ENDORSEMENT: Continue Gresham's progress by re-electing…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
With the re-election of Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham voters can maintain the forward momentum that is leading their community to new heights.

My View: Measure 105 would restore respect for law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The sanctuary statute undermines respect for law in significant ways. It tells illegal immigrants that Oregon considers immigration-law violations so…

My View: State sanctuary law strikes the right balance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While there are certainly ways the current law could be improved or clarified, and there appears to be some misunderstanding regarding how this law…

Letters: Don't close MAX stops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers think the mental health system was worse before Unity opened and recent TriMet service improvements are not enough.

Our Opinion: Don't repeal 'sanctuary' law that works

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's law has worked well for three decades. In the current political climate, it has gotten swept up into a debate about how local police should…

My View: Don't use park land for OHSU transit link

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Metro and TriMet intend to acquire land in the Terwilliger Parkway from Portland Parks and Recreation and split the parkway by cutting down trees and…

Letters: Nike's Kaepernick ad sacrifices everything

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portlanders would have saved the police horse partol if they knew the City Council was going to cut its budget.

'We must be fierce in the fight' against Kavanaugh

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has known extremist views; we need a nominee who believes in the 'We the People' vision of our constitution.

PERS Pac-Man eats teacher salaries

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Legislature should move all public employees, including teachers, to 401(k)-style defined-contribution retirement plans

My View: To our daughter, on her first day of preschool

Portland Tribune - Opinion
You are American-born and all career paths are open to you. If you don't see the job you want, create one. Anyone would be lucky to work alongside a…

My View: Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill for kids' sake

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Under Clean Energy Jobs, major polluters would pay for every ton of climate pollution they emit. So it's not a cap for small businesses like mine.

Letters: More I-5 lanes needed before new bridge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think clean energy measure will make city more affordable, truckers should rest during rush hour, and new schools not enough.

My View: Toxin-free air is issue for all Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I live in Lake Oswego, but Oregon is one state, not two. We in the Portland area should be just as concerned about toxic emissions released in rural…

Letters: Girl Scouts promotes STEM leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we need to revamp the property tax system, which is limited by previously-approved ballot measures.

Move forward with independent assessment in Corbett schools

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Corbett School Board should strive to regain community trust by funding an impartial assessment of the district's structure, resources and…

My View: Bond projects require guess work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
No one purposely engages in 'magical thinking,' but because public dollars are so scarce for planning, project scopes and budgets are put together…

My View: Plant trees to create cooler city

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With every new building, sidewalk space has been crowded with underground transformers and other utility vaults, mandated setbacks from streetlights,…

Letters: PIR event pushed fans to back seat

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also think Oregon should lead on climate change, the Portland Tribune is hypocritcal and Jo Ann Hardesty should be eleted to the City Council.

Our Opinion: Police need rules for handling protests

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is no contradiction in thinking that protestors had a legitimate point to make, while also acknowledging that some of the demonstrators'…

My View: Wyden strikes sour note with musicians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland's artists are united in their support of the CLASSICS Act. We ask Sen. Wyden to do the right thing for musicians by supporting it.

Letters: Art is art; 'Mikado' protest goes too far

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off about Jo Ann Hardesty not registering her consulting business.

My View: Workers must stand together for change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We know through polling conducted in 2017 that union favorability is at its highest in over a decade, because more workers see the power in…

Letters: Treatment of immigrants is a moral issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers weigh on funding homeless services, how tolling revenue should be spent, Oregon's dependence on property taxes, how tariffs can…

Happy birthday, Sen. McCain, numbers tell your story

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The news of McCain's death was saddening for me. He was a true American hero and no words can describe the sacrifice he made and the pain he endured…

Our Opinion: Follow-up needed for mobile home parks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Without investment, they will continue a gradual decline, degrading livability for residents as well as surrounding neighborhoods.

My View: Story about PPS security was misleading

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We take student safety and security extremely seriously at Portland Public Schools, and are always looking at ways we can prepare and improve.

My View: Without tolls, drivers pay with their time

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Every place where variable tolls have been implemented systemwide, congestion is reduced. Highway pricing works every time.

My View: King City's case for UGB expansion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Given the severity of the housing affordability crisis, we urge the Metro Council to support our proposal to increase the regional housing supply to…

Letters: Infill makes solving homelessness easier

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about Alzheimer's disease, climate change, homelessness, and enforcing neighborhood traffic laws.

Our Opinion: Creativity needed to fix PPS budget gap

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Where does the district go from here? As the school construction gap has grown, it's clear that board members should put the brakes on all bond…

My View: Metro housing bond isn't answer to crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Ultimately, this bond measure is an attempt to do something ... anything. But throwing money at something without addressing its root causes is not…

My View: Don't end homelessness, just rebrand it

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The sponsorship opportunities are endless - Nike or Adidas could make apparel deals with homeless groups; Airbnb could coordinate accommodations; and…

Our Opinion: We aren't fake news; we are the people

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At the Tribune, we pride ourselves on prioritizing news that citizens, and voters, need to know in a healthy democracy - vital public policies rather…

Letters: Hold Patriot Prayer leader accountable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about vaccine safety, the opposition to Judge Kavanaugh, illegal lawn signs, and presidential accountability.

