Our Opinion: Vera Katz, Portland's spelndid torch

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We didn't agree with all her decisions, and many of her initiatives flopped (she never could get major league baseball to the Rose City). But her…

Letters: Infrastructure must meet density needs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers wrote about the Residential Infill Project and how road tolls would affect lower-income residents.

Wrestling slideshow: West Linn 60, Lake Oswego 21

West Linn Tidings - Sports
The Lions flex their muscles in both teams' Three Rivers League opener on Thursday

Our View: Bond money can save existing units

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's some money in the Portland affordable bond for buying existing apartment buildings, and we'd like to see as much attention paid to those…

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

My View: What Oregonians want in new leaders

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is considerable attention being given to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring process everywhere these days, and justifiably so. The…

My View: Senate tax plan threatens education

Portland Tribune - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could will come in the near future.

My View: What my father taught me about women

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For whatever good there might be in me, I give thanks to my mother, grandfather and uncle - not to mention my wife and the many women I've worked…

My View: Art museum plans pose needless barriers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The museum needs to reach out to neighborhood residents on both the east and west sides of the museum and work with a true 'stakeholder group' (as…

Letters: Spare change could pay for tiny houses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about homeless students and the Sugar Policy Modernization Act.

Senate tax plan threatens education

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could come as early as week of Dec. 4.

When it's time to say me too

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I had become jaded and thought of sexual harassment as the price of being female on this planet.

My View: Historic district worsens housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One way to increase the amount of low-income housing in Portland is to increase the amount of housing generally. That means housing all along the…

My View: Brown, Merkley should oppose LNG

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Gov. Brown, is this what you had in mind when you said, 'We must do what we can to tackle global climate change'?

Letters: Colleges must add all-gender restrooms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also express themselves about the increasing number of homeless students, Commissioner Chloe Euday and the Kenton Village homeless camp…

Our Opinion: Watchdogs vital for democracy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In an era when members of the public get information from a variety of sources - including direct communications from elected officials - it's…

My View: Freeway tolling can shrink congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Value pricing is necessary because our current system cannot address congestion. Our highway network is an open access system, where each trip…

My View: Emissions cap boosts kids' health

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many of the same emissions that are polluting the air and hurting kids' development also are affecting the climate and influencing weather, forest…

Our Opinion: Metro, proceed carefully on housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We aren't persuaded that postponing the rail line is a smart move, given the growing congestion problems in Portland's Southwest quadrant. But it's…

Letters: Brown must speak out against pipeline

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also write about ending taxpayer-funded animal experiments and revitalizing 'left behind' communities.

My View: Gun control laws do make a difference

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is no denying that gun violence is a complex problem. But as a founding board member of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, I know there are…

My View: School conditions impact students' lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When students know that their school is dangerous for their health, it is only natural that they will not be engaged in school. No one wants to spend…

Letters: Lincoln street doesn't need PBOT 'fix'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also speak out about the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup and whether the homeless in Portland are from Portland.

Do you want X in your drinking water?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's time to put an end to the debate about whether fluoridation is unhealthy. The results are in: it is.

MY VIEW: Donate more to arts, lower your taxes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Cultural Trust hopes to double participation in the tax credit program by 2021, helping to preserve Oregon's rich cultural heritage.

Our Opinion: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key.It took the EPA more than 16 years to devise…

Letters: Spend more cash, not less, on homeless

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Other issues of concern to our readers include gun control and protests at sports events.

My View: Medicaid suffers from failed leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Given the unfortunate track record of waste and mismanagement in Medicaid going back to Cover Oregon, good intentions and nice words from state…

My View: Residential Infill Project needs changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland's leaders must take urgent action! We hope that the Planning and Sustainability Commission will champion an improved RIP - one with…

Letters: Shelters for animals but not for people

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in issues ranging from the Electoral College to encouraging teachers to read to heir students.

My View: Our veterans deserve more than parades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Remembering is not enough. We, as a country, need to do more. This is not a Republican issue, nor a Democratic issue. It is an American issue.

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

My View: Veterans deserve our support every day

Portland Tribune - Opinion
You cannot fight a war without veterans, and while the utopian idea of a society without war is appealing, let us not forget that wars have liberated…

Letters: Discuss real world of landlords, tenants

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In addition to giving their views on the challenges facing landlords, our readers also give their views on misleading wage statistics.

Rockwood housing: Is anyone listening?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
None of my friends and neighbors were aware of the Rockwood Rising project until now.

