Our Opinion: Saltzman's successor should meet his standards

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 over…

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 fire

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 diplomacy and…

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 fires

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 stem opioid…

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.

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…

Our Opinion: 'Cover All Kids' worth praising

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This is a worthy idea from a public health perspective; from a conservative economic perspective; and from a humanitarian perspective.

My View: Illegal immigration bad for environment

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's population already tops 4 million. Between 2015 and 2016, Portland State University's Population Research Center has calculated, that…

My View: Workers without legal documents still pay taxes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With anti-immigrant action and rhetoric emanating from the Trump administration, it is important for Oregonians to take stock of the contributions…

Our Opinion: Governments erring on side of secrecy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Three recent examples show that public officials don't understand who they work for

My View: How a cruel scam victimized my family

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I'd like to warn you all about a new and particularly cruel scam that recently impacted my family.

Letters: Too many vehicles not the only problem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers offer their views on Portland transportation planning, health insurance options and the BDS campaign

My View: Greenways, not just bikeways

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Tree-shaded streets make cycling far more pleasant and safer -and more pleasant and safer means more cyclists. Tree-shaded streets also make walking…

My View: School board must work as a team

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The first task of the new Portland board is to become a functioning team. This board will need our support as it tackles many critical challenges,…

Oregon doubling down on equity for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In 'Lawmakers make strides for transparency, equity' (July 11 Tribune editorial), we were pleased to see the editorial board highlight important…

Our Opinion: Spend now on filtration, save later

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis makes a compelling argument for filtration. He points out that filtering the water, although more…

My View: Slow down on Bull Run water decision

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We deserve accurate, refined information and sufficient time to digest it. We must not be forced into a hasty decision that we may regret and never…

Letters: Ladd's rose garden now a weedy mess

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers voice their opinions about city maintenance cuts, left wing anti-Semitism, and whether some people want to be homeless

My View: Vouchers bleed public school funding

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In many cases, these programs are simply a way for privileged students to receive taxpayer-subsidized tuition while underfunding the public schools…

My View: Rangeland can make money, aid climate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Without a viable ecological system there is no economic system. Our conventional economic and rangeland approaches have not been accounting for this…

Letters: Don't charge tolls on our highways

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about potential tolls on area freeways, crypto in city water, the high cost of PERS, and unsafe bike routes in East Portland

Our Opinion: PPS should drop lawsuit appeal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's understandable that the financially strapped district vigorously fought the lawsuit. But it has lost twice in court, and it is time to learn…

My View: New approach needed for opioid epidemic

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The scale of the crisis is beyond what our health care system can accommodate. Traditionally, an addict would have two options: inpatient/residential…

Letters: Anthony conduct unfit for school board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Nine former Portland Public Schools board members say Paul Anthony needs to change his approach to the job, and a reader is glad the Republican…

Our Opinion: Proposed MAX line must have Tigard stop

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If the only goal of the Southwest Corridor is to get people to and from Bridgeport Village, the entire proposal is a bust. If the goal is to boost…

My View: In white-majority city, see what's missing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Merriam-Webster defines diversity as 'the condition of having or being composed of differing elements,' which one might say is another way to define,…

Letters: Homeless villages are positive solution

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers write to us about homeless village, the history of rail service in Southwest Portland and air pollution concerns

My View: Let parents wield school spending power

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The National Association of Education Progress reports that only 34 percent of Oregon fourth-graders tested 'proficient' in reading in 2015; and Oregon…

MY VIEW: Merger with sheriff is fiscally…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
How could I support a proposal that harms the taxpaying citizens of Fairview in the future?

Letters: Revised health care bill is a real monster

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers offer their views on the issues of the day, including Portland's form of government and the proposed soda tax

My View: Could nonprofits replace cut services?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon has close to 20,000 registered nonprofits, which make significant contributions to the economic, social, and environmental future of the…

My View: Big soda does not speak for me

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For many small business owners like me, our connection to the community is not simply a matter of dollars and cents. I watch my customers grow up,…

Letters: Horses were once used as police weapons

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express their opinions on issues ranging from the historic district fight in Eastmoreland to the transportation plan approved by the 2017…

Our Opinion: Lawmakers make strides for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Over the coming weeks, in our news and commentary pages, you can expect to find more analysis and exploration into why so many things fell apart.…

