My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Bill Kerr is president of the United Steelworkers Local Union 1097, and an employee of Georgia-Pacific's Wauna mill in Clatskanie.

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

My View: Fund school efforts to prevent bullying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We take seriously the responsibility of providing a safe, accessible place for all students to learn. But bullying prevention is something schools…

My View: Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In Salem, right now, Senate Bill 727A will fund expansion of this successful program to all farmers markets in Oregon, as well as many farms' share…

Letters: Single-use plastic bags have many uses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland is not a cesspool, Wheeler could make great strides in new term, and CCC should end catalog mailings

Our Opinion: Time to sunset Portland's Arts Tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City taxes should pay for city services like police and water. County taxes should pay for county services like bridges and public health. And taxes…

My View: Makerspaces essential to closing jobs gap

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs. We need to come together to do our part to help them fill those jobs.

My View: Numerical curiosities mark Anne Frank's 90th…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chair in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.

Letters: Driver's bill makes roads safe for everyone

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also want to save sea lions and question whether helping the homeless has become a business opportunity

My View: Solution with heart needed on border

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Seeing this with my own eyes, I realized these families are not crossing our border to attain the American dream, but to escape the Guatemala…

My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in education?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

Letters: Portland is ready for professional baseball

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe PGE is about to make an expensive mistske with its Boardman coal-fired plant

Our Opinion: PERS bill is small but necessary step

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With Democrats holding a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature, the fact that PERS is being addressed at all is significant. Sen. Betsy Johnson,…

Letters: Brown's fish, wildlife appointments disappoint

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the 2019 Oregon Legislature should know cigars are different than cigarettes

What more can be done to prevent suicides?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
John Williams of Oregon City: 'If we really want to reduce Oregon's 'suicide rate' we need to talk and write about societal pressures and conflicts…

My View: Changes by city create worse congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Anti-car advocates will argue that wider roads and adding motor vehicle capacity create an induced demand. The reality is that unrestrained…

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for all…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon's 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist

My View: Region must solve homelessness together

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We are in this together. And I am confident that, working together, we will continue to find solutions that fit the communities we serve and our…

Our Opinion: Triangle is good model for planned growth

Portland Tribune - Opinion
To our mind, Tigard is doing it right. The Triangle could be the equivalent of Portland’s Pearl District or South Waterfront; or of…

Letters: All pro athletes should be paid equally

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Measure 11 needs to be reformed and immigrrants need drivers licenses to live and work.

Queen Victoria's 200th birthday adds to royal numbers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chair and professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of…

My View: State must fulfill its side of PERS deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The bottom line is that when I was hired, I was promised a secure retirement in exchange for putting my life on the line every day to protect the…

Letters: Call for reforms isn't being 'soft on crime'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want Portlandia moved to the waterfront and oppose the return of the electric scooters

State must fulfill its side of PERS deal

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
PERS cuts are unfair, illegal and would reduce retirement security for workers.

Our Opinion: New K-12 money means little without PERS…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The most immediate action needed is passage of Senate Bill 1049, which would be a solid first step in addressing PERS. The bill is supported by…

Our Opinion: Homeless center is innovative step

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Other groups offer services to the homeless, but the idea of a navigation center is to have those functions in one place: food, shelter, medical care…

My View: Memorial Day a time to say 'thank you'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We must remember the fallen because the courage, the strength, the selflessness and the sacrifice of each one of these brave warriors is the ideal to…

My View: We can't fix PERS until we agree on its goal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Today, PERS is eating away at state, county, city and school budgets. If our goal is 'to pay the right benefit, to the right person, at the right…

Letters: Federal, state laws should help living donors

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want e-cigarettes taxed like tobacco cigarettes, think youth sentencing needs to be reformed, and believe refugees should be brought…

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading student health…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it€„¢s just makes you queasy.

Our Opinion: Wheeler running again is good news

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite the ever-present homeless crisis, despite the challenges of overseeing a big-city police department, despite the limitations of Portland's…

Letters: Council must fix downtown 'cesspool'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want the public to comment to keep wolves part of landscape and believes Congress owes Americans the truth about Trump.

