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Portland's Opinions

April 25, 2017

Our Opinion: Pass bond for needed school fixes

by Pamplin Media Group
These construction projects, as large as they are, will make only a dent in the backlog of deferred improvements for Portland's schools. District officials have been upfront about their intent…
April 25, 2017

My View: Nothing wrong with promoting cars

by John A. Charles Jr.
But no matter how much some people fantasize about using alternatives to cars, it's not very practical. Midday meetings, post-work errands, child-care obligations and countless other demands…
April 25, 2017

Letters: Removing bureau chiefs the right call

by Pamplin Media Group
Readers take on departed bureau chiefs and real news versus fake news.


April 20, 2017

My View: Story skewed picture of pet company

by Fred Wich
Hannah's mission is to help pets live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible with one forever family at a reasonable and sustainable cost, and to eliminate euthanasia for economic…
April 20, 2017

My View: Don't penalize charity health payments

by Larry Harvey
Many people don't realize that transplantation is not a silver bullet for organ failure. Sustained follow-up treatments are essential to prevent the body from rejecting the foreign organ, and…
April 20, 2017

Letters: Don't repeat Clinton uranium falsehood

by Pamplin Media Group
Our readers weigh in on Hannah the Pet Society, Accessory Dwelling Units, and, of course, President Donald Trump.
April 18, 2017

Our Opinion: Address budget, taxes for long term

by Pamplin Media Group
Curbing rising expenses still has real-life consequences for public employees who could be asked to chip in more of their pay for retirement or health-care costs.But without compromise, Oregon…
April 18, 2017

My View: Turn waste into clean energy

by Nick Fish and Mike Jordan
Starting this summer, Environmental Services will kick off an innovative effort designed to capture 100 percent of the methane from our waste, dramatically reducing our carbon footprint. We will…
April 18, 2017

My View: Oregonians unite as raining champions

by Adam Davis
Oregonians' fondness for the climate cuts across population subgroups: young and old, female and male, urban and rural. More telling, it is something Republicans, Democrats and…
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April 17, 2017

'Anatomy of Gray' puts 'interesting twist' on Midwestern small…

by Blair Stenvick
The upcoming Tigard Mask and Mirror production is billed as a 'children's play for adults.'

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Apr 13, 2017

Our Opinion: Fix housing bill while there's time

by Pamplin Media Group
Lifting the ban on rent control could lead to a checkerboard of regulations, as each city makes its own decisions about whether and how to limit rent increases. If Portland adopts strict rent…
Apr 13, 2017

My View: Dems create false narrative about Trump, Russia

by Diane L. Gruber
In an effort to damage the new administration, the Democrats and the media are creating a false narrative that President Trump has some nefarious ties to Putin and/or the Russian government.
Apr 13, 2017

My View: Join Tax March to demand Donald Trump's IRS returns

by Angela Uherbelau
In addition to the national importance of the day, I'm joining Tax March PDX because it feels like a unique Portland - and Oregon - moment.
Apr 11, 2017

My View: Let's give the mayor a chance

by Israel Bayer, Street Roots
Protesters can shout until they are blue in the face, but I'm grateful the mayor isn't leading with heavy law enforcement and the criminalization of the homeless agenda. I'm grateful for his…
Apr 11, 2017

My View: City's success will become downfall

by Pamplin Media Group
Our readers are concerned about the consequences of Portland's popularity, including higher housing costs and residential infill projects.
Apr 06, 2017

My View: Historic districts preserve affordability

by Rod Merrick
A core credo of density advocates opposing historic districts is to embrace the Residential Infill Project. That project indiscriminately triples density in single-dwelling zones, justified by…
Apr 06, 2017

My View: Give Wheeler the chance to be a leader

by Dan Holladay
The mayor and I will disagree on many policy questions over the next years. However, I am convinced that Mayor Wheeler's motives are to do what he feels is in the best interests of all…
Apr 06, 2017

My View: Supreme Court ruling on students with disabilities…

by Christy Scattarella
Currently, our system does not prepare diverse learners for success. One quarter of our capable children with conditions such as dyslexia, ADHD and autism are chronically absent, which leads to…
Apr 06, 2017

Letters: Make guns useless to all except owner

by Pamplin Media Group
Readers have opinions on everything ranging from guns to missing bill numbers.
Apr 04, 2017

Our Opinion: Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

by Pamplin Media Group
Based on a 2015 federal study, we can expect that every week in Oregon, more than 500 people younger than 18 try smoking for the first time. The peak years for that first cigarette seem to be in…