We're not yet prepared for next big disaster

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Infrastructure Week reminds us that maintaining what we have is a key component for readiness.

Fighting to overcome the opioid crisis

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Congresswoman: Tour of state has led to analysis of our opioid crisis in Oregon.

Breakdown of voting in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Two lessons to be learned from Tigard and Tualatin; new Washington County Commission still taking shape.

Our list of endorsements

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tuesday is the dealine to vote; The Times will begin posting election results shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The final print edition before Tuesday's election focuses on races in our region.

Newspaper: San Soucie, Mitchell for Beaverton City Council

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Incumbent Marc San Soucie should get the call-back; Laura Mitchell's experience would add to council.

Ogden gets nod in BOLI race; position shouldn't be elected

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The time has come for Gov. Brown and the Legislature to make this an appointed directorship.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
With the primary election coming up May 15, readers sound off on candidates, Tigard's levy.

Treece gets nod for District 2

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Director of Westside Economic Alliance would bring vision to county.

Give Deckert top job in county

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Former legislator would be the right fit to help a well-run county pivot toward the next challenges.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
May 15 election dominates the mail bag this week, including DA and county races.

Tualatin correct to focus bond projects on streets

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Editorial: Vote 'yes' on bond measure to address safety, signals, crosswalks and more.

Sherwood's choices: Smart growth, or unplanned growth

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Sherwood staff was correct to weave an expansion of the urban growth boundary into the city's comprehensive plan.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Tuesday, May 15, primary election dominates the newspaper's mailbag this week.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Elections on May primary ballot dominates this week's mail bag; ballots should be distributed around May 1.

Collaboration connects students to their futures

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Portland Community College, Bank of America support the Future Connect program.

'Yes' vote urged for Tigard levy

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: City has been a good steward of taxpayer funds; levy would support police, library, sidewalks, crosswalks.

Vote 'yes' in Mayfor BeavertonSchool District'slevy to hire…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The new levy replaces one about to expire, will cost homeowners about the same, and will mean smaller classrooms.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Only two letters this week: Rep. Rich Vial gets kudos, and e-cigarettes get burned.

OPINION: Governor should veto bill that hurts small business

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Rep. Julie Parrish: Disconnecting Oregon from federal tax code will hurt many small businesses.

Let's praise student activism - from left or right

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: From walkouts to nationwide marches, students are becoming activists; that's a good thing.

Good session for health care, education, small business

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Column: State Rep. Margaret Doherty reflects on the 2018 legislative session.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This week's topics: The Washington County race for district attorney, plus a critique on the media.

Our Opinion: Time is now to prepare for big quake

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A recent study reveals that we can no longer afford to postpone local efforts to prepare for the next major earthquake.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's up to us to protect the National Monuments from being rolled back by White House.

Banning books isn't about helping students

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Sometimes, controversial books are exactly what students need.

'Yes' votes will expand fire services westward

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Measures 34-280 and 34-281 shouldn't be on the ballot, but since they are, voters should approve them.

Tigard-Tualatin board got it right on contraceptives

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: School leaders get an A+ for how they handled the issue in high school health clinics.

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Lessons in resignation of Sen. Kruse

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Not every agency handles harassment cases as well as Beaverton's chamber.

Editorial: Governor right to focus on jobs in her address

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Unemployment may be at record lows right now, but not everybody is experiencing the boom times.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics focus on the Legislature: Bills to curb illegal gun violence, and the cap-and-invest proposal.

Our Opinion: Go slow on cap, trade legislation

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The most compelling reason to wait is to keep faith with Oregon voters, who agreed in 2010 to allow the Legislature to meet every year.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from affordable housing, to 'Dreamers,' to voter assistance teams.

My View: What's the chance of a woman president?

The Times - Opinion
Studies also have found that, for the voice of a collective group to be heard, that group must achieve a critical mass - around 30 percent. If we're…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from health insurance coverage to Puerto Rico to climate legislation.

Our community at crosshairs of national news

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Affordable Care Act (Measure 101) and DACA make news right in our backyards.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include Measure 101 - Tuesday is the voting deadline - and family medical leave.opin

Our Opinion: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

Statewide road show for education: 'A' for effort

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Statewide road shows for transportation in 2016-17 resulted in an ambitious, bipartisan bill. Can legislators do the same for education?

PCC enters 2018 with optimism

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
President Mark Mitsui says college remains community leader in environmental movement.

Health care tax doesn't pass fairness test

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Voters should reject Measure 101 and force lawmakers to craft better funding plan.

Our Opinion: Vote 'yes' on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

Secretary of State: Oregon fails 1 in 4 students

The Times - Opinion
An audit of education procedures shows much more action is needed in this state.

Sexual harassment dialogue is overdue

The Times - Opinion
Powerful men are beginning to be outsted because of their inappropriate actions ... finally.

Betty Bode bids farewell to Beaverton City Council

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Longtime activist talks about why she first ran for office, and her hopes for the council's future.

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from standardized tests, to government waste, to West Coast states' leadership.

Richard Devlin has served region well; moving into…

The Times - Opinion
At the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Tualatin lawmaker will help set regional energy policy.

