My View: State needs a Green New Deal on climate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Time is running out for humanity to reverse our disastrous effects on the Earth's climate system.

My View: Oregon's working poor need Salem's help

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Certainly, if we want to improve educational outcomes in Oregon - as policymakers in our state hope to do - we need to tackle head-on the problem of…

Letters: President's policies hurt people of color

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also lament the closure of the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and want to reduce the influence of money in politics.

Our Opinion: Try bipartisan route for climate change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's cap-and-invest plan would use the revenue collected to promote renewable energy and the transition to a greener economy. The…

Letters: Vaccine safety should be real consideration

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also sadden by what happened to the original Multnomah people, which is not well known, despite the county being named after them.

Representation system leaves many behind

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City Club of Portland has issued a list of recommended changes for the governance of Portland.

My View: Make room for young to guide leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
True greatness is not something you are born into, it is something you choose. We all have the potential for greatness, and our country needs us. The…

My View: State must blaze trail across digital divide

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Only by recruiting and training tech talent can the state blaze its digital trail.

Letters: For more fair elections, reduce big money

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also offer creative ideas for keeping sidwalks safe for pedestrians dealing with scooters, skateboards and bicycles.

Lincoln's birthday numbers a prime tribute to great…

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: Concussion laws must be strengthened

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Legislators, who currently are meeting in Salem, often talk about protecting children. This year, they have a chance to back up those works with…

My View: Infill project will not benefit ordinary folks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The report commissioned by the city makes it clear. The Residential Infill Project will not produce affordable housing, average-priced housing, or…

My View: TriMet takes MAX line safety seriously

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet alone cannot prevent fatalities. While we appreciate this discussion about MAX safety, public awareness and actively changing behavior are…

My View: Cornelius Pass Road repairs will save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There are few good alternate routes nearby when Northwest Cornelius Pass Road is closed for 13 weeks, starting July 8. But closing the road allows…

Letters: Do not tell students not to fight for gun laws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the Oregon Revenue Department needs more workers, that zoning for new homes is not only problem, and that closing Cornelius…

My View: TriMet must reduce MAX collision deaths

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet officials haven€„¢t done enough to inform the public of how dangerous their tracks are. This safety problem is not limited to MAX; it is a…

Letters: Masonry rules disaster for building owners

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, a school bus driver pleads with other drivers on the road to stop when red lights are flashing to save lives.

Gov. Brown: 'Get your children vaccinated ... holy smokes,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The measles outbreak was preventable and science has long debunked the rumors of unsafe vaccinations.

Letters: Federal shutdown spurs more 'what ifs'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the State of Oregon must reject the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal permit

My View: Voters must call for carbon tax plus rebates

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Fossil fuels are used in an incredibly broad range of industries, but non-CO2-emitting options often are available. These alternatives have not found…

Johnson: As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't have

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sen. Betsy Johnson, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, outlines spending challenges confronting lawmakers in the 2019 legislative…

Our Opinion: Home visit law would be cash wisely spent

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We applaud the universal nature of the proposed program: This isn€„¢t just aimed at underserved families, or low-income families, but everyone.…

My View: Portland must reject JTTF once and for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Obviously, if Portland police were approached with credible evidence of an imminent threat, they should work with the FBI in responding to that…

Oprah's birthday adds up to prime time

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

Letters: Support carbon dioxide emissions limits

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also oppose a bill in Congress that seeks to combat the Boycotting, Divestment or Sanctions against Israel movement.

My View: Supplement bus lines with ridesharing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More than a dozen cities in the United States currently have programs running similar to the pilot project we propose.

My View: Oregon Zoo may be a surprising link to species…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Humans created this crisis. We are also able to stop it. It is essential that we forge new partnerships, like the one Health in Harmony has with the…

Letters: Push Fish and Wildlife to respect wolves

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers include an indigenous voice against the wall and a Portlander who wants to use bond cash to upgrade unreinforced buildings.

Our Opinion: We have many reasons to honor King

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The nation and state have made strides in breaking barriers created by systemic, historic racism and bigotry, obstacles still remain.

My View: Cornelius Pass detour plan full of holes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There are no reasonable routes to switch 10,000 to 14,000 commuters onto. Personally, I don't think Multnomah County has managed this part well at…

Letters: Fight climate change while there is a chance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, Oregon readers believe Barr is wrong for attorney general and the housing density plan would make matters worse.

Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Labor bureau investigators found that legislative leaders (who tried to shut down the probe) have failed to put a stop to some male legislators'…

My View: County vehicle-registration fee needed now

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Multnomah County has several bridges and only 230 road miles to maintain - about 1,100 miles fewer than we have, but has two local sources of road…

My View: Multnomah County silences voices of citizens

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The citizen voices for Multnomah County have been silenced by the commission. We will not stop working to be sure all voices are heard.

