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Portland's Opinions

August 14, 2014

Our Opinion: Intel invests in state's economic future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
August 21, 2014

Our Opinion: Old Town/Chinatown needs bold action

by Editorial board
Mayor Charlie Hales says he’s ashamed of Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown district. That sentiment is somewhat understandable. Despite marvelous attractions in the district, such as the Lan Su…
August 21, 2014

My View: Candidate with most votes should win

by John Koza
Existing state “winner-take-all” statutes award 100 percent of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in each state. Because of that,…
August 21, 2014

Readers' Letters: Don't like breastfeeding? Then don't look

by No byline
The management of The Ram Restaurant and Brewery wants everyone in its restaurants to have an enjoyable experience? Clearly it doesn’t want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, certainly…
August 21, 2014

My View: Build bridges, but fix rest of infrastructure, too

by Tobias Read
There’s been a lot of talk lately about building bridges in the Portland area. Clearly the need to solve the safety and congestion problems crossing the Columbia River hasn’t gone away. Yet, the…
August 19, 2014

My View: Mental illness battle is not a fair fight

by Susan Estrich
When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought — for a moment — “but he had everything.” As if suicide is a “choice.” I say “even I” because I know…
August 19, 2014

Readers say Oregon should take a second look at dental therapists

by No byline
Readers' Letters Congratulations to the Portland Tribune on a good article (Oregon won’t smile on dental therapists, July 17). I was interviewed for the article and want to clarify a few things…
August 14, 2014

Reed fossil fuel divestment isn't answer

by Pamplin Media Group
First, do you really think that Reed College — a small, somewhat unknown liberal arts school — divesting from fossil fuels would have any effect at all on solving “the biggest challenge in human…
August 14, 2014

My View: It's time to end discrimination of military veterans

by Doug Wilkinson
I am writing to bring attention to the Warfighter Rights Movement. This is a movement that I am proud to be a part of, not only as an advocate for veterans’ rights, but as executive officer and…
August 14, 2014

My View: Please share a 'happy thought' with Reynolds students,…

by Susan Bowker
I’m Nana to Jesse Martin, who attends Reynolds High School in Troutdale. Nothing prepares you as a nana to get the call I received on the morning of June 10. The call went like this: “Mom, have…

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Aug 12, 2014

My View: Governor's race leaves many voters with difficult…

by Russ Dondero
Oregon voters will have a Catch-22 choice in this November’s general election: to vote for incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber for his fourth term or to vote for a relatively unknown Oregon…
Aug 12, 2014

My View: Politics swamps GOP's election plans

by Lawrence Kudlow
Businesses created more than 200,000 new jobs for the sixth straight month. Second-quarter gross domestic product rebounded by 4 percent from the winter-weather doldrums. And the Manufacturing…
Aug 07, 2014

Our Opinion: Willamette Falls project deserves support

by Editorial Board
There’s a lot of history on the riverbank overlooking Willamette Falls. There’s a good future there, as well. On Feb. 1, 1849, the original plat for San Francisco was filed in the only federal…
Aug 07, 2014

My View: EPA shields chemical firms, not environment

by Philip Smith
As a keeper of bees for more than 40 years, I am appalled at the misinformation, denial and pure ignorance displayed by Scott Dahlman, director of Oregonians for Food & Shelter, and Jeff Stone,…
Aug 07, 2014

Gossip shouldn't guide mall redesign

by No byline
If the Lloyd Center skating rink is smaller, will that negatively impact the shows and competitions that are held there? It is already small for competitions. I was hoping to hear they were…
Aug 07, 2014

My View: Reed trustees must divest from fossil fuels

by Maya Jarrad and Austin Weisgrau
Reed College’s Board of Trustees recently published its official rejection of Fossil Free Reed’s petition to divest the college endowment of fossil fuels (Reed College won’t divest fossil fuel…
Aug 05, 2014

My View: Winner-take-all voting leaves some without a voice, but…

by Jerry Spriggs
Have you ever looked at those red and blue Electoral College results maps that are displayed after a presidential election? Have you really looked at them? They cover up a lot, and it’s easy to…
Aug 05, 2014

My View: Gray Lady finds a way out of the haze

by Debra J. Saunders
The New York Times has seen the light. On July 27, the paper editorialized in favor of an end to the federal ban on marijuana. According to Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance, The Gray Lady…
Jul 31, 2014

Our Opinion: Latest plan is a bridge to nowhere

by Editorial Board
Clark County Commissioner David Madore is the latest person to propose what superficially seems to be a logical solution to traffic congestion beween Portland and Vancouver. Unfortunately,…
Jul 31, 2014

My View: Atiyeh's humanity evident in his actions

by Jackie Winters
In spring 2009, former Oregon Gov. Victor Atiyeh was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. I congratulated him at the time on receiving this…