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November 06, 2014

Soapbox: Tigard officials just say 'no' for sake of city code

by Mary Feller
Tigard resident Mary Feller talks about changes to her neighborhood on Little Bull Mountain. Since July 2014, I have been researching Tigard City Planning Code to find a way for the Planning…
Former managing editor of several local newspapers, including The Times, Mikel Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
November 10, 2014

Job-hogs might be charming, but they still have all the jobs

by Mikel Kelly
There are not enough jobs out there to go around. We all know that, right? So, how is it that some of the very best-paying and most glorious gigs around are hogged by the same handful of people?…
November 10, 2014

Going beyond a day of honor and recognition

by Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, served three tours in Iraq as a U.S. Marine and talks about the importance of Veterans Day. November 11th is one day out of…
October 23, 2014


by Jaime Migdalene
Light the Night walk helps people with blood cancers find a path to recovery Most people have no idea how powerful their presence is. For the thousands of people whose lives are impacted by…
October 23, 2014

Soapbox: Levy renewal will prevent more cuts in schools

by Dana Terhune
Fun fact: Not one, not two, but three Tualatin High School students were accepted into Harvard this year. Fun fact: The 2014 Tigard High class earned 1,634 college credits their senior year. The…
October 23, 2014

Lou Ogden deserves four more years as mayor

by Editorial board
The race for Tualatin mayor features two candidates who care deeply about their community and who can point to long records of community service. After meeting with each of the candidates and…
October 23, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Support school district's levy renewal to keep 55 teachers Please help our community's children by voting "yes" on Measure 34-224. A vote of "no" will terminate the funding for very successful…
October 23, 2014

Tualatin needs to keep current mayor, council to solve congestion

by Cheryl Dorman
I recently had the opportunity to listen to candidates at a community forum hosted by the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. Not surprisingly, all of the candidates for mayor and City Council agreed…
October 17, 2014

Let's flip the local election playbook

by Steve Bintliff
Like most cities, elections for City Council seats in Tigard are usually determined by who has the most yard signs, the most endorsements and the best name recognition among the voters. In…
October 17, 2014

Safe roads are an important investment - support Measure 34-221

by John Cook
As a father, a certified public accountant, a small business owner, and your mayor, I wear many hats every day. In each of these roles, there is one common thread: It is critical that I make the…

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Oct 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Our community’s children depend on you I have served on the Tigard-Tualatin School District Budget Committee for 10 years, and it has been gratifying to observe how our well-run district has…
Oct 17, 2014

I ask for your vote as Tualatin's next mayor

by Jan Giunta
For those of us fortunate enough to live in Tualatin, we appreciate our schools and parks, our neighborhoods and all the friends we’ve made. It is with optimism for our wonderful community that…
Oct 16, 2014

Our Opinion: Voters should renew investment in students' future

by Editorial Board
The Tigard-Tualatin School District is offering local voters an attractive deal: If they agree to continue paying the same amount of school property taxes as they do already, the district will…
Oct 10, 2014

Jan Giunta is ideal candidate for Tualatin's next mayor

by Kathy Newcomb
It has been almost ludicrous scanning some readers’ letters to The Times. Amazingly, the current Tualatin mayor has been wrongly credited — both by supporters’ letters and even his own ads in…
Oct 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
Voters should re-elect Lou Ogden as Tualatin’s mayor Tualatin, like all growing cities, faces the challenge of maintaining quality services, which local residents expect. Thanks to the…
Oct 17, 2014

Living in congestion doesn't have to be our way of life

by Lou Ogden
Congestion continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing our community today. Regardless of where you drive, backlog is a part of our everyday life. We plan our days around peak traffic…
Oct 17, 2014

Letters to the editor from our readers

by Christina Lent
A public park is for all to respectfully share This is for the two young women walking with two unleashed dogs in Cook Park, mid morning on Sept. 25. Asking to put your dogs on leads as you…

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