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RURAL REFLECTIONS: Spring into spring

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Spring into spring

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A nostalgic Pamela Loxley Drake pens a paean to her favorite season of the year.
OPINION: Why Oregonians should continue wearing masks…

OPINION: Why Oregonians should continue wearing masks…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Riley Christmas: 'Why get rid of our masks when we could practice preventative healthcare?'
OPINION: Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

OPINION: Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Astra Lincoln: 'Although farmworkers harvest fruit and vegetables all day ... they are living in 'food deserts.''
OPINION: Oregon counties should drop timber lawsuit

OPINION: Oregon counties should drop timber lawsuit

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Dave Johnson: 'Obviously, some commissioners were true to their word, and some were not.'
OPINION: Why we say gay

OPINION: Why we say gay

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Kate Kristiansen: 'We are gay and we are proud. We are gay and our lives are valid.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: The empty page

RURAL REFLECTIONS: The empty page

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A page is never truly empty, Pamela Loxley Drake muses after finishing her new book.
LETTERS: Thoughts on Senate primary, WashCo DA and more

LETTERS: Thoughts on Senate primary, WashCo DA and more

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Readers of The Times have their say in the last batch of letters to the editor before the May 17 election.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Remembrance

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Remembrance

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Jewelry can have remarkable significance, Pamela Loxley Drake writes in this Mother's Day column.
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels
ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The newcomer likely can't win outright in May but could force a runoff, giving both candidates time to improve.
Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks for…

Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks for…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A moderate Republican and a practical Democrat are the right options when facing a three-way race in November.
ENDORSEMENT: Duncan Hwang for Metro Council District 6

ENDORSEMENT: Duncan Hwang for Metro Council District 6

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Although the incumbent has been on the council for only three months, he's demonstrated an ability to get things done.
LETTERS: Election thoughts, feature feedback and more

LETTERS: Election thoughts, feature feedback and more

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times has a big stack of reader letters this week as the May 17 primary approaches.
ENDORSEMENT: González is best choice for Metro District 4

ENDORSEMENT: González is best choice for Metro District 4

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The first-term Metro councilor deserves four more years to work on projects like TV Highway and homeless services.
OPINION: Commissioners should improve oversight of animal…

OPINION: Commissioners should improve oversight of animal…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Jan Asher: 'Establishing a shelter advisory board would be the first and most productive step.'
Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break from more…

Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break from more…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Lori Olund: Elected officials should avoid overburdening economy's backbone with new regulations.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Soup's on

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Soup's on

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake recalls the kitchen of her childhood and the memories she made there.
ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County auditor

ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County auditor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's unusual to have a real choice for this position, but voters should take it by electing Kristine Adams-Wannberg.
ENDORSEMENT: On repealing the flavored tobacco ban, just…

ENDORSEMENT: On repealing the flavored tobacco ban, just…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Voters should reject this measure that would kill Washington County's effort to curb youth nicotine addiction.
LETTERS: Lots and lots of Washington County election…

LETTERS: Lots and lots of Washington County election…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' weekly mailbag runneth over with readers' opinions about candidates and causes.
Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
David Pope: Parental groups like Oregon Moms Union are seeking to indoctrinate our children.
ENDORSEMENT: Voters should back Beaverton School District…

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should back Beaverton School District…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It would pay for an unexciting but necessary set of fixes and upgrades to keep the school district on track.
ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Treece as Washington County…

ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Treece as Washington County…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pam Treece has been doing a good job since she was elected in District 2 four years ago. Voters should keep her there.
Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're listening 

Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're listening 

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Some don't want journalists picking 'winners' and 'losers' but some triage is needed to best inform the electorate.
OPINION: DA claims to support victims, but he didn't…

OPINION: DA claims to support victims, but he didn't…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Donna Gustafson: 'The DA's decision to not press charges translated ... as 'I don't matter.''
OPINION: Kathryn Harrington is doing a great job for county

OPINION: Kathryn Harrington is doing a great job for county

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Lacey Beaty: 'There is no more dedicated public servant to lead our county than Kathryn Harrington.'
OPINION: A do-it-yourself national park

OPINION: A do-it-yourself national park

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Asta Bowen: 'Even a few square feet of native plants can bring a missing species back home.'
ENDORSEMENT: Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District levy should…

ENDORSEMENT: Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District levy should…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Residents of urban unincorporated Washington County need access to the same level of policing as city residents.
OPINION: WashCo DA takes sex abuse seriously

OPINION: WashCo DA takes sex abuse seriously

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Jeff Lesowski: 'We need a DA's Office that will support and believe victims while also basing its decisions on the law.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Television learning curve

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Television learning curve

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Television isn't real life, unfortunately, as Pamela Loxley Drake learned as a small child.

LETTERS: Will elections move us forward or take us…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Will elections move us forward or take us…
Letter-writers in The Times argue for candidates and values this May and beyond.

