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Our Opinion: We need your help to improve our new podcast

Our Opinion: We need your help to improve our new podcast

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We're excited to launch the News-Times Podcast, but we're still figuring it out.
Metzger: Get prepared for an unexpected disaster

Metzger: Get prepared for an unexpected disaster

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'September is National Preparedness Month. ... The hardest part is getting started. So, where do you start?'
Dettmer: Help shape our region's transportation investments

Dettmer: Help shape our region's transportation investments

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I am encouraging Washington County businesses and community members to share their experiences.'
Bates: Honor Oregon's MIA-POW warriors this month

Bates: Honor Oregon's MIA-POW warriors this month

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Over the years, about 1 million brave warriors lost their American dream so that we could live ours.'
Tapken: Public money flows to wrong companies for wrong…

Tapken: Public money flows to wrong companies for wrong…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'A fair and equitable Oregon with a higher sustainability and economical base should be the utmost priority.'
Our Opinion: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall

Our Opinion: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Cling to the three weeks of summer your wall calendar says you have left, if you like. But the season's changing.
Frazier: Candidates should be willing to take risks

Frazier: Candidates should be willing to take risks

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'After all, the nation and Oregon don't need leaders who thinks 'winning' is synonymous with governing.'
Craddick, González & Stacey: The future of recycling

Craddick, González & Stacey: The future of recycling

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Clearly, our recycling system needs be more adaptable. We need to look at every part of the system.'
Monroe: Get prepared during Preparedness Month

Monroe: Get prepared during Preparedness Month

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'September is Preparedness Month. ... We are overdue for the next quake. Let's get prepared together!'
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 4, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 4, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers' letters discuss healthcare costs, the climate crisis and gun rights.
Our Opinion: Pumpkin spice isn't the end of fire season

Our Opinion: Pumpkin spice isn't the end of fire season

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Although fall is upon us, it's hot out, and fire agencies are urging Oregonians to be careful.
Baptista: Climate change: our problem, our choice

Baptista: Climate change: our problem, our choice

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We face a simple choice: Caring only about today, or choosing to also protect the future of the human race.'
Dawson: Metro, where 'temporary' means 'forever'

Dawson: Metro, where 'temporary' means 'forever'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It should go through the process of winning voter approval to create a new revenue stream.'
Haughton-Pitts: Oregonians need relief from prescription…

Haughton-Pitts: Oregonians need relief from prescription…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Oregon's congressional delegation is in the position to lead on this issue and make a difference for all of us.'
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 28, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 28, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers share their thoughts on climate change and nutritional assistance programs.
Our Opinion: We can do without the Portland projection

Our Opinion: We can do without the Portland projection

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Partisan provocateurs can't resist stirring the pot in Portland. But we're not in Portland.
Gallegos: The limits of tolerance

Gallegos: The limits of tolerance

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I believe we are here to spread compassion and not hate. We are here to celebrate diversity and not fear it.'
Telfer: PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

Telfer: PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Ultimately, it's taxpayers who are carrying the added cost caused by past mistakes by public officials.'
Kane: Digital marketing and SEO is a marathon, not a sprint

Kane: Digital marketing and SEO is a marathon, not a sprint

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There are a lot of SEO experts and social media management gurus out there to help mom-and-pop business owners.'
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 21, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 21, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers write in about immigration enforcement, Sen. Betsy Johnson and more.
Our Opinion: ICE should not be above the law

Our Opinion: ICE should not be above the law

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Agents made a mistake and publicly humiliated a U.S. citizen in Hillsboro. He's within his rights to sue them.
Seed and Reynolds: Safe gun storage law will save lives

Seed and Reynolds: Safe gun storage law will save lives

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'For Oregonians to be safe in their communities, we need to enact sensible gun policies like this one.'
Peeters Weem: Solar in Forest Grove may start with you

Peeters Weem: Solar in Forest Grove may start with you

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Concerned individuals, like yourself, are also encouraged to place solar panels on roofs.'
Frazier: We're an American family. Let's start acting like…

Frazier: We're an American family. Let's start acting like…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We need to see past traditional notions of what makes two people become more than strangers.'
Dondero: Democrats should take their cues from history

Dondero: Democrats should take their cues from history

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'They don't have to reinvent the wheel; they simply have to remind Dems who they are and where we can to go.'
Early: Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

Early: Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'These proposed ballot initiatives will only do harm to the pension system and the people who are counting on it.'
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 14, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 14, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers share their thoughts about gun violence, Hillsboro's minor league baseball team and more.
Our Opinion: We won't be divided by violence and hate

Our Opinion: We won't be divided by violence and hate

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Community festivals, like the one that was targeted in California, are an antidote to poisonous thought.
Our Opinion: The names that matter

Our Opinion: The names that matter

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
In three horrific mass shootings across the country, 34 people were senselessly gunned down.
Johnson: Walkout far from legislative session's top takeaway

Johnson: Walkout far from legislative session's top takeaway

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Personally, I won't forget the indignant voice of a 10-year-old girl ... demanding I vote for House Bill 3427.'

