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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…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
Clock
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…

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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…
Jul 02, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
ODOT officials were asleep at the wheel The Oregon Department of Transportation was clearly asleep at the wheel by voting 4-0 against the wishes — very modest wishes — of Forest Grove officials…
Jul 02, 2014

No reason to overreact to cougar sightings

by Editorial Team
Last week, the city of Hillsboro responded to a report that a cougar was sighted near the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve by closing the trails at the popular park. At around 8:30 a.m. June 26,…
Jun 25, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Neils never operated ‘homeless shelter’ This is Martha Neils. Let me make one thing clear; I did not have, nor have I ever had, a “homeless shelter.” I have taken in folks into my home. I also…
Jun 25, 2014

Changes will enhance law enforcement coverage in Cornelius

by Jef Dalin
Effective July 1, police services in the city of Cornelius will be provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. For Cornelius residents, this means they will receive a higher level of…
Jun 25, 2014

Relay For Life is a noble endeavor

by Hillsboro Tribune
This weekend, hundreds of citizens will come together for a high-profile annual event geared toward combating the scourge of cancer. On Saturday and Sunday, the American Cancer Society’s Relay…
Jun 18, 2014

Amazon.com is standing up for indie authors

by Ken Bilderback
Soon, Stephen Colbert will be sitting at David Letterman’s desk at CBS, earning millions of dollars a year to host the Late Show. Until then, however, he’s fighting for his rights as an author,…
Jun 18, 2014

Are we getting used to gun violence?

by Hillsboro Tribune
The anxiety and frustration is growing. Week after week now, we hear of a shooting at a school somewhere in the United States. It’s an epidemic of tragedy and horror that diminishes all of us…
Jun 18, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Reader loves puns in News-Times’ headlines Although we have moved from Forest Grove, our home for 47 years, we still receive the News-Times in the mail. I was really pleased to see a couple of…
Jun 18, 2014

Current student outcomes are not good enough

by Katie Riley
As we close the high school graduation season, we have much to celebrate. Our sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews are either pursuing post-secondary education or starting careers.…




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