DECISION 2022: Metro needs better leadership

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
DECISION 2022: Metro needs better leadership
Alisa Pyszka, Metro president candidate: 'Our region is at a critical point right now.'

ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…
Pace and incumbent Kathryn Harrington have similar politics, but Pace wants to work with people, not steamroll them.

OPINION: Caring for a rabbit given as an Easter…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Caring for a rabbit given as an Easter…
Requiring a lot of care, they often end up in animal shelters only weeks after the holiday.

ENDORSEMENT: Beaverton races feature high-quality…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Beaverton races feature high-quality…
We are backing Edward Kimmi and Teresa Payne for contested seats, with an added salute to other candidates running.

OPINION: The mud of Ukraine

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: The mud of Ukraine
Selu Stearn has a message for Russian invaders amid Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine.

OPINION: Wildlife fauxtography

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Wildlife fauxtography
Ted Williams of Writers on the Range exposes the exploitative, dishonest industry of photographing 'wild' animals.

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…
OVBC survey finds that a minority of Oregonians feel their local school boards represent their beliefs

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Farming in the dark

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Farming in the dark
Trauma ran deep in rural America in the years after World War II and entering the Cold War, recalls Pamela Loxley Drake.

LETTERS: Beaverton City Council candidate makes…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Beaverton City Council candidate makes…
It's election season for The Times' reader mailbag, as this week's letters show.

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should re-elect Barton as…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Voters should re-elect Barton as…
His record isn't perfect, but we believe Kevin Barton's values and experience are the best fit for Washington County.

OPINION: Harrington has been a disappointment

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Harrington has been a disappointment
Rob Drake: 'A toxic environment now exists that would discourage innovation, creativity and a committed workforce.'

OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a…
Bob Rubitschun: ODOT policies would have been unthinkable a few years ago; today, they're moving faster than a runaway freight train.

OPINION: DA Kevin Barton failed the women of Coffee…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: DA Kevin Barton failed the women of Coffee…
Michelle Burrows: 'In refusing to prosecute, Mr. Barton sent a signal to all the other abusers in Coffee Creek...'

OPINION: Support, don't ostracize, people with…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Support, don't ostracize, people with…
Andrew Zinn: '...Almost half are below the federal poverty level, making them the poorest minority in our country.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Out of the gate

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Out of the gate
Gates play a bigger role than you might expect on a farm, as Pamela Loxley Drake recalls.

LETTERS: Readers urge votes for progressives in May

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Readers urge votes for progressives in May
The Times publishes reader letters about Washington County district attorney, Oregon House District 26 and more.

OPINION: A new threat to Oregon's legislative system

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: A new threat to Oregon's legislative system
Richard Botteri: 'State agencies can now abandon policies they disfavor even though mandated by legislation...'

OPINION: Building sustainable future must happen in…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Building sustainable future must happen in…
Tony Sleva: 'We need to electrify our energy supply systems to eliminate fossil fuel consumption.'

OPINION: The rest of the story on fossil fuels in…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: The rest of the story on fossil fuels in…
Lou Christian of UA Local 290: 'New technologies are going to advance, with or without us.'

OPINION: Unusual coalition unites for clean energy

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Unusual coalition unites for clean energy
Matt Witt: 'A delegation representing all parts of the coalition even held a sit-in in the governor's office.'

Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate…
Happy Valley resident: I will more than likely support Betsy Johnson if Christine Drazan doesn't win primary

OPINION: Looking at our gun problem through a…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Looking at our gun problem through a…
Eric Canon: 'Statistics tell us gun owners are the ones who are losing their lives to gun violence.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: No eek factor on the farm

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: No eek factor on the farm
Pamela Loxley Drake grew up surrounded, and fascinated, by insects and arachnids of all shapes and sizes.

DECISION 2022: Oregonians should fight war against…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
DECISION 2022: Oregonians should fight war against…
Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam is a Republican candidate seeking his party's nomination in the race for Oregon governor.

LETTERS: Let's invest in ending deadly diseases

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Let's invest in ending deadly diseases
The Times also publishes reader letters concerning Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill and more.

DECISION 2022: Safety is a fundamental right

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
DECISION 2022: Safety is a fundamental right
Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton: 'I can assure you that crime does not stop at the county line.'

OPINION: Beaverton, Tigard call for road safety…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Beaverton, Tigard call for road safety…
Lacey Beaty & Jason Snider: 'ODOT can improve safety in the roadways that have long been declared a priority.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Apron strings

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Apron strings
Pamela Loxley Drake recalls the versatility and comfort of the many aprons of her childhood.

LETTERS: 'Homeless jail' writer responds

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: 'Homeless jail' writer responds
The Times also publishes reader letters about upcoming elections, including Washington County DA and Congress.

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