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My View: My belief in the right to choose

My View: My belief in the right to choose

The Times - Opinion
Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Little light

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Little light

The Times - Opinion
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 a…

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

The Times - Opinion
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 door

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

The Times - Opinion
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 wildfires

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

The Times - Opinion
Steve Pyne: 'Fire control does not mean one thing; it embraces many strategies.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: A day for dads

RURAL REFLECTIONS: A day for dads

The Times - Opinion
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 Alzheimer's

LETTERS: More must be done in fight against Alzheimer's

The Times - Opinion
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 needs to be

OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it needs to be

The Times - Opinion
Dave Murray: 'The last thing traffic engineers should be doing is adding to driver frustration.'
OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax our way…

OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax our way…

The Times - Opinion
Richard Botteri: 'Should our focus be on controlling the guns, or limiting access to the ammunition?'
OPINION: Making progress toward replacing Interstate Bridge

OPINION: Making progress toward replacing Interstate Bridge

The Times - Opinion
Rep. Susan McLain: We 'have a responsibility ... to be wise stewards of the money that is entrusted to the program.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Golden fields

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Golden fields

The Times - Opinion
In her weekly column, Pamela Loxley Drake reflects on the imagery and memory of her family farm.
LETTERS: Two perspectives on need in Washington County

LETTERS: Two perspectives on need in Washington County

The Times - Opinion
The Times publishes reader perspectives in the form of letters to the editor every Thursday.
OPINION: It's time for a Drug Deaths Prevention Governance…

OPINION: It's time for a Drug Deaths Prevention Governance…

The Times - Opinion
Leonard Lee Buschel: 'Perhaps we can find the time and effort to give the issue of drug deaths the attention it so desperately deserves?'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: A bugle's call

RURAL REFLECTIONS: A bugle's call

The Times - Opinion
Already a somber event, Memorial Day has devastating new meaning this year, as Pamela Loxley Drake writes.
NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

The Times - Opinion
La'Verne Lynn Adams: I survived domestic abuse and now am a licensed professional counselor.
NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

The Times - Opinion
Bart Brewer: Marginalization faced by transgender population contributes to higher rates of depression, social isolation
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Green

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Green

The Times - Opinion
With an assist from a dental anesthetic, Pamela Loxley Drake waxes rhapsodic about her favorite color.
LETTERS: Ending abortion rights not popular at ballot box

LETTERS: Ending abortion rights not popular at ballot box

The Times - Opinion
One election is behind us, but at least one of The Times' readers is already looking ahead to the next.
Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

The Times - Opinion
Y. Pritham Raj, M.D: Walks with someone you love who is dealing with depression may just be the best medicine.
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Spring into spring

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Spring into spring

The Times - Opinion
A nostalgic Pamela Loxley Drake pens a paean to her favorite season of the year.
OPINION: Why Oregonians should continue wearing masks…

OPINION: Why Oregonians should continue wearing masks…

The Times - Opinion
Riley Christmas: 'Why get rid of our masks when we could practice preventative healthcare?'
OPINION: Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

OPINION: Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

The Times - Opinion
Astra Lincoln: 'Although farmworkers harvest fruit and vegetables all day ... they are living in 'food deserts.''
OPINION: Oregon counties should drop timber lawsuit

OPINION: Oregon counties should drop timber lawsuit

The Times - Opinion
Dave Johnson: 'Obviously, some commissioners were true to their word, and some were not.'
OPINION: Why we say gay

OPINION: Why we say gay

The Times - Opinion
Kate Kristiansen: 'We are gay and we are proud. We are gay and our lives are valid.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: The empty page

RURAL REFLECTIONS: The empty page

The Times - Opinion
A page is never truly empty, Pamela Loxley Drake muses after finishing her new book.
LETTERS: Thoughts on Senate primary, WashCo DA and more

LETTERS: Thoughts on Senate primary, WashCo DA and more

The Times - Opinion
Readers of The Times have their say in the last batch of letters to the editor before the May 17 election.
DECISION 2022: Overturning Roe v. Wade could impact basic…

DECISION 2022: Overturning Roe v. Wade could impact basic…

The Times - Opinion
Aaron Woods: 'All women deserve the right to make fundamental choices about their lives, their health and their bodies.'
DECISION 2022: Oregon needs new approach to homeless crisis

DECISION 2022: Oregon needs new approach to homeless crisis

The Times - Opinion
Aeric Estep, HD 37 candidate: 'The problem is not money; the problem is lack of effective action.'
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Remembrance

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Remembrance

The Times - Opinion
Jewelry can have remarkable significance, Pamela Loxley Drake writes in this Mother's Day column.
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

The Times - Opinion
Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels

ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president
The newcomer likely can't win outright in May but could force a runoff, giving both candidates time to improve.

Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…

The Times - Opinion
Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…
A moderate Republican and a practical Democrat are the right options when facing a three-way race in November.

LETTERS: Election thoughts, feature feedback and…

The Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Election thoughts, feature feedback and…
The Times has a big stack of reader letters this week as the May 17 primary approaches.

OPINION: Commissioners should improve oversight of…

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: Commissioners should improve oversight of…
Jan Asher: 'Establishing a shelter advisory board would be the first and most productive step.'

Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break…

The Times - Opinion
Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break…
Lori Olund: Elected officials should avoid overburdening economy's backbone with new regulations.

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Soup's on

The Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Soup's on
Pamela Loxley Drake recalls the kitchen of her childhood and the memories she made there.

ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County…
It's unusual to have a real choice for this position, but voters should take it by electing Kristine Adams-Wannberg.

ENDORSEMENT: On repealing the flavored tobacco ban,…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: On repealing the flavored tobacco ban,…
Voters should reject this measure that would kill Washington County's effort to curb youth nicotine addiction.

LETTERS: Lots and lots of Washington County…

The Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Lots and lots of Washington County…
The Times' weekly mailbag runneth over with readers' opinions about candidates and causes.

Sunrise Water: Your lights go out, but you can…

The Times - Opinion
Sunrise Water: Your lights go out, but you can…
Kim Anderson: Celebrate Drinking Water Week from May 1-7 with knowledge that water providers are planning and building safeguards.

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

The Times - Opinion
Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…
David Pope: Parental groups like Oregon Moms Union are seeking to indoctrinate our children.

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should back Beaverton School…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Voters should back Beaverton School…
It would pay for an unexciting but necessary set of fixes and upgrades to keep the school district on track.

ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Treece as Washington County…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Treece as Washington County…
Pam Treece has been doing a good job since she was elected in District 2 four years ago. Voters should keep her there.

Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're…

The Times - Opinion
Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're…
Some don't want journalists picking 'winners' and 'losers' but some triage is needed to best inform the electorate.

OPINION: DA claims to support victims, but he…

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: DA claims to support victims, but he…
Donna Gustafson: 'The DA's decision to not press charges translated ... as 'I don't matter.''

OPINION: Kathryn Harrington is doing a great job…

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: Kathryn Harrington is doing a great job…
Lacey Beaty: 'There is no more dedicated public servant to lead our county than Kathryn Harrington.'

OPINION: A do-it-yourself national park

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: A do-it-yourself national park
Asta Bowen: 'Even a few square feet of native plants can bring a missing species back home.'

ENDORSEMENT: Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District…
Residents of urban unincorporated Washington County need access to the same level of policing as city residents.

ENDORSEMENT: Tualatin term limits fix shouldn't be…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Tualatin term limits fix shouldn't be…
We recommend a vote for Measure 34-309, but petitioners six years ago ought to have seen this problem coming.

OPINION: WashCo DA takes sex abuse seriously

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: WashCo DA takes sex abuse seriously
Jeff Lesowski: 'We need a DA's Office that will support and believe victims while also basing its decisions on the law.'

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Television learning curve

The Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Television learning curve
Television isn't real life, unfortunately, as Pamela Loxley Drake learned as a small child.

LETTERS: Will elections move us forward or take us…

The Times - Opinion
LETTERS: Will elections move us forward or take us…
Letter-writers in The Times argue for candidates and values this May and beyond.

DECISION 2022: Metro needs better leadership

The Times - Opinion
DECISION 2022: Metro needs better leadership
Alisa Pyszka, Metro president candidate: 'Our region is at a critical point right now.'

ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…

The Times - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…
Pace and incumbent Kathryn Harrington have similar politics, but Pace wants to work with people, not steamroll them.

OPINION: Caring for a rabbit given as an Easter…

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: Caring for a rabbit given as an Easter…
Requiring a lot of care, they often end up in animal shelters only weeks after the holiday.

OPINION: The mud of Ukraine

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: The mud of Ukraine
Selu Stearn has a message for Russian invaders amid Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine.

OPINION: Wildlife fauxtography

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: Wildlife fauxtography
Ted Williams of Writers on the Range exposes the exploitative, dishonest industry of photographing 'wild' animals.

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…

The Times - Opinion
OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…
OVBC survey finds that a minority of Oregonians feel their local school boards represent their beliefs

RURAL REFLECTIONS: Farming in the dark

The Times - Opinion
RURAL REFLECTIONS: Farming in the dark
Trauma ran deep in rural America in the years after World War II and entering the Cold War, recalls Pamela Loxley Drake.

LETTERS: Beaverton City Council candidate makes…

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LETTERS: Beaverton City Council candidate makes…
It's election season for The Times' reader mailbag, as this week's letters show.

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