Our Opinion: Unreinforced masonry is state issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city has a duty to warn of likely dangers. But the city doesn't have the money to dole out to renovate or tear down these buildings.

My View: Bill would protect bikers in intersections

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As it stands now, state law is unclear about how to handle accidents between a bike and a vehicle in an intersection. Our bill would remove legal…

Letters: Former DA's ideas on crime not universal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe the current recommendations from the Residential Infill Project will not guarantee affordability.

My View: One-size-fits-all infill proposal filled with…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Brooke Best, who lives in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood, is with the Portland Coalition for Historic Resources.

Density in small packages

Business Tribune - News
Accessory Dwelling Units not only complete our housing and planning puzzles, but look good doing it

Letters: Listening sessions drowned out by shouts

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also were sorry to see Steve Law retire, believes 'Right to Repair' gives students a helping hand, and believes the homeless crisis is…

Our View: New ideas needed to fund higher ed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Universities deserve better in the coming budget cycle, as do community colleges, which also are facing cutbacks under current budget proposals.…

My View: Bill levels college-accessibility playing field

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As it stands today, the Oregon College Savings plan helps provide a valuable incentive for saving by allowing Oregonians to deduct some of their…

Access to clean water is basic human right

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This March 22, I invite you to celebrate the water resource that helps Portland thrive, while learning more about how it fuels the Rose City.

My View: Pass a bold Clean Energy Jobs bill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We're now seeing the impacts of climate change and have just 11 years to get it under control before even greater problems will be locked in.

My View: Jobs across region must have equal value

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Report: room for improvement when it comes to ensuring region's residents have access to stable, family-wage jobs

My View: Time to remove immunization exemptions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is time for lawmakers to remove nonmedical exemptions from public school immunization requirements. We need to protect those among us who cannot…

Letters: For planet's sake, support Green New Deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers don't compare burglary to assault, want to be able to repair their own electronics, support the 'cap and invest' bill at the…

My View: Put Hardesty in charge of police bureau

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Anti-hate ordinances and listening sessions are necessary but insufficient responses to the lack of accountability and trust between the Portland…

My View: Rezoning will not boost affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let's step back. Where is the evidence that Oregon zoning laws are a significant contributor to high housing costs? Where is the evidence that…

My View: Widening I-5 will make traffic jams even worse

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Widening freeways has never solved traffic congestion. It just leads to more driving, more sprawl and more automobile dependence.

Our Opinion: Infill plan top priority; do it right

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We have to ask: Does the new, one-density-size-fits-all proposal take into account issues like street parking? Impact on schools? Water and sewer…

My View: Cap and trade would threaten family farms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If it becomes unviable for Oregon family farms to stay in business, that opens the door even wider to imported food coming from countries like China,…

My View: Vaccinations are successful, safe protection

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If you want to keep your children and your community safe from unnecessary disease, hospitalization, medical intervention and possibly death - and…

Luke Perry's death summed up in numbers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chair and professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.

Our Opinion: Brown should avoid partisan politics

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015 by avoiding an intraparty blood bath. But previous Democratic governors, when…

Our Opinion: Vaccination exemption limits praised

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The recent outbreak of measles in Washington and Oregon could have been avoided. Word came Friday that travelers at Chicago's Midway Airport on…

My View: 'Truth-teller' takes bow in newsroom

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Too much of today's news reporting, I feel, focuses on trivial matters. A politician's stance and work to address climate change - the biggest…

My View: Vote to limit immunization exceptions is vote for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
House Bill 3063 will protect more children from treatable illnesses; would rely on well-established science.

Our Opinion: City Charter in need of (smart) changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We would support Portland leaders taking a good, hard look at the City Club report, adopting what makes sense, and taking it all to voters for…

My View: City blew chance to foster a 'missing middle'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland now proposes to mandate middle-density housing within single-family neighborhoods in a hope that 20 years in the future, redevelopment in…

My View: Salem Dems too lenient on property crime

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Just last week, Gov. Kate Brown greeted attendees of the biennial Justice Reinvestment Summit in Salem with a rousing cry: She will withhold state…

My View: Portland to Seattle in one hour? Why not?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Brad Perkins is CEO of Cascadia High Speed Rail LLC. Contact him at perkinsrealty@comcast.net and learn more at cascadiahighspeedrail.com.

My View: Open letter to Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We are hoping the board will come to a decision that will keep the best interests of current faculty, staff, students and alumni in mind.

My View: State needs a Green New Deal on climate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Time is running out for humanity to reverse our disastrous effects on the Earth's climate system.

My View: Oregon's working poor need Salem's help

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Certainly, if we want to improve educational outcomes in Oregon - as policymakers in our state hope to do - we need to tackle head-on the problem of…

My View: Tenant protections help victims of abuse

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Melissa Erlbaum is executive director of Clackamas Women's Services. You can reach her at melissae@cwsor.org.