My View: Earthquakes not as scary as affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let's study 'drop, cover and hold-on.' The American Red Cross acknowledged that there never has been a study done that proved the efficacy of 'drop,…

Letters: Homeless pilot project is worth trying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also speak out about drug overdoses, political bias, education, and affordable housing.

Our Opinion: Answers needed in ICE encounter

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The agents' actions raise serious questions not only about civil liberties, but also public safety.As reported by the Hillsboro Tribune, Washington…

My View: PCC bond renewal vital to area economy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
PCC is more than a community college. It is a vital component of Oregon's economic engine. It serves as a critical catalyst for the region's…

Letters: Homeless pilot project is worth trying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on opioid overdoses, Democratic AGs suing Trump, and even a previous cartoon.

My View: Some areas not doing their share

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Four of our city commissioners live west of the river. Perhaps rather than just talking a big game, they could talk to their neighbors about doing…

My View: DAs must be held accountable to voters

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Although many DAs have been a roadblock to reform in Oregon, they also have the power to make positive change. Some DAs already have taken real…

Letters: Soda tax would hurt food trucks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on other issues, too, including Portland being the whitest city in the country and breast cancer awareness

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

My View: Treat homelessness like emergency it is

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I just toured Wapato, an empty 155,000-square-foot facility on 18 acres owned by Multnomah County. It can shelter at least 525 people in a safe, warm…

Letters: Portland needs new form of government

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also express their opinions about pot taxes helping the homeless, the cruelty of cutting housing funds and the importance of local…

My View: Future brighter without big college debt

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Higher education is one of the smartest investments we can make. Study after study shows that a good college education translates to higher pay for…

My View: Protect health care for working Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The health care financing package enacted by the 2017 Legislature was a smart move. A 'yes' vote on Ballot Measure 101 will protect health care for…

Letters: Beware fire protection proposals

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we woudn't need more storage facilities if we just go rid of stuff we don't need

Our Opinion: PCC bond deserves support

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

My View: Reject PCC bond due to sanctuary policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
PCC, a taxpayer-supported institution, has undermined the rule of law. It is voters' right and obligation to hold PCC to account.

Letters: Don't embrace arts tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voice their opinions on Novick's Uber confession, Fish and East Portland, and forest health

My View: Fix my mistake on Uber insurance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I realize that it's hard to go back and unravel governmental decisions. But it's the right thing to do, and I think they owe it to the taxi drivers…

My View: Portland, let's embrace the arts tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Arts and culture speak to the heart, soul and spirit of a community. While the arts contribute significantly to economic development, they also…

Letters: Yet another trashy, scary bike path

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also expess their opinions about the Las Vegas shooting, the PERS debt and more

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data. And yet for more than 20 years, the federal Centers for…

My View: Don't confuse self-interest,civic concern

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The process, as it was facilitated by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, involved little real deliberation, and was mostly shepherded on a…

My View: Respect, don't suppress, neighborhood…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Neighborhood associations were in fact created to serve as 'the loyal opposition,' as PSU historian Carl Abbott has recounted, and to challenge the…

My View: Different wage studies get different…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Seattle's success at pushing fast food restaurants to pay better wages without cutting jobs, is most likely due to higher sales, lower turnover and…

Letters: Central City plan must cover wider scope

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on local and national issues, including the need for cars and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations

Our Opinion: Local papers vital for sharing real…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Whether you realize it or not, even people who don't purchase a printed newspaper nonetheless depend on them. Breaking news alerts come from a…

My View: Process for West Quadrant plan worked

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is deeply troubling that people who have a long demonstrated history of being unwilling to collaborate with others are successfully derailing…

My View: Law stops local police from helping ICE

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon law enforcement leaders are in a very difficult position. We must maintain the trust of all community members so they to feel free to report…

My View: Congestion pricing as a traffic fix

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In cities around the globe, congestion pricing has a solid track record. In Stockholm, congestion declined 15 percent, in London 30 percent, and in…

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension and budget crisis is to reduce pension benefits for government workers. They enjoy more generous wages and…

Our Opinion: Don't politicize public records…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The unfortunate ways that Portland Public Schools and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office responded to potentially embarrassing records…

Letters: Progress starts with basic decency

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off on issues ranging TriMet service to firearms and trade schools

Beaverton Mayor: Breaking promise on DACA would be…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Local recipients of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have benefitted our community.