My View: Criminal justice system must work for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sang Dao was honored in 2016 with the national Coalition of Juvenile Justice's Spirit of Youth Award.

Our Opinion: Kohnstamm, Lowery best picks for PPS

Portland Tribune - Opinion
On Tuesday we endorsed Andrew Scott in Zone 1 and Michelle DePass in Zone 2, the other two Portland Public Schools board seats up for election.

My View: Bring youth view to PCC board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I decided to run for this position because I believe that students and young people deserve a voice in positions of power.

My View: Teachers stand up for their students

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Reed Scott-Schwalbach is vice president of the Oregon Education Association and is a Spanish teacher from Centennial High School in Gresham.

My View: I will work for PCC partnerships

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I will bring my years of experience forging private-public partnerships to connect students with careers and to supplement what PCC can provide.

My View: I am walking out because I support my…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Vivian Knudsen is a high school student in Beaverton. She was part of the May 8 teacher rallies.

Our Opinion: Scott, DePass for Portland schools

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A board seat is not a perch to pursue pet projects or settle political scores. The board's job is to set out clear expectations for the…

My View: Lessons from Christchurch to Portland

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Here in Oregon, our state Legislature has bills before it now to ban assault weapons and ban high-capacity magazines. With a supermajority by Oregon…

Letters: Don't let TriMet eliminate bus stops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, a reader thinks 5G technology is hardly 'new' or 'unproven,' contrary what a previous letter said.

State fails people who are struggling with mental…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Alex Smurthwaite, newsletter editor for NAMI Clackamas, currently resides in Tigard

Yes, it's time to fix PERS

Business Tribune - News
What does 'fixing' the PERS liability really mean for the state of Oregon, and how we chart a course to make it happen?

My View: Take steps to safeguard data of foster kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's leaders need to take the privacy rights of children in foster care seriously. Our state needs immediate action to ensure that private…

Letters: Cutting MAX stops speeds trip downtown

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want funds found to retrofit dangerous buildings and crticize lawmakers for 'stealing' the kicker rebate.

Our Opinion: Big move on PERS encouraging

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Consider this: The PERS unfunded liability has continued to grow despite a 10-year bull market on Wall Street, where much of the retirement money is…

My View: Time to update public input system

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This consensus style of governance has a legacy in Oregon. It's commonly referred to as the Oregon Way.

Letters: Don't curtail downtown TriMet stops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A reader also opposes the bill at the Oregon Legislature to eliminate non-medical vaccination exemptions.

My View: Higher taxes could curb teen smoking

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Ann Turner is a retired physician who served as medical director/co-director at Virginia Garcia Medical Health Center in Washington County.

My View: Team effort shines light on suicide crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Together we can break the silence and shine the light on suicide and suicide prevention to save lives, save our families, and save our communities.

My View: Tired of traffic jams? There are solutions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The benefits of road widening are readily visible here in Portland. Last year, a newly completed auxiliary lane on I-5 southbound from OR 217 to…

Letter: 'Sanctuary state' can take immigrants

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The state, counties and cities should expand subsidized housing for immigrant families, provide essential social services, and help them find…

The long haul toward justice

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One reporter's account of doggedly pursuing the murder of Michael Francke over three decades

Our Opinion: Tobacco bills are good for public…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It also is true that a tax on cigarettes is unusual - compared to other taxes - in that the raising of money is only the secondary purpose. The…

My View: Cap and trade good for state, its…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is time for Oregon lawmakers to continue leading on climate change legislation, invest in a low carbon economy and create policy certainty for…

My View: Talking about suicide can help save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Suicide is not a statistic. It is a shockingly permanent and devastating event in the lives of the victims and their loved ones.

Tracking trade as Oregon exports continue to grow

Business Tribune - News
We must support our delegation when the USMCA is considered by Congress later this year

My View: Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chair and professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of…

Opinion: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Sunset alumna and PSU student Alexandria Goddard says lowering the voting age to 16 makes sense.

My View: Don't allow city to close Columbia Pool

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The parks bureau's budget proposal is inequitable, and walking away from Columbia Pool, a year-round, well-used, historic facility in a dense,…

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