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My View: An informed voter is the best defense against…

My View: An informed voter is the best defense against…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Secretary of State Elections Division director, Steve Trout, offers ways for voters to detect misinformation as election season looms
Letters: Even with changes, I'll still read Tribune

Letters: Even with changes, I'll still read Tribune

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think now is the time for bipartisan action on climate change
My View: Divisiveness not 'a good look' for election

My View: Divisiveness not 'a good look' for election

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Here is what really concerns me: A member of one marginalized community dismissing the experience and lived truth of another, for political…
Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction is too…

Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction is too…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sen. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, is leading the Oregon Senate's efforts on a cap-and-trade bill.
Homeless tax idea needs a lot more conversation

Homeless tax idea needs a lot more conversation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Metro regional government is moving too fast with a brand new tax to pay for homeless services
My View: Vietnam vets still don't have memorial

My View: Vietnam vets still don't have memorial

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'While 2020 brings another year, our Vietnam veterans are a year older and there is still not a Vietnam War memorial in Oregon's capital city of…
Letters: Seek fairness in medical-billing solution

Letters: Seek fairness in medical-billing solution

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe now is the time to address climate change before it's too late
My View: Ending homelessness requires wraparound services

My View: Ending homelessness requires wraparound services

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Homelessness is not easily predicted and is often the result of personal and societal problems. Efforts to get and keep people off the streets…
My View: ODOT preps year-round for winter storms

My View: ODOT preps year-round for winter storms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Sometimes snow or ice or both overwhelm our ability to keep up. Then we just keep going. Our crews work hard to plunge right into the worst that…
My View: Retail licenses limit youth tobacco use

My View: Retail licenses limit youth tobacco use

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The World Health Organization: Tobacco kills up to half of its users; 'safer' is far different from 'safe,' author says
My View: Human trafficking victims need support

My View: Human trafficking victims need support

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'While many of us may never meet or know a survivor of human trafficking, we cannot be blind to their needs as they suffer in the shadows. Please…
My View: It's time to tackle urgent student needs

My View: It's time to tackle urgent student needs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'When our Legislature returns in February, it needs to make class size a mandatory bargaining subject. Further, we need to recognize that the raw…
Our Opinion: Blazers can honor Bryant by rekindling Fire

Our Opinion: Blazers can honor Bryant by rekindling Fire

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'As a father, he wanted his four daughters to have the same opportunities that he had. And so he became a powerful supporter of women's sports, and…
When writing about suicide, reporters need to be careful

When writing about suicide, reporters need to be careful

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Careful coverage of suicide can change public misperceptions, but how do you weigh that against the grief and trauma of a community?
My View: Use funds for licensed school librarians

My View: Use funds for licensed school librarians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Most Oregon school libraries currently are staffed by paraprofessionals. They are valuable partners, yet they cannot provide instruction, nor can…
My View: OK Boomer, it's time for 'the talk'

My View: OK Boomer, it's time for 'the talk'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Millennials like me are fluent in the current political debate over the legacy of my mom's generation, but when it comes to the personal decisions…
2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Short session, long odds on bipartisanship, as both sides stake positions on a carbon-emissions plan.
My View: Franklin's life a nice piece of Pi

My View: Franklin's life a nice piece of Pi

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is a professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.
My View: Columnist wrong on police shootings

My View: Columnist wrong on police shootings

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Naive criticism of officer-involved deaths comes from a lack of understanding.
My View: Law necessary to protect creative work

My View: Law necessary to protect creative work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has a historic opportunity to provide creators with a fair and workable way to protect and enforce rights to their works and…
Our Opinion: Do more to block drugs at jail

Our Opinion: Do more to block drugs at jail

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We urge the Multnomah County Commission, the county's Health Department and its Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Sheriff Reese's office to…
Our Opinion: Fish remembered for his service

Our Opinion: Fish remembered for his service

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Another Nick Fish trait we wish would stand the test of time was his simple courtesy. In conversations with our editors, he sometimes disagreed with…
Letters: Rural Oregon at risk of power fiasco

Letters: Rural Oregon at risk of power fiasco

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers are split over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with some saying there's no crime and others saying there is
My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy

My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Science that is outdated, manipulated, cherry-picked or lacking in evidence is junk science. It often is deployed by polluting industries to…
My View: A Decade Done - How we're defining 'decade'

My View: A Decade Done - How we're defining 'decade'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'When people talk about the Roaring '20s, they don't mean 1921 through 1930.'
Our Opinion: Here's hoping our 2020 visions come true

Our Opinion: Here's hoping our 2020 visions come true

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We asked the Tribune editorial board, news reporters and the Sports folks to weigh in on their wish lists for the coming year.
Guest opinion: Police shootings often justified

Guest opinion: Police shootings often justified

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A recent opinion column in the Tribune failed to note the story behind many officer-involved shootings.
My View: City still fails to tackle police use of force

My View: City still fails to tackle police use of force

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'We have a use-of-force problem in Portland. City officials have not kept their agreement to change it.'
Letters: Don't let 'isms' prevent healthy society

Letters: Don't let 'isms' prevent healthy society

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers thank Oregon U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici for her recent thoughtful column.
Big changes coming to the Tribune

Big changes coming to the Tribune

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'We hear each day from readers who love their Portland Tribune - its intensely local focus, its thoughtful coverage of professional and collegiate…

My View: Ruling ensures sustained timber harvest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Ruling ensures sustained timber harvest
'A timeframe for implementing new management priorities consistent with the court's ruling is yet to be determined. However, when those new…

My View: Code overhaul targets neighborhoods

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Code overhaul targets neighborhoods
New media landscapes have created and empowered 'virtual,' but nonetheless real, communities that must have a rightful and recognized place in the…

Letters: Time to ban single-use plastics

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Time to ban single-use plastics
Our readers also support light rail expansion, and believe the pacemaker doctor story was well done.

