Metro role in affordable housing is tricky

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: There's no question that the region needs affordable units, but proposed 2018 vote raises questions.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include media bias against the Trump administration and a 'yes' vote on January's Measure 101.

What's in a name? Plenty - and maybe not so much after all

The Times - Opinion
Trends in names tend to come and go, but 'Mikel' remains the only logical spelling for that one.

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

The Times - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
This week's topics: School donations, logging policies and a depleted U.S. State Department.

My View: Future brighter without big college debt

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Higher education is one of the smartest investments we can make. Study after study shows that a good college education translates to higher pay for…

Tech will make light rail lines obsolete

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My opinion: Bus Rapid Transit, not laying down more rail lines, is the way to move forward.

With houses instead of park, Tigard has done Metzger wrong

The Times - Opinion
Column: Access to parks is the hallmark of a complete neighborhood; city needs to do a better job.

Answers needed in ICE encounter

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Federal authorities don't appear to follow protocol when seeking undocumented immigrants.

Our opinion: PCC bond deserves support

The Times - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from homelessness to forest practices to funding for a statewide health care policy.

PCC seeks support for bond measure

The Times - Opinion
Board members: Bond will improve college's programs designed for job training throughout region.

Our View: Festivals bring out best in communities

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This time every year, we celebrate the season and marvel at how these suburbs bring people together.

Pearson: Former Sherwood mayor deserves better from paper

The Times - Opinion
'Mayor Clark-Endicott, who is not paid for her service, has been an outstanding mayor.'

LaMountain: PCC's sanctuary law undermines U.S. law

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'It is voters' right and obligation to hold PCC to account ... They should vote no on the PCC bond.'

Our View: Time for third-party mediation on Basalt Creek…

The Times - Opinion
Tualatin and Wilsonville are talking about the same place, but they're coming from different places.

Paulson: Twitter is the perfect medium for Donald Trump

The Times - Opinion
'Within a substantive medium, Trump's myopia would undoubtedly be exposed.'

Ink Out Loud: It needn't be a highway to hell

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'The truth is, complaining about traffic will do nothing to alleviate it.'

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Issues readers wrote in about include homelessness, wasteful spending and cultural heritage.

Our View: Resignation should start shift to normalcy

The Times - Opinion
Krisanna Clark-Endicott has stepped down as mayor of Sherwood. Now, it's time for the city to get back to work for its residents.

Ink Out Loud: Even walls fall down

The Times - Opinion
Mandy Feder-Sawyer: 'Miranda fell in love with Tom Petty's music when she was just 2.'

Our Opinion: Knowledge, compassion are first-step tools for…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Knowing why people are homeless is a key factor in understanding how the problem comes about.

Focusing on Washington County's transportation challenges

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Washington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Oregon and with that growth comes increased traffic congestion - the focus of the…

My View: North Korea threat requires focused diplomacy and…

The Times - Opinion
While denuclearization should remain our long-term goal, our immediate goal must be both an end to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and…

Our Opinion: Oregon ablaze - Let's take steps to minimize…

The Times - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Oregon's A.G. is right in suing over DACA

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The program to defer deportation for students who came to the nation as minors has been a boon.

From tutor to skeptic: Testing isn't answer

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
SAT and ACT tests aren't the only measure of a student's knowledge or potential in college.

Oregon A.G. correct in decision to sue over elimination of…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and falls short of the equal protection clause.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Barbara Cumbo: With good research, we may end Alzheimer's Disease once and for all.

Reporter's View: It's time to rethink the importance of…

The Times - Opinion
My experience as an SAT and ACT prep tutor made me realize how subject and biased the tests are.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future fires

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics this week include: Tax-cut proposal; Congresswoman Bonamici; a questionable traffic stop.

Tualatin right to join Beaverton on Climate Mayors network

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Organization can advocate for federal government to do more to address climate change.

My View: I watched as Harvey headed for my family

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My grandparents spent two days trapped in their house, with floodwaters coming up their driveway, turning much of their Sugarland neighborhood into a…

Our Opinion: Health Authority can overcome scandalous past

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Oregon Health Plan was once viewed as an emerging national model of how to provide quality care to low-income residents. A software scandal and…

Many facets of society need to work together to stem opioid…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
More deaths in Oregon involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from osprey to climate change, and from police horses to an area legislator.

