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Portland's Opinions

March 26, 2015

Our Opinion: Transportation in literal, figurative gridlock

by Editorial board
Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland area, the traffic at 5 p.m. on local freeways, or the efforts to do something about those snarled conditions? When it comes to the…
March 26, 2015

My View: Plan for the big picture on street upkeep

by David Krogh
Now that it is rethinking its options, the Portland City Council should no longer propose a street maintenance income tax. There are several other possibilities available that would, in the long…
March 26, 2015

My View: There are better sites for new courthouse

by Dennis King
Forty-five years ago I began, at age 28, the fulfillment of my dream — to be a significant player in the rebirth of a new downtown Portland. That plan included new retail — Pioneer Place — light…
March 24, 2015

My View: Vaccinations are safe, cheap and effective

by Pamplin Media Group
In your editorial (Vaccination issue begs for open debate, Feb. 26), you state that “In fiscal 2014, the special ‘vaccine court’ in Washington, D.C., ordered $202 million be paid to 365 victims…
March 24, 2015

My View: Frohnmayer's blueprint creates balance

by Betsy Johnson
Nine years ago, Dave Frohnmayer — then president of the University of Oregon — was invited to speak to the Oregon Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the…
March 19, 2015

Our Opinion: Shine a light on government secrecy

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
March 19, 2015

My View: Support the transition from coal to clean

by Patrick O'Herron
Electricity generation from coal is declining in Oregon and across the United States — and for good reason. As a health care provider, I see that coal is a threat to public health, contributing…
March 17, 2015

My View: Why we should encourage innovation in medical research

by William Noonan
I enjoyed reading the opinion piece by Oregon Health & Science University President Joe Robertson (“Funding for the Future,” guest column, Dec. 23), and I couldn’t agree more: Increasing medical…
March 17, 2015

My View: Kitzhaber should put spotlight to good use

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
March 17, 2015

Readers' Letters: E-cigs put tobacco tax revenue in jeopardy

by Pamplin Media Group
There are conflicts of interest involved (“Pair of bills tightens rules on e-cigs,” guest columns, March 12). Revenues from taxing smoked cigarettes are in jeopardy as electronic cigarette usage…

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Mar 12, 2015

Our Opinion: Hales is running; now it's time to show why

by Editorial Board
As Portland Mayor Charlie Hales makes plans to run again in 2016, he doesn’t look invulnerable as a candidate. But he also doesn’t appear fatally damaged by any missteps of the past two years.…
Mar 12, 2015

Two Views: Pair of bills tightens rules on e-cigs

by Gregory Conley
Before the Oregon Legislature adjourns in July, state legislators should ensure that they ban the sale of vapor products, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes, to minors. At the present…
Mar 12, 2015

Two Views: Pair of bills tightens rules on e-cigs

by Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Kathleen Taylor
Currently, Oregon is behind the nation when it comes to protecting our kids from exposure to nicotine. Although teen use of traditional cigarettes is declining, recent studies show that they are…
Mar 10, 2015

My View: Electric cars benefit people, economy, air

by Zach Henkin
Many Oregon families received an unexpected Christmas present this year in the form of lower gas prices. This “gas dividend” helped families put more presents under the tree. This trend may be…
Mar 10, 2015

My View: Growth plan doesn't foster livability

by Carol McCarthy
The number of households in Portland is projected to grow by 120,000 by the year 2035. That’s almost half again as many current households. The city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has…
Mar 05, 2015

Our Opinion: Police training improves the odds

by Editorial board
It’s perhaps a bit risky for Portland to pat itself on the back too soon for the progress it is making to avoid unnecessary police shootings. After all, it only takes one poor decision in the…
Mar 05, 2015

My View: Inmate family program should be spared

by Brian Lindstrom
“Stop worrying about things you can’t control. Just focus on being a second-grader.” That’s what Nova, an inmate mother, said tenderly as she hugged her 7-year-old daughter, Malique, goodbye…
Mar 03, 2015

Two Views: Heed voters' will going forward on pot

by Anthony Johnson
Implementing licensed and regulated marijuana commerce is a major challenge and opportunity for the state of Oregon. We have the opportunity to severely curtail the illicit marijuana market and…
Mar 03, 2015

Two Views: Don't exempt pot from local taxes, laws

by Mike McCauley
Last November, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 to decriminalize, with limitations, the consumption, production and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Measure 91 was 38…
Feb 26, 2015

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Editorial Board
Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and criminal justice system. We also feel the same approach needs to be taken with the…