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Our Opinion: Carrying on the work of the late Tom Johnston

Our Opinion: Carrying on the work of the late Tom Johnston

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
The Forest Grove city councilor, who died Monday, worked tirelessly to make his community a better place.
Graser-Lindsey: Metro's attitude to recycling is…

Graser-Lindsey: Metro's attitude to recycling is…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'More recycling could be achieved simply by using more segregated bins for paper, metal and plastics.'
Dondero: For election interference, Trump must be impeached

Dondero: For election interference, Trump must be impeached

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Trump's strategy is clear -- keep asking for foreign help in his campaign despite its clearly impeachable context.'
Kane: Video games pose serious cyber risks

Kane: Video games pose serious cyber risks

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Since October is Cybersecurity Month, BBB is talking about how to stay safe.'
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers say pump the brakes on climate change alarm and impeaching President Donald Trump.
Our Opinion: Battered but unbowed in our mission

Our Opinion: Battered but unbowed in our mission

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's National Newspaper Week, and the newspaper business is looking ragged. But we're staying in the fight.
Chavern: News media essential to First Amendment freedoms

Chavern: News media essential to First Amendment freedoms

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Long before social media came onto the scene, news media have enabled us to exercise all five freedoms.'
Pillai: The time is now to fight climate change

Pillai: The time is now to fight climate change

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We have to get involved. ... There is no halfway or good enough. This is an emergency.'
Hoyle: The best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be…

Hoyle: The best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'As I travel the state, few businesses I talk to want to see us join the race to the bottom.'
Lee: Learning about disability etiquette

Lee: Learning about disability etiquette

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Understand how to speak with a person who has just told you they have chronic illness or disability.'
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 9, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 9, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letter-writers are upset with President Donald Trump, for one, and state Rep. Brad Witt, for another.
Making mom's life a little easier with In Kind boxes

Making mom's life a little easier with In Kind boxes

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The maternity boxes are modeled off a program in Finland that dates back to 1938.
Our Opinion: Grants are great news for firefighters and all…

Our Opinion: Grants are great news for firefighters and all…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
It's gratifying to see our first responders getting some attention so they can keep on keeping us safe.
Metz: Impeachment would be misstep by Democrats

Metz: Impeachment would be misstep by Democrats

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Impeachment confirms Trump's provocative campaign salvo to his base: They tried to erase your vote.'
Cook: Failed Metro vows should worry levy voters

Cook: Failed Metro vows should worry levy voters

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'If Chehalem Ridge is really Metro's next big success story, why hasn't it become a reality?'
Miller: Hydropower needed in fight against climate change

Miller: Hydropower needed in fight against climate change

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We'll need to continue to think creatively and make the most of our current carbon-free resources.'
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers express their thoughts on election interference, sex education and more.
Our Opinion: A new age of youth activism

Our Opinion: A new age of youth activism

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Students are standing up and demanding our government and business leaders safeguard our planet's future.
Witt: Legislative Days bring activity back to the Capitol

Witt: Legislative Days bring activity back to the Capitol

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'As lawmakers, we need to be mindful of the impacts of any proposed legislation on small business.'
Fuller: Real ID licenses are coming to Oregon

Fuller: Real ID licenses are coming to Oregon

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'Don't have the right ID? You might miss your flight. ... Gather your documents now so you'll be ready.'
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 25, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 25, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers back climate change demonstrations, give Congress advice and criticize a News-Times editorial.
Our Opinion: To prevent suicide, we need multiple approaches

Our Opinion: To prevent suicide, we need multiple approaches

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
There's no magic wand we can wave to make our mental health crisis go away. It's not that easy. But it's vital.
Our Opinion: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Our Opinion: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'We're now seeing in Oregon that the wall may only exist in the enabling legislation -- not in practice.'
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 18, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 18, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Readers share their thoughts on industrial noise pollution, pay-to-play in politics, and more.
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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall
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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Frazier: Candidates should be willing to take risks
'After all, the nation and Oregon don't need leaders who thinks 'winning' is synonymous with governing.'

Craddick, González & Stacey: The future of recycling

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Craddick, González & Stacey: The future of recycling
'Clearly, our recycling system needs be more adaptable. We need to look at every part of the system.'

Monroe: Get prepared during Preparedness Month

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Monroe: Get prepared during Preparedness Month
'September is Preparedness Month. ... We are overdue for the next quake. Let's get prepared together!'

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 4, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Sept. 4, 2019
Readers' letters discuss healthcare costs, the climate crisis and gun rights.

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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: Pumpkin spice isn't the end of fire…
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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Baptista: Climate change: our problem, our choice
'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'

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Dawson: Metro, where 'temporary' means 'forever'
'It should go through the process of winning voter approval to create a new revenue stream.'

Haughton-Pitts: Oregonians need relief from…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Haughton-Pitts: Oregonians need relief from…
'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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 28, 2019
Readers share their thoughts on climate change and nutritional assistance programs.

Our Opinion: We can do without the Portland…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: We can do without the Portland…
Partisan provocateurs can't resist stirring the pot in Portland. But we're not in Portland.

Gallegos: The limits of tolerance

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Gallegos: The limits of tolerance
'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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Telfer: PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal…
'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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Kane: Digital marketing and SEO is a marathon, not…
'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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 21, 2019
Readers write in about immigration enforcement, Sen. Betsy Johnson and more.

Our Opinion: ICE should not be above the law

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: ICE should not be above the law
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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Seed and Reynolds: Safe gun storage law will save…
'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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Peeters Weem: Solar in Forest Grove may start with…
'Concerned individuals, like yourself, are also encouraged to place solar panels on roofs.'

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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Frazier: We're an American family. Let's start…
'We need to see past traditional notions of what makes two people become more than strangers.'

Dondero: Democrats should take their cues from…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Dondero: Democrats should take their cues from…
'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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Early: Ballot measures would make PERS problems…
'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

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Aug. 14, 2019
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…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: We won't be divided by violence and…
Community festivals, like the one that was targeted in California, are an antidote to poisonous thought.

Our Opinion: The names that matter

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Our Opinion: The names that matter
In three horrific mass shootings across the country, 34 people were senselessly gunned down.

Johnson: Walkout far from legislative session's top…

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
Johnson: Walkout far from legislative session's top…
'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.'

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