Hillsboro's Opinions

May 22, 2015

Monday is a day of honor and remembrance

by Hillsboro Tribune
On May 25, veterans, public officials and citizens will come together at sites around Washington County to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the military. There will be somber…
May 22, 2015

A concrete example of why we remember our veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
A Vietnam veteran from Aloha recently contacted my office and asked if we could help him get medals to honor two soldiers killed in action many years ago. This Aloha veteran served alongside…
May 21, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Bill on gun background checks was nonsense I guess it’s just a matter of time now before we change Oregon’s name to Bloombergian. This is really disgusting how the new governor can’t wait to…
May 15, 2015

Springtime doesn't need to be drinking time

by Andrew Mendenhall
Oregon’s weather’s been glorious for weeks, so you can’t blame students if they’ve caught spring fever. But for too many young people, springtime means party time, and the risks associated with…
May 15, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
School board needs Allen I am writing in on behalf of Lisa Allen, who is currently running for Position 5 on the Hillsboro School Board. I have known Lisa for over 15 years. We attended the same…
May 15, 2015

PERS ruling pushes state to the edge

by Editorial Board
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 08, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Allen, Strelchun are dedicated to our schools I am a senior at Glencoe High School and have spent my entire school career in Hillsboro’s public schools. I know the state our schools are in. We…
May 08, 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…
April 30, 2015

Elect Strelchun, Allen, Clift to school board

by (None)
One of the toughest tasks we have is deciding who to endorse in local races for public office. The decisions are rarely easy, as the candidates are often closely matched and all have positive…
April 30, 2015

Cornelius voters should support fire levy

by Staff
On their May 19 ballots, voters in Cornelius will be asked to support a five-year local option levy for fire protection services. Officially, the ballot title reads as follows: “Shall Cornelius…

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Apr 30, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
If it could, NRA would have us arming our pets I’d be willing to bet that the group launching the recall of state Sen. Chuck Riley and state Reps. Val Hoyle and Susan McLain (“Gun rights backers…
Apr 30, 2015

City's move to block Faber lawsuit was a heavy-handed mistake

by Walt Hellman
Carol Faber is a 44-year resident of Hillsboro. She volunteered for 20 years in our Hillsboro public schools as a teacher’s aide. Her children and grandchildren still live in Hillsboro. She’s…
Apr 24, 2015

Democrats need to find more funds for education

by Editorial board
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Oregon Legislature earlier…
Apr 24, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Gun bill shows Democrats not concerned about safety Maybe I will finally get my side printed in this publication — that damn liberal, one-sided Oregonian won’t print it. Anyway, Senate Bill 941…
Johnson
Apr 24, 2015

Contradictions abound in proposed gun bill

by Betsy Johnson
The 2015 Oregon Legislature is shaping up to be one of contradictions — more gun control for those who obey the law, but possibly more government protection for those who have broken the law.…
Apr 16, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Be safe; call gas company before digging Spring is in the air, and gardeners in Hillsboro will soon start working in their yards. If that work includes digging, NW Natural reminds you to first call…
Apr 16, 2015

County, Metro on right track with transit planning

by (Staff)
Most Washington County residents probably believe long-range planning is a good thing, and planning for the future is simply common sense. From our perspective, planning is extremely wise to…
Apr 16, 2015

Boundary change would benefit Hillsboro School District

by Glenn Miller
I would like a chance to respond directly to your editorial (“School boundaries seem just fine for now,” Hillsboro Tribune, April 3 issue). I feel the need to set the record straight. I believe…
Apr 10, 2015

Making Gain Share program equitable for all of Oregon

by Editorial board
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state, and for good reason. When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
Garrett
Apr 10, 2015

Sheriff has concerns about bill on gun background checks

by Pat Garrett
Senate Bill 941 is not a new concept, but the latest effort to legislate background checks on private gun sales. In fact, over several past legislative sessions, Oregon sheriffs have expressed…




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