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RURAL REFLECTIONS: Happy Latte Day, or something like that

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Happy Latte Day, or something like that

Forest Grove News-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: What has happened to Portland?

LETTERS: What has happened to Portland?

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The News-Times hears from readers who have strong feelings about Oregon politics.
OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake is proud to be a 'farm kid.' You should be proud of your farming heritage, too.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: All about B-I-N-G-O

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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake marvels at the endurance and versatility of a simple game.
LETTERS: Hillsboro leaders are taking a stand

LETTERS: Hillsboro leaders are taking a stand

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The News-Times hears from residents about state rules and a ballot measure restricting high-capacity magazines.
OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The world looks different to children, Pamela Loxley Drake writes. How can it not?
LETTERS: 'Freaked out' by guns in Washington County

LETTERS: 'Freaked out' by guns in Washington County

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
News-Times readers write in about tolling, gun control, candidates for governor, and more.
Teach children about different cultures and languages

Teach children about different cultures and languages

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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?

Forest Grove News-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?

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake skipped raking last fall, and she doesn't regret a thing.
LETTERS: Backing Biden on student loan debt forgiveness

LETTERS: Backing Biden on student loan debt forgiveness

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The News-Times' readership responds to writings and issues of the day in the first mailbag of September.
Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Pamela Loxley Drake wishes kids a happy back-to-school. Unfortunately, her own memories of school are less fond.
LETTERS: Hillsboro roads are under strain

LETTERS: Hillsboro roads are under strain

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The News-Times also hears from a Forest Grove reader about student loan debt forgiveness.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: You can't always believe your own eyes

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

Forest Grove News-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.
Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

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

Forest Grove News-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 repayments…

BBB: How to avoid scammers when student loan repayments…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The Better Business Bureau shares some expert advice for those paying off student loan debt.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Being recycled sure beats getting old

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Being recycled sure beats getting old

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
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

RURAL REFLECTIONS: At the window

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It is not enough to merely admire, or even help care for, backyard wildlife, Pamela Loxley Drake writes.

LETTERS: Thanks for turning off online comments

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Thanks for turning off online comments
The News-Times hears from readers about the issues of the day, including the recent Oregon governor's debate.

OPINION: Will salmon finally win this year?

Forest Grove News-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.'

OPINION: Trials of former cops leave questions…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
OPINION: Trials of former cops leave questions…
Charlotte Lumae: 'Who will hold police accountable to make sure this doesn't happen again?'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Ewe sometimes need help

Forest Grove News-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: Readers respond to anti-abortion letter

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Readers respond to anti-abortion letter
Also, News-Times readers offer criticism for Betsy Johnson and Merrick Garland.

Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment…

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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…

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

LETTERS: What the media won't tell you about…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
LETTERS: What the media won't tell you about…
The News-Times publishes a reader's thoughts on the end of Roe v. Wade in its weekly mailbag.

OPINION: Tips for a new 'Code of the West'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
OPINION: Tips for a new 'Code of the West'
Dave Marston: 'You will never become an old-timer, although with patience, you might become ... a 'neo-native.''

OPINION: Fund for Global Health makes real…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
OPINION: Fund for Global Health makes real…
Sherri Zysk: ''How can we have the greatest impact?' is always the question for The Fund for Global Health.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Harmony

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

My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

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

NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental…

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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?

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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

Forest Grove News-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.

LETTERS: Abortion rights are vital

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Abortion rights are vital
News-Times readers' thoughts are published in this weekly mailbag of letters to the editor.

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

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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.

OPINION: We need every tool to fight today's…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
OPINION: We need every tool to fight today's…
Steve Pyne: 'Fire control does not mean one thing; it embraces many strategies.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: A day for dads

Forest Grove News-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.

OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it…

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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…

Forest Grove News-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.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Golden fields

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Golden fields
In her weekly column, Pamela Loxley Drake reflects on the imagery and memory of her family farm.

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