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, embrace…

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 homelessness

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 do have…

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 all I got…

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 statement

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 vote

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 birthday

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 baseball

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 'zero…

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.

My View: Private schools help low-income kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This spring, the Children's Scholarship Fund-Oregon program sponsored by the Cascade Policy Institute is celebrating 20 years of giving low-income…

Letters: Kids talk salmon vs. sea lions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School study and weigh in on the problem of sea lions eating salmons in the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

Our Opinion: Lloyd Center perfect site for NAACP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's possible that Lloyd Center could become a place where Portlanders of all races and backgrounds can meet and mingle, learning about one another's…

My View: Supervised drug injection bad use of funds

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The solution for addiction is barrier-free, on-demand, long-term treatment that addresses the mind, body and spirit. Full stop. We know addiction…

My View: If bills pass, more Oregonians go hungry

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At both federal and state levels, the conversation should be about investing in the nutrition of our people. We also need to take steps to relieve…

My View: Larson's logic a cautionary tale for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When a political opponent says something that sounds wrong, don't say 'you're lying.' Ask for the basis and source of their assertion - and then ask…

My View: Police in schools counterproductive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Due to the unjust discipline practices, resource officers deter many students from being engaged in school. These practices undermine the creation of…

Letters: Storage units shouldn't double as homes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also share their opinions about the Reynolds High School budget process, the University of Portland president, ICE enforcement policies,…

My View: Graduating teens must not allow groping

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This year's seniors have the opportunity to recognize that this issue is not insignificant. We, as college women, have a right to dance freely…

My View: Nuclear power puts human health at risk

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Investing resources in 'new' nuclear technology is a dangerous distraction that diverts funds from proven renewables and energy efficiency. From the…

Our Opinion: Track ADU law for effectiveness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ADUs offer a desirable alternative to traditional forms of rental housing. The region has numerous inner-city high-rises and large suburban apartment…

My View: 'Objective' journalism is a charade

Portland Tribune - Opinion
News organizations need to hire more journalists who don't look alike, think alike, pray alike, love alike, or live alike - and then empower those…

Letters: Object to Oregon Bar report on Trump…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also interested in news in the newsroom, taxing the rich, the Residential Infill Plan, and more.

My View: Schools must continue racial equity work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a parent of two PPS students, I see the value when teachers work to create multicultural, inclusive learning environments. I see the damage when…

Letters: Domestic violence spurs other problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers have a lot of opinions about issues that include hate graphics, the Residential Infill policy, enacting a local income tax and…

My View: Pay for opinions from women of color

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many people have abandoned traditional media because we're hungry for other perspectives, other insights, other voices. Paying women of color even a…

My View: Newsrooms must reflect folks they cover

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When newsrooms lack reporters of color, reporters with disabilities, reporters who know what it's like to grow up using food stamps, they are missing…

Our Opinion: Valderrama is the clear choice for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a member of the David Douglas School Board, Valderrama has shown a commitment to the community and an ability to reach consensus, a valuable skill…

Our opinion: Vote for Buehler in GOP governor…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Bend state representative is the only Republican contender qualified to be governor, and the only one with a chance to win.

Our opinion: Lynn Peterson for Metro president

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's really no contest in this barely contested election for the most important role in Portland regional government.

My View: Metro's regional venues attract visitors,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More than 3.5 million visitors attend the 1,445 events which translates to $878 million in spending, 8,470 jobs and $33.3 million in tax revenue.

Our Opinion: Put Jayapal on county commission

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Joining the county commission would present a steep learning curve for any of these political hopefuls. Jayapal is best suited to mastering it.

Our Opinion: Elect Scott Learn for auditor

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a former investigative reporter who had an auditing career both before and after his stint at the Oregonian newspaper, Learn impresses us as…

My View: Congress averts next season of smoke

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's taken more than 100 years to create the crisis in our public forests, so don't expect results overnight. But Congress' action is an important…

Our Opinion: PPS superintendent shows he's serious…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Guerrero puts priority on the classroom as he slashes administrative budget.

My View: Jerry Vincent gave schools better future

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As an architect, I know buildings well and have worked with many facility leaders. Hands down, Jerry Vincent was one of the most conscientious,…

Letters: Council should not support more police

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voice their opinions on the number of administrators at OHSU and the need to raise the minimum wage.

