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Garrett
August 29, 2014

Sheriff promises action at jail

by Pat Garrett
Transparency is one of those buzz words you hear at election time. Taxpayers demand it and elected officials promise it. It can be very difficult to deliver transparency when a negative event…
August 29, 2014

Trouble in the jailhouse

by Hillsboro Tribune
The bizarre news coming out of the Washington County Jail in the last couple of weeks really sets a new standard for inexplicable behavior. Not one, but two female jail technicians working at…
August 29, 2014

Thank a union worker

by Callie Vandewiele
It’s a familiar routine: Walking into work, stowing your coat near your desk or in the break room. Nabbing a cup of coffee and then wandering down the hall or across the floor. You clock in, and…
August 22, 2014

Our Opinion: Intel invests in state's economic future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
August 22, 2014

Letters

by none
Score another win for the bullies of the world Aug. 1 was the day Dream Girls Espresso closed in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
August 22, 2014

E-cigarettes are not a 'gateway,' they help smokers quit

by Gregory Conley
If there was a device that helped smokers quit the habit — saving lives, reducing the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States and making life better for everyone — you would…
August 15, 2014

Letters

by none
Score another win for the bullies of the world Aug. 1 was the day Dream Girls Espresso closed in Forest Grove. And with that, you can officially score another win for the bullies of the world.…
August 15, 2014

Wehby gets tangled in money web

by Hillsboro Tribune
Oregon’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Monica Wehby, just got a lot more complicated. In early August, a political action…
August 15, 2014

People deserve to know when food has been altered

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods. It would help Oregonians tell the difference between locally grown real food and…
August 08, 2014

Why bring a health risk to our shores?

by Hillsboro Tribune
Donald Trump is not someone we believe deserves to be listened to. He is strident, insensitive and provocative. Yet like the blind squirrel that does occasionally stumble upon a nut, or the…

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Aug 08, 2014

School shooting drill sparks emotional response

by Kathy Fuller
The rational part of my brain told me I was watching a practice drill. As I stood in a second-floor hallway of Liberty High School, earplugs in place and ready for the first sounds of blanks…
Aug 08, 2014

Letters

by none
Yes, there are still angels among us I turned on my TV and heard: “Once you have been hit by the flu, get in bed and cancel your daily run. There is some evidence that pushing yourself can…
Aug 01, 2014

Our Opinion: Atiyeh's quiet style a blueprint for today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon that former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship…
Aug 01, 2014

Efficient mass transit boosts economy, quality of life

by Craig Dirksen
Every day in our region, people from all walks of life depend on mass transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories…
Jul 25, 2014

Some friendly advice for Oregon's next governor

by Editorial Board
On July 18, Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. The…
Jul 25, 2014

Nation must improve care for veterans

by Suzanne Bonamici
For generations, our country has reaped the benefits of a powerful military — a military that has defended our freedom and helped pursue peace and autonomy for other nations abroad. Service…
Jul 25, 2014

Goodbye to the all-American burger - and animal cruelty

by David Roza
I’ll say this right away: I love cheeseburgers. Eating a cheeseburger is like biting into a savory storybook of textures, tastes and time-told traditional American cuisine. It starts with the…
Stringer
Jul 18, 2014

Here's why I - and you - need journalism

by Kate Stringer
There are many reasons I shouldn’t be a journalist. That was my thought in 10th-grade English class. One particular day, my teacher was recruiting students to register for the journalism class…
Jul 18, 2014

In this heat, give pets an extra break

by Hillsboro Tribune
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no humans around, and inside, a dog locked within. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
Jul 18, 2014

Hunger still a big problem in county

by Ronald Sarazin
Bursting with good economic news, Washington County may seem like an unlikely place for hunger. Yet it exists all around us. The county has fared quite well in recovering from the Great…



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