My View: Home-zoning tide takes a welcome turn

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I believe these recognitions have begun to change sentiment regarding exclusive single-family zoning in this country similar to the way the MeToo…

Death of iconic actress reminds us of importance of theater

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Carol Channing died Tuesday at age 97; became synonymous with Broadway for her role in 'Hello Dolly!'

My View: Stand in solidarity with women at Capitol

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The men who work in our state's halls of power, including administrative staff, lobbyists and elected officials, need to step up. We need to…

Letters: Single-family rezoning plan will not work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we should rezone auto showrooms and fast food restaurants, Merkley should listen to different opinions, and it is time to end…

My View: It is time for state to honor Vietnam vets

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is appropriate that a Vietnam War memorial be placed on the grounds of the state Capitol. This will demonstrate our state's commitment and…

My View: City urgently needs infill zoning changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland is growing up, becoming a real city, and my vision for that city is one that is more diverse, with greater population density.

Letter: Nature Conservancy remodel a mistake

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Wheeler must lead the effort to change the form of city government and video lottery machines should be banned.

Our Opinion: Open up short-term rental discussion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's laughable to assume that Airbnb and some of its peers can be trusted to faithfully assure their hosts meet city requirements such as smoke…

My View: Real action needed to ease housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As Gray Panther organizers who identify far more with the likes of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) or even today's anti-racist, anti-fascist…

Letters: Explore Meatless Mondays in new year

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also do not believe that multifamily projects should be allowed in single-family neighborhoods.

Clackamas County vehicle-registration fee needed now

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard: 'We are millions of dollars behind in maintenance - including our local roads in unincorporated areas - and every…

My View: More bridges needed, not light rail

Portland Tribune - Opinion
What's not in either state's public plans? A third bridge across the Columbia River and a new transportation corridor. That's what's truly needed.

Letters: Real PERS solution is to cut benefits

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want paid family leave, teacher salaries trimmed, and Gov. Brown to oppose Republicans in Wisconsin

Our Opinion: Our wishes for 2019

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As the New Year dawns, here is our annual list of wishes for the coming 12 months.

Letters: Leave Hazelnut Grove camp in place

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland residents should house the homeless and tear gas was justified at the southern border.

My View: Food for Thought

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need national and global policies that will reduce our reliance on industrial meat from factory farms and focus instead on products from…

My View: Let's chip away at property tax inequity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A complete fix to Measure 50 would be difficult and very complicated, and polls on various proposals have never been encouraging. But there's an…

Letters: Portland has rich 'base ball' club history

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also be;ieve lottery games ruin people's lives and Mayor Wheeler will be reelected, unfortunately.

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Francis Pharcellus Church's reply has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Our Opinion: Keep city in terrorism task force

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At this point, there's probably no avoiding public hearings on whether Portland should stay in the JTTF. But as the incoming City Council prepares…

My View: Help the arts by claiming state tax credit

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Although the Cultural Trust has been providing hundreds of project and organizational grants across the state for over 17 years, few people know…

My View: Toll plan would help fund I-205 upgrades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
No issue unites the Portland-Vancouver metro region quite like traffic congestion. It's getting worse as our population and economy grow, it costs…

My View: Celebrate Oregon's educational options

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ome argue that school choice undermines public education. Far from it! For one thing, many school choice options are public options, including open…

Letters: Take climate action for future generations

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want Congress to establish the Devil's Staircase Wilderness now by passing legislation supported by Oregon U.S. senators and…

Our Opinion: Officials must grab public records…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Cleaning up the public records law will be a laborious process. It has taken 45 years for the law to become so completely riddled with exemptions.

My Views: Love Oregon beer? Then protect watershed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Wildlands Act will ensure some of the state's treasured public lands and rivers continue to provide outdoor recreation opportunities and…

Letters: Halt attacks on asylum seekers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also urge support for the Dialysis Patient Demonstration Act (HR 4143) sponsored by 197 members of Congress, including Oregon U.S. House…

Clackamas County's free clinic needs your help

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Executive Director Martha Spiers asks for community support for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, currently based in Oregon City

My View: Taking post-election pulse of Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Nationally, Oregonians are not optimistic that Congress and the president will be able to make significant progress on the key issues facing the…

My View: Promote housing diversity in Laurelhurst

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The historic district nomination lists Laurelhurst's historic features as including its park, street layout, entry markers, street trees and light…

Letters: Ammonia transport imperils public safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think cut carbon emissions should be cut by federal law to prevent extreme fires.

