Editorial: A modest fix for Oregon records law

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
House Bill 2353, a public records law, needs to pass, despite what naysayers think.

Rake: Suicide crisis highlights need for mental healthcare

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
When writing about suicide, why didn't the newspaper cover access to mental health programs?

Cook: Let's learn from our mistakes in life

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
May we all learn from our mistakes in life. Now that is something to think about.

Letters to the Editor: April 17, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This week, we got plenty of letters about Hillsboro's school board race, and Salem leadership.

Goddard: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Young people have been at the forefront of the civil rights movement and challenge ways of thinking.

Bauer: Oregon's working poor need help

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
State lawmakers need to enact policies that boost the take-home pay of low-income working families

Editorial: Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Journalists across the state are joining together this week to tackle suicide awareness.

Letters to the Editor: April 10, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This week we heard about Hillsboro's school board race, the Electoral College and bills in Salem.

Stride: Spring is in the air

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Columnist recounts a recent trip to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro.

Neron: Thanks to those who responded to Villebois fire

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Hillsboro-area legislator thanks first respondents for their work during a recent fire.

Editorial: Community colleges ask Salem for help

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We think community colleges should get what they're asking for. But with some caveats.

Editorial: Clarno is good pick for Secretary of State gig

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Brown and Clarno have worked together before. They know and respect each other.

Callaway: Experience a day in the life in Hillsboro

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Whatever brings you to Hillsboro, it's mayor is glad you're here to experience it.

Cook: A customer from Down Under

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We live in a time of great change. The question is: What are we going to do with it?

Letter to the Editor: April 2, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
This week we only had room for a single letter, about school board candidate See Eun Kim.

Hellman: Eliminating single-family zoning is…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
A bill in the Oregon legislature could mean the end of neighborhoods as we know them.

Frazier: Green New Deal shouldn't spare air travel

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez need to fill the plane-shaped hole in the Green New Deal.

Editorial: Want to truly help your community? Run for office

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Several elected seats up for grabs this spring offer little competition. That's a problem.

Dacones: Protect the health of Oregonians, pass House Bill…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Oregon allows non-medical exemptions to vaccinations, and those exemptions are on the rise.

Valfre: Taking a message to, and from, D.C.

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Forest Grove councilor returns from Washington, D.C. where he advocated issues to federal lawmakers.

Schouten, Nosse: Let's protect bicyclists at intersections

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
State legislators say biking is eco-friendly option and Oregon should do more to be bicycle-friendly

Letters to the Editor: March 27, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about district attorneys, state's rights and more letters on climate change.

Kennedy-Smith: PERS cuts will hurt child welfare system

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our state's opioid and methamphetamine crisis is ripping families apart. Listen to their stories.

Editorial: We can do better funding education

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Oregon's kids will suffer under Salem's current plans for education funding. That's unacceptable.

Read: Bill could aid all college-bound Oregonians

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Oregon's treasurer and PCC's board chair say it's time to reimagine the Oregon College Savings Plan

Letters to the Editor: March 20, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about the Green New Deal, climate change and fixes to education.

Editorial: Kids can, and should, get political

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Democracy begins with ordinary people. We're glad teenagers are getting involved.

Canon: Connection between climate change, human activity is…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Forest Grove resident Eric Canon responds to recent letters to the editor on climate change.

Hammond: First responders keep us safe by working together

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Hillsboro's Internim City Manager Robby Hammond thanks police, firefighters for their work

Cook: Life goes on (brah!)

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Spontaneous Beatles music at a Rotary meeting bring a message to roll with the punches.

Our Opinion: What if we didn't change our clocks…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
All across the West Coast, there's talk about possibly forgoing the biannual changing of the clocks.

Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about global warming, the death of Gene Herb and President Donald Trump.

Frick: 'Rent stabilization' sounds nice, but it…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The big question: Will rent control bills in Salem increase Oregon's supply of affordable housing?

Puterbaugh: Time to eliminate immunization…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our current situation is primed for the reemergence of vaccine preventable illnesses.

Editorial: Brown should avoid partisan politics

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015, but she shouldn't be afraid today.

Wyden: Time to put the brakes on the Big Pharma…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Oregon's senior U.S. Senator is leading efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices

Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about traffic, great-great-grandkids and a the War in Afghanistan.

Cook: Semper Gumby

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We need to be able to bend and not break. Then we can bounce back from whatever life dishes out.

Rajput: Vote for House Bill 3603 is vote for…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Portland pediatriciion says bill limiting measles vaccine exemptions is the right call.

Gonzalez: Pass a bold Clean Energy Jobs bill

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Western Washington County's Metro councilor says bold action is needed to address climate change.

Hassan: Vaccinations are successful, safe…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Clackamas County pediatrician asks you to call your legislators to pass HB 3063.

Honor Alter Wiener's legacy for our past, present…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
He saw the horrors wrought by hate and bigotry at Auschwitz. Future generations need to know what happened.

Marquis: Lawmakers focus on Capitol behavior, ease…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Lawmakers ... have no trouble dismissing the fear that comes from having the sanctity of your home invaded.'

Erlbaum: Tenant protections help victims of abuse

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Women experiencing harassment, assault, or ongoing domestic violence are more likely to face eviction.'

Krogh: Portland blew last chance at fostering…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'This has occurred in Portland and other cities around Oregon. ... Even the Minneapolis proposal didn't go this far.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 27, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We got letters about school sports, climate change denialism and a federal 'gag rule' on doctors.

Tolerance is the answer, not hatred

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Hate and ignorance exist in this world. Fortunately, there are good people willing to stand up to it.

Means: Voters must call for carbon tax plus rebates

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'At present, fossil fuel users pay nothing for altering the Earth's climate.'

Bauer: Oregon's working poor need help from Salem

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Raising the EITC would be a big step forward in ensuring that all parents who work can support their families.'

Cook: Lending a helping hand

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'It's true, you know - in giving, we receive. We don't have to struggle alone.'

Talberth & Wysham: Toward a Green New Deal that…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Time is running out for humanity to reverse our disastrous effects on the Earth's climate system.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 20, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
We received letters about OCAC, climate change, immigration policy and more.

There's no need to freak out about the forecast

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's in vogue to blame the meteorologists. After all, we didn't get to complain about everyone else.

Alstadt: TriMet takes MAX line safety seriously

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'There have long been efforts to compare safety statistics and fatality rates to further ... agendas.'

Feik: Stand up for our future

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'For our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, please take action now.'

Brumbles: State gun bills are a Marxist's dream

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'The despots ... are doubling down on their masters' effort to steal your rights.'

Lawrence: Affordable housing is in university's…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'I am advocating for a change to be made to the rent market here in a very much college town.'

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 13, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers have their say on federal issues, including the border wall and the Green New Deal.

Winter doesn't mean the planet isn't warming

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Skeptics like to seize upon every regional cold snap to claim climate change is a hoax. They are wrong.

Heredia: NIMBY attitudes crowd out people in need…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Why should you care? Because the people that need assistance in housing are no different than you or me.'

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