Forest Grove's Opinions

December 17, 2014

Kitzhaber budget would shortchange too many students

by Editorial board
The 2015-17 budget proposed by Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of addition and subtraction alike. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some critical, and quite familiar,…
December 17, 2014

Letters to the editor

by various
Holiday Light Parade is a wonderful community event I have to share my feelings about our recent Holiday Light Parade. I love Forest Grove! When we received word that the City Club could no…
December 17, 2014

Homeless veterans deserve our help

by Leda Garside
With Veterans Day behind us, we need to remember that we still have so much to do to serve our honored veterans, including the thousands who are homeless. Robert Foley, a Navy veteran, was once…
December 10, 2014

Am I racially biased? Yes. In a nice 'moderate' way

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
As a young reporter in Chicago, I used to visit a neighborhood police station and flip through paper police reports, seeking fodder for our police blotter. Sitting in the records room one…
December 10, 2014

Letters to the editor

by various
Roundabouts are wrong approach for our area The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington County are now proposing not one, but two dual-lane roundabouts for Highway 47 — the first at…
December 10, 2014

Is high-density living the region's future?

by Editorial Board
Is the Portland metropolitan area destined for a dense future in the pattern of San Francisco and Vancouver, British Columbia? Or should the region’s development follow a more traditional model,…
December 03, 2014

County is wise to revise animal ordinance

by Hillsboro Tribune
With more people moving into Washington County, there are many more pets moving in as well. That can lead to potential problems, because there are always a handful of irresponsible pet owners…
December 03, 2014

Head Start builds a foundation

by Fred Johnson
Chad Andersen was a skinny, terribly shy child with curly light brown hair when he walked in the door of the North Plains Head Start program with his mother, 22 years ago, at the age of 2. In…
December 03, 2014

Learning a lesson from state of Washington

by Russ Dondero
Washington’s Supreme Court has found the Legislature in Olympia in contempt for its failure to carry out an equitable funding system to support K-12 education. Oregon has a similar problem.…
December 03, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Help soldiers’ families with gift cards Gift cards donated to our Oregon National Guard families are so appreciated during the holiday season. Families of deployed soldiers often experience…

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Nov 26, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
'Brava' to commentary on sexism Thank you for publishing the recent guest comment by Rubi Vergara-Grindell and thank you to Rubi for speaking up. Although it sometimes seems we've barely made…
Nov 26, 2014

Set aside immigration politics for common good

by (none)
As politicians argue about President Obama’s executive action on immigration, faith leaders — long proponents of comprehensive immigration reform — are applauding the president and challenging…
Nov 26, 2014

Park user fees need to go to safety campaign

by (none)
In the tragic aftermath of the latest drowning deaths at Henry Hagg Lake [in August], it’s time for Washington County to take immediate steps to improve public safety at its Scoggins Valley…
Nov 26, 2014

A day for giving thanks

by Editorial board
Editor’s Note: With a proclamation dated Oct. 3, 1863, one of the nation’s greatest presidents — Abraham Lincoln — set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. The year that is…
Nov 19, 2014

Is Gales Creek development wrong for Forest Grove?

by (none)
I fully support economic development and growth in Forest Grove. With growth we can expect more jobs, better services for residents and additional opportunities to revitalize our city. But the…
Nov 19, 2014

Don't let transportation plans run out of gas

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature may be losing a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and…
Nov 19, 2014

Political clock ticking after GOP election win

by Russ Dondero
Nobody should be surprised about the Republican Party taking the Senate back and increasing their numbers in the House. It was bound to happen, as it generally does, in an off-year election in…
Nov 19, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Various
School board budget getting better, but still needs work I am writing this letter for a merit badge I am doing in Boy Scouts called “communications.” I went to the Forest Grove School Board…
Nov 12, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Primary voting system needs to be changed With last week’s election, the vote on Measure 90 fell short of our goal to create a fully inclusive election system in Oregon. Thirty-two percent voted…
Nov 12, 2014

Brittany Maynard made a moral choice

by Rev. Chuck Currie
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon to avail herself of Oregon’s Death With Dignity law, has died, according to social media and news accounts. How we…




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