Our Opinion: Fish proven competent for council

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ommissioner Nick Fish has shown his ability to navigate complex issues and has been a consistent voice of reason on the City Council.

My View: Trust, communication key to school safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There needs to be better communication between students, teachers and administrators during a school crisis. Students and teachers need accurate…

Letters: Writer shouldn't pass judgment on others

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on the state Public Employee Retirement Syste, noisy motorcycles, and City Council candidate Julia DeGraw.

Our Opinion: Children's Levy is worth renewing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Among the priorities are early childhood programs, child abuse intervention and prevention, hunger relief, after-school programs, youth mentoring and…

My View: UP reaction over sexist speech inexcusable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Inaction and silence are equal acts of violence.I walked out that night and immediately started a longer version of this piece, which was published…

Our Opinion: Concussion effort needs schools' help

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If educators truly care about the safety of the kids they teach, they should provide the requested records promptly so that this collaborative,…

My View: We need to make real climate progress

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This Earth Day, Congress should recommit to doing more. We need to make real climate progress, strengthen environmental and natural resource…

Letters: Prevent cut-through traffic

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also wonder who will pay to operate the homeless navigation center and shelter announced for the Pearl District.

My View: ACCESS students left with no place to go

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Revoking our promised building - 10 minutes before spring break - effectively prevented any of these 350 children and families from being able to…

My View: Workplace has vital part in MeToo

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We know that many, if not most, people do not report domestic violence for fear of reprisal, social, and economic consequences. One way to protect…

Letters: Are students pawns for political groups?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also thank Rob Nosse for his service and support Nick Fish for reelection.

My View: Beverly Cleary's birthday adds up to a big…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Most of Cleary's books are set in Northeast Portland's Grant Park neighborhood, where she was raised and they were based on her childhood experiences.

My View: The little community center that could

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Tell Big City to stop threatening closure, again and again, and instead help the Friends of Woodstock Community Center make sure that Woodstock can…

My View: Ballots, boycotts create lasting change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In light of 2018 being the 50th anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, it is also vital now - with the Parkland High School massacre fresh…

Letters: Think about Wapato operating expenses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about knowing Ariana Garay, increasing rents, letting dogs patrol schools, and ending corproate personhood.

Don't buy your prescriptions without some discount

Clackamas Review - Opinion
T. Michael Norris, MD, FAAFP, is a volunteer doctor and board member of Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine

Our Opinion: County shouldn't sell Wapato yet, but…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
After spending nearly $100 million on the never-used jail, the county should reject selling it for $5 million

My View: Portland's city park plan hurts wildlife

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I get it: Every sport has advocates and rightfully needs a venue. The problem is, in Forest Park's case, wildlife needs a place too, not just to…

Letters: Stop blaming poor for homelessness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also write in on how to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., NAFTA, and subsidies to encourage affordable housing.

Our View: Don't let new rules scrap recycling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Paying an extra $3 a month to preserve that system is worthwhile, as long as the additional fee is accompanied by other efforts to bring balance back…

My View: Police gang team priotizes public safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Gang Enforcement Team has provided the highest level of service over the years. They've continued to evolve and change with the growing needs of…

Letters: Bus would be cheaper than new streetcar

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about previous efforts to cut PERS costs and the importance of understand petitions before signing them.

My View: Refusing to vaccinate your kids is not…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon needs to get back to its roots of building families. Judges need to focus attention on keeping the families together rather than easily…

Our Opinion: Resource officers make schools safer

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While school resource officers make news whenever they are involved in a shooting, their real value comes in preventing them.

My View: Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I've been covering education issues since the late 1980s. I remember a time - 1990s, we're looking right at you - when students didn't seem to care…

Letters: Don't wait for the city to fix sidewalks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about the Greatest Generation and always blaming corporate America for bad personal decisions.

My View: TriMet shows pension reform possible

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet's pension reform offers a valuable guide to the Oregon Legislature on how to contain and reverse the spiraling PERS disaster.

Letters: Voters can repeal state's sanctuary law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about using more police to increase traffic safety, the importance of understanding school names, gun violence, and the…

Our Opinion: The time is now, to do prepare for the…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A recent study reveals that we can no longer afford to postpone local efforts to prepare for the next major earthquake

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