Miller: Eclipse a shared experience on many levels

The Times - Opinion
'Our attention wasn't out of fear. It didn't surprise us ... we understood it and we celebrated it.'

Editorial: Road work ahead for foreseeable future

The Times - Opinion
And that's a good thing; construction addresses maintenance of streets, plus population changes.

PCC leaders reject racism, violence seen in Virginia

The Times - Opinion
Community colleges are built on the ethics of inclusion and diversity, leaders say.

Cycling into the umbra

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper's summer intern takes a bike trip into the zone on Monday and offers reactions.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics this week: A fundraiser to defeat Alzheimer's; League of Cities praise a lawmaker; and cletryptosporidium

'Illegal immigration' bad for environment

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Proponents of immigration policies fail to account for full cost.

Workers without legal papers still pay taxes

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Foes of immigration policy fail to account for the economic vitality of foreign-born workers.

Racist rally in Virginia - it absolutely could…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspaper won't take 'neutral' position on neo-Nazis and white supremacists; they're anti-American.

Vance: Beware of cruel new scam

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
'A male voice came on the line who told me that he had kidnapped my daughter and would kill her if I didn't do what he said.'

'Cover All Kids' worth praising

The Times - Opinion
The Legislation provides funds for health care coverage for the children of undocumented immigrants.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include political dialog, concealed-carry permits, unemployment rate and 'Cover All Kids' legislation.

Oregon doubling down on equity for all

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Planned Parenthood, United Way leaders applaud progressive policies passed by Legislature

Rep. Rich Vial: Bipartisan leadership accomplished…

The Times - Opinion
Transportation package will be remembered as a singular accomplishment of 2017 Legislature.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from the homeless, to election tampering, to protecting the Bull Run water supply.

Despite shortfall in budget, lawmakers notch some…

The Times - Opinion
Rep. Margaret Doherty's district in the Oregon House includes the city of Tigard.

Portland should opt for full filtration plant to…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Editor's note: This was published before the Portland City Council unanimously agree Wednesday to pursue the full filtrationplant.

Our opinion: Panhandling not an easy problem to…

The Times - Opinion
But ticketing drivers for handing out money - or water, or food - seems like an unusually bad reaction.

Letter: Tigard Library isn't place for homeless to…

The Times - Opinion
Reader reacts to policy by Tigard's mayor and librarians, saying it alters the purpose of libraries.

If the Southwest Corridor light rail gets built,…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Zooming past Tigard isn't the point; the city needs to have the right stop, or stops, on the proposed rail line.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include the U.S. Senate's health care debate, art in Tigard, and a progressive budget proposal in D.C.

Amid setbacks, lawmakers make strides for equity…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: The Legislature missed badly on revenue reform and PERS, but there are wins aplenty in the 2017 session.

Transportation bill: Not pretty, but a pretty good…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Bipartisan approach pays dividends as a joint Senate-House committee find common ground on issue.

Our View: Celebrate your and others' independence

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We are Americans first and should endeavor to respect and embrace our individual differences - regardless of what they may be.

Full employment? Some observations from those…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County hasn't seen unemployment numbers this low since the start of the 1990s, economists say.

The Times: New look up front, same quality within

The Times - Opinion
All of the Pamplin Media newspapers have updated their mastheads, as well as their web pages and social media presence.

Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Legislature needs to provide relief for the worst congestion nightmares in the region - many of which are on the westside.

Home is key component to economic vitality

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
When it comes to housing, you have the basic supply-and-demand issue, but when you get into it there is so much more.

Board chair honors scholarship contributors

The Times - Opinion
Many groups and individuals step up to support Tigard-Tualatin students throughout the year.

Our View: Graduation-season advice for everyone but…

The Times - Opinion
We suspect graduates are up to their eyeballs in advice and they don't need any more. But for educators, parents and lawmakers, we have some ideas.

Kelly: Before Oprah, Martha or Gloria, there was…

The Times - Opinion
'As a wife and mom and, perhaps most important, a grandmother, she was, quite simply, a force of nature.'

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
The Times' readers weigh in on: Donald Trump versus Barack Obama, laws to restrict gun ownership and the tax burden of corporations.

Region's new chiefs of police offer views on their…

The Times - Opinion
Part 1 of a series of interviews with the chiefs of police: Kathy McAlpine of Tigard, Jim Monger of Beaverton and Bill Steele of Tualatin.

