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OPINION: As the region recovers, Metro is ready to help do…

OPINION: As the region recovers, Metro is ready to help do…

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Lynn Peterson: Let's work together to ensure health care, social justice, equitable economic growth and dignified housing for everyone.
OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's largest…

OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's largest…

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My generation needs Gov. Brown to get serious about getting all the state's polluters to clean up their acts. And do so before 2050
OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group

OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group

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Rivers of Life Center president says PMG newspapers owner has long history of charitable giving, community support.
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Want more local news? Support our journalists.

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Start out the new year financially prepared

Start out the new year financially prepared

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Local credit union branch manager offers advice on how to start off on the right financial path
These streets aren't made for walkin'

These streets aren't made for walkin'

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Health and psychology experts recommend daily walks, but Southwest Portland's roads make it nearly impossible
OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic future in…

OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic future in…

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Legislature's BIPOC Caucus focuses on efforts to ensure everyone has the chance to thrive as we break down barriers
Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…

Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…

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Recent legislation helped, but many Oregonians - particularly Black and Hispanic families - face additional challenges
Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

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State should offset the cost to Oregon families who have given up paychecks to accommodate forced home-based distance classes.
OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

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Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will again seek to end the legacy of a clause long used as a 'tool of control' over people of color.
My view: Bringing Truth to our high school

My view: Bringing Truth to our high school

SW Connection - Opinion
Wilson High School should be rebranded in honor of a woman whose name bears the greatest meaning
After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

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The 'pubic purpose charged' tacked on to power bills has been a boon to the Energy Trust of Oregon and a burden on consumers.
Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

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Anger is the chief emotion being expressed by our elected leaders and their staff after the Jan. 6 attack on democracy.
Finally, there's hope for Hopewell House

Finally, there's hope for Hopewell House

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Light on the horizon for shuttered hospice care facility in Hillsdale neighborhood
OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

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A former statewide candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.
ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

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Bob Rubitschun: This is an abuse of government that our forefathers designed: of the people, by the people
OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating COVID-19

OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating COVID-19

SW Connection - Opinion
Survey results show that our opinions divide not only along political labels and ZIP codes but also educational levels
Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

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Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer
OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

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TriMet will play a key role in getting employees, particularly low-wage workers, back on the job in the Portland metro area.
Citizen's View: I am suing Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. for…

Citizen's View: I am suing Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. for…

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Portland residents have a right to know how their district coalitions operate behind the scenes
My view: Our Neighborhoods Deserve Better

My view: Our Neighborhoods Deserve Better

SW Connection - Opinion
Responsible fiscal sponsor is needed for Southwest Portland neighborhood groups
OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

SW Connection - Opinion
Your tax-deductible donation can help high school students flourish in two important ways
My View: City shouldn't kick SWNI to the curb

My View: City shouldn't kick SWNI to the curb

SW Connection - Opinion
Accusations of mismanagement have tested neighborhood board's resolve, but it continues to press its mission.
OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

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'When I wake up every day, and am unable to participate in the things that my friends and acquaintances participate in, it can feel like I don't…
Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

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Craig Holfeld and Jerry Herrmann: Businesses, citizens, nonprofits and service organizations all have a stake in good journalism
Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

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OPINION: Gov. Brown needs to call a special session to extend protections that have helped countless senior citizens
Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path to…

Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path to…

SW Connection - Opinion
My View: Our divisions can be bridged with a foundation of inclusion built on trusted opinion research that's free from political agendas
Wheeler: Much work lies ahead for Portland

Wheeler: Much work lies ahead for Portland

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Opinion column: Portland's newly reelected mayor reflects on the challenges facing the city.
Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

SW Connection - Opinion
The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, already backed by Oregon Reps. Bonamici and Blumenauer, needs more support
This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be going hungry

This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be going hungry

SW Connection - Opinion
OPINION: Census data show the problem, worse than during the Great Recession, hits Black and Latino residents particularly hard

Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…

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Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…
The publicly owned Portland Expo Center, currently vacant, could temporarily shelter thousands of houseless residents.

Land use at heart of taxpayer-funded racism

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Land use at heart of taxpayer-funded racism
Civic engagement through district coalitions and neighborhood associations continues to sway planning policies

Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…

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Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…
In a year unlike any other, we could not have survived without subscriptions and donations from readers like you.

Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

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Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…
Few cases of the virus have been linked to the state's food and drink establishments, which provide a needed refuge

OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…

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OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…
The last thing we need as small businesses dealing with a COVID-19 is an 800% tax increase on beer, wine and cider

OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…

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OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…
Salvage logging concerns are overblown given that legal challenges have halted most federal forest management

OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…

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OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…
Local staff has disregarded calls for stronger protection of invaluable watersheds impacted by Zigzag Timber Sale.

COLUMN: The path to meeting Oregon's challenges is…

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COLUMN: The path to meeting Oregon's challenges is…
Our divisions can be bridged with a foundation of inclusion built on trusted opinion research free from agendas.

Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…

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Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…
Pastor urges Gov. Brown to tighten restrictions on faith-based gatherings as the Christmas season approaches.

OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…

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OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…
Salvage logging further damages forests and sucks money from taxpayers' pockets to subsidize timber profits

OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…

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OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…
The overall risk posed by COVID-19 is low in children but the lack of in-person school may cause other health problems

'Most Favored Nation' pricing harms Oregonians with…

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'Most Favored Nation' pricing harms Oregonians with…
Opinion: No one should have to worry about whether a doctor will treat you when you're sick, just because you have a disability

Former journalist challenges others to 'unbury'…

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Former journalist challenges others to 'unbury'…
Steve Law: The time has come to erect memorials and markers for the victims of racist violence.

OPINION M26-214: I'm proof that early childhood…

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OPINION M26-214: I'm proof that early childhood…
By voting for the county's 'Preschool for All' measure, you're not only helping kids, but also investing in the economy.

Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…

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Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…
After a rise in statewide crime and lawlessness, it's time to get the state back on the path to equality, justice and safety

OPINION M26-213: Don't bailout Portland parks with…

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OPINION M26-213: Don't bailout Portland parks  with…
Instead of fixing mismanagement and charging a fair price for facilities' use, the city wants to tax people who don't use them

OPINION M26-214: Reject tax for flawed preschool…

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OPINION M26-214: Reject tax for flawed preschool…
Multnomah County's unproven program would create an exodus of high-income earners and destabilize the tax base

OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…

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OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…
State's U.S Senators say a Democratic ally in the Oregon Secretary of State's office is key in this pivotal moment

OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…

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OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…
Voters should look past party labels and elect an Oregon Secretary of State who reflects Dennis Richardson's values

OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…

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OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…
I know what it's like to struggle and am running to ensure fairness, integrity and accountability for every Oregonian

OPINION: We need an Secretary of State who focuses…

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OPINION: We need an  Secretary of State who focuses…
I will continue the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson and be an independent check on areas of state government that aren't serving the people of…

Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…

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Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…
We need an experienced Attorney General to help the state respond to the pandemic, racial injustice and federal overreach

OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…

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OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…
Over the past four years, Oregon's investments have kept our ranking as one of the top-performing states in the country

OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…

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OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…
We need a treasurer who addresses Oregon's fiscal challenges and directly confronts difficult policy implications

OPINION M26-218: $7 billion for Metro's…

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OPINION M26-218: $7 billion for Metro's…
Vote 'no' on Measure 26-218. The costly measure will tax employers to overspend on underused projects, such as light rail

Getting Ready for 2021 Medicare open enrollment

SW Connection - Opinion
Getting Ready for 2021 Medicare open enrollment
Tips for navigating healthcare plan options virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic

OPINION M26-217: Portland's current system can't…

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OPINION M26-217: Portland's current system can't…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 26-217. Trust between the police and the community is at an all-time low. We need transformative change now.

OPINION M26-211: Libraries need space for students…

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OPINION M26-211: Libraries need space for students…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 26-211. COVID-19 has made it clear that Multnomah County's libraries are small and outdated

OPINION M26-218: Time to invest in transportation…

SW Connection - Opinion
OPINION M26-218: Time to invest in transportation…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 26-216; expanding transit options will jump-start the economy and combat congestion.

OPINION M26-218: Metro needs transportation plan,…

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OPINION M26-218: Metro needs transportation plan,…
Vote No on Measure 26-216: the regional tax on employment is the wrong funding mechanism at the wrong time.

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