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Portland's Opinions

July 02, 2015

Our Opinion: Transportation bill doomed from start

by Editorial Board
July 11 is just around the corner, and it appears the Oregon Legislature is looking forward to it like an elementary school student looks forward to summer break. With majorities in both the…
July 02, 2015

My View: Time to look at transportation differently

by Brian Davis
On June 17, the Portland City Council enacted a resolution adopting Vision Zero, which sets a goal of eliminating fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes over the next 10 years.…
July 02, 2015

My View: Voters support fixing campaign finance potholes

by Adam Davis
You think they would want to start filling the potholes. “They” being the Oregon Legislature, and the “potholes” being the gaps in trust Oregonians have for their state government, not in our…
June 30, 2015

My View: Council must set deconstruction deadline

by Barbara Kerr
On June 3, Portland City Council voted unanimously to speed up the timeline of the city’s resolution to promote deconstruction as a viable alternative to mechanical demolition in, as the mayor…
June 30, 2015

My View: Bill would tax land instead of buildings

by Jeff Strang
In a democracy, we the people “own” everything within the boundaries of our state — we decide what’s done with our land and natural resources. We deed the private use of a portion of these…
June 30, 2015

Readers' Letters: Pedestrians, bicyclists also need to take care

by Pamplin Media Group
As a frequent user of mass transit, as well as a reluctant driver, I understand all the difficulties surrounding safety on our streets. I curse and swear at all the drivers who seem to ignore me…
June 25, 2015

Our Opinion: TriMet tax hike won't be too painful

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
June 25, 2015

Readers' Letters: Keep transponders away from my car

by Pamplin Media Group
Regarding the “My View” column of June 9, Randall O’Toole’s assumptions of the effects of a mileage fee in our state are absurd. First, a variable fee would not effectively double the capacities…
June 25, 2015

My View: City's 'surplus' property must be preserved

by Jennifer Vitello
In 1974, Portland’s neighborhood associations asked Portland Parks & Recreation to start a community gardens program. In response, the City Council passed Ordinance 139598 on March 13, 1975,…
June 23, 2015

My View: Protecting our common home

by Nick Fish
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” This was the moral question raised by Pope Francis last week. He went on to declare, “The…

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Jun 23, 2015

My View: Linked to jobs, affordable housing a winning issue

by Adam Davis
A hundred million dollars of state funds for affordable housing, something Oregon voters do not mention as one of the most important problems they want their local and state government officials…
Jun 23, 2015

My View: Stop scaring me, support Toxic Free Kids

by Devon Downeysmith
The world turns out to have a lot of hazards when you become an expectant mom. I’m already overwhelmed with thinking about how to make healthy choices for my baby — what to eat, what to buy —…
Jun 18, 2015

Our Opinion: Zidell's potential is too good to pass up

by Editorial Board
A glaring hole in Portland’s downtown landscape is closer to being filled. On the whole, that will be a very good outcome for the city — despite any misgivings that critics of urban renewal…
Jun 18, 2015

My View: Suicide talk gets real during bridge drama

by Daniel Forbes
Trudging over the Burnside Bridge with my wife and kids toward the Pride Parade on Sunday, I saw someone who made me remember the suicide prevention conference I’d recently covered in Forest…
Jun 18, 2015

Readers' Letters: Demand compliance on radiation limits

by Pamplin Media Group
T- Mobile has submitted an application to install a new antenna on a pole in a Mount Tabor residential neighborhood. A public meeting was held at which T-Mobile representatives testified that…
Jun 16, 2015

My View: Outdoor School: A legacy worth saving

by Tom Potter and Karin Hansen
In 2010 the National Wildlife Federation released a study showing that children spend an average of 53 hours a week indoors watching TV, talking on the phone, and playing video games. Our…
Jun 16, 2015

Readers' Letters: 'Tweener' seniors need homes, too

by Pamplin Media Group
Thank you, Sam Chase, for your article on affordable housing (My View, “Affordable homes key to success for all,” June 4 Tribune) and for mentioning what isn’t talked about: seniors who are…
Jun 16, 2015

My View: Right to Try questions, answers complex

by Samuel Metz, M.D.
Should the FDA prevent a dying patient with a terminal disease from receiving investigational drugs? The answer seems obvious. These patients have nothing to lose (their disease likely will kill…
Jun 11, 2015

Our Opinion: Hales skirts public process on Pembina

by Editorial Board
The question the Portland City Council ought to be answering right now is not whether Pembina Pipeline Co. should be allowed to build a propane terminal at the Port of Portland. Rather, Mayor…
Jun 11, 2015

My View: Don't turn back the clock on clean fuels

by Beverly Stewart
Oregon’s mountains, forests, rivers, coastline and lush urban parks paint a picture of healthy living. Surrounded by beauty, it’s easy to overlook an often-invisible problem like air pollution —…