Tough call crucial for easing PERS debt

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Using the personal kicker for one time only would put Oregon's K-12 schools in better financial position.

Local firefighters answered call to serve in California

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
All Oregon firefighters have returned home safe, bringing with them valuable experience with brush and forest fires.

League to discuss redistricting

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Redistricting comes up after the 2020 Census; it's time to find out what that means for Oregonians.

Give Ways & Means to Sen. Johnson

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Independent-minded Democrat would be able to reign in any overreach by her cohorts in the Legislature.

Ouster of Rep. Vial has impact on all of Oregon

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
He was an old-school moderate; and his departure secures Washington County as a Democratic stronghold.

Tigard deserving of city's accolades

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: Members of Tigard community pull together to help meet the needs of their neighbors.

Many thanks for all that Stan Lee taught me

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
My job is to be a storyteller; who better to learn from than one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th century?

It's finally over. What did we learn?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County and the state are both leaning to the left; money doesn't always buy wins; and Oregon's election system is the best in the nation.

Dreaming big for fairground

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Andy Duyck, outgoing Washington County Commission chair, has big plans for the County Fair Complex.

Community college helps students gear-up for future jobs

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Addressing the 'skills gap' for business and industry remains one of the challenges.

Who we endorse

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's too late to mail in your ballots; see the top of our webpage for a list of ballot drop-off sites in Washington County.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Residents speak out on wide array of election issues during final week before Nov. 6 voting deadline.

Opinion column: Vote 'yes' on Measure 105

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Measure won't promote racial profiling but will keep our community safe by enforcing laws.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Area residents weigh in on candidates and issues facing voters on Nov. 6 general election.

Give Harrington nod for county chair

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County has been run well but big challenges need new answers for coming years.

Voters should support Parrish for House

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden lays out support for incumbent in House District 37 race.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Martin Forbes succumbs to cancer

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Long-time Lake Oswego Review editor and Tigard resident Martin Forbes passes away after a long battle with cancer.

In crowded mayor's race, Jason Snider is best choice

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Four very qualified candidates are running for the seat but the Times Editorial Board believes Snider is hit ground running.

Letters to the Editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Support for Monahan for mayor, BSD board member says both gubernatorial candidates support education

Vote 'no' on Measures 103, 104

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Both measures are solutions in search of problems, and should be rejected by voters.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics of this week's letters primarily revolve around November general election.

To keep communities safe, vote 'no' on Measure 105

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Longtime law enforcement leader sees value in maintaining Oregon's 'sanctuary' status.

Say 'yes' to Tigard-Tualatin levy request

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
District has proven to be a good steward of the public's money, and this renews an existing levy.

Clean energy jobs are key to our future

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tom Brewer: Oregon should lead the way in bolstering both the environment and the economy.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A Scout does outreach; elected officials reject Measure 105, which would overturn Oregon's 'Sanctuary' law.

Measure 102 deserves a 'yes' vote

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This simple change to the state Constitution will allow public-private partnerships for affordable housing.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics are a generous donation from a local business, and the problems surrounding a bottle-drop facility.

Our Opinion: Tolls must add capacity first

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Like other big issues facing Oregon, the transportation problem can seem unsolvable. But for the average person trying to make his or her way to…

Career, technical education lifts up lives

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Congresswoman: Recent bill supports programs such as Auto Tech at Aloha High School.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics this week include a fundraiser for Alzheimer's research, property tax options and an Oregon House race.

Our editorial: It's time to stop false attacks on the media

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Newspapers across the nation, including The Times, take an opportunity to push back against the 'fake news' nonsense.

Housing bond measure isn't answer to crisis

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce comes out against November bond measure.

Law enforcement leaders back sanctuary law

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Washington County Sheriff and District Attorney both oppose Measure 105 on November ballot.

King City is getting ready for housing challenge

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Mayor Ken Gibson: The population increase is coming for every city in the metro area; King City has a plan.

Our Opinion: Independent party must prove viability

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We don't blame the IPO for using this unexpected bit of leverage. After all, the political deck in Oregon is stacked heavily in favor of the…

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from the White House border policy, to Alzheimer's research, to election lawn signs.

In November, vote to maintain Oregon's sanctuary status

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Current law is supported by many in law enforcement, encourages immigrants to trust police.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Well-known clerk says good bye to Tigard; gubernatorial candidate right on education.

People are being heard on light rail plan

The Times - Opinion
My opinion: More need to get involved, and the deadline to do so is Monday, July 30.

Fire season requires attention from all of us

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Smokey skies over the region last year remind us that living so close to the forests is a blessing but has its impacts, as well.

Residents came together out of love

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Citizens' view: In response to a federal policy taking children from people seeking asylum, a community comes together.

Let states fix health care woes

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Guest opinion: Congress can't or won't fix our health care, so it's time to let states try.

Our Opinion: Compromise immigration bill needed

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
We call on our state's congressional delegation, Democrats and the lone Republican, to work toward a compromise immigration reform bill, rather than…

Review Buehler's record on women's health issues

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion: State senator says gubernatorial candidate isn't playing fair on important topic.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tolling for highways is terrible option; 'electronic-repair' rights would be boon.

Participate when education task force comes to town

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Legislature proved that the 'road show' concept worked in 2016-17 to create a transportation package of bills; here's hoping lightning strikes…

Court ruling doesn't diminish need for unions

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Beaverton teacher says unions have benefitted the state; will continue to do so.

Tigard takes first step toward smart zoning option

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: It's time to reconsider strict zoning throughout Washington County in light of a shortage of affordable housing; to reduce transit; and…

Reflecting on Marylhurst

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Marylhurst trustees reflect on bittersweet last commencement for historic college.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The city of Beaverton is honored for its commitment to inclusion and engagement.

