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May 06, 2015

Lloyd Bernstein: Beaverton School District bus transportation…

by Miles Vance
The Beaverton School District recently passed a Transportation Plan that eliminated 47 elementary school bus stops, affecting 681 students. While these bus stops did not meet the 1-mile state…
May 06, 2015

Richard F. LaMountain: Voters' wishes on driver's licenses ought…

by Richard F. LaMountain
Last November, via the Measure 88 referendum, Oregonians overturned the 2013 state law that offered driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The magnitude of that rejection — the margin was…
April 30, 2015

A federal program that helps parents become better parents helps…

by Susan Lindauer and Ron Wyden
How does someone become a good parent? What does that even mean? And how do you acquire the wisdom, patience and intuition that every child needs their parent to possess? These are the…
April 30, 2015

Letters to the Editor: Beaverton Valley Times

by Miles Vance
More gun laws are first step toward confiscation, statism Dr. Gene Uphoff (in a piece that appeared in last week’s edition of the Valley Times) cites facts and figures and makes a compelling…
Johnson
April 30, 2015

Contradictions abound in proposed gun bill

by Betsy Johnson
The 2015 Oregon Legislature is shaping up to be one of contradictions — more gun control for those who obey the law, but possibly more government protection for those who have broken the law.…
April 22, 2015

Our Opinion: Now is the time to invest in education

by Editorial board
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Oregon Legislature last week…
April 22, 2015

Mikel Kelly: As long as we're human, there will be mistakes

by Mikel Kelly
Last week’s Lake Oswego Review contained one of those boo-boos that leaves everybody in my business a little sick to their stomachs. On Page A9, a pair of guest commentaries by Steve Coury and…
April 22, 2015

My View: Expanded background checks a positive step for…

by Dr. Gene Uphoff
As an Oregon medical professional, I am encouraged to see our leaders in Salem using this legislative session to take positive steps to improve the health of Oregonians and help build safer…
Mikel Kelly
April 15, 2015

Mikel Kelly: When you reach this age, you'll be mad about…

by Mikel Kelly
Two important people in my life — the other person who lives at our house plus my recently retired friend Jim — both admitted long ago that they were actively practicing (for when the time…
April 15, 2015

Washington County on right track: planning is essential

by Hillsboro Tribune
Most Washington County residents probably believe long-range planning is a good thing, and planning for the future is simply common sense. From our perspective, planning is extremely wise, and…

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Apr 09, 2015

Beaverton, Hillsboro school district boundaries seem just fine…

by Hillsboro Tribune
On March 17, members of the Hillsboro School Board engaged in a heated exchange after school board member Glenn Miller presented a detailed request that the board consider redrawing the school…
Apr 01, 2015

Making Gain Share equitable for all

by Editorial board
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state. And for good reason: When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
Apr 01, 2015

Mary VanderWeele: Push state to properly fund our K-12 schools

by Mary VanderWeele
I’m worried for our students and our state. Why? We are in a growing economy but the school funding proposal before the legislature is still short of pre-recession levels. Oregonians have one of…
Apr 01, 2015

A Kelly, by any other name, is probably also full of blarney

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced that my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????”…
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Mar 25, 2015

Dave Frohnmayer's Oregon Blueprint

by (none)
He urged us to recapture the center from which both progress and stability usually flow. Nine years ago, Dave Frohnmayer — then president of the University of Oregon — was invited to speak to…
Mar 25, 2015

Spring break doesn't need to include binging

by (none)
Oregon’s weather’s been glorious for weeks, so you can’t blame students if they’ve caught spring fever. But for too many young people, spring break means party time, and the risks associated…
Mar 25, 2015

How to build at better workforce

by Pamplin Media Group
Workforce. Everyone knows we need one. And most of us want a better one — ready and skilled for the demands of the modern workplace. The question is do we mean it? Last December, the…
Mar 18, 2015

Shine a light on government secrecy

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 were supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
Mar 18, 2015

Allow voters to decide term limits issue

by Hillsboro Tribune/Doug Burkhardt
Last week, two Washington County residents filed a petition with the Washington County Elections Office to place term limits on those serving on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.…
Mar 18, 2015

Oregon's 'no' vote on casinos comes back to bite it

by Beaverton Valley Times
Letter to the editor for March 19, 2015 The casino being built in La Center, Wash., will be devastating to the Oregon economy to say the least. Oregonians shot themselves in the foot by voting…




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