Our Opinion: Put teeth in short-term rental regulations

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city already is making lots of money from the lodging tax. We encourage Mayor Ted Wheeler to earmark some of that money to beef up regulation of…

My View: Helping homeless is marathon, not sprint

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Supported housing is the answer, but it takes time and substantial funds to put these projects together and make them work.

Let Troutdale residents decide on term limits

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Troutdale's practice of elect-by-position also increases the possibility of a long-serving incumbent running unopposed.

Contrary to reports, we are not your enemy

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our work is guided by a set of principles that demand objectivity, independence, open-mindedness and the pursuit of the truth.

Letters: Plan to clear-cut ignores livability, history

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Metro Council's Investment and Innovation grants program should not fund for-profit companies.

My View: Trump could learn a lot from Atiyeh

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Republicans and Democrats today should consult former Oregon Gov. Atiyeh's record for the path out of the obstacles facing Oregon and the United…

Letters: ICE protest didn't display city's best

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also thing Mmore repairs could reduce our e-waste, debates should inlcude Independent candidate, inequality contributes to unaffordable…

Citizen's View: What is so scary about diversity?

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Let's be clear. Diversity is not a detriment. It is an asset to everyone involved.

Our Opinion: Tolls must add capacity first

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Like other big issues facing Oregon, the transportation problem can seem unsolvable. But for the average person trying to make his or her way to…

My View: Property tax limits weaken state services

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Changes to the property tax system are politically difficult. In recent years, there have been sensible proposals to untangle the mess that is…

Letters: Willamette Greenway Trail is vital route

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our leaders accuse Buehler of playing politics and decry fear-based policy making.

My View: Fires show need to be good stewards

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians were quick to condemn the teen found guilty of starting last year's massive Eagle Creek fire with illegal fireworks, and he certainly…

Letters: 'Freedoms' not always good for workers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also comment on increasing residential density, the need for more homeless services, America's immigration requirments, and the…

Our Opinion: City must raise its livability…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A survey of Portlanders conducted last fall by KGW-TV found that while three out four Rose City residents feel compassion for the homeless, they also…

My View: Don't lock out alternatives to Dems, GOP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Perhaps it made sense for media to be gatekeepers for the Democrats and Republicans years ago, when 97 percent of all voters were registered…

Letters: Small bond measure costs add up quickly

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about the difference between housing affordability and affordable housing, climate change, and light rail costs.

My View: Private sector can make housing affordable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Housing can be made affordable to both taxpayers and renters. Metro can do this by withdrawing the bond measure and redrafting it to include a cap on…

My View: Southwest MAX line needs your support

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In the end, we must consider our responsibility like the generations before us who sacrificed and invested in our current transportation system to…

Letters: The hypocrisy of 'abstinence-only' sex ed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on how electric vehicles save money and Portland's approach to homelessness.

Our Opinion: Independent party must prove viability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We don't blame the IPO for using this unexpected bit of leverage. After all, the political deck in Oregon is stacked heavily in favor of the…

My View: Schools must do more for dyslexic kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Only about 60 dyslexia therapists are working as private tutors in the entire Portland metro area. These tutors are making progress, but the crisis…

Letters: Make Alzheimer's patients' care a priority

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think unions should focus on benefits not politics, and military members should support Buehler for governor.

My View: Canada tariffs hurt historic cooperation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In Oregon, more than 98,000 jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada, and Oregon exported more than $2.3 billion worth of goods to Canada in…

My View: Mentally ill shouldn't have to march alone

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Building a stronger community has to start somewhere. The first step is encouraging people to identify as being part of the mental health community…

Letters: Construction excise tax doesn't make sense

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off on OES student's story, OSU baseball coverage, family seaprations at the border, and hard-to-fix devices.

Our Opinion: City has role in cutting housing costs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One major factor contributing to the slowness of Portland's permitting system is the city's form of government. Because different city bureaus are…

My View: Metro has bad answer for housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Metro believes you will vote for its $652.8 million affordable housing bond measure because 'somebody needs to do something' about the housing…

My View: Real immigration solutions set aside fear,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Eddy Morales says unwarranted fear and a romanticized view of the past drive today's anti-immigrant mindset. Morales wants to counter that image with…

My View: Unions next may face decertification

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Decertification actions often occur when members conclude their union is undemocratic, corrupt, inept or has simply overstayed its welcome.…

Letters: Study impact before allowing new trails

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off on the OES MeToo story, solar farming with bees, and the importance of the news media.

Our Opinion: Visible solution needed for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City and county officials can cite statistics about how many shelter beds have been added or how many folks have been placed in permanent housing.…

My View: Uber, Lyft provide irreplaceable service

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If ride-sharing options were eliminated or reduced by over-regulation, there would be a significant negative impact to local businesses. We could…

My View: Rethink clear-cut logging plans in gorge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Recently, corporate giant Weyerhaeuser Co. bought land in the national scenic area between the communities of Hood River and Mosier, and obtained a…

My View: Public workers freed from union dues

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Supreme Court has put power in the hands of government employees across the United States.

