Editorial: Time to have a difficult conversation about guns

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It is unacceptable that our elected officials fail to act to prevent mass shootings.

Our changing newsroom welcomes two new reporters

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Stephanie Haugen and Kathy Fuller are succeeded in their roles by Olivia Singer and Mandy Feder-Sawyer.

Warren: Federal Reserve was in good hands with Janet Yellen

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'In Yellen's four years at the Fed helm, not once did the jobs report come in negative.'

Starrett: Could local oversight improve foster care system?

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I'm concerned that by virtue of its size, a large centralized state agency may never do a satisfactory job...'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 21, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our readers write to us with a different view on Facebook and deep concerns about a Supreme Court case.

It's not too late to nominate your Amazing Kid!

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We look forward to hearing, and telling, the stories of amazing young people in western Washington County.

Harris: Tax reform legislation should be moral document

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Whatever our political affiliation, we would do well to judge the tax reform law in the context of Jesus' words.'

Schley: Deactivate Facebook and participate

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'A social networking site that kept me from being as social as I prefer to be ... isn't very social, is it?'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 14, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
A reporter says goodbye, and readers write about graduation rates, voter assistance and biblical wisdom.

Fire authority an opportunity to pull together as one

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We think the idea to unify our local fire agencies is a good one, and we are excited to see it develop.

McLain: Session an opportunity for accountability in…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I have ensured that we remain focused on making our government nimble and productive.'

Stride: Reading animal tracks in western Oregon is…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The best way to learn tracking is to go out and find tracks in snow and soft earth.'

Weiss: Family Fiesta creates new community connections

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'This year's Family Fiesta reminded me of why we created the event two years ago.'

Duke, Teske and Valliere: County needs regional answers to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The Washington County Board of Commissioners has been providing valuable support for this work.'

Nominate Hillsboro's next Amazing Kid

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Nominations now being accepted for the Pamplin Media Group program that honors community service

Changes at Tribune won't affect our commitment to you, our…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro's local paper is moving to a Wednesday publication date and returning to paid delivery.

Solares: No, the Century High health center should not shut…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
'For people to call for its closure is disheartening and shows a lack of compassion.'

Editorial: County finds itself in crosshairs of national…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Whether it's DACA or Measure 101, national news is being played out right here in Washington County.

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 26, 2018

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
This week's letters include Boy Scout derby races and a sobering account on the cost of health care.

My View: What's the chance of a woman president?

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Marylhurst University president says a woman to be elected to the White House, more women are needed in other government roles.

Soapbox: School board again considers policy that 'takes…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Parents' Rights in Education director says district shouldn't allow contraceptives at health center.

Editorial: We need to talk about big-picture education…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The state's Joint Committee on Student Success is a good start, but there's a long way to go.

Soapbox: School health center a distraction and should close

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Former Hillsboro School Board member says district's school-based health center should close.

Health care tax doesn't pass fairness test

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians without a lobbyist, who aren't beholden to special interests and who were too busy working to pay for healthcare to come to testify on a…

Learn to live with population growth

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
These are special places, and just as we must protect our most sensitive habitat areas and our most valuable farmland, we must preserve our unique…

PCC enters 2018 with optimism

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Education changes lives and opens doors to opportunity that benefit the greater community. A recent economic impact study shows a return of $3.70 in…

Taking stock of 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Close to home, we continue to grapple with a growing population and increasing density.

Ignore hype, vote yes on health care legislation

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Measure 101 is, in effect, at attempted 'do-over' by the losers of a tough political fight.

Tax code changes will pummel Oregon

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
There is a certain elegance to the simplicity of this philosophy. But like all simplistic theories, it suffers from a glaring problem - it ignores…

Column: Here's how to preserve your holiday heirlooms

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
A keeper finds a place for everything and loves any small, eclectic gift, which to them shows the character of the gifter.

Editorial: Sexual harassment a long-overdue conversation

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Many Oregon women who find themselves in a hostile work environment remain silent.

Letter to the editor, Dec. 29, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro's library director is encouraging local itizens to register for reading challenge.