My View: Health care tax would hurt middle class

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While nearly everyone will be hit with the cost of these taxes, Oregon's middle-class families will be hit the hardest. The Census Bureau reports…

My View: Halting gang database a concern

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While the Portland Police Bureau is not eradicating its gang units, it is clearly disrupting the collection of gang intelligence, an investigative…

Letters: Make arsonist clean up, replant in gorge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland Tribune readers weigh in on the issues of the day, including the city's unique form of government

Our Opinion: Saltzman's successor should meet his…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Long-time Portland city Commissioner Dan Saltzman will not seek re-election next year. He currently oversees the Bureau of Transportation and…

Our Opinion: Oregon A.G. correct in decision to sue…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and falls short of the equal protection clause.

My View: Healthy forests need healthy management

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Today's forest management policies are not responsive to the dangerous conditions on the ground, where unnaturally overgrown and insect-infested…

My View: Letting wilderness burn is playing with…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For the Forest Service, fighting fires in wilderness areas is a bit like what happens to the U.S. military when fighting an asymmetrical war, bogged…

Letters: More roads bring more drivers, vehicles

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voince their opinions about Republicans in Congress, NAFTA, confederate monuments, job satisfaction, and the kicker

My View: Better-managed forests are good for our…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
GOP candidate: Our forests and public lands are in trouble and Oregon needs stronger leadership and new policies to save them.

My View: North Korea threat requires focused…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While denuclearization should remain our long-term goal, our immediate goal must be both an end to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and…

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

My View: Voters should decide new health tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A recent guest column in the Portland Tribune by COHO's executive director Phil Greenhill described this effort and the ensuing referendum as…

Many facets of society need to work together to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More deaths in Oregon involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine.

Letters: Don't defend immigrants who break law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also give their views NAFTA and requiring side guards on trucks that drive on city streets

Our Opinion: Ways to help Houston, local victims

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The floods in Texas were caused by historic rainfalls. The fires in Oregon are fueled by record droughts. Those who deny our climate is changing are…

My View: I watched as Harvey headed for my family

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My grandparents spent two days trapped in their house, with floodwaters coming up their driveway, turning much of their Sugarland neighborhood into a…

My View: Texas style of government is poor model

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland is the last major city in America to use the so-called Galveston model, or Texas model, of government. It's also known as the commission…

Our Opinion: OHA can overcome scandalous past

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Health Plan was once viewed as an emerging national model of how to provide quality care to low-income residents. A software scandal and…

My View: Don't repeal Oregon health care model

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The fact is, an overwhelming majority of 49 states use provider taxes to draw federal dollars into their health care systems. This plan was supported…

Letters: Climate change view keeps exclusion alive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also weigh in on renegotiating NAFTA and showing kindness to the homeless in Portland

My View: No place for hate in city - or newspaper

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Now more than ever, the news media has a moral responsibility to speak the truth - and to stop pretending like there's equal validity to 'both sides'…

My View: Time to stop forcing union membership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Last year a survey of union members and union households found that about two-thirds nationwide agree that if members opt out of paying all union…

Letters: Police horse offers service in a new way

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers voice their opinions on a variety of issues, including a proposed solar farm near Estacada and 'being archived'

My View: Press must remain free of interference

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The press can be very irksome and annoying, and in some instances worse. However, our presidents and their spokespersons have always understood the…

Our Opinion: Don't touch the animals? Not fair!

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The folks running the Oregon State Fair understand that interaction between fairgoers and farmers and ranchers is part of what makes the annual event…

Letters: PPS problem not an issue in private sector

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers comment on the impact of immigrants on the environment, school boundary decisions, and historic preservation

Traffic causing headaches for everyone

Business Tribune - News
The answer? A little bit of everything as multi modal transportation gains ground.

Why I hate the Hood to Coast Relay Race

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The last time I ventured out on 'Hood to Coast' day, I deeply regretted it, our columnist says.

Our Opinion: Centennial board makes right call

Portland Tribune - Opinion
After finding solid middle ground, we hope the opposition to the name changes will subside.

Our View: Free speech and public safety - let's talk

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One lesson from Charlottesville and Portland is that efforts to regulate the place, time and manner of protests are difficult in the emotionally…

My View: Instability of police leadership a problem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The fact that Portland has had so many different police chiefs over the past three decades should concern all Portlanders. Police bureaus are…

People of faith must support 'Dreamers'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As many as 742,000 students - including an estimated 21,000 in Oregon - could be impacted by a discontinuation of DACA, a program implemented by…

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