Our Opinion: What if we didn't change our clocks each…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
All across the West Coast, there's talk about possibly forgoing the biannual changing of the clocks.

Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about global warming, the death of Gene Herb and President Donald Trump.

Frick: 'Rent stabilization' sounds nice, but it won't do…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The big question: Will rent control bills in Salem increase Oregon's supply of affordable housing?

Puterbaugh: Time to eliminate immunization exemptions

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our current situation is primed for the reemergence of vaccine preventable illnesses.

Editorial: Brown should avoid partisan politics

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015, but she shouldn't be afraid today.

Wyden: Time to put the brakes on the Big Pharma Express

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Oregon's senior U.S. Senator is leading efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices

Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about traffic, great-great-grandkids and a the War in Afghanistan.

Cook: Semper Gumby

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We need to be able to bend and not break. Then we can bounce back from whatever life dishes out.

Rajput: Vote for House Bill 3603 is vote for children

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Portland pediatriciion says bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions is the right call.

Gonzalez: Pass a bold Clean Energy Jobs bill

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Western Washington County's Metro councilor says bold action is needed to address climate change.

Hassan: Vaccinations are successful, safe protection

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Clackamas County pediatrician asks you to call your legislators to pass HB 3063.

Honor Alter Wiener's legacy for our past, present and future

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
He saw the horrors wrought by hate and bigotry at Auschwitz. Future generations need to know what happened.

Marquis: Lawmakers focus on Capitol behavior, ease off…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Lawmakers ... have no trouble dismissing the fear that comes from having the sanctity of your home invaded.'

Erlbaum: Tenant protections help victims of abuse

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Women experiencing harassment, assault, or ongoing domestic violence are more likely to face eviction.'

Krogh: Portland blew last chance at fostering 'missing…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'This has occurred in Portland and other cities around Oregon. ... Even the Minneapolis proposal didn't go this far.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 27, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about school sports, climate change denialism and a federal 'gag rule' on doctors.

Tolerance is the answer, not hatred

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Hate and ignorance exist in this world. Fortunately, there are good people willing to stand up to it.

Means: Voters must call for carbon tax plus rebates

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'At present, fossil fuel users pay nothing for altering the Earth's climate.'

Bauer: Oregon's working poor need help from Salem

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Raising the EITC would be a big step forward in ensuring that all parents who work can support their families.'

Cook: Lending a helping hand

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It's true, you know - in giving, we receive. We don't have to struggle alone.'

Talberth & Wysham: Toward a Green New Deal that works for…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Time is running out for humanity to reverse our disastrous effects on the Earth's climate system.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 20, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We received letters about OCAC, climate change, immigration policy and more.

There's no need to freak out about the forecast

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's in vogue to blame the meteorologists. After all, we didn't get to complain about everyone else.

Alstadt: TriMet takes MAX line safety seriously

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There have long been efforts to compare safety statistics and fatality rates to further ... agendas.'

Feik: Stand up for our future

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'For our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, please take action now.'

Brumbles: State gun bills are a Marxist's dream

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The despots ... are doubling down on their masters' effort to steal your rights.'

Lawrence: Affordable housing is in university's best…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I am advocating for a change to be made to the rent market here in a very much college town.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 13, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers have their say on federal issues, including the border wall and the Green New Deal.

Winter doesn't mean the planet isn't warming

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Skeptics like to seize upon every regional cold snap to claim climate change is a hoax. They are wrong.

Heredia: NIMBY attitudes crowd out people in need of housing

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Why should you care? Because the people that need assistance in housing are no different than you or me.'

Johnson: As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't have

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Sen. Betsy Johnson, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, outlines spending challenges confronting lawmakers in the 2019 legislative…

Akenson: Looking back to look ahead on cougar management

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Bringing a cougar population back in balance ... will require increased management action and efficiency.'

Jennings & Wyatt: Big changes needed to stop animal…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The idea that zoos are nothing more than arks for animal species doomed to extinction is antiquated and untrue.'

