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My View: Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

My View: Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Steps taken and decisions made today will establish the pace for the area for decades to come
My View: PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

My View: PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is possible to reform PERS, maintain adequate and competitive retirement benefits for public workers and free up funding to improve our schools…
Letters: Use tolls to make public transportation free

Letters: Use tolls to make public transportation free

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Eudaly's neighborhood group rhetoric is shameful, believe runaway Republicans didn't do their jobs, don't want people to…
My View: Fees on Portland landlords equal spikes in rent

My View: Fees on Portland landlords equal spikes in rent

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This new ordinance will do more harm than good. It will raise rents on most people and, more importantly, further constrict the supply of rental…
Letters: Would Zenith's oil terminal withstand quake?

Letters: Would Zenith's oil terminal withstand quake?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think city leaders are not listening to the public about Zenith's oil terminal project
Protest: Portland Police, mayor seemed to get this one right

Protest: Portland Police, mayor seemed to get this one right

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Now it's time to bid adieu to violent right, violent left: We don't need you here.
My View: Homelessness isn't the crisis you think it is

My View: Homelessness isn't the crisis you think it is

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Homelessness is a warning that our systems are failing. How we rebuild is up to us.
My View: Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

My View: Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

Portland Tribune - Opinion
These proposed ballot initiatives will only do harm to the pension system and the people who are counting on it for a secure retirement.
My View: We need relief from high cost of prescription drugs

My View: We need relief from high cost of prescription drugs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's congressional delegation is in the position to lead on this issue and make a difference for all of us.
My View: Safe gun storage law will save lives

My View: Safe gun storage law will save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is a lot more to do after we pass safe storage, and there's a lot that needs to be done that Oregon can't accomplish alone.
Letters: Zenith oil trains are public health issue

Letters: Zenith oil trains are public health issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think mass shootings are a disgrace and want Merkley and Wyden to take action
Our Opinion: Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Our Opinion: Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians again will see a bill on safe storage of guns. Supporters of Initiative Petition 40 filed an effort last month to get the issue on the…
My View: Tuneup much needed at Portland Opera

My View: Tuneup much needed at Portland Opera

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a Portland native and opera lover, I could choose to mourn this newest chapter of the Portland Opera that comes a decade too late. I, however,…
My View: New license law will help families thrive

My View: New license law will help families thrive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Barriers to transportation compound existing inequities and can lead to major disparities in health outcomes. This is especially true for immigrant…
My View: Stop price-gouging on prescription drugs

My View: Stop price-gouging on prescription drugs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's not just Oregonians who are suffering. Nearly a quarter of Americans who take prescription medications say they or a family member has not…
Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Gary Schmidt, Clackamas County administrator: We need to hear from you about what services you most value from your county.
My View: President's comments fit into troubling pattern

My View: President's comments fit into troubling pattern

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It should go without saying that all of us - particularly those in leadership positions, or with access to public media - have the responsibility to…
My View: For equal pay, lean into a union

My View: For equal pay, lean into a union

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's nearly impossible to score a goal in soccer without a team working together. Likewise, if we are to win the fight against gender pay…
My View: Bend Bulletin's new owners are your neighbors

My View: Bend Bulletin's new owners are your neighbors

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Bankruptcy ends about as well is it could, as an Oregon family steps in to buy an important institution
My View: Lots more to session than walkout

My View: Lots more to session than walkout

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Long after the walkout has been forgotten, Oregonians will be living with the consequences and contradictions of bills passed in the 2019 session.
My View: State misstepping on cannabis legislation

My View: State misstepping on cannabis legislation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Only individuals know what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it. Individuals run businesses, and have the best sense of their…
My View: Revitalized business alliance sets priorities

My View: Revitalized business alliance sets priorities

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We stand at a historic moment with great opportunities to work together. While I'm grateful to the generation of leaders who came before me, I am…
Letters: Editorial about Boquist warped and disingenuous

Letters: Editorial about Boquist warped and disingenuous

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the City Council should ban masks at political protests to restore peace
My View: The moon landing: it's no conspiracy, so celebrate…

My View: The moon landing: it's no conspiracy, so celebrate…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If anyone happens to mention the 'C' word, as in conspiracy, throw your glass of Tang at them
Letters: Council must act now to stop oil trains

Letters: Council must act now to stop oil trains

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also think WES may be a failure now but not in the future, and homeless people should be allowed to camp in city parks
Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission took humanity to another celestial body. We can't stop there.
Letters: Airport kiosks don't serve any real purpose

Letters: Airport kiosks don't serve any real purpose

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers think Jacobsen deals well with obstacles, Kotek's housing bill another failed strategy, and it is time It's time 'Us' listened to…
My View: Recall effort isn't our 'Oregon Way'

My View: Recall effort isn't our 'Oregon Way'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If anyone needs to be removed from office it's Oregon GOP Chair Bill Currier, says the author.
Summer lunch program helps fill gap

Summer lunch program helps fill gap

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Joe Dang is a business banking assistant vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
My View: WES at 10 - Time to admit failure

My View: WES at 10 - Time to admit failure

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Taxpayers would be better served if we canceled WES, sold off the train cars, and moved the few commuter rail customers back to buses.

