Hillsboro's Opinions

July 03, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Don’t close Main Street Whose idea was it to close Main Street in Hillsboro on Friday evenings? The highway is a mess (it is being worked on ... again?), and with the misdirection of the one-way…
July 02, 2015

TriMet tax hike is the right move

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
July 02, 2015

Court takes 'gay' out of marriage

by John Schrag
In the occasional journalism class I teach at Pacific University, some of my students treat adjectives like cheap salt, using them to spice up (and often over-season) their sentences. I advocate…
June 25, 2015

Per-mile fee should be road to the future

by Randal O'Toole
In 1919, my home state of Oregon was the first to tax gasoline and dedicate the revenue to roads. Now Oregon is moving to become the first state to replace gas taxes with a per-mile fee.…
June 26, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Candidates should insist that Israel rebuild Gaza As one who sees Sen. Bernie Sanders as a very favorable candidate for president, I have sent him an open letter finding fault with his support…
June 26, 2015

Heat wave brings note of caution to Washington County

by Pamplin Media Group
It’s hot, hot, hot out there, folks. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures at or above 100 degrees by Saturday — and with area forest land already drier than usual — it’s…
June 19, 2015

See an error? Call the editor

by Staff
If you see a mistake in your hometown newspaper, who you gonna call? The editor or the reporter who wrote the story. At the News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune, we strive for accuracy. It’s our…
COURTESY PHOTO - Virginia Garcia was 6 years old when a cut on her foot led to an infection that claimed her life.
June 19, 2015

Remembering Virginia Garcia, 40 years later

by Gil Munoz
In 1975, Washington County was a booming agricultural hub. Farmland dominated the landscape and provided the main industries for the region. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers, most of them…
June 19, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Flower pictured is not a ‘butterfly bush’ Regarding the “Fluttering Flowers” piece in the Home & Garden section (Hillsboro Tribune, June 5 issue), the writer should check the facts. First, the…
June 17, 2015

Suicide-talk reporter faces drama at bridge railing

by Daniel Forbes
Trudging over the Burnside Bridge with my wife and kids toward the Pride Parade on Sunday, I saw someone who made me remember the suicide prevention conference I’d recently covered in Forest…

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Jun 12, 2015

County's programs a shining display of caring, savvy

by Doug Burkhardt
Two community events over the past week highlight some of the reasons why we appreciate Washington County as a community and value the innovations and creativity on display all around us. One…
Jun 10, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Business owner displayed commitment, caring We mourn the loss of a friend and comrade in the world of small family businesses, too late to pay tribute at her memorial service. Iris Roberts…
Jun 04, 2015

Search close to home for PCC president

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
Jun 04, 2015

Grad night parties save lives

by Lisa Maisel and Lisa Downing
During the process of raising money for this year’s event, the Forest Grove High School Grad Night Committee became aware that many members of the community were unfamiliar with the concept of a…
Jun 04, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Editor’s note: The following two letters were written by students at West Union Elementary School in Hillsboro. Why take a test that 80 percent will fail? The Smarter Balanced Assessment…
May 29, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Group searches for 2nd Infantry soldiers The Second (“Indianhead”) Division Association will be holding its annual national reunion in San Antonio, Texas, this year. We would like to let…
May 28, 2015

PERS ruling doesn't change state's tax calculus

by Adam Davis
Banner headlines, above the fold: “Supreme Court Overturns PERS Changes.” Since this recent announcement, the chattering class in Oregon has been focused on assessing the damage from the…
May 28, 2015

State needs swift action on transportation funding

by Editorial Board
When two trains filled with dignitaries traversed the new Tilikum Crossing over the Willamette River on May 15, they were embarking on the official inaugural trip for the MAX Orange Line. But…
May 22, 2015

Monday is a day of honor and remembrance

by Hillsboro Tribune
On May 25, veterans, public officials and citizens will come together at sites around Washington County to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the military. There will be somber…
May 22, 2015

A concrete example of why we remember our veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
A Vietnam veteran from Aloha recently contacted my office and asked if we could help him get medals to honor two soldiers killed in action many years ago. This Aloha veteran served alongside…




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