My View: For Oregon Cultural Trust, make it a double

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: For Oregon Cultural Trust, make it a double
If you enjoy Oregon's arts and culture community, participating in the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit program is the best way to give back by…

My View: A.I. can lead to biased health choices

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: A.I. can lead to biased health choices
In using algorithms, organizations often try to remove human flaws and biases from the process. But unfortunately, both the people who design these…

A way to save local journalism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A way to save local journalism
As the only consistent and dedicated source for local news about our communities, our 25 newspapers and websites provide powerful storytelling and…

My View: Americans need a bottom-up tax policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Americans need a bottom-up tax policy
Among the most urgent problems is the predicament of working families trying to get by on low wages. Despite their work effort, many struggle to…

My view: NAACP column writer lacks credibility

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My view: NAACP column writer lacks credibility
A former vice president of the Portland chapter says a recent opinion piece misstates the facts.

My View: MAX - If you build it, they may not come

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: MAX - If you build it, they may not come
'The figures tell a story the public needs to hear: Even with rapid population growth in our region, adding capacity hasn't increased ridership. The…

My View: Small businesses are 'experiential…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Small businesses are 'experiential…
'Small Business Saturday ... is set to build on a decade of success and rally even more communities.''

Letters: Pay attention to new law on tipping

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Pay attention to new law on tipping
Plus, our readers think it's time to rethink meat-based holidays, digital supply chains would aid economy, and suburban water rates are too high.

My View: A number of reasons to celebrate Gert Boyle

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: A number of reasons to celebrate Gert Boyle
Electrical engineering professor at the University of Portland counts the ways we can remember the business leader behind Columbia Sportswear.

Reporter's notebook: Killer lets me have the last…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Reporter's notebook: Killer lets me have the last…
Larry Hurwitz''s unpublished autobiography ends with a challenge to the journalist who covered him for 30 years.

My View: Bill would help us care for aging parents

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Bill would help us care for aging parents
We have a moral obligation to care for those who came before us. I encourage the Senate to fulfill that responsibility by passing the Dignity in…

My View: Paper lobs rumor, innuendo at NAACP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Paper lobs rumor, innuendo at NAACP
I attended the September meeting referred to in the article. It was chaotic because two people featured in your article were actively disrupting the…

My View: Thankful for equal pay, but must do more

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Thankful for equal pay, but must do more
Equal Pay Day happens every year, but this year I hope we can look at the whole picture - wages, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's roads

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's roads
We will spread salt in the Portland area at 100 pounds per lane mile, a minimal dilution, but we can increase that amount if conditions warrant.

My View: Everyone can help homeless community

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Everyone can help homeless community
Colder weather is here; the city and county are gearing up, but volunteers are needed.

My View: What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?
Morality, for me at least, is not often a matter of obvious and unqualified right and wrong, but of better and worse, which is often a matter of…

My View: Legislature bought into false housing…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Legislature bought into false housing…
What the state Legislature has done this year with House Bill 2001 indefensibly violates local zoning by forcing multifamily dwellings into all…

My View: This is not the TriMet we signed up for

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: This is not the TriMet we signed up for
TriMet customers deserve the safest and best commute possible, delivered by the best, most experienced workers available, including workers who have…

My View: Don't repeal Measure 11 without Plan B

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Don't repeal Measure 11 without Plan B
To support a repeal of Measure 11 without a concrete plan to replace it with a robust, modern sentencing framework would set us back without looking…

Our Opinion: Bipartisan cooperation is still…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Bipartisan cooperation is still…
Of course, finding a common problem is easier than crafting a shared solution. But again, Oregon seems on the verge of doing so.

My View: Housing - Peering back, looking forward

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Housing - Peering back, looking forward
Housing, overall, is like a multifaceted puzzle that includes land supply, construction costs, having a skilled work force building the homes and a…

Letters: Some perspective on Medicare

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Some perspective on Medicare
Plus, our readers also appreciated the pacemaker surgery story and believe options regarding childhood trauma should be explored

My View: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians share…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians share…
Many issues were mentioned in each area of Oregon, but poverty and homelessness ranked among the top three in all eight.

My View: Use construction boom to boost diversity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Use construction boom to boost diversity
Construction is one of the few industries that can provide a family-sustaining career without a college degree, offering wages averaging $25 per hour…

Letters: Former DA did belong to organization

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Former DA did belong to organization
'Schrunk was a member of the Oregon District Attorneys Association for many years. Moreover, he served for a time as its president and on its…

Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light-rail line…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light-rail line…
A new mass transit option for the southern part of Washington County, to complement the northernly MAX Red Line to Beaverton and Blue Line to…

My View: Flavored vape ban targets youth epidemic

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Flavored vape ban targets youth epidemic
Oregon's health and education professionals stand united in this: Vaping is a youth epidemic, and there is no time left to wait for the FDA to do its…

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