Hillsboro's Opinions

February 27, 2015

It was nice of Kate to show John the door, don't ya know

by John Schrag
Our new governor, just a week on the job, has already faced a stream of questions, but so far has failed to answer the most important one: Can she make hotdish? Kate Brown, you see, claims she…
February 27, 2015

Kudos to those supporting the wild places

by Hillsboro Tribune
Development and growth seems to be happening all around us these days. In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous large trees coming down along Cornelius Pass Road and along Baseline Road — including,…
February 27, 2015

Letters

by Various
Energized by Kate Brown as our governor I’m incredibly optimistic and energized by a Kate Brown governorship, despite the circumstances leading up to it. At her swearing in, she struck a…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber failed to slow the growing scandal at a press conference before the start of the 2015 Oreon Legislature.
February 20, 2015

Kitzhaber failed to protect his office's integrity

by Editorial board
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
February 20, 2015

Poverty can make you ill

by Dick Stenson, Ann Barr-Gillespie
The aroma of the wholesome home-cooked chowder, dense with ham, onions, cabbage, potato and corn, spread throughout the teaching kitchen at the Virginia Garcia Wellness Center in Cornelius.…
February 20, 2015

Letters

by Various
Please provide proper references for trees In your photo caption with your story “Fences finally down at Fernhill” (Hillsboro Tribune, Feb. 6 issue), in which you identified in the photo as “two…
February 13, 2015

Our Opinion: Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…
February 13, 2015

Letters

by Various
Raising minimum wage could destroy our economy In response to your editorial concerns about the $15 minimum wage proposals (“Wage hike might backfire on the poor,” Hillsboro Tribune, Jan. 30…
February 13, 2015

State needs to be ready for a massive earthquake

by Sig Unander
Are we ready for a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake? The seismic vulnerability of much infrastructure and many homes and workplaces in Washington County, and the limited preparations made so…
February 06, 2015

Solar push is a wise, welcome move forward

by Hillsboro Tribune
The city of Hillsboro appears to be accelerating its already strong commitment to renewable energy sources — and to solar energy in particular — and it’s wonderful to see. On Jan. 20, members of…

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Feb 06, 2015

Churches provide 'promise'to homeless families

by Debby de Carlo
I put my sleeping bag and pillow in one of the two rooms reserved for overnight hosts and go to find the other host, Nancy, upstairs. She is already there with the three currently homeless…
Feb 06, 2015

Letters

by Various
Two-way streets would add to air pollution In the newspaper this morning, I see Intel is begging to increase their emissions. With that thought in mind, just think how much emissions will…
Jan 30, 2015

Our Opinion: Wage hike would backfire on the poor

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15-per-hour proposal is one of several…
Jan 30, 2015

Learning the ropes in Salem

by Susan McLain
New Year’s resolutions are a normal part of starting a new year for most people. They make goals to do better or to find new ways to finish or accomplish a task. In 2015, as a new legislator, my…
Walt Hellman
Jan 30, 2015

Put brakes to South Hillsboro plans

by Walt Hellman
The big question surrounding the planned huge South Hillsboro development has always been whether our crowded road system can accommodate it. At maturity, South Hillsboro would add a population…
Jan 23, 2015

Local companies going above and beyond to support…

by Hillsboro Tribune
Members of the Oregon National Guard and reserve units from all branches of the military sacrifice a great deal for our communities and for our nation. Sometimes, those in the military find…
Jan 23, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Council members, mayor should have been at street plan meeting I attended the public meeting Jan. 7 concerning the apparent cut-in-stone decision by the city council and Mayor Jerry Willey to…
Jan 23, 2015

Hillsboro schools need to boost technology

by Ashwin Datta
As the bell rings for lunch, my friend frantically runs around the 12 computers in the Glencoe High School library, looking for an open computer. He is followed by four others, each seeking to…
Jan 16, 2015

Despite loss, state can be proud of UO's Ducks

by Hillsboro Tribune
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
Jan 16, 2015

My View: Funding for the future

by Joe Robertson
For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of American living with disease and disability. But in recent years, those hopes…




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