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September 12, 2014

County's road plan is wise approach

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 by forgoing oil changes, for example, you’ll…
September 12, 2014

Letters

by none
Labor advocate is wearing rose-colored glasses Ms. Callie Vandewiele (“Thank a union worker,” Hillsboro Tribune, Aug. 29 issue) looks at history through rose-colored glasses. For one thing, she…
September 12, 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…
September 05, 2014

Warning signs needed now at Hagg Lake

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…
September 05, 2014

How to enhance middle class

by John Davis
Too few Oregonians are working for too little pay, contributing to income inequality and a stagnating middle class. That’s what recent data shows, but it’s a trend we can reverse to make Oregon…
September 05, 2014

Letters

by none
Score another win for the bullies of the world Aug. 1 was the day Dream Girls Espresso closed in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
Garrett
August 29, 2014

Sheriff promises action at jail

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…
August 29, 2014

Trouble in the 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…
August 29, 2014

Thank a union worker

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…
August 22, 2014

Our Opinion: Intel invests in state's economic 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…

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Aug 22, 2014

Letters

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Score another win for the bullies of the world Aug. 1 was the day Dream Girls Espresso closed in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
Aug 22, 2014

E-cigarettes are not a 'gateway,' they help smokers quit

by Gregory Conley
If there was a device that helped smokers quit the habit — saving lives, reducing the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States and making life better for everyone — you would…
Aug 15, 2014

Letters

by none
Score another win for the bullies of the world Aug. 1 was the day Dream Girls Espresso closed in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
Aug 15, 2014

Wehby gets tangled in money web

by Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Monica Wehby, just got a lot more complicated. In early August, a political action…
Aug 15, 2014

People deserve to know when food has been altered

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods. It would help Oregonians tell the difference between locally grown real food and…
Aug 08, 2014

Why bring a health risk to our shores?

by Hillsboro Tribune
Donald Trump is not someone we believe deserves to be listened to. He is strident, insensitive and provocative. Yet like the blind squirrel that does occasionally stumble upon a nut, or the…
Aug 08, 2014

School shooting drill sparks emotional response

by Kathy Fuller
The rational part of my brain told me I was watching a practice drill. As I stood in a second-floor hallway of Liberty High School, earplugs in place and ready for the first sounds of blanks…
Aug 08, 2014

Letters

by none
Yes, there are still angels among us I turned on my TV and heard: “Once you have been hit by the flu, get in bed and cancel your daily run. There is some evidence that pushing yourself can…
Aug 01, 2014

Our Opinion: Atiyeh's quiet style a blueprint for today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon that former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship…
Aug 01, 2014

Efficient mass transit boosts economy, quality of life

by Craig Dirksen
Every day in our region, people from all walks of life depend on mass transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories…



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