Hillsboro's Opinions

March 27, 2015

State needs to boost budget for K-12 schools

by Mike Scott
Oregon’s legislators are about six weeks into their full 2015 session, and one of the biggest tasks before them is to pass a budget for the 2015-17 biennium. Those of us in the education field…
March 27, 2015

Transparency in government is vital in free society

by Editorial Board
For more than 40 years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s…
March 27, 2015

SIP won't provide enough revenue

by Walt Hellman
Back in the day when a new major industry came to town, it paid its full share of property taxes. This money was needed to fund the expanded roads, schools and other government services required…
March 27, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Honored to represent Banks I read with deep regret about Chance Ford, a constituent from Banks, who is the victim of a tragic accident. As this story advanced, I learned that a fundraising…
March 20, 2015

Strong support for library levy is positive sign

by Doug Burkhardt
A recent telephone poll revealing a high level of voter support for the county’s library system is very good news. In January polling, researchers at Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc., a…
March 20, 2015

Legislators wrong to OK hidden gas tax

by Mark Richman and Dan Mason
Those of us in Washington County spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. Thanks to the recent votes of three Washington County legislators, that’s not going to change any time soon. With less than…
March 19, 2015

Why I support the Clean Fuels Program

by Susan McLain
As a mother and grandmother, I feel it is my responsibility to invest in a cleaner future for the generations to come. Oregon currently ranks second in the nation in the clean energy economy,…
March 13, 2015

Allow voters to decide term limits issue

by Doug Burkhardt
Last week, two Washington County residents filed a petition with the Washington County Elections Office to place term limits on those serving on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.…
March 13, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Enjoys the crosswords I hope the absence of the crossword puzzle is not a permanent deletion. It is a very good puzzle, which I enjoy working after reading the Hillsboro Tribune. Tom Boon…
March 13, 2015

Hillsboro 2035 gives citizens a chance to guide Hillsboro's…

by Jerry Willey
Shaping our city’s future is a responsibility we all share. With more than 95,000 neighbors now in Hillsboro, we have a unique opportunity this year to renew the vision for our community’s…

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Mar 06, 2015

Don't politicize vaccinations

by Rev. Chuck Currie
As faith leaders, we have watched with growing concern the debate over vaccinations. The common good of our nation relies on all of us looking out for one another. We have to remember how our…
Mar 06, 2015

Vaccination issue should spark open, lively debate

by Editorial Board
Last week, Gov. Kate Brown said Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and the criminal justice system. We believe the same approach also needs to be taken with the…
Mar 06, 2015

How to share Oregon's gain

by John Davis
Go big. That’s the idea behind Oregon’s Strategic Investment Program (SIP), proposed by Gov. Barbara Roberts and first enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 1993. In exchange for businesses…
Feb 27, 2015

It was nice of Kate to show John the door, don't ya know

by John Schrag
Our new governor, just a week on the job, has already faced a stream of questions, but so far has failed to answer the most important one: Can she make hotdish? Kate Brown, you see, claims she…
Feb 27, 2015

Kudos to those supporting the wild places

by Hillsboro Tribune
Development and growth seems to be happening all around us these days. In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous large trees coming down along Cornelius Pass Road and along Baseline Road — including,…
Feb 27, 2015

Letters

by Various
Energized by Kate Brown as our governor I’m incredibly optimistic and energized by a Kate Brown governorship, despite the circumstances leading up to it. At her swearing in, she struck a…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber failed to slow the growing scandal at a press conference before the start of the 2015 Oreon Legislature.
Feb 20, 2015

Kitzhaber failed to protect his office's integrity

by Editorial board
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
Feb 20, 2015

Poverty can make you ill

by Dick Stenson, Ann Barr-Gillespie
The aroma of the wholesome home-cooked chowder, dense with ham, onions, cabbage, potato and corn, spread throughout the teaching kitchen at the Virginia Garcia Wellness Center in Cornelius.…
Feb 20, 2015

Letters

by Various
Please provide proper references for trees In your photo caption with your story “Fences finally down at Fernhill” (Hillsboro Tribune, Feb. 6 issue), in which you identified in the photo as “two…
Feb 13, 2015

Our Opinion: Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…




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