Mechling: For equal pay, lean into a union

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Mechling: For equal pay, lean into a union
'By reducing or eliminating the pay gap, unions can have a dramatic impact on a woman's earnings.'

Cook: Not old, just vintage

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Cook: Not old, just vintage
'Someone said you can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old....'

Our Opinion: A market could help with Cornelius'…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: A market could help with Cornelius'…
After their due diligence, we hope city leaders will support the concept of a farmers market.

Field: Investment in rural business vital to global…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Field: Investment in rural business vital to global…
'It takes all of us to invest in the communities that define our nation and many of our shared values.'

Yurlov: State misstepping on cannabis legislation

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Yurlov: State misstepping on cannabis legislation
'Oregon should leave businesses alone and let law enforcement do their job.'

Frazier: Recall effort isn't our 'Oregon Way'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Frazier: Recall effort isn't our 'Oregon Way'
'Oregonians deserve a Republican Party that would make Tom McCall proud, not one that Donald Trump wants.'

Our Opinion: Think bigger to fix Cornelius Pass

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Think bigger to fix Cornelius Pass
Safety improvements are good. But the road has problems that won't be fixed so easily (or inexpensively).

Stride: Fishing on the Clackamas is a rewarding…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Stride: Fishing on the Clackamas is a rewarding…
'We talked a lot about fishing, and we both agreed that we would go back and fish that spot again.'

Catalani: Robert Mueller as mythic hero

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Catalani: Robert Mueller as mythic hero
'Mr. Mueller cannot fix us. His big date with Congress cannot settle us. Better we mute that moment.'

Spalding: Abortion defenders are evading the key…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Spalding: Abortion defenders are evading the key…
'If I were ever willing to vote for anybody who supported the massacre of our babies, I could not live with myself.'

Selvaggio: Pesticide-free is better for bees, fish…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Selvaggio: Pesticide-free is better for bees, fish…
'This is a better way. A safer way. A way that protects nature and the health of our children and pets.'

Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2019
Readers opine on Brian Boquist's comments, a local electric co-op race, democratic governance and more.

Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission took humanity to another celestial body. We can't stop there.

Currie: Walkout takes page from segregationists

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Currie: Walkout takes page from segregationists
'Unable to win elections, the party will do anything to stop efforts to address climate change.'

Layng: It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Layng: It's 'Prime' time for good jobs
'We all need to come together to support Amazon workers' fight for safe, good-paying jobs.'

Larkins: Food insecurity isn't just a K-12 problem

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Larkins: Food insecurity isn't just a K-12 problem
'We must recognize the subsequent shift in student needs and be prepared to support our students.'

Letters to the Editor: July 17, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: July 17, 2019
Our readers write about discrimination, respond to past issues of the newspaper and share health concerns.

Our Opinion: Hillsboro needs a new senator

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Hillsboro needs a new senator
Three weeks ago, Sen. Brian Boquist was recorded on video threatening state police. Why is he still in office?

Cook: Nostalgic in Georgia

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Cook: Nostalgic in Georgia
'Facebook helps with making some connection, but I really wanted to see my 'old' friends again.'

Hrabal: Businesses should support service clubs

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Hrabal: Businesses should support service clubs
'Be part of the solution, not the problem, in pursuing the Golden Rule and join an organization of your choice.'

Letters to the Editor: July 10, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: July 10, 2019
Readers express their thoughts on the legislative session, coastal construction, park design and more.

Editorial: Bluffing, bungling made up legislative…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Editorial: Bluffing, bungling made up legislative…
From Republicans' melodramatic walkout to Democrats' mismanaging issues, this session can't end soon enough.

Letters to the Editor: July 3, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: July 3, 2019
This week, readers wanted to talk about potholes, GOP lawmakers and Forest Grove police.

Mengelkoch: Thoughts about voting and life

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Mengelkoch: Thoughts about voting and life
If I needed something to remind me that rural America is filled with surprises, this experience did so in a spectacular way

Bates: Help support the Vietnam War Memorial fund

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Bates: Help support the Vietnam War Memorial fund
Unlike Washington and California, Oregon's capitol lacks a memorial to Vietnam war soldiers.

Letters to the Editor: June 26, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: June 26, 2019
This week, readers wanted to talk about Adelante Mujeres, broken eggs and Brian Boquist.

Our Opinion: Boquist should apologize. Now.

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Boquist should apologize. Now.
Sen. Brian Boquist threatened the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol.

Nguyen: Bill promotes small-donor elections

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Nguyen: Bill promotes small-donor elections
Reducing the power of big money in campaigns ensures everyone's voice can be heard.

Our Opinion: Lawmakers should pass tobacco tax…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Lawmakers should pass tobacco tax…
The social value of such a tax is simple: The more expensive a product is, the less likely young people, especially teenagers, will be to buy it.

Ballmer, Blatz: Some good news on graduation rates

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Ballmer, Blatz: Some good news on graduation rates
Lives can be saved if efforts like All Hands Raised succeed, Strive Together members say.

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