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RURAL REFLECTIONS: Happy Latte Day, or something like that

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Happy Latte Day, or something like that

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Any day can be a holiday, Pamela Loxley Drake writes. In fact, many of them are -- you just don't know it.
LETTERS: Sherwood voters weigh in on legislative races

LETTERS: Sherwood voters weigh in on legislative races

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times publishes readers' thoughts on the upcoming election in our weekly mailbag.
OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Richard Longo: 'The industry has the power to help save farmworkers' lives...'
OPINION: Hiking public lands shouldn't require a ladder

OPINION: Hiking public lands shouldn't require a ladder

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Ben Long: 'Larger solutions will require more people willing to work together, and a lot more money on the table.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Of farmers and farm kids

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Of farmers and farm kids

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake is proud to be a 'farm kid.' You should be proud of your farming heritage, too.
LETTERS: Does Drazan know how property taxes work?

LETTERS: Does Drazan know how property taxes work?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times publishes readers' letters to the editor about the race for Oregon governor and more.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: All about B-I-N-G-O

RURAL REFLECTIONS: All about B-I-N-G-O

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake marvels at the endurance and versatility of a simple game.
LETTERS: Take action this fall to reduce gun violence

LETTERS: Take action this fall to reduce gun violence

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' readers are thinking ahead to the November election in this week's mailbag.
OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Scott Beckstead: 'The federal government has a built-in bias against wild horses...'
OPINION: Wild horses need to stop ruling the range

OPINION: Wild horses need to stop ruling the range

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Ted Williams: 'No invasive species can thrive or even exist in 'natural ecological balance.''
Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Heads of national and state sports organizations warn that trend could be an end to high school sports
Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Linda Neace and Rick Riley: Everyone should refresh their knowledge, renew appreciation for principles of freedom.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: From a kneecap view

RURAL REFLECTIONS: From a kneecap view

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The world looks different to children, Pamela Loxley Drake writes. How can it not?
LETTERS: Support for Oregon gubernatorial hopefuls

LETTERS: Support for Oregon gubernatorial hopefuls

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' readers share different opinions and perspectives on Tina Kotek and Betsy Johnson.
OPINION: Oregon unemployment system makes no sense at all

OPINION: Oregon unemployment system makes no sense at all

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
James Maass: 'My entire resume is three jobs working from 16 years of age to 65. I must have been doing something right.'
Teach children about different cultures and languages

Teach children about different cultures and languages

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Celebrations such as Hispanic Heritage Month provide opportunities to enrich learning.
OPINION: Thanks to Measure 110, I have hope for Oregon's…

OPINION: Thanks to Measure 110, I have hope for Oregon's…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Dori Sumstad: 'As someone who tried tough love with one child and simply love with another, I know what approach actually works.'
OPINION: Building strong communities could be a team sport

OPINION: Building strong communities could be a team sport

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Matt Witt: '...Billionaires and some giant corporations seem to be playing a different game.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Change is here to stay

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Change is here to stay

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake isn't sold on technological advancements making life better, but hey, that's life.
OPINION: Can we live with electric mountain bikes on trails?

OPINION: Can we live with electric mountain bikes on trails?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Molly Absolon: 'So, what are the impacts of electric mountain bikes? Do they harm trails, or cause more accidents?'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: To leaves or not to leaves?

RURAL REFLECTIONS: To leaves or not to leaves?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake skipped raking last fall, and she doesn't regret a thing.
LETTERS: Why not enforce road rules already on the books?

LETTERS: Why not enforce road rules already on the books?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times' readers encourage the Oregon and federal governments to do the right thing for a change.
Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Former Budget Committee member: Initiative Petition 10 needs to be redrafted so those who can pay for vital public services continue to pay for them.
OPINION: Coming soon, the apocalypse -- maybe

OPINION: Coming soon, the apocalypse -- maybe

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pepper Trail for Writers on the Range: 'How will we know when we move from pre- to post-apocalypse?'
OPINION: Interstate 5 bridge replacement is an opportunity

OPINION: Interstate 5 bridge replacement is an opportunity

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Oregon and Washington state lawmakers: 'The new I-5 bridge will be future-compatible (and) climate-friendly.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Backed into a corner

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Backed into a corner

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake wishes kids a happy back-to-school. Unfortunately, her own memories of school are less fond.
LETTERS: Three cheers for Beaverton school resource officers

LETTERS: Three cheers for Beaverton school resource officers

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Readers write to The Times with thoughts on the issues of the day, and we publish them in our weekly mailbag.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: You can't always believe your own eyes

RURAL REFLECTIONS: You can't always believe your own eyes

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
As a child, Pamela Loxley Drake was fooled by a couple of staged photos. We should all do our own research, she says now.
LETTERS: In praise of police logs

LETTERS: In praise of police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Times hears from readers about police activity and the Interstate 5 bridge plans.
Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
CEO Trey Winthrop: Oregon businesses are facing historic labor shortages, but employee stock ownership plans can help.

