FROM THE EDITOR: News-Times digital access is free for holidays
It's the giving season, and here's our gift to you: Access to the News-Times' digital content is free through the end of the year.
We want to thank everyone who has joined our community to support local news, especially over the past couple of years.
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, economic uncertainty in the air, and political polarization worse than ever before, our goal remains unchanged. We're working hard every day to provide you — our readers, right here in western Washington County — with credible, professional, local journalism that you can use every day.
The News-Times has weathered the storm right along with you. Although our offices are empty most days, our employees are hard at work serving the community and digging into local issues.
Across western Washington County — from Banks to Gaston, from Forest Grove to Hillsboro — we report on the news that matters most to you. We chronicle the triumphs and travails of high school sports teams. We've covered local schools from in-person instruction through distance learning and back again. We're holding public entities to account and reporting on their activities.
Our mission is to give members of our community "news you can use." What's happening at Valley Art Gallery this month? Read about it in the News-Times. What can renters worried about losing their lease do to stay in their homes this winter? Learn about your options in the News-Times. Who's on the ballot for Washington County chair in May 2022? Get the lowdown from the News-Times.
One of the best ways to stay informed about what's happening in your community is to subscribe to our e-newsletter. If you don't have an account with us, instead of being asked to sign up with your credit card information this holiday season, you'll be prompted to enter your email and create a password. We'll send you our regular newsletter — always free of charge — with local stories every week.
Thanks for reading the News-Times, and have a wonderful holiday season.
Mark Miller is editor-in-chief of the News-Times.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.