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October 31, 2014

Our Election Dayrecommendations

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With the general election coming up Nov. 4, we recap the endorsements of the Hillsboro Tribune’s editorial board. SENATE DISTRICT 15: BRUCE STARR We believe state Sen. Bruce Starr…
October 31, 2014

Letters

by Various
Firefighters support Allen for City Council The Hillsboro Fire Fighters Association endorses Kyle Allen for the Hillsboro City Council race this Nov. 4. After considering the candidates in the…
October 31, 2014

Big issues at stake on Election Day

by Hanna Vaandering
Without a presidential race on the ballot, it can be easy for voters to discount midterm elections — but they shouldn’t. There are significant issues at stake this November for women and working…
October 24, 2014

Letters

by Various
Monte Akers is best choice for city council As fellow members of the Hillsboro School Board, we would like to encourage our friends and neighbors in Hillsboro to vote for Monte Akers for the…
October 24, 2014

We back Johnson, Davis, McLain

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board continues its endorsements of candidates in races in our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
October 24, 2014

Continue the dream: Vote yes on Measure 88

by Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
Riding the bus, asking for a ride, walking miles to the next stop, carrying equipment on public transportation and arriving on time — it’s not easy when our day requires multiple…
October 24, 2014

Ballot measure will help county take care of our roads

by Washington County Commissioners
Our transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy. Our roads are an investment not only in our local economy, but an investment in our way of life. All of us depend on these…
October 17, 2014

Letters

by Letters
Gallegos has served district’s constituents very well Joe Gallegos, who is running for re-election to the legislative seat for the 30th District in Washington County, is an intelligent,…
October 17, 2014

We recommend Starr, Gallegos, Allen

by Hillsboro Tribune
Editor’s note: With this issue, our three-person editorial board begins its endorsements of candidates in races within our coverage area. This week, we offer our views on the contests in Oregon…
October 17, 2014

Rape culture is real, but fear isn't the answer

by Janae Sargent
Just 826 words. That’s all it took for Camille Paglia to drive a gaping hole through the strides people across America are making to change how the world, specifically men, see sexual assault…

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Oct 10, 2014

Our Opinion: Measure 86 makes education a priority

by Editorial Board
Measure 86, which was referred to this November’s statewide ballot by the 2013 Oregon Legislature, opens up the opportunity for Oregon to provide greater support for students who want to get a…
Oct 10, 2014

Classic definition of a city's 'neighborhood' bank

by Rick Roby
Gov. John Kitzhaber has proclaimed the week of Oct. 13-17 “Community Bank Week.” A community bank is not affiliated with a multibank holding company and derives deposits from, and lends to, the…
Oct 10, 2014

Letters

by Letters
Chuck Riley has the right background to serve I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working for Chuck Riley’s Oregon Senate campaign. He’s a real person, not a stereotypical politician, and he…
Oct 10, 2014

Workplace policies must change with economic realities

by Suzanne Bonamici
I remember working at my mother’s small retail store as a teenager, helping her assist customers, stock shelves and change window displays. The store kept my mother busy, and she worked…
Oct 03, 2014

Our Opinion: Open primary appeals to more voters

by Editorial board
Ballot Measure 90 — the open primary initiative — won’t cure all afflictions that plague the election process in Oregon and elsewhere, but it would give more people the chance to participate in…
Oct 03, 2014

Park user fees need to go to safety campaign

by Ken Bilderback
In the tragic aftermath of the latest drowning deaths at Henry Hagg Lake, it’s time for Washington County to take immediate steps to improve public safety at its Scoggins Valley Park, which…
Oct 03, 2014

A 'No' vote for governor?

by Russ Dondero
Oregon voters will have a Catch-22 choice to vote for incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber for his fourth term or to vote for a relatively unknown Oregon legislator, Dennis Richardson. Richardson is a…
Sep 26, 2014

Election editorials geared to shed light, offer guidance

by Mark Garber
In almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business in the time since I entered this industry 35 years ago. Reporters carry tablets and smart phones instead of pencils…
Sep 26, 2014

Weekend events make county shine

by Hillsboro Tribune
This past weekend, our newspaper staffs were privileged to cover four significant community events that reflect quite positively on Washington County: The Oregon International Air Show in…
Sep 26, 2014

Let's teach our kids how to swim in school

by Tiffaney O'Dell
Strategies to make swimming areas safer are being proposed after a recent tragedy took the lives of four members of one Hillsboro family in Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove. I would propose a…



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