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Editorial: We need your help to save local journalism

Editorial: We need your help to save local journalism

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We've fared far better than many, but the path toward sustainability means relying more on our readers.
Our Opinion: It's the time of the season for driving safely

Our Opinion: It's the time of the season for driving safely

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Take care when road conditions are poor. Be cautious, be alert and be patient with drivers who want to take it slow.
Bonamici: Bill would help us care for aging parents

Bonamici: Bill would help us care for aging parents

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'We have a moral obligation to care for those who came before us. ... It is now our turn to care for them.'
Carvalho: TriMet needs to look at why MAX ridership is flat

Carvalho: TriMet needs to look at why MAX ridership is flat

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Any transit improvements need to make the lines we already have more desirable.'
Burton: The meat and potatoes of healthy eating

Burton: The meat and potatoes of healthy eating

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Make sure that in every meal you eat, half of it is comprised of fruits and vegetables.'
Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's…

Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'When using salt, in most cases, we'll mix it with deicer as it's spread on the road.'
Field: Small businesses are 'experiential shopping'…

Field: Small businesses are 'experiential shopping'…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Small Business Saturday ... is set to build on a decade of success and rally even more communities.'
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 28, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 28, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our weekly mailbag runneth over with thoughts on climate action, road expansion, water rates and more.
Our Opinion: 'Give Local' in Washington County

Our Opinion: 'Give Local' in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This holiday season, there are some very worthy causes for giving in our local area.
Davis: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians have same concerns

Davis: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians have same concerns

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Take notice, local political candidates and ballot measure campaigns. Elected public officials: You, too.'
Kane: As holiday shopping revs up, so do scammers

Kane: As holiday shopping revs up, so do scammers

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'The last thing a consumer needs is to be scammed out of their hard-earned money.'
Tyson & Burgwin: This is not the TriMet we signed up for

Tyson & Burgwin: This is not the TriMet we signed up for

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'We began working here because we saw a transit organization offering a career, not just a job.'
Baptista: Trump's attacks on Ambassador Yovanovitch are…

Baptista: Trump's attacks on Ambassador Yovanovitch are…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'His Tweets, falsely denigrating Ms. Yovanovitch in real time, should be deeply distressing to all Americans.'
Burton: To get ahead in the workplace, get ahead at the gym

Burton: To get ahead in the workplace, get ahead at the gym

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'All it takes to boost performance is 30 to 60 minutes of increased heart rate.'
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 21, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 21, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
In our weekly mailbag, readers respond to recent articles published in The Times.
Our Opinion: With growth comes change, but it's not absolute

Our Opinion: With growth comes change, but it's not absolute

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Beaverton, Tigard and other local cities are growing and challenging what it means to be 'suburban.'
Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light rail right

Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light rail right

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's a good thing that regional planners have backed off an idea to reduce lane capacity on Highway 99W.
Cordie: A new look and feel for Sherwood School District

Cordie: A new look and feel for Sherwood School District

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'It is essential to hear from as many voices as possible during this process.'
González & Chase: Use construction boom to boost diversity

González & Chase: Use construction boom to boost diversity

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Construction is one of the few industries that can provide a family-sustaining career without a college degree.'
Adams: Legislature peddles harmful fix to housing insecurity

Adams: Legislature peddles harmful fix to housing insecurity

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'What the state Legislature has done this year with House Bill 2001 indefensibly violates local zoning.'
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 14, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 14, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Readers share their thoughts on pronoun use and the congressional impeachment inquiry.
Our Opinion: Honoring those who served our country

Our Opinion: Honoring those who served our country

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Local veterans have shared a multitude of stories, experiences and emotions. All of them are valid.
Gallagher: A father he never knew

Gallagher: A father he never knew

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'He tells a story that sounds like it could be right out of the novel/miniseries 'Winds of War.''
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our mailbag includes letters about impeaching President Donald Trump and the benefits of climate action.
Prusak: Correcting the record on middle housing

Prusak: Correcting the record on middle housing

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Ensuring our communities have adequate housing is too important for us to ignore or fight against.'
Burton: Breakfast, the most important meal of the day

Burton: Breakfast, the most important meal of the day

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'The difficulty is in finding ways to eat a healthier breakfast and doing it consistently.'
Riddle: Surprise medical bills hit some harder

Riddle: Surprise medical bills hit some harder

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Surprise medical bills ... can be a major driver in the creation of a medical debt burden.'
Our Opinion: Be a smart and safe driver

Our Opinion: Be a smart and safe driver

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This Halloween, whether you're driving or trick-or-treating, make safety a priority.
ENDORSEMENT: Natural areas need voters' support

ENDORSEMENT: Natural areas need voters' support

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Metro is an awkward, maybe even overstuffed bureaucracy. But Measure 26-203 does good things. We recommend a yes vote.
Bonilla: Building awareness of the monsters in cyberspace

Bonilla: Building awareness of the monsters in cyberspace

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'Cybercrime can be frightful, and everyone -- including your children -- can fall victim.'