My View: It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: It's 'Prime' time for good jobs
All Oregonians should support justice for Amazon workers. Public officials here have given Amazon more than $200 million in tax breaks for its…

Letters: Driver's license bill rewards scofflaws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Driver's license bill rewards scofflaws
Our readers also think it is time for our nation to lead on world health, police should not enforce immigration laws, and downtown problems are a…

Our Opinion: Boquist isn't fit to serve as senator

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Boquist isn't fit to serve as senator
This has become ridiculous. Brian Boquist is unfit to hold public office in this or any other state. He should resign. And if he won't resign, the…

Letters: Mask ban won't make city safer

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Mask ban won't make city safer
Our readers also disagree with State Sen. Betsy Johnson about the National Popular Vote bill and appreciate the Salem Capital Bureau reporting

My View: Walkout takes page from segregationists

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Walkout takes page from segregationists
The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie, a United Church of Christ minister and Northeast Portland resident, is director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality…

My View: Sellwood Bridge, congestion by design

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Sellwood Bridge, congestion by design
Unfortunately, all of the hype turned out to be wrong. Extensive monitoring by Cascade Policy Institute over the past three years shows that on a…

My View: Legal abortions, at times, can save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Legal abortions, at times, can save lives
American women die of pregnancy-related complications at rates exceeding those of 50 other nations. Our maternal mortality rate is disgraceful.

Letters: Neighborhood groups give citizens a say

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Neighborhood groups give citizens a say
Our readers also think we have failed to fix homelessness, Grimm Fuel Co plans to be a better neighbor, and public development should not be allowed…

Our Opinion: Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained
The most dramatic example of bipartisanship can be attributed to the perseverance of the late State Sen. Jackie Winters, who will be remembered as…

My View: Why are Portland residents being double…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Why are Portland residents being double…
Energy efficiency is a fine goal, but city should stick to single funding source

My View: Trump's war on poor opens new front

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Trump's war on poor opens new front
In seeking to depress the poverty line, the Trump administration is going in the wrong direction. The fact is, the poverty line is set too low and is…

My View: Tractors and train cars, thoughts about…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Tractors and train cars, thoughts about…
If I needed something to remind me that rural America is filled with surprises, this experience did so in a spectacular way

Happy birthday is the goal for Alex Morgan

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Happy birthday is the goal for Alex Morgan
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: Support Oregon's Vietnam memorial

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Support Oregon's Vietnam memorial
What better way to celebrate this Fourth of July, but to have a helping hand in remembering and honoring our Oregon Vietnam veterans with the Vietnam…

My View: Traffic bureau, get your act together

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Traffic bureau, get your act together
Piecemeal so-called improvement projects that create problems for other streets is counter-productive. PBOT needs to get its act together, from the…

Letters: Replace Arts Tax with better enforcement

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Replace Arts Tax with better enforcement
Our readers also think the Oregon Legislature should solve problems and not make things worse.

Oregon Senate: Stop bluffing and bungling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon Senate: Stop bluffing and bungling
From Republicans' melodramatic walkout to Democrats' mismanaging issues, this session can't end soon enough.

My View: Police enforce city rules, not U.S.…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Police enforce city rules, not U.S.…
As I've said many times in the past, immigration enforcement is the work of the federal government - not local law enforcement. All members of the…

Letters: Public employee unions continue cycle

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Public employee unions continue cycle
Our readers also comment on the new mascot for Franklin High School, do not think eliminating single-family zoning will make housing more affordable,…

My View: Keep kids healthy; clean up dirty diesel

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Keep kids healthy; clean up dirty diesel
The scientific consensus on the relationship between diesel particulate and community health is downright ghastly - research has linked diesel not…

Our Opinion: Foster Road 'diet' yields happy results

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Foster Road 'diet' yields happy results
The end result is a district more appealing to pedestrians, which ultimately will create an atmosphere most conducive to doing business in the area.

My View: Online school gives suicidal teen relief

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Online school gives suicidal teen relief
While I don't think online school works for every child experiencing mental health challenges, I do think it offers a supportive environment for…

Letters: Don't blame workers for PERS problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Don't blame workers for PERS problems
Plus, our readers also want homeless camps carefiully cleaned up and do not believe abolishing single-family zoning will increase housing…

My View: Some good news on graduation rates

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Some good news on graduation rates
We believe that through efforts like the All Hands Raised Partnership, communities can change not only local headlines, but more importantly, change…

Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Boquist: Apologize. Now.
Longstanding lawmaker Sen. Brian Boquist from Dallas threatened violence against the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol.

My View: Bill promotes small-donor elections

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Bill promotes small-donor elections
Providing the ability for Oregonians of color to have an equal opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice, or to run for public office and…

Letters: Taking of kicker funds needs explanation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Taking of kicker funds needs explanation
Our readers also think that reasons for suicide are deeply personal, the heavy traffic in the city should not surprise, sexual assault victims…

Our Opinion: Lawmakers should pass tobacco tax…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Lawmakers should pass tobacco tax…
The social value of such a tax is simple: The more expensive a product is, the less likely young people, especially teenagers, will be to buy it.

My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs
Bill Kerr is president of the United Steelworkers Local Union 1097, and an employee of Georgia-Pacific's Wauna mill in Clatskanie.

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

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