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 citizens

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 theater

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 reins

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 project

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…

Letters: Know the truth about historic district rules

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also say police have killed more unarmed blacks in Portland than racists and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee must help stop methanol plant

My View: Oregonians give schools mixed grades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
According to Oregonians, we need to do a better job of attracting talented teachers and compensating them in a way that will keep them on the job.…

Letters: Ease restrictions on anti-anxiety meds

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland hasn't evolved for the better and alestinian-run states not so democratic.

Our Opinion: Mayor needs to get protest policy…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Wheeler's job will get tougher in January, when Dan Saltzman, his only council ally on the failed ordinance, retires. His replacement, Jo Ann…

Our Opinion: Vial's ouster has impact on all of…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Decades ago, Oregon was famous for pragmatic, consensus-building Republicans like Mark O. Hatfield and Tom McCall, and legislators like Tony Van…

My View: Get your facts straight on PERS

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We all benefit from multiple forms of public service. Supporting a public pension plan, as part of compensation for firefighters, police, teachers,…

Letters: Schrader, protect students with gun laws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Also, advice on the HPV vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration now approves for men and women ages 27 to 45.

My View: Thanksgiving has a number of curiosities

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

My View: Laurelhurst is welcoming, not racist

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Historic district status will increase the neighborhood's ability to contribute to diversity and more affordable housing.

My View: Many thanks for all Stan Lee taught me

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I grew up with the Vietnam War and Watergate. Is it any wonder I took solace in the adventures of Captain America?

Letters: Setting record straight on electric bus…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on the Residential Infill Project, the need for gun safety legislation,

Our Opinion: Betsy Johnson will center Legislature

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With one party wielding a lot of power, Oregon taxpayers need someone who can say 'no' to some spending proposals.

My View: Journalists also died with congressman in…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Kevin Harden is the digital editor for the Pamplin Media Group and author of the daily Good Morning Rose City column.

My View: Infill could promote more diversity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Single parents, empty nesters, young couples starting out, and, well, grannies and gramps, who want or need to live close to family caregivers -…

Letters: RIP won't address segregation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Democrats in just five Oregon counties are controlling the direction of the entire state.

My View: Numbers tell story of Marvel's Stan Lee

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

My View: Plan to replace diesel buses merits praise

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As Oregon's electricity grid eliminates coal generation and becomes powered mostly by carbon-free energy in the coming years, the climate benefits of…

Letters: Assign task force to tackle protest…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want commuters to be smarter drivers on Southeast Tacoma Street in Sellwood.

My View: TriMet on costly road with electric buses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet already has been awarded 10 battery electric buses through grants from the federal government. A more prudent option going forward would be to…

My View: Historic district retains segregation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I call upon my friends and neighbors in Laurelhurst to recognize that you have been the beneficiaries of an unjust housing system for far too long.

Our Opinion: It's finally over. What did we learn?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Democrats will start 2019 with their much-coveted supermajorities in the state House and Senate, meaning they can raise taxes and fees without any…

My View: Church should preserve Skate World

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Simply put, Skate World provides an outstanding community service. We need it, and Gresham is better for it.

Letters: One street enough for bicyclists

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe that property tax limits are good and voters should make choices for the common good.

My View: Measure 106 is an affront to Oregon values…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Authors Mariotta Gary-Smith is a board leader, and Amy Herzfeld-Copple is deputy director of programs for Portland's Western States Center.

My View: Protect reproductive rights: No on M106

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We all know that in this election the stakes are high for women, immigrants and people of color, and it is more important than ever to stand up for…

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Letters: Best way to avoid military jet roar? Move

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also say Brown has proven she isn't a leader, two interstate bridge projects should be combined, and Hardesty is the choice for Portland.

My View: This adds up: Halloween is really scary!

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Aziz Inan is a professor and chair of electrical engineering program at University of Portland and he can be reached at ainan@up.edu.

Advocate for domestic violence survivors, women

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Andrea Paluso is director of The Mother PAC and Jennifer Wright is a Hood River mom

Our View: Get Out the Vote - for whom?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Public employees may have a keen interest in candidates and measures on the ballot. If so, they should get involved, but do so on their own time.

Letters: Homelessness is a profitable business

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers want to get rid of the leaf blowers and have Medicare for all.

Pamplin Media launches Give Local campaign

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Give Local is Pamplin Media Group's effort to inspire readers to support local nonprofit organizations that are also working to make our communities…

My View: Oregon can't risk a GOP governor

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I ask all Oregonians to join me in rejecting divisiveness and continuing to support the critical work of Gov. Brown.