BBB: How to avoid scammers when student loan…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
BBB: How to avoid scammers when student loan…
The Better Business Bureau shares some expert advice for those paying off student loan debt.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Being recycled sure beats…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Being recycled sure beats…
Pamela Loxley Drake isn't quite sure what old means. Good or bad, she prefers a different way of looking at it.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: At the window

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: At the window
It is not enough to merely admire, or even help care for, backyard wildlife, Pamela Loxley Drake writes.

LETTERS: Why was Libertarian candidate left off…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Why was Libertarian candidate left off…
The Times gets some reader feedback in this week's edition of letters to the editor.

OPINION: Term limits can get Congress back on track

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Term limits can get Congress back on track
Dr. Kathleen Harder: 'Those that we have elected have simply forgotten who sent them and what their job is.'

OPINION: Will salmon finally win this year?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Will salmon finally win this year?
Rocky Barker: 'Finally, there is a sign of hope for the fish even as Snake River salmon ... remain close to extinction.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Ewe sometimes need help

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Ewe sometimes need help
Ewe should know the old saying, 'Heaven helps those who help themselves,' as Pamela Loxley Drake suggests.

LETTERS: What happens when town comes to wildlife?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: What happens when town comes to wildlife?
The Times publishes reader submissions in this week's letters to the editor.

Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment…
Starting Aug. 1, Pamplin Media Group will no longer host online comments on its articles.

OPINION: Big Tech is steamrolling America's…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Big Tech is steamrolling America's…
Brett Wesner: 'Congress must take action to curb undue influence of Big Tech on the news media industry...'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Confessions of a summer camp…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Confessions of a summer camp…
Pamela Loxley Drake and her sisters never really took to the summer camp experience.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Harmony

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Harmony
Here is an important lesson we ought to learn from nature, Pamela Loxley Drake writes.

LETTERS: Look at Betsy Johnson's record and decide

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Look at Betsy Johnson's record and decide
The Times' reader mailbag concerns the Oregon gubernatorial election and plastic pollution this week.

My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…
A $20 billion bill in Congress would help every state make elections more secure with predictable funding.

OPINION: Holding the gas industry accountable

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Holding the gas industry accountable
Diana Delgado Gonzalez: 'We must make sure they are not more powerful than the people.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Getting from there from here

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Getting from there from here
Pamela Loxley Drake writes a travelogue of sorts from the airport in her latest column.

LETTERS: Healthcare takes work, both at home and…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Healthcare takes work, both at home and…
Readers of The Times write in to share their stories in this week's edition of letters to the editor.

NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental…
Bart Brewer: There are many other roadblocks communities face, such as barriers to care

Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing…
Charles Gallia: Congress should make American Rescue Plan Act subsidies permanent before insurance premiums rise.

OPINION: Was it just a dream?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Was it just a dream?
Timothy Rake: 'This Fourth of July, we are still uneasy with the progress we have made towards Jefferson's self-evident truths.'

OPINION: Freedom in the West, but not for women

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Freedom in the West, but not for women
Rebecca Johnson: 'Many well-intentioned men ... are opting to step back and let women fight this battle.'

My View: My belief in the right to choose

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My View: My belief in the right to choose
Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Little light

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Little light
We don't have lightning bugs here in Oregon, as Pamela Loxley Drake laments, but we can still embody their spirit.

OPINION: Pre-K vs. childcare for all? Should it be…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Pre-K vs. childcare for all? Should it be…
Katie Riley: 'We need a solution that meets the greatest needs first and gears up over time to address the rest.'

BBB: What to do when a salesperson shows up at your…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
BBB: What to do when a salesperson shows up at your…
The Better Business Bureau offers advice for ensuring you don't get cheated or pressured into an unwise purchase.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: A day for dads

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: A day for dads
Pamela Loxley Drake is missing her dad, and the other father figures in her life, this Father's Day.

LETTERS: More must be done in fight against…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
LETTERS: More must be done in fight against…
The Times prints letters from readers this week on Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and AR-15 assault rifles.

OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it…
Dave Murray: 'The last thing traffic engineers should be doing is adding to driver frustration.'

OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax…
Richard Botteri: 'Should our focus be on controlling the guns, or limiting access to the ammunition?'

OPINION: Making progress toward replacing…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
OPINION: Making progress toward replacing…
Rep. Susan McLain: We 'have a responsibility ... to be wise stewards of the money that is entrusted to the program.'

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