Parker: Housing bill would destroy neighborhoods

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The ambience of existing single-family neighborhoods is being threatened and potentially destroyed.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 6, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We received readers' letters about the water supply, Washington County public meetings and gas prices.

Service clubs shouldn't be overlooked

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Groups like Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions International both perform good deeds and are social opportunities.

Starr: Increased carbon dioxide levels are good for us

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The proposed taxing of CO2 will burden the source of cheap energy ... raising the cost of all production.'

Reynoso: Building a home in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Our labor not only built or restored a house, but it brought them home to Forest Grove.'

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 30, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers express their views on the rights and duties in the Second Amendment, as well as veteran homelessness.

Can it be any more obvious? Vaccines are vital

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This month's measles outbreak could have been prevented if parents did what was best for their children.

Cook: The candy bar

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It is when we give of ourselves that we begin to receive. ... By giving, life becomes dynamic.'

Niehoff & Weber: Cool it, Mom and Dad

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Your passion is admired, and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control.'

Dondero: Stalling over the wall is harmful and…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It's a waste of money, but effective political rhetoric for ... the same people hurt by the IRS slowdown!'

Carvalho: Other cities have safe transit; why not…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Fatalities are rising over time, and efforts to improve safety are not bearing fruit.'

Linden: No good alternatives if Cornelius Pass…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There are no reasonable routes to switch 10,000 to 14,000 commuters onto. ... Have you driven them?'

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 23, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about the border wall, foreign policy, state records law and climate change.

During shutdown, local people suffer real…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
A political tussle over a cockamamie border wall shouldn't be taking food out of people's mouths.

Frazier & Nieves: Stand in solidarity with women at…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'As two men who have worked in the Capitol's halls, we are committed to helping improve the climate for all employees.'

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 16, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers this week critique federal healthcare, immigration, transportation and education policies.

A new direction for Washington County

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The next four years could bring new challenges to our area, and the new commission must be prepared.

Bates: Time for Oregon to say 'welcome home' to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Let us honor and memorialize our Vietnam War-era veterans for generations to come.'

Vogel: Sea change on single-family zoning

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Missing Middle housing ... will give choice to those able to move up to new housing.'

Speirs: Hey, Speaker Kotek, leave our kicker alone

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'What Kotek suggests is taking the taxpayer money to put a Band-Aid on the PERS monster.'

Letter: Drive safe, but also be safe crossing the…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Reader J. Larry Grant expresses concern about the rash of vehicle-versus-pedestrian collisions.

It's time to grab the reins on public records

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's time for the Legislature to throw greater light onto the workings of government.

Cook: Sometimes, change comes painfully

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I knew I was having problems with my shoulder. ... What I should have done was rest it and let it heal. But not me.'

Stride: Observing Jackson Bottom wildlife

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Seeing wildlife at Jackson Bottom every time you go there is not guaranteed.'

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 2, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
In our first letters stack of 2019, perspectives on the Oregon Lottery and the federal immigration system.

Unite in '19

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our editorial board looks back on 2018 and makes some hopeful wishes for the New Year.

Nerdin: Give a little bit

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Maybe what's important for me - and for each of us - in lighting the world is to begin by lighting our world.'

Frazier: Time to rethink Oregon's lottery system

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Like gamblers starting addiction treatment, it's time Oregon recognizes that it has a problem.'

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 26, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about local evangelist Luis Palau, the Hillsboro Airport plan and more.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Classic words of encouragement, advice and Christmas cheer from the New York Sun, circa 1897.

Davis: Grading our schools

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Are schools making the grade? The answer depends on which schools you're asking about.'

O'Neal: We are the ones we've been waiting for

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Climate scientists cannot yell any louder. We have 11 years to avert a complete climate catastrophe.'

Keep the kicker, pay down PERS

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We'd love to get a small check in the mail. But we'd really love to have a stable education budget.

Shepherd: One paycheck away from homelessness

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'For the majority of our guests, life just kicked them in the teeth one too many times and getting up is hard.'