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill for farmers, first responders,…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Our state is poised to reap the rewards of such a policy: more well-paying jobs, clean air, and local, renewable energy.

It's time for West Coast leaders to talk traffic

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
With many decisions ahead regarding the use of tolls and how to prioritize congestion-relief and maintenance efforts, the committee will be busy for…

What do we want for Christmas? Peace

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
It seems peace, compassion and empathy have taken a backseat to rampant fear, violence and vitriol.

Soapbox: Measure 101 helps stabilize health rates

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center's Lyn Jacobs says Measure 101 would stabilize health insurance rates

Editorial: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key.

Soapbox: What we have in common helps us

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro resident Chris Spalding says differences in our community teach us about our similarities

What my father taught me about women

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
My mom would not tolerate sexism and instilled within me feminist ideals. What I inherited from her makes me a better husband and father.

When it's time to say 'me too'

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
I didn't understand the value of the metoo meme, I mean, who can't say 'me too'?

GOP tax plan threatens education for decades

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
There are many reasons to criticize these bills, but the attacks on education could have very long-lasting effects.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Soapbox: 'Progress' in county should make room for…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
If the people of North Plains wish to have wildlife as part of their community they should advocate for saving the forest and open space that is left.

Letters to the editor: Dec. 1, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
City defends utility billing change, say land-use decision should be reversed, defend Roy Moore

Editorial: Metro affordable housing bond should…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Should Metro be leading the charge for affordable housing? Maybe, but it needs more specifics.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 24, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
In The Tribune's mailbag: Your utility bills are on the rise; Chronic illness sufferers need help.

Letter: Medicaid suffers from failed leadership

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Gubernatorial candidate says Oregon needs to make health care repayments a priority.

Letter to the editor

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro youth says Oregon forest fires can be prevented through 'knowledge, awareness'

PERS problem calls for multi-pronged solution

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's lawmakers must take several smaller steps that at least mitigate the worst potential effects.

Let's expand opportunities for work-based skills…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
To help Oregonians and many other Americans who still face job insecurity, we must expand work-based learning to sectors of the economy that lack…

Veterans deserve our support every single day

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Our debt to these heroes can never be repaid but our gratitude and respect must last forever.

We can answer JFK's clarion call this Thanksgiving

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
'If only this Thanksgiving we could reach across the table with higher aspirations and accomplish bold deeds.'

Specter of illegitimate elections looms large with…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
No matter who wins future presidential elections, a third to two-thirds of the American voters won't trust the results.

Museum's move back to PCC Rock Creek receives…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The museum will now be open free to visitors every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus every second Saturday for free Family Day,…

Soapbox: A vibrant region needs a strong Portland…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Portland Community College directors say renewal bond should be approved by voters this Tuesday.

Soapbox: 'Youth Invasion' inspires career options

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Kristi Wilson is the lead coordinator for Youth Invasion with the city of Hillsboro.

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data. And yet for more than 20 years, the federal Centers for…

Soapbox: A vote for clean-energy jobs is a vote for…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Rep. Janeen Sollman represents East Hillsboro, West Beaverton, Orenco, Helvetia and North Plains.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 3, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro-area mayors past and present ask voters to support Hillsboro School District bond.

Editorial: Media outlets partner on youth…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Public help sought to support effort, gather data and stories for investigating series

Letters to the editor

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writers all recommend a 'yes' vote on the Hillsboro School District bond request in the Nov. 7 election

Soapbox: Voters should hold PCC accountable for…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writer says Portland Community College's 'sanctuary policy' violates federal law

Endorsement: PCC bond deserves support

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

Vote yes on bond measure to ensure Hillsboro…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Saying 'yes' to Hillsboro School District request will serve community and growing number of students

Letters to the editor

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writers support Hillsboro School District bond request in special election

Indigenous artifacts flow from museum to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Museum Musings: Tualatin, or Atfalati band, were part of several Kalapuyan language groups in Oregon

New fire chief says department is 'here to serve'

