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November 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…
November 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…
November 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…
November 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…
November 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…
November 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…
November 12, 2014

Sacrifices of World War II veterans can't be overstated

by (none)
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
November 05, 2014

End of election season brings sweet relief

by Hillsboro Tribune
It’s finally over. After months of buildup and an ever-increasing barrage of campaign ads on TV and radio, along with dozens of glossy fliers flooding our mailboxes, the 2014 election is now in…
November 05, 2014

Dress code comes with unintended consequences

by Rubi Vergara-Grindell
It is often said that girls worry too much about how they look and the clothes they wear. Truthfully, I can say that I find great pleasure in creating my own unique “look,” and maybe spend a…
November 05, 2014

Workplace policies must change with economic realities

by Suzanne Bonamici
I remember working at my mother’s small retail store as a teenager, helping her assist customers, stock shelves and change window displays. The store kept my mother busy, and she worked…

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Oct 29, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Tom Beck stands out as best for Forest Grove City Council Forest Grove is fortunate to have an excellent mayor and an outstanding council leading our city. Among the several impressive new…
Oct 29, 2014

We support Truax for mayor; Beck, Johnston, Seable for city…

by (none)
Editor’s note: In this issue, the News-Times offers its endorsements in the city of Forest Grove’s mayor’s race as well as for the Forest Grove City Council, in which seven candidates are…
Oct 29, 2014

Opening up the endorsement process

by John Schrag
Since the founding of this country, American newspapers have used their editorial pages (and, yes, sometimes even their news pages) to try and influence elections. Early newspaper endorsements…
Oct 29, 2014

Ballot measure will help county take care of our roads

by Washington County Commissioners
Our transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy. Our roads are an investment not only in our local economy, but an investment in our way of life. All of us depend on these…
Oct 22, 2014

We back Johnson, McLain, Boone

by no byline
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board continues its endorsements of candidates in races in our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
Oct 22, 2014

Continue the dream: Vote yes on Measure 88

by Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
Riding the bus, asking for a ride, walking miles to the next stop, carrying equipment on public transportation and arriving on time — it’s not easy when our day requires multiple…
Oct 22, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Where are homeless expected to go? In response to my friend Aldie Howard’s letter (News-Times, Oct. 15 issue) about transients inhabiting the B Street Trail and elsewhere: He suggests cutting…
Oct 15, 2014

Send Starr and Gallegos back to Salem

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board begins its endorsements of candidates in races within our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
Oct 15, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Various
Measure 91 is a bad idea For all of the voters in Forest Grove and Washington County, my plan is to encourage a resounding vote of “No” on Measure 91 on the November ballot. The measure would…
Oct 08, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Letters
Sponsors, participants in sight program appreciated The Forest Grove Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors and participants of the 14th annual Run/Walk for Sight. Pacific University’s…



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