It's time for West Coast leaders to talk traffic

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Rep. Richard Vial: Bipartisan plan needed to address transportation issues.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from 'unity' ruling to police logs to logging in wildfire areas.

Protect, expand affordable housing in SW Corridor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Save existing affordable housing, while coming up with options for new units.

Letter to the editor: Support Bethany Elementary…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Fifth-grade students are holding a sock drive, and are asking our readers to make donations.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from quake-endangered dam, to Puerto Rico, to CHIP and diabetes funding.

Senate tax plan threatens education

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could come as early as week of Dec. 4.

My View: Emissions cap boosts kids' health

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Many of the same emissions that are polluting the air and hurting kids' development also are affecting the climate and influencing weather, forest…

Light rail: Delayed vote may be best of bad options

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The southern part of Washington County needs a light rail line as soon as possible.

Metro role in affordable housing is tricky

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: There's no question that the region needs affordable units, but proposed 2018 vote raises questions.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include media bias against the Trump administration and a 'yes' vote on January's Measure 101.

Cultural Trust donation is win-win scenario

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Donating through the trust is good for Oregonians, good for the arts, good for taxpayers.

What's in a name? Plenty - and maybe not so much…

The Times - Opinion
Trends in names tend to come and go, but 'Mikel' remains the only logical spelling for that one.

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

The Times - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
This week's topics: School donations, logging policies and a depleted U.S. State Department.

My View: Future brighter without big college debt

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Higher education is one of the smartest investments we can make. Study after study shows that a good college education translates to higher pay for…

Tech will make light rail lines obsolete

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My opinion: Bus Rapid Transit, not laying down more rail lines, is the way to move forward.

Answers needed in ICE encounter

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Federal authorities don't appear to follow protocol when seeking undocumented immigrants.

Clean-energy jobs are a vote for future

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Legislator: We've made too much progress moving to a 'green' economy to turn back now.

Our opinion: PCC bond deserves support

The Times - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from homelessness to forest practices to funding for a statewide health care policy.

PCC seeks support for bond measure

The Times - Opinion
Board members: Bond will improve college's programs designed for job training throughout region.

Our View: Festivals bring out best in communities

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This time every year, we celebrate the season and marvel at how these suburbs bring people together.

LaMountain: PCC's sanctuary law undermines U.S. law

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'It is voters' right and obligation to hold PCC to account ... They should vote no on the PCC bond.'

Fires can't burn human connection

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Thousands suffer after Northern California fires rage. Lives, pets, homes lost.

Our View: A vision of the future in downtown…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Central Beaverton is undergoing a much-needed metamorphosis, and we're excited for what's next.

Ink Out Loud: It needn't be a highway to hell

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'The truth is, complaining about traffic will do nothing to alleviate it.'

A call to action on 'Imagine a Day Without Water'

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro officials ask for the public's help.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Issues readers wrote in about include homelessness, wasteful spending and cultural heritage.

Our View: Lawmakers did right in passing bill on…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Local legislators from both sides of the aisle came together for the sake of common-sense safety.

Ink Out Loud: Even walls fall down

The Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'Miranda fell in love with Tom Petty's music when she was just 2.'

Ink Out Loud

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Even walls fall down: A lifetime of memories recalled for a young woman who was inspired by Tom Petty.

Our Opinion: Knowledge, compassion are first-step…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Knowing why people are homeless is a key factor in understanding how the problem comes about.

Focusing on Washington County's transportation…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Washington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Oregon and with that growth comes increased traffic congestion - the focus of the…

Beaverton Mayor: Breaking promise on DACA would be…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Local recipients of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have benefitted our community.

My View: North Korea threat requires focused…

The Times - Opinion
While denuclearization should remain our long-term goal, our immediate goal must be both an end to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and…

Our Opinion: Oregon ablaze - Let's take steps to…

The Times - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Oregon's A.G. is right in suing over DACA

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The program to defer deportation for students who came to the nation as minors has been a boon.

From tutor to skeptic: Testing isn't answer

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
SAT and ACT tests aren't the only measure of a student's knowledge or potential in college.

Oregon A.G. correct in decision to sue over…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and falls short of the equal protection clause.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Barbara Cumbo: With good research, we may end Alzheimer's Disease once and for all.

Rep. Sollman: First session of Legislature has…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The freshman legislator looks back on the 2017 session and gears up for next year's short session.

Reporter's View: It's time to rethink the…

The Times - Opinion
My experience as an SAT and ACT prep tutor made me realize how subject and biased the tests are.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics this week include: Tax-cut proposal; Congresswoman Bonamici; a questionable traffic stop.

Tualatin right to join Beaverton on Climate Mayors…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Organization can advocate for federal government to do more to address climate change.

My View: I watched as Harvey headed for my family

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My grandparents spent two days trapped in their house, with floodwaters coming up their driveway, turning much of their Sugarland neighborhood into a…

Our Opinion: Health Authority can overcome…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Oregon Health Plan was once viewed as an emerging national model of how to provide quality care to low-income residents. A software scandal and…

Many facets of society need to work together to…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
More deaths in Oregon involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from osprey to climate change, and from police horses to an area legislator.

Miller: Eclipse a shared experience on many levels

The Times - Opinion
'Our attention wasn't out of fear. It didn't surprise us ... we understood it and we celebrated it.'
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