Hillsboro's Opinions

January 23, 2015

Local companies going above and beyond to support…

by Hillsboro Tribune
Members of the Oregon National Guard and reserve units from all branches of the military sacrifice a great deal for our communities and for our nation. Sometimes, those in the military find…
January 23, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Council members, mayor should have been at street plan meeting I attended the public meeting Jan. 7 concerning the apparent cut-in-stone decision by the city council and Mayor Jerry Willey to…
January 23, 2015

Hillsboro schools need to boost technology

by Ashwin Datta
As the bell rings for lunch, my friend frantically runs around the 12 computers in the Glencoe High School library, looking for an open computer. He is followed by four others, each seeking to…
January 16, 2015

Despite loss, state can be proud of UO's Ducks

by Hillsboro Tribune
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
January 16, 2015

My View: Funding for the future

by Joe Robertson
For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of American living with disease and disability. But in recent years, those hopes…
January 16, 2015

Letters

by various
Earthquake could literally turn world upside down Sig Unander’s excellent essay about the looming threat of a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake (“Oregon needs to prepare for the coming ‘great…
January 09, 2015

Trail idea has regional appeal

by Hillsboro Tribune
Recreationists, nature lovers, historians and safety advocates in the area might want to take a look at the accelerating plans to create a scenic trail that would link the communities of Gaston,…
January 09, 2015

Letters

by various
Appreciates the generous help with ‘Be a Santa’ On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - State Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, represents Senate District 16
January 09, 2015

Drones, data, privacy among citizens' biggest concerns

by Betsy Johnson
If drones are on your Christmas wish list, keep an eye on the 2015 Oregon Legislature. As mandated by Congress, drones — or unmanned aviation vehicles — are to be integrated into the national…
January 02, 2015

Jobs report rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of evidence emerged in…

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Jan 02, 2015

Keeping our cities great

by Kathryn Harrington
Your family and mine live in a wonderful place - a place where we can enjoy the colorful variety of life. For the last eight years, since I was first elected to represent you on the Metro…
Jan 02, 2015

Drop frivolous tests at school

by U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
uality public education is key to building strong, vibrant communities and giving our children a foundation to grow into productive, well-rounded adults. As a member of the U.S. House Committee…
Dec 28, 2014

Asking voters to decide countytransit plans is a bad idea

by Hillsboro Tribune
There those activists go again. Earlier this year, voters in the cities of Tigard and Tualatin approved separate ballot measures that would require a public vote before light rail lines could be…
Dec 28, 2014

Oregon needs to prepare for the coming 'great shake'

by Sig Unander
Washington County, Oregon’s economic powerhouse, is justifiably proud of its high-tech manufacturing industry, robust agricultural base and vibrant retail sector. Entrepreneurs and investors…
Dec 19, 2014

Kitzhaber budget would shortchange students

by Editorial board
The 2015-17 budget proposed by Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of addition and subtraction alike. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some critical, and quite familiar,…
Dec 19, 2014

Sheriff's office focuses on building trust

by Pat Garrett
National news is filled with examples of failed police and community relations. While the most recent events happened in other states, we cannot ignore the fact that similar sentiment may be…
Dec 19, 2014

Portland, tear down this wall

by Steve Buckstein
In November, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Gresham and Tigard welcomed ride-sharing juggernaut Uber to operate legally in their cities. Conspicuously absent from this list was the region’s largest city,…
Dec 12, 2014

Our Opinion: Is Portland headed the way of San Francisco?

by Editorial Board
Is the Portland area destined for a dense future in the pattern of San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C.? Or should the region’s development follow a more traditional model, with a mixture of…
Dec 12, 2014

Stain of racism hard to erase

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
As a young reporter in Chicago, I used to visit a neighborhood police station and flip through paper police reports, seeking fodder for our police blotter. Sitting in the records room one…
Dec 12, 2014

Letters

by Various
Optimist Club provides hope and a positive vision The Optimist Club of Hillsboro wants to thank and recognize the extended community for another successful and fun-filled afternoon of golf and…




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