Federal funding for community development benefits…

The Times - Opinion
Washington County's Andy Duyck and Tualatin's Frank Bubenik reflect on two important federal tool, Community Development Block Grants and the HOME…

Editorial: Two planned Portland rallies are…

The Times - Opinion
However, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is right to ask organizers to withdraw proposed rallies in wake of the stabbings on a MAX train.

Tigard: It's time forcity to step up on 'sanctuary'…

The Times - Opinion
It sends a powerful message that, in the eyes of the city, all residents are treated the same.

Memorial Day: Take time to thank those who serve

The Times - Opinion
Cameron Smith served three tours in Iraq as a Marine and is the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from city budgets to the current health care debate.

My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

The Times - Opinion
1000 Friends of Oregon backs House a bill at the Oregon Legislature.

Our View: Tualatin 'loss' in ABC contest turns into…

The Times - Opinion
Those who put together the America's Best Cities entry for Tualatin are improving the community.

Our Opinion: Time for business to lay out its plan

The Times - Opinion
When it comes to new revenue, it's not enough to be against everything; now is the time to stand for something, too.

Letters: Readers speak out on variety of topics

The Times - Opinion
Topics this week range from legislation in Salem to the May election and more.

Rep. Malstrom: Bill in Legislature would serve as…

The Times - Opinion
It is time to pass a bill to cap and price carbon emissions and reinvest proceeds in our communities.

Editorial: School board candidates outline positions

The Times - Opinion
The Times submitted five questions to the candidates in this contested race. What follows is the opinion of the editorial board. The candidates'…

Paul Grun: Tigard-Tualatin School Board candidates…

The Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Sharon Fox: Tigard-Tualatin School Board candidates…

The Times - Opinion
We asked candidates five questions: The following answers answers unedited.

Vote 'yes' for Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District

The Times - Opinion
Newspaper: Services needed more than ever as Washington County continues to grow.

Ignore bad delivery of message: Tigard should…

The Times - Opinion
The message - that all residents of Tigard have equal value in the eyes of the city government - is worthy.

Tigard's urban development projects will raise your…

The Times - Opinion
A group, 123Tigard, wants to protect the livability of our community.

Why a 'yes' vote on urban renewal is good for Tigard

The Times - Opinion
The Tigard Triangle is roughly 500 acres in size; almost the same footprint as downtown Portland.

Our cities benefit from program on president's…

The Times - Opinion
It's easy to find facilities and programs in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood and the rest of Washington County that have received funds from…

Mayor Cook: Tigard budget remains on steady course

The Times - Opinion
City has a roughly $137 million budget, which has to be adopted before the fiscal year ends in June.

Our View: Some 'lost causes' are worth…

The Times - Opinion
A bill to cover postage costs for ballot envelopes in Oregon? A bill to shield courthouses from immigration enforcement? We like the ideas, even if…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Celebrating Persian culture, a defense of the popular vote compact and a cautionary tale about using social media to date.

Our View: Legislature should raise tobacco use age…

The Times - Opinion
The bill passed the Senate and is on its way to the House.

Opinion: Terrorism in Europe and its 100 percent…

The Times - Opinion
London will bounce back, just like other cities hit by terrorism.

Our Opinion: Legislature should require more…

The Times - Opinion
Members of the public, journalists, researchers and others who seek records in Oregon have waited months, and even years, to get public documents.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics this week including housing prices, health care and fuel efficiency standards.

Where did our society really start going wrong? In…

The Times - Opinion
My real beef with P.E. teachers was that they never took into account how hard a person worked to perform the assigned maneuvers in their class.

Our View: Westside Bypass proposal should get…

The Times - Opinion
But rookie lawmaker Rep. Richard Vial gets applause for a brave and innovative idea.

Editorial: Don't vote for ODOT budget until…

The Times - Opinion
Stonewalling by an analysis firm just hurts the credibility of the Transportation Department.

Should Oregon join the National Popular Vote…

The Times - Opinion
Marge Easley: The Legislature should pass the National Popular Vote bill (SB 823).

Opinion: Put social workers back in our schools

The Times - Opinion
Kelly Skellenger says a pair of bills pending in the Oregon Legislature would direct the state education department to hire and place more social…

My View: Redistricting will move state forward

The Times - Opinion
This process is crucial to ensure fair representation in the legislative branches of government.

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