Forest Grove's Opinions

May 06, 2015

Pacific University has resources to help with sexual assault

by Various
We were deeply saddened to read about this student’s unwanted sexual experience (“Sexual assault 101,” News-Times, April 29 issue). My heart goes out to her and to all students who have…
Johnson
May 06, 2015

Contradictions seen in gun bill

by Betsy Johnson
The 2015 Oregon Legislature is shaping up to be one of contradictions — more gun control for those who obey the law, but possibly more government protection for those who have broken the law.…
May 06, 2015

Let's talk about the elephant in the room

by (None)
Forest Grove is not Ferguson. Or Baltimore. Or North Charleston. That much is clear after the News-Times’ lengthy investigation into allegations of racial profiling that resulted in this week’s…
May 06, 2015

Homelessness is serious in county

by Russ Dondero
Attending a packed Joint Ways & Means Committee hearing at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus in late April, the economic challenges facing Oregonians were clearly evident from all…
April 29, 2015

Cornelius voters should support local fire levy

by Pamplin Media Group
On their May 19 ballots, voters in Cornelius will be asked to support a five-year local option levy for fire protection services. Officially, the ballot title reads as follows: “Shall Cornelius…
April 29, 2015

Grandusky, Marble, Schlegel, Moore, Frame for school board spots

by Staff
The first thing you have to do when you’re running for public office is show up. In our deliberations over who to endorse in local school board races in the May 19 election, the failure of…
April 29, 2015

Head Start program helps moms in prison bond with babies

by Leslea Smith
The tableau is typical: a new mother with a wide smile, her eyes shining, embracing her baby while she gently sways in a tall-backed rocking chair. This scene, however, is not a commonplace one:…
April 29, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Little League organizers grateful for all the support An open letter to the Forest Grove community: Please accept our sincere gratitude for your help during the 2015 Little League Softball…
April 22, 2015

Democrats need to find more funds for education

by Editorial board
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Oregon Legislature earlier…
April 22, 2015

Fast pace of legislative session continues

by Susan McLain
The Legislature has now been in session for two months, and the fast pace doesn’t show much sign of slowing down. Every day is a full day of meeting with folks on issues that they care about,…

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Apr 22, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (None)
Lack of empathy leads to bad policy choices I believe lack of empathy is at the root of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s bad policy decisions. Empathy is defined as “identification with and…
Apr 15, 2015

Springtime needn't be drinking time

by Andrew Mendenhall
Oregon’s weather’s been glorious for weeks, so you can’t blame students if they’ve caught spring fever. But for too many young people, springtime means party time, and the risks associated with…
Apr 15, 2015

County, Metro on right track with planning process

by (None)
Most Washington County residents probably believe long-range planning is a good thing, and planning for the future is simply common sense. From our perspective, planning is extremely wise to…
Apr 15, 2015

Maggie's is an asset to the community

by Various
Maggie’s Buns is far more than a successful, long-established business. It has become an integral part of Forest Grove and the surrounding area. Maggie’s has helped make its customers and local…
Garrett
Apr 15, 2015

Sheriff has concerns about bill on gun background checks

by Pat Garrett
Senate Bill 941 is not a new concept, but the latest effort to legislate background checks on private gun sales. In fact, over several past legislative sessions, Oregon sheriffs have expressed…
Apr 08, 2015

How to build a better work force

by Andrew McGough & Norm Eder
Work force. Everyone knows we need one. And most of us want a better one, ready and skilled for the demands of the modern workplace. The question is, do we mean it? Last December, the…
Apr 08, 2015

Why I support the Clean Fuels Program

by Susan McLain
As a mother and grandmother, I feel it is my responsibility to invest in a cleaner future for the generations to come. Oregon currently ranks second in the nation in the clean energy economy,…
Apr 08, 2015

Making Gain Share equitable for everyone

by Editorial board
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state, and for good reason. When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
Apr 01, 2015

Transportation funding must not remain in gridlock

by Editorial board
Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland metropolitan area, the traffic at 5 p.m. on local freeways, or the efforts to do something about those snarled conditions? When it…
Apr 01, 2015

Time to celebrate Forest Grove's trees

by Jen Warren
In 1990, a group of dedicated volunteers decided to take action. They took action to ensure the longevity of one of Forest Grove’s most important assets — our urban forests. These efforts…




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