Hillsboro's Opinions

April 24, 2015

Democrats need to find more funds for 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 earlier…
April 24, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Gun bill shows Democrats not concerned about safety Maybe I will finally get my side printed in this publication — that damn liberal, one-sided Oregonian won’t print it. Anyway, Senate Bill 941…
Johnson
April 24, 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 16, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Be safe; call gas company before digging Spring is in the air, and gardeners in Hillsboro will soon start working in their yards. If that work includes digging, NW Natural reminds you to first call…
April 16, 2015

County, Metro on right track with transit planning

by (Staff)
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 to…
April 16, 2015

Boundary change would benefit Hillsboro School District

by Glenn Miller
I would like a chance to respond directly to your editorial (“School boundaries seem just fine for now,” Hillsboro Tribune, April 3 issue). I feel the need to set the record straight. I believe…
April 10, 2015

Making Gain Share program equitable for all of Oregon

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…
Garrett
April 10, 2015

Sheriff has concerns about bill on gun background checks

by Pat Garrett
Senate Bill 941 is not a new concept, but the latest effort to legislate background checks on private gun sales. In fact, over several past legislative sessions, Oregon sheriffs have expressed…
April 10, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Allen would ensure students have options I refer to your article on the Hillsboro School Board (“Eight candidates file for school board,” Hillsboro Tribune, March 27 issue), where Lisa Allen is…
April 03, 2015

School boundaries seem just fine for now

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…

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Apr 02, 2015

SIP is Oregon's best economic development tool

by Christiana Mayer
The opinion piece written by Walt Hellman (“SIP won’t provide enough revenue,” Hillsboro Tribune, March 27 issue) inaccurately bemoaned a so-called failure of our state’s biggest economic…
Apr 02, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Allen has the right experience to serve on school board Our schools need strong, solid leaders. We need someone with the right experience to lead the way for a successful school district. Having…
Mar 27, 2015

State needs to boost budget for K-12 schools

by Mike Scott
Oregon’s legislators are about six weeks into their full 2015 session, and one of the biggest tasks before them is to pass a budget for the 2015-17 biennium. Those of us in the education field…
Mar 27, 2015

Transparency in government is vital in free society

by Editorial Board
For more than 40 years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s…
Mar 27, 2015

SIP won't provide enough revenue

by Walt Hellman
Back in the day when a new major industry came to town, it paid its full share of property taxes. This money was needed to fund the expanded roads, schools and other government services required…
Mar 27, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Various
Honored to represent Banks I read with deep regret about Chance Ford, a constituent from Banks, who is the victim of a tragic accident. As this story advanced, I learned that a fundraising…
Mar 20, 2015

Strong support for library levy is positive sign

by Doug Burkhardt
A recent telephone poll revealing a high level of voter support for the county’s library system is very good news. In January polling, researchers at Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc., a…
Mar 20, 2015

Legislators wrong to OK hidden gas tax

by Mark Richman and Dan Mason
Those of us in Washington County spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. Thanks to the recent votes of three Washington County legislators, that’s not going to change any time soon. With less than…
Mar 19, 2015

Why I support the Clean Fuels Program

by Susan McLain
As a mother and grandmother, I feel it is my responsibility to invest in a cleaner future for the generations to come. Oregon currently ranks second in the nation in the clean energy economy,…
Mar 13, 2015

Allow voters to decide term limits issue

by 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.…




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