Fast: Have your say on equitable transportation in…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Fast: Have your say on equitable transportation in…
'Mode shift alone can add capacity, since bicycles are smaller than cars, and buses hold many more people...'

Reynolds & Turnock: Bipartisan hope emerging on…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Reynolds & Turnock: Bipartisan hope emerging on…
'Carbon pricing that includes a revenue return to Americans has four-to-one support among all voters.'

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 24, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 24, 2019
Our weekly mailbag features brief thoughts on Greta Thunberg and the Cascade Policy Institute.

Our Opinion: Highway 99W needs to be enhanced, not…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Highway 99W needs to be enhanced, not…
Officials should abandon any thought of taking lanes away and should designate it a priority corridor.

Kane: Video games pose serious cyber risks

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Kane: Video games pose serious cyber risks
'Since October is Cybersecurity Month, BBB is talking about how to stay safe.'

Graser-Lindsey: Metro's attitude to recycling is…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Graser-Lindsey: Metro's attitude to recycling is…
'More recycling could be achieved simply by using more segregated bins for paper, metal and plastics.'

Smith: WES can be a solution to MAX quandary

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Smith: WES can be a solution to MAX quandary
'Let's learn from our past mistakes, and add two cheap and easy WES stops to serve the Bridgeport area.'

Letter: Don't panic about climate change

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letter: Don't panic about climate change
James Caster responds to Anika Pillai's Oct. 10, 2019, commentary about climate action.

Our Opinion: Battered but unbowed in our mission

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Battered but unbowed in our mission
It's National Newspaper Week, and the newspaper business is looking ragged. But we're staying in the fight.

Chavern: News media essential to First Amendment…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Chavern: News media essential to First Amendment…
'Long before social media came onto the scene, news media have enabled us to exercise all five freedoms.'

Lee: Learning about disability etiquette

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Lee: Learning about disability etiquette
'Understand how to speak with a person who has just told you they have chronic illness or disability.'

Pillai: The time is now to fight climate change

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pillai: The time is now to fight climate change
'We have to get involved. ... There is no halfway or good enough. This is an emergency.'

Our Opinion: Don't let light rail bottleneck Barbur

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Don't let light rail bottleneck Barbur
Isn't the point of a transportation mega-project to make it easier to get around, not harder?

Field: Military spouses make great entrepreneurs

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Field: Military spouses make great entrepreneurs
'Entrepreneurship is a strong alternative to employment for military spouses.'

Cook: Failed Metro vows should worry levy voters

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Cook: Failed Metro vows should worry levy voters
'If Chehalem Ridge is really Metro's next big success story, why hasn't it become a reality?'

Miller: Hydropower needed in fight against climate…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Miller: Hydropower needed in fight against climate…
'We'll need to continue to think creatively and make the most of our current carbon-free resources.'

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2019
This week, readers express their thoughts about construction traffic and climate action.

Kane: Football season is prime time for ticket scams

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Kane: Football season is prime time for ticket scams
'Scammers are always on the lookout for unsuspecting fans to lure into buying fake tickets or counterfeit goods.'

Fuller: Real ID licenses are coming to Oregon

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Fuller: Real ID licenses are coming to Oregon
'Don't have the right ID? You might miss your flight. ... Gather your documents now so you'll be ready.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26, 2019
Readers express themselves on gun control, climate action, transit planning and more.

Our Opinion: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Transparency takes a hit in Salem
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.

Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own…
'We're now seeing in Oregon that the wall may only exist in the enabling legislation -- not in practice.'

Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step
'We know that easy access to firearms is one of the primary drivers of gun violence in the United States.'

Tapken: Public money flows to wrong companies for…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tapken: Public money flows to wrong companies for…
'A fair and equitable Oregon with a higher sustainability and economical base should be the utmost priority.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 19, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 19, 2019
Readers write about The Times' opinion page, supporting workers, the Electoral College and more.

Our Opinion: To prevent suicide, we need multiple…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: To prevent suicide, we need multiple…
There's no magic wand we can wave to make our mental health crisis go away. It's not that easy. But it's vital.

Dettmer: Help shape our region's transportation…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Dettmer: Help shape our region's transportation…
'I am encouraging Washington County businesses and community members to share their experiences.'

Bates: Honor Oregon's MIA-POW warriors this month

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bates: Honor Oregon's MIA-POW warriors this month
'Over the years, about 1 million brave warriors lost their American dream so that we could live ours.'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2019
Thoughts from readers on how we elect our president and on the myths and misconceptions around Freemasonry.

Our Opinion: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall
Cling to the three weeks of summer your wall calendar says you have left, if you like. But the season's changing.

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