Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics this week: A fundraiser to defeat Alzheimer's; League of Cities praise a lawmaker; and cletryptosporidium

'Illegal immigration' bad for environment

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Proponents of immigration policies fail to account for full cost.

Workers without legal papers still pay taxes

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Foes of immigration policy fail to account for the economic vitality of foreign-born workers.

Racist rally in Virginia - it absolutely could happen here

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper won't take 'neutral' position on neo-Nazis and white supremacists; they're anti-American.

Vance: Beware of cruel new scam

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'A male voice came on the line who told me that he had kidnapped my daughter and would kill her if I didn't do what he said.'

'Cover All Kids' worth praising

The Times - Opinion
The Legislation provides funds for health care coverage for the children of undocumented immigrants.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include political dialog, concealed-carry permits, unemployment rate and 'Cover All Kids' legislation.

Oregon doubling down on equity for all

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Planned Parenthood, United Way leaders applaud progressive policies passed by Legislature

Rep. Rich Vial: Bipartisan leadership accomplished much

The Times - Opinion
Transportation package will be remembered as a singular accomplishment of 2017 Legislature.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from the homeless, to election tampering, to protecting the Bull Run water supply.

Portland should opt for full filtration plant to protect…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Editor's note: This was published before the Portland City Council unanimously agree Wednesday to pursue the full filtrationplant.

Rep. Malstrom: Reflections on rookie year

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Rep. Sheri Malstrom serves in the Oregon House of, District 27, which includes Beaverton.

Our opinion: Panhandling not an easy problem to solve

The Times - Opinion
But ticketing drivers for handing out money - or water, or food - seems like an unusually bad reaction.

If the Southwest Corridor light rail gets built, make sure…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Zooming past Tigard isn't the point; the city needs to have the right stop, or stops, on the proposed rail line.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include the U.S. Senate's health care debate, art in Tigard, and a progressive budget proposal in D.C.

Amid setbacks, lawmakers make strides for equity and…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The Legislature missed badly on revenue reform and PERS, but there are wins aplenty in the 2017 session.

Parkinson's takes terrible toll

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Taking a closer look at the process and pain of those suffering with Parkinson's disease.

Transportation bill: Not pretty, but a pretty good package…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bipartisan approach pays dividends as a joint Senate-House committee find common ground on issue.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Subjects include the president's travel ban, Oregon Health Plan and 'sanctuary' designation for cities.

Our View: Celebrate your and others' independence

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We are Americans first and should endeavor to respect and embrace our individual differences - regardless of what they may be.

Full employment? Some observations from those seeking work

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County hasn't seen unemployment numbers this low since the start of the 1990s, economists say.

Valley Times: New look up front, same quality within

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
All of the Pamplin Media newspapers have updated their mastheads, as well as their web pages and social media presence.

Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Legislature needs to provide relief for the worst congestion nightmares in the region - many of which are on the westside.

Home is key component to economic vitality

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
When it comes to housing, you have the basic supply-and-demand issue, but when you get into it there is so much more.

Opinion: Beaverton School Board pushes Legislature for…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Board members praise Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton and his proposals to boost the state's revenue.

Our View: Graduation-season advice for everyone except…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We suspect graduates are up to their eyeballs in advice and they don't need any more. But for educators, parents and lawmakers, we have some ideas.

Kelly: Before Oprah, Martha or Gloria, there was Randy Clark

The Times - Opinion
'As a wife and mom and, perhaps most important, a grandmother, she was, quite simply, a force of nature.'

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Beaverton Valley Times readers weigh in on: a bill to restrict gun ownership, the tax burden on corporations and Donald Trump's leadership.

Region's new chiefs of police offer views on their…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Part 1 of a series of interviews with the chiefs of police: Kathy McAlpine of Tigard, Jim Monger of Beaverton and Bill Steele of Tualatin.

Federal funding for community development benefits all of us

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County's Andy Duyck and Tualatin's Frank Bubenik reflect on two important federal tool, Community Development Block Grants and the HOME…

Editorial: Two planned Portland rallies are distasteful,…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
However, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is right to ask organizers to withdraw proposed rallies in wake of the stabbings on a MAX train.

Into the great wide open

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Some unsolicited advice for high school graduates as commencement ceremonies draw near.

Our opinion: Beaverton's neighbor, Tigard, should follow…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It sends a powerful message from the city that all residents are treated equally.

Memorial Day: Take time to thank those who serve

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Cameron Smith served three tours in Iraq as a Marine and is the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from lottery machines to the health care debate.

Our Opinion: Sunshine Committee would lend transparency to…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Oregon's public records laws need to be more transparent. A proposed sunshine committee would help with that.

Our opinion: Secretary of State Richardson's plan would…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A more inclusionary democracy means that more Oregonians feel they have access to their own government.

My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
1000 Friends of Oregon backs House a bill at the Oregon Legislature.

Ink Out Loud

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Change your mind, change lives -- by viewing solutions a new way. Three stories shared might be the answers to homelessness.

Our Opinion: Time for business to lay out its plan

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
When it comes to new revenue, it's not enough to be against everything; now is the time to stand for something, too.

Letters: Readers speak out on variety of topics

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
May elections and actions at the Legislature dominate this week's mail bag.

Rep. Malstrom: Bill in Legislature would serve as…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It is time to pass a bill to cap and price carbon emissions and reinvest proceeds in our communities.

Candidate seeks seat on parks board

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Felicita Monteblanco: I'll add a perspective now missing on THPRD board of directors.