Letters: President's policies hurt people of color

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also lament the closure of the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and want to reduce the influence of money in politics.

Time has come to address gun violence in schools

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Sunset alumna, congresswoman team up to talk about gun safety and violent deaths in schools.

Our Opinion: Try bipartisan route for climate change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's cap-and-invest plan would use the revenue collected to promote renewable energy and the transition to a greener economy. The…

Letters: Vaccine safety should be real consideration

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also sadden by what happened to the original Multnomah people, which is not well known, despite the county being named after them.

Representation system leaves many behind

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City Club of Portland has issued a list of recommended changes for the governance of Portland.

My View: Make room for young to guide leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
True greatness is not something you are born into, it is something you choose. We all have the potential for greatness, and our country needs us. The…

My View: State must blaze trail across digital divide

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Only by recruiting and training tech talent can the state blaze its digital trail.

Letters: For more fair elections, reduce big money

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also offer creative ideas for keeping sidwalks safe for pedestrians dealing with scooters, skateboards and bicycles.

Lincoln's birthday numbers a prime tribute to great…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chair and professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.

Our Opinion: Concussion laws must be strengthened

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Legislators, who currently are meeting in Salem, often talk about protecting children. This year, they have a chance to back up those words with…

My View: Infill project will not benefit ordinary…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The report commissioned by the city makes it clear. The Residential Infill Project will not produce affordable housing, average-priced housing, or…

My View: TriMet takes MAX line safety seriously

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet alone cannot prevent fatalities. While we appreciate this discussion about MAX safety, public awareness and actively changing behavior are…

My View: Cornelius Pass Road repairs will save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There are few good alternate routes nearby when Northwest Cornelius Pass Road is closed for 13 weeks, starting July 8. But closing the road allows…

Letters: Do not tell students not to fight for gun…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the Oregon Revenue Department needs more workers, that zoning for new homes is not only problem, and that closing Cornelius…

My View: TriMet must reduce MAX collision deaths

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet officials haven€„¢t done enough to inform the public of how dangerous their tracks are. This safety problem is not limited to MAX; it is a…

Letters: Masonry rules disaster for building owners

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, a school bus driver pleads with other drivers on the road to stop when red lights are flashing to save lives.

Gov. Brown: 'Get your children vaccinated ... holy…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The measles outbreak was preventable and science has long debunked the rumors of unsafe vaccinations.

Letters: Federal shutdown spurs more 'what ifs'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the State of Oregon must reject the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal permit

My View: Voters must call for carbon tax plus…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Fossil fuels are used in an incredibly broad range of industries, but non-CO2-emitting options often are available. These alternatives have not found…

Johnson: As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sen. Betsy Johnson, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, outlines spending challenges confronting lawmakers in the 2019 legislative…

Our Opinion: Home visit law would be cash wisely…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We applaud the universal nature of the proposed program: This isn€„¢t just aimed at underserved families, or low-income families, but everyone.…

My View: Portland must reject JTTF once and for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Obviously, if Portland police were approached with credible evidence of an imminent threat, they should work with the FBI in responding to that…

Oprah's birthday adds up to prime time

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is chairman and professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of…

Letters: Support carbon dioxide emissions limits

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also oppose a bill in Congress that seeks to combat the Boycotting, Divestment or Sanctions against Israel movement.

My View: Supplement bus lines with ridesharing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More than a dozen cities in the United States currently have programs running similar to the pilot project we propose.

My View: Oregon Zoo may be a surprising link to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Humans created this crisis. We are also able to stop it. It is essential that we forge new partnerships, like the one Health in Harmony has with the…

Letters: Push Fish and Wildlife to respect wolves

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers include an indigenous voice against the wall and a Portlander who wants to use bond cash to upgrade unreinforced buildings.

Our Opinion: We have many reasons to honor King

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The nation and state have made strides in breaking barriers created by systemic, historic racism and bigotry, obstacles still remain.

My View: Cornelius Pass detour plan full of holes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There are no reasonable routes to switch 10,000 to 14,000 commuters onto. Personally, I don't think Multnomah County has managed this part well at…

Letters: Fight climate change while there is a…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, Oregon readers believe Barr is wrong for attorney general and the housing density plan would make matters worse.

Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Labor bureau investigators found that legislative leaders (who tried to shut down the probe) have failed to put a stop to some male legislators'…

My View: County vehicle-registration fee needed now

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Multnomah County has several bridges and only 230 road miles to maintain - about 1,100 miles fewer than we have, but has two local sources of road…

My View: Multnomah County silences voices of…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The citizen voices for Multnomah County have been silenced by the commission. We will not stop working to be sure all voices are heard.

My View: Home-zoning tide takes a welcome turn

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I believe these recognitions have begun to change sentiment regarding exclusive single-family zoning in this country similar to the way the MeToo…

Death of iconic actress reminds us of importance of…

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Carol Channing died Tuesday at age 97; became synonymous with Broadway for her role in 'Hello Dolly!'

