Response to police video has been very positive

Thanks for the article (“Police video sparks wide debate,” Hillsboro Tribune, Aug. 16 issue). You forgot to mention that the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Sure, there’s controversy as there always will be when government money is spent, but the national public loves this video. One of the YouTube links has 39 “likes” and three dislikes; this has been the case almost everywhere. The positive comments range about 8 to 1 on social media and websites.

Sure would’ve been nice for you to have addressed the positivity this is bringing to the community of Hillsboro and the police force. All news doesn’t have to be negative.

Brett Eichenberger

Resonance Productions


Hillsboro helps sponsor cancer prevention study

What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?

What if our involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if we could make it so just one family never has to hear the words “you have cancer”?

Residents of our community have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year. Enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s third cancer prevention study will be taking place at several locations in the greater Portland metro area in partnership with Bridgeport Village, the city of Hillsboro, Sherwood YMCA and the Wilsonville Fred Meyer store.

Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study are encouraged to sign up. Those who choose to enroll will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measure. Participants will periodically be sent a follow-up questionnaire for the next 20 to 30 years.

If you aren’t eligible to participate, you can still make a difference by telling everyone you know about the cancer prevention study.

For more information, call toll-free: 1-888-604-5888.

Gretchen Groves


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