Editorial: School board candidates outline positions

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Valley Times asked candidates a series of questions: Below is our editorial thoughts on their responses. Their full responses appear elsewhere…

Tom Colett: Beaverton School Board candidates…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Sheri Wantland: Beaverton School Board candidates…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Jen Fife-Adams: Beaverton School Board candidates…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Matt Anthes-Washburn: Beaverton School Board…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Vote 'yes' for Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper: Services needed more than ever as Washington County continues to grow.

Readers speak out

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Elections draw opinions on topics ranging from PCC race to new revenue for K-12 schools.

State: Fixbudgets, taxesfor long term

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Cuts alone won't do it, and tax increases alone won't do it. The state needs both.

Bill would benefit those with disabilities

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
In my 30 years working at DRO, I have seen this pattern of stress and disruption have a devastating effect and, all too often, cause the break-up of…

New options available for treating opioid addiction

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Prescription opioids are a major part of the overdose and addiction problem, and the medical community is re-examining the pros and cons of using…

Our cities benefit from program on president's…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's easy to find facilities and programs in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood and the rest of Washington County that have received funds from…

Letters: Kudos to those who run

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Also: a look at the Trump administration and its relationship with Russia.

Our View: Some 'lost causes' are worth…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A bill to cover postage costs for ballot envelopes in Oregon? A bill to shield courthouses from immigration enforcement? We like the ideas, even if…

Our View: Legislature should raise tobacco use age…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The bill passed the Senate and is on its way to the House.

Opinion: Terrorism in Europe and its 100 percent…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
London will bounce back, just like other cities hit by terrorism.

Our Opinion: Legislature should require more…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Members of the public, journalists, researchers and others who seek records in Oregon have waited months, and even years, to get public documents.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics this week including housing prices, health care and fuel efficiency standards.

Where did our society really start going wrong? In…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My real beef with P.E. teachers was that they never took into account how hard a person worked to perform the assigned maneuvers in their class.

Lorelei O'Connor: It's time for big, bold thinking…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Running health care through the insurance system and on a business model will never work. Never.

Our View: Westside Bypass proposal should get…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
But rookie lawmaker Rep. Richard Vial gets applause for a brave and innovative idea.

Editorial: Don't vote for ODOT budget until…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Stonewalling by an analysis firm just hurts the credibility of the Transportation Department.

Should Oregon join the National Popular Vote…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Marge Easley: The Legislature should pass the National Popular Vote bill (SB 823).

Opinion: Put social workers back in our schools

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Kelly Skellenger says a pair of bills pending in the Oregon Legislature would direct the state education department to hire and place more social…

My View: Redistricting will move state forward

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This process is crucial to ensure fair representation in the legislative branches of government.

Time has come for bold plan on Tigard Triangle

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Triangle, east of Tigard, is bounded by Interstate 5 and Highways 99W and 217, and is roughly the size of downtown Portland.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Readers sound off on immigration raids, and musician who performed locally.

Our View: Treasurer did well in Elliott Forest…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We applaud Beaverton's Tobias Read for bucking partisan politics to do the right thing for Oregon.

State Sen. Kim Thatcher: Electoral College protects…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The system was put in place to give the smaller states a larger voice than they would have under a direct democracy.

2017 Session Setting the right priorities

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We are proud to join one of the most diverse Democratic House caucuses in Oregon history.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The election of Donald Trump as president continues to vex area residents.

Cities are correct in placing development in…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Every city in the metro region needs more middle- and high-density housing, and more affordable housing; that might mean in your neighborhood.

Lawmakers: Change legal age to buy tobacco products…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Rep. Richard Vial worked together on the bill introduced on the first day of 2017 Legislature.

Protests are great; now let's see that turned into…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The very best thing that could come out of the many protests in January - and we see no reason to think February will be much quieter - is an…

County is right to remain in timberland lawsuit

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The counties formed a trust and turned this ownership over to the state for the Department of Forestry to manage in exchange for shared timber…

Our View: Washington County should drop out of…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It was a missed opportunity not to take this to a proper public hearing.

Women's March: The end of apathy

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Millions march peacefully worldwide to support and promote equality for all

Our View: Snow closures vex districts; state should…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Nine days of school is a lot to mandate that our school districts make up.

Opinion: Beaverton's 'sanctuary' status will…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Sanctuary jurisdictions undermine federal immigration law, shield criminals from justice, and threaten the U.S. citizens they are sworn to serve.

Trump foes must be at inauguration, too

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bonamici: 'I will face the inauguration knowing that my constituents expect me to show up for them and represent Oregon's values, and I will not shy…

Trump, GOP put expediency over public service

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Wyden: 'Mr. Trump is preparing to take office without having cleared the lowest ethical bar required to lead our nation.'

Letters to the Editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Things have really changed in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's important to continue to advocate for strong economic policies, where all Oregonians can thrive.

Some advice for lawmakers as the 2017 session draws…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We can make this another year in which we debate gutting social services or education, or we can make this a year in which we try to stop the…

'Sweet Cakes' case draws readers' opinions

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Discriminiation, or double standards? Valley Times readers debate the topic.

Our View: Welcome, 2017 - here are a few wish-list…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We want to see creative thinking about affordable housing, action on 'sanctuary cities,' better solutions to the homeless crisis, more economic…

Welcome 2017 - here are a few wish-list items

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Some things on the wish list involve government agencies; others, sports franchises.

Would liberals now support Sweet Cakes?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
MacKenzie: 'NeverTrumpers ain't breaking the law when they support the ability of businesses to ban politically offensive customers, but how is that…

Letters to the Editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

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