Hillsboro's Opinions

February 12, 2016

Revised wage bill is best option yet

by Editorial board
A minimum-wage bill now before the state Legislature looks like a compromise most businesses can live with — but one that also makes…
February 12, 2016

Kids Fund can go far in helping our children succeed

by Anneliese Koehler
Hunger remains a serious issue in Washington County, impacting our friends and neighbors, including children. Even as the economy…
Joe Christy
February 11, 2016

'Skills gap' threatens strength of work force

by Joe Christy
As a former Washington County Juvenile Director, I was encouraged by our governor’s commitment to education and teacher training.…
February 05, 2016

Renewable energy deal is compromise done right

by Editorial board
A compromise reached last month between environmentalists and major Portland utility companies is significant for two reasons: It…
Jaime Rodriguez
February 04, 2016

Educational policy is school board's mission

by Jaime Rodriguez
The Hillsboro School Board Directors’ Jan. 12 decision (on a 4-to-3 vote) to oppose an increase of the minimum wage in Oregon is…
Walt Hellman
February 04, 2016

Board vote on minimum wage improper

by Walt Hellman
Could a responsible public body take up one of the most controversial and complicated issues of the day and, with no previous input or…
January 29, 2016

Next on the governor's list: a compromise on gross receipts tax

by Editorial board
When it comes to the proposed gross receipts tax in Oregon, this state’s residents — and particularly their elected leaders — have a…
January 28, 2016

Turning a 'crazy idea' into a growing community asset

by John Schrag
After years of “what ifs,” the call I’d been hoping for finally came. We were going to start a newspaper in Hillsboro. A lot of folks…
January 21, 2016

Minimum wage plan needs to better address regional differences

by Editorial Board
Sometimes when a public policy initiative gets trashed from opposite ends of the political spectrum, it means the author has found a…
Liberty Barnes
January 20, 2016

Life lessons from a children's cancer clinic playroom

by Liberty Barnes
“But isn’t it difficult?” people often ask me when they learn that I volunteer in the Hematology and Oncology (blood and cancer)…
Miles Vance
January 15, 2016

A plea for civility in the New Year

by Miles Vance
Listen. I can use a calendar as well as you. Maybe. In any case, I acknowledge that Christmas is over, but just the same, I am asking…
January 15, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro needs another family-oriented park I would like to see the City of Hillsboro develop another park. I think it would be a…
January 14, 2016

Inmates deserve better shot at reform

by Editorial Board
The underlying theological message of Christmas is one of redemption, which makes this a most appropriate time of year to consider a…
January 08, 2016

Stand beside your neighbors, embrace the diversity

by Joelle Davis
Our hearts broke for the people of Paris, Colorado Springs, and San Bernardino after the attacks in their respective cities. Our…
January 07, 2016

Letters to the Editor

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Hillsboro needs another family-oriented park I would like to see the City of Hillsboro develop another park. I think it would be a…
January 07, 2016

Leaving behind 'No Child Left Behind'

by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
Along the Columbia River in rural Clatsop County, classrooms in Knappa are alive with arts, music, and meaningful career and technical…
January 07, 2016

Ringing in the new year with hope and optimism

by Editorial Board
As 2016 begins, we turn to the New Year with an optimistic eye. Here is a sampling of our hopes and dreams for the Portland metro area…
December 31, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by various
Land of the fearful, home of the bigoted? To those fleeing their war-torn homes in the Middle East, who are of different tradition,…
December 31, 2015

PERS and the elephant in the room

by Walt Hellman
Now that the Oregon Supreme Court has declared the PERS “Grand Bargain” of benefit reductions to be unconstitutional, school districts…
December 30, 2015

How will fossil fuel stance affect city?

by Editorial Board
Portland’s relationship with fossil fuels appears to be a complicated one. On the one hand, the City Council has been in a fired-up…

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Dec 24, 2015

What's good for business is good for Oregon

by Editorial Board
Just about any of Oregon’s ills, no matter how unrelated they might seem, would be eased greatly by a singular medicine: continued…
Dec 23, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by various
Intel not likely to honor ‘good neighbor’ deal I attended the Dec. 16 meeting on the “Good Neighbor Agreement” with Intel. The…
Dec 22, 2015

Community journalism lives on even in the face of change

by Miles Vance
The face of journalism is changing. OK, that’s no surprise — the face of journalism is always changing — but in this case, the face of…
Dec 17, 2015

McLain decision a good one for district

by Hillsboro Tribune
State Rep. Susan McLain’s decision to seek a second two-year term representing Oregon House District 29 is a good one. We believe it’s…
Dec 17, 2015

Donald Trump could hand the presidential election to Hillary

by Jim Pasero
Post-presidency, Richard Nixon’s advice to GOP candidates was to run to the right in the primary and steer back to the middle in the…
Dec 16, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by various
Greeting is not about ‘political correctness,’ but freedom of religion Your Nov. 27 issue included a letter from Ken Bellamy, who is…

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