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Portland's Opinions

September 16, 2014

My View: Intel deal made mockery of democratic process

by Russ Dondero
The Intel Strategic Investment Program deal unanimously passed in a joint session of the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council on Aug. 26 is a classic backroom…
September 11, 2014

Our Opinion: Don't let concussions ruin young lives

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…
September 04, 2014

Readers' Letters: Create infill without destroying houses

by Pamplin Media Group
Regarding Justin Wood’s opinion piece, titled “Demolitions meet city’s growing needs (Sept. 2),” it should be noted that opponents of the demolition of old and historic homes are not opposed to…
September 11, 2014

My View: Choose or lose parks replacement bond

by Nick Hardigg
This summer, the nonprofit Portland Parks Foundation traveled the city talking to people about parks at more than 100 events. Our most popular handout, by far, was a sticker proclaiming “Love…
September 09, 2014

My View: 'No strategy' is bad way to fight terror

by Susan Estrich
The horrifying footage of the second beheading of an American journalist by ISIS, this time freelancer Steven Joel Sotloff, a 31-year-old from Florida who loved journalism, has again placed the…
September 09, 2014

My View: If you only had a limited number of words to share with…

by Simon Tam
Do you ever notice that most people are most their productive right before they leave for a big vacation? That’s when the to-do list is brought out: major projects at work that need to be…
September 04, 2014

Our Opinion: Clean up brownfields for right reasons

by Editorial Board
Portland’s leaders are placing a lot of hope — and potentially a pile of money — on the possibility of turning abandoned properties into thriving commercial or industrial endeavors. It’s good…
September 04, 2014

My View: Forest legislation must work for everyone

by Tony Hyde, Faye Stewart and Simon Hare
One of the most important issues facing Oregonians is future management of 2.6 million acres of O&C forests. Under federal law, these lands are required by the O&C Act to be managed for…
September 02, 2014

My View: Class of 2015 has been penalized for Portland Public…

by Mike Rosen, Monique McClean, Lisa Zuniga and Tracy
The start of school is an opportunity for new beginnings, reconnecting with friends and teachers, and setting goals. And yet for Portland Public Schools’ older students, it appears we’re…
September 02, 2014

My View: Demolitions meet city's growing needs

by Justin Wood
Some neighborhood and anti-growth advocates recently have been using the word “epidemic” to characterize the demolition of existing housing that has been occurring in our city. In 2013, 273…

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Aug 28, 2014

Readers' Letters: Don't like breastfeeding? Then don't look

by (none)
The management of The Ram Restaurant and Brewery wants everyone in its restaurants to have an enjoyable experience? Clearly it doesn’t want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, certainly…
Aug 28, 2014

Our Opinion: A cheap ride isn't always the best ride

by Editorial Board
The city of Portland is under pressure to give its stamp of approval to mobile ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Despite a growing list of followers and advocates for these…
Aug 28, 2014

My View: Don't sacrifice rural economy to make a point

by Steve Zika
I love the excitement expressed by the Portland Tribune’s editorial board for Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County over 30 years. It gives me a thrill to know that a…
Aug 28, 2014

My View: City's demolition epidemic must be curbed

by Peggy Moretti and Brandon Spencer-Hartle
Portland is in the process of losing one of its greatest assets: the character of our older neighborhoods. From Eastmoreland to St. Johns, there is an epidemic of demolition, with the city…
Aug 26, 2014

My View: What went wrong in Ferguson?

by Susan Estrich
The short answer is: everything. I’m not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don’t yet know. There are two…
Aug 26, 2014

My View: We need to know when our food has been modified

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods. It would help Oregonians tell the difference between locally grown real food and…
Aug 21, 2014

Our Opinion: Old Town/Chinatown needs bold action

by Editorial board
Mayor Charlie Hales says he’s ashamed of Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown district. That sentiment is somewhat understandable. Despite marvelous attractions in the district, such as the Lan Su…
Aug 21, 2014

My View: Candidate with most votes should win

by John Koza
Existing state “winner-take-all” statutes award 100 percent of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in each state. Because of that,…
Aug 21, 2014

Readers' Letters: Don't like breastfeeding? Then don't look

by No byline
The management of The Ram Restaurant and Brewery wants everyone in its restaurants to have an enjoyable experience? Clearly it doesn’t want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, certainly…
Aug 21, 2014

My View: Build bridges, but fix rest of infrastructure, too

by Tobias Read
There’s been a lot of talk lately about building bridges in the Portland area. Clearly the need to solve the safety and congestion problems crossing the Columbia River hasn’t gone away. Yet, the…