My View: Real help for the homeless

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Bonds plus public-private partnerships equals help for the homeless by increasing the amount of affordable housing

Letters: Remembering Paul Allen, savoring every day

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want kids to help with earthquake preparedness and have delinquent taxes collected.

My View: Why environmental groups support the…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portlanders can prioritize their values of a healthy climate and cleaner air by voting 'yes' on Measure 26-201

Our Opinion: Who we endorsed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Portland Tribune decision in state, regional and local campaigns, including candidates and ballot measrues.

My Opinion: Oregon students deserve well-paid…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is no question that Oregon's economy has the resources for every child in the state to receive an excellent education. We are a state with a…

Letters: RIP will do more housing harm than good

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe it is important to vote the entire ballot, including all local races.

My View: Neighborhood infill project should RIP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Literally hundreds of smaller Portland homes are occupied by renters, who will be forced out as these properties become targets for redevelopment.

My View: Smart planning will protect land we love

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In the face of so many of the environmental, economic and social challenges that we face in contemporary times, land-use planning may not seem…

My View: In hot market, job hunt can still go cold

Portland Tribune - Opinion
To call attention to the employment challenges of people with disabilities, October has been slated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month…

Our Opinion: Buehler brings necessary tension

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We believe Republican Rep. Knute Buehler has the potential to break the one-party inertia in Salem and use the natural tension that would arise from…

My View: Support alternative to political status quo

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I ended my campaign in this race and resigned from the Pacific Green Party to support Independent Party of Oregon candidate for governor Patrick…

MyView: Save democracy; defeat pro-Trump forces

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The fight to stem and reverse the tide of authoritarianism posing as populism begins at home. We need an abundance of progressive victories at the…

ENDORSEMENT: Kirk French has earned re-election to…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Kirk French has fostered connections throughout Gresham and he actively works to find solutions to problems facing people in the community. The…

Our Opinion: Hardesty will bring welcome change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Hardesty's campaign, which has enlisted a broad swath of volunteers operating under the theme of 'One Portland,' shows her potential to bring…

My View: Kavanaugh remorse would go a long way

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Justice Kavanaugh has many seasons ahead of him for self-reflection about his younger self.

My View: Clean Energy Initiative eases housing…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The initiative recognizes that utility bills have a large impact on housing affordability. Utilities frequently overburden families as hidden costs…

My View: Technical training is the key to success

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In my work at PCC, I talk with or meet employers daily, from a variety of high-growth CTE fields - welding, health information management, software…

Letters: Bearing arms led to man's senseless death

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also oppose the current Residential Infill Project recommendations and Measure 103 on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Rep. Jeff Helfrich to his first…

Sandy Post - Opinion
Rep. Jeff Helfrich is a highly qualified candidate who is already hard at work representing the best interests of House District 52.

Our Opinion: Clean energy fund must help neediest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We endorse Measure 26-201 with an important proviso - that citizens expect and empower their elected leaders on the Portland City Council to fix any…

My View: Housing crunch requires regional solution

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With housing prices continuing to rise, we are at risk of losing what makes our cities strong. Nurses, first responders, teachers, office workers,…

Letters: Airbnb helps homeowners stay solvent

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think that anyone disturbed by living near an airport can always move.

My View: Judge Kavanaugh could learn from…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The embattled Supreme Court nominee still has time show some self-reflective remorse about his younger self and preserve a bit of his reputation.

My View: Why we should ban gas leaf blowers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A growing number of landscape companies across the country are now recognizing that electric is the way to go and are moving in that direction with…

Letters: Show support for Oregon immigrants

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also disagree about Measure 105, believe the initiaitve system is being abused, call for Wapato to be opened to help the homeless, and…

Our Opinion: Affordable housing bond needs work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We agree that lack of available affordable housing is a regional issue, but we're not convinced that turning Metro into a regional affordable housing…

My View: Let's hear from the youths at debate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
KOIN 6 News is televising the first debate between the candidates for Oregon governor at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Our Opinion: Learn is best choice for county auditor

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Auditors must follow the facts, even when those facts challenge assumptions. Scott Learn already has demonstrated an ability to do just that, both as…

My View: Infill plan could make homes more…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's a fundamental mismatch between the kinds of housing American cities are zoned to produce, and what most Portlanders can afford and what…

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