My View: Stand in solidarity with women at Capitol

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The men who work in our state's halls of power, including administrative staff, lobbyists and elected officials, need to step up. We need to…

Letters: Single-family rezoning plan will not work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we should rezone auto showrooms and fast food restaurants, Merkley should listen to different opinions, and it is time to end…

My View: It is time for state to honor Vietnam vets

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is appropriate that a Vietnam War memorial be placed on the grounds of the state Capitol. This will demonstrate our state's commitment and…

My View: City urgently needs infill zoning changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland is growing up, becoming a real city, and my vision for that city is one that is more diverse, with greater population density.

Letter: Nature Conservancy remodel a mistake

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Wheeler must lead the effort to change the form of city government and video lottery machines should be banned.

Our Opinion: Open up short-term rental discussion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's laughable to assume that Airbnb and some of its peers can be trusted to faithfully assure their hosts meet city requirements such as smoke…

My View: Real action needed to ease housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As Gray Panther organizers who identify far more with the likes of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) or even today's anti-racist, anti-fascist…

Letters: Explore Meatless Mondays in new year

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also do not believe that multifamily projects should be allowed in single-family neighborhoods.

Clackamas County vehicle-registration fee needed now

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard: 'We are millions of dollars behind in maintenance - including our local roads in unincorporated areas - and every…

My View: More bridges needed, not light rail

Portland Tribune - Opinion
What's not in either state's public plans? A third bridge across the Columbia River and a new transportation corridor. That's what's truly needed.

Letters: Real PERS solution is to cut benefits

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want paid family leave, teacher salaries trimmed, and Gov. Brown to oppose Republicans in Wisconsin

Our Opinion: Our wishes for 2019

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As the New Year dawns, here is our annual list of wishes for the coming 12 months.

Letters: Leave Hazelnut Grove camp in place

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland residents should house the homeless and tear gas was justified at the southern border.

My View: Food for Thought

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need national and global policies that will reduce our reliance on industrial meat from factory farms and focus instead on products from…

My View: Let's chip away at property tax inequity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A complete fix to Measure 50 would be difficult and very complicated, and polls on various proposals have never been encouraging. But there's an…

Letters: Portland has rich 'base ball' club history

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also be;ieve lottery games ruin people's lives and Mayor Wheeler will be reelected, unfortunately.

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Francis Pharcellus Church's reply has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Our Opinion: Keep city in terrorism task force

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At this point, there's probably no avoiding public hearings on whether Portland should stay in the JTTF. But as the incoming City Council prepares…

My View: Help the arts by claiming state tax credit

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Although the Cultural Trust has been providing hundreds of project and organizational grants across the state for over 17 years, few people know…

My View: Toll plan would help fund I-205 upgrades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
No issue unites the Portland-Vancouver metro region quite like traffic congestion. It's getting worse as our population and economy grow, it costs…

My View: Celebrate Oregon's educational options

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ome argue that school choice undermines public education. Far from it! For one thing, many school choice options are public options, including open…

Letters: Take climate action for future generations

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want Congress to establish the Devil's Staircase Wilderness now by passing legislation supported by Oregon U.S. senators and…

Our Opinion: Officials must grab public records…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Cleaning up the public records law will be a laborious process. It has taken 45 years for the law to become so completely riddled with exemptions.

My Views: Love Oregon beer? Then protect watershed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Wildlands Act will ensure some of the state's treasured public lands and rivers continue to provide outdoor recreation opportunities and…

Letters: Halt attacks on asylum seekers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also urge support for the Dialysis Patient Demonstration Act (HR 4143) sponsored by 197 members of Congress, including Oregon U.S. House…

Clackamas County's free clinic needs your help

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Executive Director Martha Spiers asks for community support for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, currently based in Oregon City

My View: Taking post-election pulse of Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Nationally, Oregonians are not optimistic that Congress and the president will be able to make significant progress on the key issues facing the…

My View: Promote housing diversity in Laurelhurst

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The historic district nomination lists Laurelhurst's historic features as including its park, street layout, entry markers, street trees and light…

Letters: Ammonia transport imperils public safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think cut carbon emissions should be cut by federal law to prevent extreme fires.

My View: Protect our planet

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Legislature has a historic opportunity in 2019. The Clean Energy Jobs bill is the result of years of work finding the right fit for Oregon…

Letters: Consider banning headers in soccer

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith should have resigned when she ran for the Portland City Council and crisis…

Our Opinion: Tough call crucial for easing PERS debt

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When people wonder how Oregon wound up with such a short school year, bulging classrooms and disappointing student performance, the Public Employee…

My View: Learn what's fact, fiction on infill…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The American dream is different for everyone. Just because one person's ideal living environment is a single-family house on a landscaped lot and…

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