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Lawmakers: We must support Oregon’s workers, including…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon’s workers, including…

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State Rep. Wlnsvey Campos is from Aloha. Rep. Khanh Pham is from South East Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama is from East Portland.
Readers letters: School budget cuts come at a high cost

Readers letters: School budget cuts come at a high cost

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Readers sound off on funding Oregon's schools, state COVID-19 restrictions and electing a new PCC board member.
Our opinion: Keep Brim-Edwards on Portland Public Schools…

Our opinion: Keep Brim-Edwards on Portland Public Schools…

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Three seats are on the May ballot, with political newcomers filling out the ranks of other races.
Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

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Readers sound off on congressional action supporting labor unions, Sen. Ginny Burdick's retirement and drug prices.
Commissioners: Our public forests should be restored and…

Commissioners: Our public forests should be restored and…

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Kevin Cameron is chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Tootie Smith is chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Roger Nyquist…
ENDORSEMENT: Voters should continue honoring history

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should continue honoring history

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Measure 26-221 would continue funding Oregon Historical Society and four Multnomah County historical organizations.
Southwick: Foster care systems fail Oregon's LGBTQ youth

Southwick: Foster care systems fail Oregon's LGBTQ youth

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Portland's Paul Carlos Southwick is director of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, which empowers queer, trans and non-binary students…
Hanna: OLCC hits bars, restaurants when they are most…

Hanna: OLCC hits bars, restaurants when they are most…

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Liz Hanna of Northeast Portland owns Mad Hanna, a dive bar. She has 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is on the steering…
Lawmakers: Gun violence destroys lives, we can do something…

Lawmakers: Gun violence destroys lives, we can do something…

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State Rep. Rachel Prusak is from West Linn. Rep. Lisa Reynolds is from Portland. Rep. Andrea Salinas is from Lake Oswego. Rep. Dacia Grayber is from…
Opinion: Pedestrian safety needs greater attention

Opinion: Pedestrian safety needs greater attention

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East Portland is deadliest; Southwest Portland is most unfriendly to walkers, report shows
Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

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Akashdeep Singh is policy and advocacy manager for OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon in Portland, an advocacy and civil leadership organization.
OUR OPINION: City, Metro, counties and THPRD: It's time to…

OUR OPINION: City, Metro, counties and THPRD: It's time to…

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Portland's iconic sports and entertainment site, including its velodrome and baseball fields, cannot disappear.
Opinion: Don't let our children's museum slip away

Opinion: Don't let our children's museum slip away

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What will be left to enjoy, especially for families on limited budgets that can't easily replace this loss?
Rajput: Help our children understand, deal with climate…

Rajput: Help our children understand, deal with climate…

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Dr. Shaili Rajput is a Portland pediatrician and parent. She has a master's degree in public health and is a climate advocate with the American…
Fagan: We're working hard to rebuild trust in our elections

Fagan: We're working hard to rebuild trust in our elections

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Oregon's secretary of state says she's devoting my time and energy to rebuilding confidence in our elections.
Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

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Aziz Inan is a professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.
OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

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Elections have become polarizing events, but survey research finds that Oregonians of all stripes are proud of the state's efforts to engage voters.
My view: Time for neighborhood groups to move on from SWNI

My view: Time for neighborhood groups to move on from SWNI

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Behind the scenes, neighborhood coalition isn't working for all Southwest Portlanders
Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

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Tobias Read of Beaverton is Oregon state treasurer. He argues that the state can catapult out of the pandemic stronger than before.
Opinion: Cheers! Raise your beer stein to hops and natural…

Opinion: Cheers! Raise your beer stein to hops and natural…

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Douglas Weathers is president of Sodbuster Farms Inc. in Marion County. He says natural gas is vital to his hop farm's future.
Opinion: Oregon can again lead nation on Equity Act

Opinion: Oregon can again lead nation on Equity Act

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John Hummel of Bend is the Deschutes County district attorney. He wants Oregon's Congressional delegation to lead on a national LGBTQ issue.
Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

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Dr. Robert Bentley is a Portland ophthalmologist with more than 30 years of experience.
Opinion: We must restore our city, and become the new Eden

Opinion: We must restore our city, and become the new Eden

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The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie of Northeast Portland is a minister in the United Church of Christ.
Opinion: It's time to plan Portland's Pandemic Independence…

Opinion: It's time to plan Portland's Pandemic Independence…

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Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is vice president of Research at Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches…
Opinon: Policy backed by budgets will build Portland's…

Opinon: Policy backed by budgets will build Portland's…

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Jan Mason, an associate principal at Mackenzie, is a volunteer for the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and on several…
Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy

Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy

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John A. Charles Jr. is president and CEO of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He can be…
My view: Time for action on participatory budgeting in…

My view: Time for action on participatory budgeting in…

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Real community engagement and participation would solve more problems and strengthen democracy
Opinion: Legislation vital to advancing equity in…

Opinion: Legislation vital to advancing equity in…

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Ashton Simpson is executive director of Oregon Walks. Cameron Whitten is an equity advocate and nonprofit executive.
Opinion: Let's put power in Oregonians' hands to prevent…

Opinion: Let's put power in Oregonians' hands to prevent…

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State Rep. Rachel Prusak represents House District 37 in parts of Clackamas and Washington counties.
Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

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Daniel Hauser is with the Oregon Center for Public Policy. He argues that Oregon's SB 330 would not provide the right aid to struggling landlords.

OPINION: Sharing your views will help shape our…

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OPINION: Sharing your views will help shape our…
Oregon Values & Beliefs Center values opinions enough to reward those who participate in their monthly panels.

Opinion: Our children deserve a breath of fresh air

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Opinion: Our children deserve a breath of fresh air
Part of returning children to the classroom involves making sure those schools are healthy for all students.

Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy

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Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy
John A. Charles Jr. is president and CEO of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He can be…

Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope,…

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Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope,…
State. Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents North/Northeast Portland's House District 43.

OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values…

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OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values…
Oregon Values & Voices project will pair unbiased research with independent reporting to inform Oregonians working to build stronger communities…

Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle

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Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.

Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike…

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Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike…
Local readers sound off on issues like bicycle safety, saving Oregon's dairy farms and preventing youth suicide through gun safety.

Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic…

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Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic…
Jenny Johnson of Astoria is a forester who advocates for sustainable forest management.

Opinion: Taking COVID-19's lessons into Multnomah…

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Opinion: Taking COVID-19's lessons into Multnomah…
Have questions to Chair Kafoury's City Club presentation? Send to [email protected]

Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all…

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Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all…
Ellen Osoinach is the Local Legal Initiative attorney in Oregon for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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

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

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

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OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group
Rivers of Life Center president says PMG newspapers owner has long history of charitable giving, community support.

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Start out the new year financially prepared

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Start out the new year financially prepared
Local credit union branch manager offers advice on how to start off on the right financial path

These streets aren't made for walkin'

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These streets aren't made for walkin'
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…

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

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Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…
Recent legislation helped, but many Oregonians - particularly Black and Hispanic families - face additional challenges

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

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

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

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My view: Bringing Truth to our high school
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…

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

SW Connection - Opinion
Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe
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

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Finally, there's hope for Hopewell House
Light on the horizon for shuttered hospice care facility in Hillsdale neighborhood

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

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

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

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OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating…
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…

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Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely…
Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer

OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass…

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OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass…
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…

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Citizen's View: I am suing Southwest Neighborhoods…
Portland residents have a right to know how their district coalitions operate behind the scenes

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