Forest Grove's Opinions

March 04, 2015

Vaccination issue should spark an open debate

by Editorial Board
Last week, Gov. Kate Brown said Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and the criminal justice system. We believe the same approach also needs to be taken with the…
March 04, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Various
Please tell it like it is Regarding the Kitzhaber debacle: please refrain from referring to Ms. Hayes as “his fiancé.” Just call it like it is: she is his mistress. Do you really think they will…
March 04, 2015

Poverty can make you ill

by Dick Stenson, Ann Barr-Gillespie
The aroma of the wholesome home-cooked chowder, dense with ham, onions, cabbage, potato and corn, spread throughout the teaching kitchen at the Virginia Garcia Wellness Center in Cornelius.…
February 25, 2015

Faith leaders reject 'personal belief' vaccine exemption

by Rev. Chuck Currie
As faith leaders, we have watched with growing concern the debate over vaccinations. The common good of our nation relies on all of us looking out for one another. We have to remember how our…
February 25, 2015

Supporting the wild places is a good idea

by Hillsboro Tribune
Development and growth seems to be happening all around us these days. Our communities are losing green spaces at an alarming rate as planners and developers make way for more houses, more…
February 25, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Energized by Kate Brown as our new governor I’m incredibly optimistic and energized by a Kate Brown governorship, despite the circumstances leading up to it. At her swearing in, she struck a…
February 25, 2015

It was nice of Kate to show John the door, don't ya know

by John Schrag
Our new governor, just a week on the job, has already faced a stream of questions, but so far has failed to answer the most important one: Can she make hotdish? Kate Brown, you see, claims she…
February 25, 2015

Joe Gale staffers did what they had to do

by Pamplin Media Group
It wasn’t Sandy Hook. Fortunately, no one died or was physically hurt. A lost night’s sleep on the part of a principal and an emboldened sense of vigilance by administrators, teachers and…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber failed to slow the growing scandal at a press conference before the start of the 2015 Oreon Legislature.
February 18, 2015

Kitzhaber failed to protect his office's integrity

by Editorial board
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
February 18, 2015

Oregon needs to be ready for massive earthquake

by Sig Unander
Are we ready for a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake? The seismic vulnerability of much infrastructure and many homes and workplaces in Washington County, and the limited preparations made so…

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Feb 18, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Please provide proper references for trees In your photo caption with your story “Fences finally taken down at Fernhill Wetlands” (News-Times, Feb. 4 issue), in which you identified in the photo…
Feb 11, 2015

Hayes flap distracts Kitzhaber, undercuts state initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…
Feb 11, 2015

Letters to the editor

by various
Raising minimum wage could destroy our economy In response to your editorial concerns about the $15 minimum wage proposals (“Wage hike could backfire on the poor,” News-Times, Jan. 28 issue): I…
Feb 11, 2015

Oregon schools delegation takes message to Washington

by Fred Marble
About 700 board members from around the country descended upon Capitol Hill Feb. 2 to talk about the support that is needed for education. Our Oregon delegation was comprised of eight board…
Feb 06, 2015

Letters to the Editor

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Pies for Peace was a big hit We would like to thank all the people who helped make Pies for Peace a success. Special thanks go to the Forest Grove United Church of Christ members and staff for…
Feb 06, 2015

Letters to the editor

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Pies for Peace was a big hit We would like to thank all the people who helped make Pies for Peace a success. Special thanks go to the Forest Grove United Church of Christ members and staff for…
Feb 04, 2015

Learning the ropes in Salem

by Susan McLain
New Year’s resolutions are a normal part of starting a new year for most people. They make goals to do better or to find new ways to finish or accomplish a task. In 2015, as a new legislator, my…
Feb 04, 2015

Solar push is a wise, welcome move

by Hillsboro Tribune
The city of Hillsboro appears to be accelerating its already strong commitment to renewable energy sources — and to solar energy in particular — and it’s wonderful to see. On Jan. 20, members of…
Jan 28, 2015

Churches provide 'promise' to homeless families

by Debby de Carlo
I put my sleeping bag and pillow in one of the two rooms reserved for overnight hosts and go to find the other host, Nancy, upstairs. She is already there with the three currently homeless…
Jan 28, 2015

Wage hike could backfire on the poor

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15 per hour proposal is one of several…




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