My View: Protect our planet

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Legislature has a historic opportunity in 2019. The Clean Energy Jobs bill is the result of years of work finding the right fit for Oregon…

Letters: Consider banning headers in soccer

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith should have resigned when she ran for the Portland City Council and crisis…

Our Opinion: Tough call crucial for easing PERS debt

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When people wonder how Oregon wound up with such a short school year, bulging classrooms and disappointing student performance, the Public Employee…

My View: Learn what's fact, fiction on infill…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The American dream is different for everyone. Just because one person's ideal living environment is a single-family house on a landscaped lot and…

Letters: Know the truth about historic district…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also say police have killed more unarmed blacks in Portland than racists and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee must help stop methanol plant

My View: Oregonians give schools mixed grades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
According to Oregonians, we need to do a better job of attracting talented teachers and compensating them in a way that will keep them on the job.…

Letters: Ease restrictions on anti-anxiety meds

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland hasn't evolved for the better and alestinian-run states not so democratic.

Our Opinion: Mayor needs to get protest policy…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Wheeler's job will get tougher in January, when Dan Saltzman, his only council ally on the failed ordinance, retires. His replacement, Jo Ann…

Our Opinion: Vial's ouster has impact on all of…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Decades ago, Oregon was famous for pragmatic, consensus-building Republicans like Mark O. Hatfield and Tom McCall, and legislators like Tony Van…

My View: Get your facts straight on PERS

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We all benefit from multiple forms of public service. Supporting a public pension plan, as part of compensation for firefighters, police, teachers,…

Letters: Schrader, protect students with gun laws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Also, advice on the HPV vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration now approves for men and women ages 27 to 45.

My View: Thanksgiving has a number of curiosities

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

My View: Laurelhurst is welcoming, not racist

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Historic district status will increase the neighborhood's ability to contribute to diversity and more affordable housing.

My View: Many thanks for all Stan Lee taught me

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I grew up with the Vietnam War and Watergate. Is it any wonder I took solace in the adventures of Captain America?

Letters: Setting record straight on electric bus…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on the Residential Infill Project, the need for gun safety legislation,

Our Opinion: Betsy Johnson will center Legislature

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With one party wielding a lot of power, Oregon taxpayers need someone who can say 'no' to some spending proposals.

My View: Journalists also died with congressman in…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Kevin Harden is the digital editor for the Pamplin Media Group and author of the daily Good Morning Rose City column.

My View: Infill could promote more diversity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Single parents, empty nesters, young couples starting out, and, well, grannies and gramps, who want or need to live close to family caregivers -…

Letters: RIP won't address segregation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Democrats in just five Oregon counties are controlling the direction of the entire state.

My View: Numbers tell story of Marvel's Stan Lee

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

My View: Plan to replace diesel buses merits praise

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As Oregon's electricity grid eliminates coal generation and becomes powered mostly by carbon-free energy in the coming years, the climate benefits of…

Letters: Assign task force to tackle protest…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want commuters to be smarter drivers on Southeast Tacoma Street in Sellwood.

My View: TriMet on costly road with electric buses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet already has been awarded 10 battery electric buses through grants from the federal government. A more prudent option going forward would be to…

My View: Historic district retains segregation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I call upon my friends and neighbors in Laurelhurst to recognize that you have been the beneficiaries of an unjust housing system for far too long.

Our Opinion: It's finally over. What did we learn?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Democrats will start 2019 with their much-coveted supermajorities in the state House and Senate, meaning they can raise taxes and fees without any…

My View: Church should preserve Skate World

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Simply put, Skate World provides an outstanding community service. We need it, and Gresham is better for it.

Letters: One street enough for bicyclists

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe that property tax limits are good and voters should make choices for the common good.

My View: Measure 106 is an affront to Oregon values…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Authors Mariotta Gary-Smith is a board leader, and Amy Herzfeld-Copple is deputy director of programs for Portland's Western States Center.

My View: Protect reproductive rights: No on M106

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We all know that in this election the stakes are high for women, immigrants and people of color, and it is more important than ever to stand up for…

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Letters: Best way to avoid military jet roar? Move

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also say Brown has proven she isn't a leader, two interstate bridge projects should be combined, and Hardesty is the choice for Portland.

My View: This adds up: Halloween is really scary!

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is a professor and chair of electrical engineering program at University of Portland and he can be reached at [email protected]

Advocate for domestic violence survivors, women

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Andrea Paluso is director of The Mother PAC and Jennifer Wright is a Hood River mom

Our View: Get Out the Vote - for whom?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Public employees may have a keen interest in candidates and measures on the ballot. If so, they should get involved, but do so on their own time.

Letters: Homelessness is a profitable business

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers want to get rid of the leaf blowers and have Medicare for all.

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