My View: Ruling doesn't diminish need for unions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I am a union member because my union helps me advocate for my students both in my district and in Salem.

Letters: Mental illness not only suicide cause

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also oppose building a Major League Baseball stadium, separating familes at the border, not setting a date to marry your fiance,…

Our Opinion: Compromise immigration bill needed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We call on our state's congressional delegation, Democrats and the lone Republican, to work toward a compromise immigration reform bill, rather than…

My View: Bond will make all housing more costly

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The only way to significantly reduce the price of all homes in the region - both current units as well as new ones - is to make it easier to increase…

No grizzly bears or rattlesnakes,but yes-yikes!-we…

Sandy Post - Opinion
Sandy Post columnist Paul Keller, author of Beneath Wy'east, is sounding the alarm on the tiny, bloodsucking, disease-carrying predators living in…

Letters: High tolls won't reduce congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also oppose the federal immigration policies to separate familes trying to enter the country.

Court rules in favor of workers' freedom

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The ruling simply restores the First Amendment rights of public employees to say 'no' to unions with which they don't want to associate.

My View: I went to the best school in Oregon and…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Somehow, my body gave OES an excuse not to treat me like a child in their care. A man approving of my body was more important than my mind, my…

My View: Joel Gray's public apology and OES…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite my good intentions, and with absolutely no desire to do so, our interactions negatively impacted you. For that I am deeply sorry.

Letters: All of us benefit when farmers thrive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also have strong feelings about unreinforced masonry buildings, modern day slavery and immigration.

Our Opinion: Oregon a leader in urging people to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Vote-by-mail and motor voter both were aimed at removing obstacles to participating in the democratic process.That's Oregon.

My View: Marylhurst graduation time to reflect

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While this year's commencement ceremony was bittersweet, we are glad it provided an opportunity for our community to come together one final time to…

Letters: Elifritz shooting tragic, but necessary

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also criticize the Oregon Health Authority and the press for misreporting the percent of state students who are not vaccinated.

My View: Math oddities for Anthony Bourdain's 62nd…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
University of Portland professor constructs a dozen math curiosities to honor the chef who took us around the world with him.

My View: City needs plan for traffic congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland planning has a mind-set that major streets should be converted into trendy pedestrian streets like Hawthorne. Trouble is, such streets are…

My View: With help, suicide can be prevented

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mental health struggles impact all of us in different ways. All of us, no matter how invincible we may seem, have moments of despair.

Letters: Oregon case against Sweet Cakes is sham

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also worried that humans are driving all species to extinction, including themselves.

Our Opinion: Newberg mill deal smells a bit fishy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Gov. Brown and Oregon Congressional delegation should put some political pressure on WestRock to make sure it's willing to sell the mill to a willing…

My View: Show compassion; put gun bill on ballot

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Today's high school students - like Tualatin High School's Emma Chamseddine - are rightly afraid that when they are studying in what is supposed to…

Letters: Disabled deserve to be treated equally

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want to applaud Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader for trying to prevent waste in the Pentagon budget.

My View: Immigrants the cause of many ills

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This nation's history of generously helping so-called 'underdeveloped' nations to improve their lot is probably unparalleled among nations of the…

Letters: Victims shouldn't face economic ruin

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe local officials are treating those living next to coming homeless shelters with respect.

Our Opinion: Outlaw proving her worth as chief

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The new chief sent a clear signal about her commitment to community policing by saying that new cops will go to patrols, not specialty units. This…

Letters: School bond strikes out on Franklin…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Out readers also offer their ideas for safer schools, greener TriMet service, and better neighborhood land use notices.

My View: Policy of separating families at border is…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right to seek…

Our Opinion: Metro's new role in housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For this effort to succeed, voters and local officials in all the cities will need to commit to the idea that the affordable housing crisis is a…

My View: Don't punish short-term rental hosts

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We don't believe that the City Council intended to harm short-term rental hosts - their aim was at punishing the platforms and commercial operators.…

Letters: Opioid abuse masks underlying illness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also support small businesses and question private school fundraising pitch.

My Vew: NAFTA needs more than 'skinny' rewrite

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our economy has lost the good jobs while the Mexican economy has created jobs of hyperexploitation, caused by ease of corporations' using Mexico as a…

My View: Declaring school 'welcoming' isn't enough

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I do not know what it must have felt like to have to tell a lawyer to tell your parent that you love them during their once-a-day phone call or the…

Letters: Keep single-use plastic out of our oceans

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think PortlanStop wringing hands, find solution for homelessness d's livability is threatened by infill and ADU changes, Frankin…

My View: Student to 'adults' - Please do something!

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I feel hopeless, I feel sad and I am angry. Something must change, because we all know that doing nothing is not working.

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