Hillsboro's Opinions

December 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,…
December 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…
December 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,…
December 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…
December 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…
December 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…
December 05, 2014

County is wise to revise its ordinances on animals

by Hillsboro Tribune
With more people moving into Washington County, there are many more pets moving in as well. That can lead to potential problems, because there are always a handful of irresponsible pet owners…
December 05, 2014

Homeless veterans deserve our help

by Leda Garside
With Veterans Day behind us, we need to remember that we still have so much to do to serve our honored veterans, including the thousands who are homeless. Robert Foley, a Navy veteran, was once…
December 05, 2014

Letters

by (none)
‘Brava’ to commentary on sexism Thank you for publishing the recent guest comment (Nov. 14 issue) by Rubi Vergara-Grindell and thank you to Rubi for speaking up. Although it sometimes seems…
November 28, 2014

Set aside politics on immigration

by Rev. Chuck Currie
As politicians argue about President Obama’s executive action on immigration, faith leaders — long proponents of comprehensive immigration reform — are applauding the president and challenging…

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Nov 28, 2014

Oregon needs to work on its drug problem

by David Russo
The United States consumes 83 percent of the world’s oxycodone and 99 percent of its hydrocodone, according to a 2010 International Narcotics Control Board report. These are all generally…
Nov 28, 2014

A day set aside for giving thanks

by Editorial board
EDITOR’S NOTE: With this proclamation, dated Oct. 3, 1863, one of the nation’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. The year that…
Nov 21, 2014

Don't let transportation plans run out of gas

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature is losing a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and goods…
Nov 21, 2014

Does election represent a GOP mandate?

by Russ Dondero
Nobody should be surprised about the Republican Party taking the Senate back and increasing their numbers in the House. It was bound to happen, as it generally does, in an off-year election in…
Nov 21, 2014

Brittany Maynard made a moral choice

by Rev. Chuck Currie
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon to avail herself of Oregon’s Death With Dignity law, has died, according to social media and news accounts. How we…
Nov 14, 2014

Dress code comes with unintended consequences

by Rubi Vergara-Grindell
It is often said that girls worry too much about how they look and the clothes they wear. Truthfully, I can say that I find great pleasure in creating my own unique “look,” and maybe spend a…
Nov 14, 2014

Honoring our World War II veterans

by Hillsboro Tribune
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
Nov 14, 2014

Letters

by various
Primary voting system needs to be changed With last week’s election, the vote on Measure 90 fell short of our goal to create a fully inclusive election system in Oregon. Thirty-two percent voted…
Nov 07, 2014

Letters

by Various
Cities wise to invest in urban forestry Trees in cities produce a whole menu of benefits: beautification, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, fruits and nuts, improved water quality. City…
Nov 07, 2014

Head Start builds a foundation

by Fred Johnson
Chad Andersen was a skinny, terribly shy child with curly light brown hair when he walked in the door of the North Plains Head Start program with his mother, 22 years ago, at the age of 2. In…




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