Lima: Creating memories for those struggling to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The best of their works will ... help the Alzheimer's Association blunt the pain of a relentless disease.'

Liberty in the crosshairs

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
A parent reacted understandably; police did their jobs; and yet, the latest scare at school feels preventable.

Thatcher: Time once again to talk about time

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There are plenty of reasons to do away with the time change. What seems more controversial is on what time to stay.'

Cook: Christmas is all about blessing the 'small'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It is just that I believe the good Lord has a particular liking for small. And humble. And out-of-the-way.'

Goodrich: When you are new

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It is important to think about the next job even before you take a new position.'

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 5, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers express concern about racism in schools and the idea of ending birthright citizenship.

Forest Grove, Hillsboro on right side with plastic…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
They may be convenient, but there are good alternatives, and it's a measure that respects our environment.

Rusch: Get your facts straight on PERS

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Supporting a public pension plan ... speaks volumes about what we value in Oregon.'

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 28, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This week's mailbag features an explanation of bus electrification plans and an endorsement of the HPV vaccine.

Putting the 'giving' in Thanksgiving

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The spirit of the season calls for us to think of those less fortunate and lend a hand. There is no shortage of need.

Charles: TriMet heading down costly road with…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Using battery-electric buses simply changes where greenhouse gases are emitted, which is meaningless.'

Connolly & Hagerbaumer: Praise for TriMet electric…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'In the coming years, the climate benefits of electric buses will continue to increase.'

Walker: The ties that bind

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Food for thought on this week of Thanksgiving from a Forest Grove writer and poet.

California fires are everyone's problem

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our loved ones are dealing with them. Our local firefighters are pitching in. And they can happen here, too.

Cook: Of birds and men

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Dixie and I had free reign on great pheasant habitat. ... Except for Dixie, I was totally alone for those five hours.'

Bahl: In hot market, job hunt can still go cold

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Many people with I/DD have the motivation, ambition and ability to work and earn a paycheck.'

Goulding: Churches, partners try to meet needs of…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We are not a solution to homelessness ... we're simply trying to save lives during the winter months.'

This was a gross election cycle. It doesn't have to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Some candidates ran civil campaigns. Some lost their tempers or embraced dirty tactics. We can all do better.

Hutchison: A modest proposal for fixing healthcare…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'All of us should have a portion of our income tax dedicated to pay for all of our healthcare.'

Brewer: Clean Energy Jobs will benefit all…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Beyond what any one farm, business or even an entire industry can do, we need ... to slow global warming.'

Witt: Improving water infrastructure is important…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We must work to ensure ... safe, clean drinking water for all Oregon communities.'

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
In our first post-election mailbag, readers are concerned about hate in America and bridging the Columbia.

Vote! If you have your ballot, there's no good…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We're in favor of citizen participation, and voting, especially in Oregon, is one of the easiest ways to do it.

Rubio: Ballot Measure 106 would harm all Oregonians

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'No matter how you feel about abortion, no one should be denied ... services due to unaffordability or identity.'

Hauser: Oregon students deserve well-paid teachers

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'And like teachers elsewhere, Oregon teachers must contend with underfunded schools.'

DiGrande: Why I'll vote 'yes' on Ballot Measure 105

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There are legal, economic and moral reasons why our immigration laws are written as they are.'

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 31, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This is our final mailbag of letters to the editor before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

One command for one fire district makes sense

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Emergency services aren't something to be territorial about. Officials, and voters, should approve a merger.

Mitsui: CTE helps students gear up for future jobs

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'CTE is a proven method to maintain economic success. ... Funding is half the battle, though.'

Cook: Dancing with Michael

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Like many first responders, they headed into the storm as others ran away. God bless them!'

Stride: Nothing but nibbles (yet) fishing Lee Falls

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The river was cold and clear. ... After a summer-long drought, this river was not hurting for flow.'

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 24, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The election dominates readers' thoughts, with opinions expressed about local and state candidates alike.

Endorsement: Bring back divided government with…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The governor isn't the root of all of Oregon's problems. But we do think the challenger would shake things up.

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