Our Opinion: Tobacco bills are good for public health

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 businesses

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,…

My View: Let voters decide who gets driver's license

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Responsible citizens should step forward, defend government by the people, and demand that the Legislature refer House Bill 2015 to a vote of…

Letters: Regressive arts tax doesn't deliver on promises

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want to help out farmers with a carbon tax and want city taxes to be used to improve pedestrian safety

Our Opinion: A modest fix for Oregon records law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our reporting for the 'Rattled in Oregon' concussion series proves why the 2019 Oregon Legislature should approve House Bill 2353.

My View: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Portland Tribune - Opinion
America has always been made better by young people. They move us forward. They challenge old ways of thinking.

My View: Cleary's literary life summed up on 103rd birthday

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: Through profound grief, I chose life

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Through profound grief, I discovered gratitude. Through vulnerability, I€„¢ve found strength. Suffering isn€„¢t brave, but it€„¢s part of…

My View: Gun violence is urgent public health issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Fortunately, stricter gun laws can reduce firearm related deaths. Laws that specifically limit children€„¢s access to guns reduce deaths from…

Letters: Climate change will cost Oregon millions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also disagree with a retired district attorney, think the full history of the first Multnomah people should be taught, want…

Support for education in Salem must go beyond K-12 funding

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Committee on Student Success cannot ignore the importance of community colleges and universities

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

Let's shine some light on dark places

Canby Herald - Opinion
The furor of the LGBTQ proclamation brings to light a darkness that Canby needs to face head-on

Our Opinion: Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This is not an insurmountable problem. Resources already exist and show that crisis counseling lines and other outreach efforts make a difference.

My View: When city ignores laws, housing costs rise

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While the Portland Bureau of Transportation has no jurisdiction over private property, its unchecked authority to deny a driveway permit effectively…

Letters: Here's a plan for keeping Portland weird

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also believe there is much to like in the carbon legislation before the 2019 Oregon Legislature.

My View: Fewer MAX stops won't improve transit

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As an alternative, TriMet should consider expanding westside express bus service, which could easily improve east-west commuter time.

My View: Duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes would be good…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let€„¢s do more to share the benefits of living in our great Portland neighborhoods. Let€„¢s allow more flexible housing options for everyone.

Letters: Rose Quarter 'fix' won't improve safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Oregon needs to be a climate action leader again, and teachers and schools deserve our support,

My View: Jane Goodall's 85th birthday finds harmony in…

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…

Our Opinion: Community colleges offer best return on…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's a commonly used statistic that $1 of taxpayer money going to a community college nets $7.30 in return as the college churns out workers.…

My View: Include air travel impact in Green New Deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The authors and supporters of the proposal will have to determine a fee amount that makes sense for all stakeholders, but this will be a relatively…

My View: Restructure arts tax to be fair, progressive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If we're to continue hobbling along with this broken special-tax funding model, it is incumbent on the City Council to present voters with an option…

Canon: Connection between climate change, human activity is…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Forest Grove resident Eric Canon responds to recent letters to the editor on climate change.

My View: 5G - What we don't know might hurt us

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries recommend a moratorium on 5G until potential hazards for human health and the environment have…

Letters: City should explore STAR voting option

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also believe the recommendations of the Residential Infill Project headed to the City Council will hurt livability.

Our Opinion: Unreinforced masonry is state issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city has a duty to warn of likely dangers. But the city doesn't have the money to dole out to renovate or tear down these buildings.

My View: Bill would protect bikers in intersections

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As it stands now, state law is unclear about how to handle accidents between a bike and a vehicle in an intersection. Our bill would remove legal…

Letters: Former DA's ideas on crime not universal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe the current recommendations from the Residential Infill Project will not guarantee affordability.

My View: One-size-fits-all infill proposal filled…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Brooke Best, who lives in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood, is with the Portland Coalition for Historic Resources.

Density in small packages

Business Tribune - News
Accessory Dwelling Units not only complete our housing and planning puzzles, but look good doing it

Letters: Listening sessions drowned out by shouts

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also were sorry to see Steve Law retire, believes 'Right to Repair' gives students a helping hand, and believes the homeless crisis is…

Our View: New ideas needed to fund higher ed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Universities deserve better in the coming budget cycle, as do community colleges, which also are facing cutbacks under current budget proposals.…

My View: Bill levels college-accessibility playing…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As it stands today, the Oregon College Savings plan helps provide a valuable incentive for saving by allowing Oregonians to deduct some of their…

Access to clean water is basic human right

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This March 22, I invite you to celebrate the water resource that helps Portland thrive, while learning more about how it fuels the Rose City.

My View: Pass a bold Clean Energy Jobs bill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We're now seeing the impacts of climate change and have just 11 years to get it under control before even greater problems will be locked in.

My View: Jobs across region must have equal value

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Report: room for improvement when it comes to ensuring region's residents have access to stable, family-wage jobs

My View: Time to remove immunization exemptions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is time for lawmakers to remove nonmedical exemptions from public school immunization requirements. We need to protect those among us who cannot…

Letters: For planet's sake, support Green New Deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers don't compare burglary to assault, want to be able to repair their own electronics, support the 'cap and invest' bill at the…

My View: Put Hardesty in charge of police bureau

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Anti-hate ordinances and listening sessions are necessary but insufficient responses to the lack of accountability and trust between the Portland…

My View: Rezoning will not boost affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let's step back. Where is the evidence that Oregon zoning laws are a significant contributor to high housing costs? Where is the evidence that…

My View: Widening I-5 will make traffic jams even…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Widening freeways has never solved traffic congestion. It just leads to more driving, more sprawl and more automobile dependence.

Our Opinion: Infill plan top priority; do it right

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We have to ask: Does the new, one-density-size-fits-all proposal take into account issues like street parking? Impact on schools? Water and sewer…

My View: Cap and trade would threaten family farms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If it becomes unviable for Oregon family farms to stay in business, that opens the door even wider to imported food coming from countries like China,…

My View: Vaccinations are successful, safe…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If you want to keep your children and your community safe from unnecessary disease, hospitalization, medical intervention and possibly death - and…

Luke Perry's death summed up in numbers

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

Our Opinion: Brown should avoid partisan politics

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015 by avoiding an intraparty blood bath. But previous Democratic governors, when…

Our Opinion: Vaccination exemption limits praised

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The recent outbreak of measles in Washington and Oregon could have been avoided. Word came Friday that travelers at Chicago's Midway Airport on…

My View: 'Truth-teller' takes bow in newsroom

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Too much of today's news reporting, I feel, focuses on trivial matters. A politician's stance and work to address climate change - the biggest…

My View: Vote to limit immunization exceptions is…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
House Bill 3063 will protect more children from treatable illnesses; would rely on well-established science.

Our Opinion: City Charter in need of (smart) changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We would support Portland leaders taking a good, hard look at the City Club report, adopting what makes sense, and taking it all to voters for…

My View: City blew chance to foster a 'missing…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland now proposes to mandate middle-density housing within single-family neighborhoods in a hope that 20 years in the future, redevelopment in…

My View: Salem Dems too lenient on property crime

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Just last week, Gov. Kate Brown greeted attendees of the biennial Justice Reinvestment Summit in Salem with a rousing cry: She will withhold state…

My View: Portland to Seattle in one hour? Why not?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Brad Perkins is CEO of Cascadia High Speed Rail LLC. Contact him at [email protected] and learn more at cascadiahighspeedrail.com.

My View: Open letter to Oregon College of Art and…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We are hoping the board will come to a decision that will keep the best interests of current faculty, staff, students and alumni in mind.

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