Oregon leads nation in encouraging people to vote

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Credit Secretary of State Dennis Richardson for being on the correct side of voters rights.

Graduations remind us to support education

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
State Sen. Rob Wagner reflects on messages he takes away from gradutation season.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics include a high school theater production, vaccinations and recent high-profile suicides.

Unhappy about vehicle registration fee? Blame the…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our view: When Congress stopped increasing the federal gas tax in 1993, cities, counties and states had to step up.

History, challenges of Clean Water Services little…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Citizen's opinion: Replacing longtime public servant Bill Gaffi won't be easy.

Is Metro right agency to lead on housing?

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: A lot more information is needed before moving forward with a massive housing vote.

Gunfire, robbery reported in NE Portland on Sunday

Portland Tribune - News
Shooting occurs at Northeast 42nd Avenue, Stan's Market robbed on night of June 3.

Tigard mayor's timing could hurt city

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: John Cook's decision not to run for re-election, coming within days of failed vote, will leave an impression.

When 'safe and welcoming' is no longer enough

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
One high school teacher recounts the work he and cohorts do to help a student whose father could be deported.

Relay for Life event is all about hope

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tigard-Tualatin relay, and luminaria event, focus on what we have, not what we've lost.

Student to 'adults' - Please do something!

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tualatin student: All sides need to come together to end epidemic of gun violence in schools.

We're not yet prepared for next big disaster

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Infrastructure Week reminds us that maintaining what we have is a key component for readiness.

Fighting to overcome the opioid crisis

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Congresswoman: Tour of state has led to analysis of our opioid crisis in Oregon.

Breakdown of voting in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Two lessons to be learned from Tigard and Tualatin; new Washington County Commission still taking shape.

Our list of endorsements

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Tuesday is the dealine to vote; The Times will begin posting election results shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The final print edition before Tuesday's election focuses on races in our region.

Newspaper: San Soucie, Mitchell for Beaverton City…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Incumbent Marc San Soucie should get the call-back; Laura Mitchell's experience would add to council.

Ogden gets nod in BOLI race; position shouldn't be…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The time has come for Gov. Brown and the Legislature to make this an appointed directorship.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
With the primary election coming up May 15, readers sound off on candidates, Tigard's levy.

Treece gets nod for District 2

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Director of Westside Economic Alliance would bring vision to county.

Give Deckert top job in county

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Former legislator would be the right fit to help a well-run county pivot toward the next challenges.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
May 15 election dominates the mail bag this week, including DA and county races.

Tualatin correct to focus bond projects on streets

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Editorial: Vote 'yes' on bond measure to address safety, signals, crosswalks and more.

Sherwood's choices: Smart growth, or unplanned…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Sherwood staff was correct to weave an expansion of the urban growth boundary into the city's comprehensive plan.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The Tuesday, May 15, primary election dominates the newspaper's mailbag this week.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Elections on May primary ballot dominates this week's mail bag; ballots should be distributed around May 1.

Collaboration connects students to their futures

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Portland Community College, Bank of America support the Future Connect program.

'Yes' vote urged for Tigard levy

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: City has been a good steward of taxpayer funds; levy would support police, library, sidewalks, crosswalks.

Vote 'yes' in Mayfor BeavertonSchool District'slevy…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The new levy replaces one about to expire, will cost homeowners about the same, and will mean smaller classrooms.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Only two letters this week: Rep. Rich Vial gets kudos, and e-cigarettes get burned.

OPINION: Governor should veto bill that hurts small…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Rep. Julie Parrish: Disconnecting Oregon from federal tax code will hurt many small businesses.

Let's praise student activism - from left or right

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: From walkouts to nationwide marches, students are becoming activists; that's a good thing.

Good session for health care, education, small…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Column: State Rep. Margaret Doherty reflects on the 2018 legislative session.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
This week's topics: The Washington County race for district attorney, plus a critique on the media.

Our Opinion: Time is now to prepare for big quake

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
A recent study reveals that we can no longer afford to postpone local efforts to prepare for the next major earthquake.

Letter to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
It's up to us to protect the National Monuments from being rolled back by White House.

Banning books isn't about helping students

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Opinion column: Sometimes, controversial books are exactly what students need.

'Yes' votes will expand fire services westward

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Measures 34-280 and 34-281 shouldn't be on the ballot, but since they are, voters should approve them.

Tigard-Tualatin board got it right on contraceptives

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: School leaders get an A+ for how they handled the issue in high school health clinics.

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Lessons in resignation of Sen. Kruse

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Not every agency handles harassment cases as well as Beaverton's chamber.

Editorial: Governor right to focus on jobs in her…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Unemployment may be at record lows right now, but not everybody is experiencing the boom times.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics focus on the Legislature: Bills to curb illegal gun violence, and the cap-and-invest proposal.

Our Opinion: Go slow on cap, trade legislation

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
The most compelling reason to wait is to keep faith with Oregon voters, who agreed in 2010 to allow the Legislature to meet every year.

Letters to the editor

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Topics range from affordable housing, to 'Dreamers,' to voter assistance teams.

My View: What's the chance of a woman president?

The Times - Opinion
Studies also have found that, for the voice of a collective group to be heard, that group must achieve a critical mass - around 30 percent. If we're…

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics range from health insurance coverage to Puerto Rico to climate legislation.

Our community at crosshairs of national news

The Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Affordable Care Act (Measure 101) and DACA make news right in our backyards.

Letters to the editor

The Times - Opinion
Topics include Measure 101 - Tuesday is the voting deadline - and family medical leave.opin

Our Opinion: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

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