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
David Downey, who came from Albuquerque, introduces himself to the Hillsboro community

Soapbox: Higher Education Act will create a better…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Congresswoman says she and other politicians are working to reduce the burden of educational debt

A call to action: Imagine a 'day without water'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Washington County residents can take practical steps to safeguard public safety in emergencies

OrenKoFest brings Hillsboro together

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Parks department's special events and outreach supervisor: 'Easy to say yes' to festival

HillsDOer Day puts a spotlight on volunteering

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Mayor of Hillsboro encourages people to make a difference in city's downtown this Saturday, Oc. 7

Editorial: National Newspaper Week celebrates…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Reporters for the Hillsboro Tribune have contributed to readers' understanding of events this past year.

Our Opinion: Don't politicize public records…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The ways PPS and Dennis Richardson responded show why public records advocate is needed.

Column: Let's get some perspective regarding the…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Showing emotion about the Eagle Creek fire destruction is OK, but keep it in perspective.

Cornelius Place project will 'serve all residents'

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
You're invited to the Cornelius Place groundbreaking this coming Saturday.

Column: DACA bill represents 'compassion that…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Compassion transcends borders and should inspire our leaders to do the right thing.

Letter: Property owners left out of land use…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Hillsboro citizens lost out on a critical resource for future infrastructure - schools, sewer, transit, housing close to jobs, etc.

DACA bill represents 'compassion that transcends…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Adelante Mujeres executive director: 'I have yet to meet a parent whose primary reason for coming to the U.S. was anything other than making a better…

Cornelius Place groundbreaking: project will 'serve…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Community development director says new edifice will 'cultivate a significant change' to town's character.

First session of Legislature trains focus on…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Freshman state representative Janeen Sollman looks back on her first season in Salem.

Rosenblum right to join AGs in fight to preserve…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Editorial board says deporting 'Dreamers' won't make communities safer or save taxpayer money.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Road work ahead for foreseeable future

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The package of proposals includes four increases in the state gas tax stretched over a seven-year period.

Volunteers make museum work

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Curator grateful for dozens of people who help run things at Washington County Museum.

Letters to the editor, Sept. 1, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writers thank Riley, Sollman and criticize Washington County Building Department.

How to improve things at those new bottle return…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
There's a big change taking place in the way we're being asked to turn in our cans and bottles for money.

Bottle drop centers open to doing better

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writer: 'We've opened five Express and Center locations this year, and will have at least 12 more before the year is over.'

People of faith should stand up against white…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Eagan: 'Sometimes, loving one's neighbor means standing against those who act out their belief that they have more of a right to exist than others.'

My View: Could nonprofits replace cut services?

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Oregon has close to 20,000 registered nonprofits, which make significant contributions to the economic, social, and environmental future of the…

Racist rally in Virginia could absolutely happen…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Our position is resolute: there are no two sides to identifying yourself as a Nazi, or neo-Nazi, or a white supremacist.

Letter to the editor

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Writer from Hillsboro says land use decisions in Washington County have been made in 'secret'

Oregon is doubling down on equity and opportunity…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The Director of Unite Oregon and Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon weigh in.

My View: New approach needed for opioid epidemic

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
The scale of the crisis is beyond what our health care system can accommodate. Traditionally, an addict would have two options: inpatient/residential…

Curating county museum's 'Ladies' display was…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Liza J. Schade, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Washington County Museum, shares her experience.

Washington County needs judges with public defense…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Gov. Brown has the opportunity to enact immediate and meaningful reform in Washington County.

How to improve things at those new bottle return…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
There's a big change taking place in the way we're being asked to turn in our cans and bottles for money.

Column: There is no defense for victimizing women

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Columnist Mikel Kelley speaks out against the people who make all men his age look bad.

Our Opinion: Lawmakers make strides for…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Over the coming weeks, in our news and commentary pages, you can expect to find more analysis and exploration into why so many things fell apart.…

Soapbox: Curating county museum artifacts a…

Hillsboro Tribune - Opinion
Washington County Museum curator introduces herself to Tribune readers in the first of an occasional series of columns.

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