by Hillsboro Tribune
Donald Trump is not someone we believe deserves to be listened to. He is strident, insensitive and provocative. Yet like the blind squirrel that does occasionally stumble upon a nut, or the…
August 06, 2014

Cast a vote for 'none of above' in governor's race

by Russ Dondero
Oregon voters will have a Catch-22 choice to vote for incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber for his fourth term or to vote for a relatively unknown Oregon legislator, Dennis Richardson. Richardson is a…
August 06, 2014

Letters to the editor

by no byline
Score a win for the bullies of the world Today, Aug. 1, is the day Dream Girls Espresso closes in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
July 30, 2014

How dense can we get?

by John Schrag
When Gordon Root met with a group of nervous neighbors last September, he arrived in a pair of cowboy boots and matching bravado. Root had swaggered in from Lake Oswego, the latest out-of-town…
July 30, 2014

Saying goodbye to the burger

by David Roza
I’ll say this right away: I love cheeseburgers. Eating a cheeseburger is like biting into a savory storybook of textures, tastes and time-told traditional American cuisine. It starts with the…
July 30, 2014

Atiyeh's style would be welcome in Oregon today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship between…
July 23, 2014

Oregon's next governor needs expansive focus

by Editorial Board
On July 18, Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. The…

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Jul 23, 2014

Letters to the editor

by no byline
Comparing athletic apples to oranges at Pacific Dear Mr. Clock, Please let the glory days go! How many more times do we have to hear that former Pacific wrestlers are dissatisfied with the…
Jul 23, 2014

Nation must do a better job of taking care of veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
For generations, our country has reaped the benefits of a powerful military — a military that has defended our freedom and helped pursue peace and autonomy for other nations abroad. Service…
Jul 16, 2014

This heat can kill your pets

by Pamplin Media Group
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no humans around, and inside, a dog locked within. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
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Jul 16, 2014

Disinformation is at work in Pacific University athletics

by Mike Clock
I began teaching and coaching at Pacific University in 1967, following the completion of a doctorate in mathematics at Oklahoma State University. This was preceded by a couple of great athletic…
Jul 16, 2014

Here's why I - and you - need journalism

by Kate Stringer
There are many reasons I shouldn’t be a journalist. That was my thought in 10th-grade English class. On that particular day, my teacher was recruiting students to register for the journalism…
Jul 16, 2014

Letter to the editor

by none
Council members need to ban everything for city’s new law to work Well, the ignorant politicians are at it again (“Tobacco/smoking ban passes,” News-Times, June 18 issue), thinking they know…
Jul 09, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Delayed ruling only empowers speculators Last week’s LUBA ruling that one Clatsop County Commissioner (out of a 5-0 vote) voted with bias and the remanding of the Oregon Liquefied Natural Gas…
Jul 09, 2014

Volunteers celebrate while helping others

by no byline
Washington County sure knows how to celebrate! The weekend’s Fourth of July festivities started early around the area and really didn’t stop even when July 5 rolled around. In Hillsboro, the…
Jul 09, 2014

Hunger exists all around Washington County

by Ronald Sarazin
Bursting with good economic news, Washington County may seem like an unlikely place for hunger. Yet it exists all around us. The county has fared quite well in recovering from the Great…
Jul 02, 2014

What do May's election results mean for Washington County?

by Russ Dondero
Given the re-election of Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck and Commissioner Bob Terry, despite facing two excellent opponents, one has to credit them for running very effective campaigns and…




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