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October 01, 2014

Election editorials offer guidance

by Mark Garber
In almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business in the time since I entered this industry 35 years ago. Reporters carry tablets and smart phones instead of pencils…
October 01, 2014

Is Forest Grove's priority historic preservation, urban growth…

by Holly Tsur
In today’s busy digital age, people flip from one app to the next and zip from one appointment to the other. But in Forest Grove, if you take a slow stroll through our three national historic…
October 01, 2014

Open primary would tap new voters

by Editorial board
Ballot Measure 90 — the open primary initiative — won’t cure all afflictions that plague the election process in Oregon and elsewhere, but it would give more people the chance to participate in…
September 24, 2014

Weekend events make county shine

by Hillsboro Tribune
This past weekend, our newspaper staffs were privileged to cover four significant community events that reflect quite positively on Washington County: The Oregon International Air Show in…
September 24, 2014

Swimming lessons are one part of the answer

by Tom Gamble
The tragic loss of life recently at Hagg Lake provided numerous thoughts and suggestions about how to improve water safety at sites in our area that attract families to the water. We are…
September 17, 2014

Concussion risk must be treated more seriously

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…
September 17, 2014

Let's teach our kids how to swim in school

by Tiffaney O'Dell
Strategies to make swimming areas safer are being proposed after a recent tragedy took the lives of four members of one family in Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove. I would propose a different…
September 17, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Forest Grove might have banned swimming Yes, there was a horrible tragedy at Hagg Lake three weeks ago, and we are saddened. It’s unfortunate that this grand recreation area doesn’t fall within…
September 17, 2014

We've lost a vital, humble community member

by Pete Truax
I spent Sunday, Sept. 14, wondering how I would fill the gap left in my life by the death of David Easton. I also wonder how this community will fill that same gap. David Easton was a vital…
September 10, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Intel story was far from objective I found your article (“Intel deal gets green light,” News-Times, Sept. 3 issue) to be more like a puff piece for Intel than objective reporting. You made no…

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Sep 10, 2014

Coast's economy helps boost entire district

by Deborah Boone
Recently I attended the annual Oregon Coast Economic Summit in Florence, presented by the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus. It was a time to celebrate the many positive things happening in our…
Sep 10, 2014

County's ballot measure deserves support of voters

by Hillsboro Tribune
There’s a wise old philosophy about maintaining your automobile: “Pay now, or pay more later.” In short, it means if you try to save a few dollars in forgoing oil changes, for example, you’ll…
Sep 03, 2014

Intel deal made mockery of democratic process

by Russ Dondero
The Intel Strategic Investment Program deal unanimously passed in a joint session of the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council Aug. 26 is a classic backroom…
Sep 03, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Give new senior center director a chance In response to the letter by Daniel Klee in the Aug. 13 issue of the News-Times: If Mr. Klee had spent five minutes in conversation with Raean Johnston,…
Sep 03, 2014

Hagg Lake visitors must be warned of danger

by Hillsboro Tribune
Unimaginable. Standing at the edge of Hagg Lake near Gaston, the setting is so peaceful and so calm it is all but impossible to understand how four precious members of a Hillsboro family could…
Garrett
Aug 27, 2014

Sheriff promises action in wake of jail incidents

by Pat Garrett
Transparency is one of those buzz words you hear at election time. Taxpayers demand it and elected officials promise it. It can be very difficult to deliver transparency when a negative event…
Aug 27, 2014

Trouble brewing in the county jailhouse

by Hillsboro Tribune
The bizarre news coming out of the Washington County Jail in the last couple of weeks really sets a new standard for inexplicable behavior. Not one, but two female jail technicians working at…
Aug 27, 2014

Honoring hard-earned workers' rights

by Callie Vandewiele
It’s a familiar routine: Walking into work, stowing your coat near your desk or in the break room. Nabbing a cup of coffee and then wandering down the hall or across the floor. You clock in, and…
Aug 20, 2014

Intel places big bet on state's future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
Aug 20, 2014

Letters to the editor

by none
Senior center problems began before parking incident After reading the article about the Forest Grove Meals on Wheels problem with some volunteers (“Exodus underscores senior center tensions,”…



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