My View: Historic districts not about racism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Residents in Portland's historic districts understand the need for affordable housing. They welcome accessory dwelling units and reconfiguring larger…

My View: Minimum wage up, but still falls short

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The minimum wage is still not close to what a family needs to make ends meet. To secure a safe and decent - yet modest - living standard, a single…

My View: City must take doable steps to relieve…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Take a big-picture look at Portland. Stress is everywhere. Gentrification has displaced thousands. The homeless are visible more than before, yet…

My View: Fair Work Week bill ends schedule abuse…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Fair Work Week legislation sent to Gov. Kate Brown for signature last week would have prevented me from losing my job at my most vulnerable…

My View: Affordable housing is possible in historic…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A recent column by Tom Christ challenging a proposed Eastmoreland Historic District ignores neighborhoods' multi-layered and diverse history.

800 Words: Celebrate your and others' independence

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The founding fathers grappled with issues such as free speech, taxation, freedom to worship, equality and the right to bear arms. But even after the…

Our Opinion: Keep bipartisan PERS bill on track

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Meaningful pension reform should be a bipartisan goal. Just because Democrats couldn't craft a tax plan doesn't mean they should hold back on a bill…

Lawmakers must stand up for tenants and pass House…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In protecting their ability to evict without cause, landlords are hurting Oregon's most vulnerable residents

GOP health care plan leaves Oregon children behind

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Drastic cuts to Medicaid and health services, huge financial benefits to the wealthy, and cost-shifts to states, will result in millions of…

My View: Repeal of Obamacare would hurt neediest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Denying people access to health care is denying them a future. By making it financially and physically impossible for individuals to take care of…

My View: Eastmoreland district elitist, racist

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I realize these labels - NIMBYism, elitism, racism - are discomforting. But they fit, I think. And historic district supporters who want to avoid…

Letters: DEQ needs attitude adjustment about air

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also share their views on issues ranging from the budget deliberations at the 2017 Oregon Legislature and using the never opened Wapato Jail…

Publisher's Notebook: New look honors past,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Without the local ownership of Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., our media group would not have the advantage of local decision-making about staffing,…

Our Opinion: Anthony should come clean or resign

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Paul Anthony, an advocate for greater transparency on the board, was foolish to think his board-related communications would be private and is wrong…

Letters: Think outside lane on transportation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers write in about issues ranging from the transportation funding package before the 2017 Oregon Legislature to - no surprise - President…

My View: Individual response needed to stop hate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Will we continue to call violent racists, sexists and homophobic people 'alleged,' or will we accept the evil next door? The evil we let sit in our…

My View: Trump plan to sell BPA lines misguided

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Privatizing the Pacific Northwest's largest transmission system, and selling it at a loss, would be detrimental to ratepayers across the region.…

Letters: It's time to curb ride-sharing companies

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about dyslexia and requests that police don't wear their uniforms and

Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Ever-present traffic jams harm the region's economy, health and environment as productivity suffers, idling cars send fumes into the air, and freight…

Our View: Leaders agree - Act now on transportation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As mayors, county chairs and regional leaders, we see it throughout our region's communities. Our constituents feel it when they wait in traffic for…

Letters: One good step to solving homelessness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are heartened by the Kenton tiny home women's village experiment and think businesses should pay more takes

My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need a location where all bottles (or at least all bottles sold in Oregon) are accepted, or, if bottles continue to be rejected, a location where…

My View: Expand land trusts to stem crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need the whole new system of land tenure that the Community Land Trust offers. Land trusts take land off the private-commodity, speculative market…

Letters: FHA policies also displaced blacks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Issues of the day addressed by our readers also include sanctuary cities, the MAX stabbing suspect and part-time pay

Our Opinion: Use the tax system we have

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite their minority status, Republicans have clout in these negotiations because a vote to raise taxes requires a super majority in both…

Letters: MAX unsafe for elders, but riders wonderful

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on he issues of the day, including the safety of the MAX light rail system, residentlal infill projects, reforming the Electoral…

Oppose misguided housing bill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Initially, HB 2007 pretended to be about 'affordable housing,' but recent comments by the sponsors reveal its 'build-baby-build' intent

Our Opinion: Protests made no point about free…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With the shock of the MAX slayings wearing off and the weekend protests behind us, many will ask: 'What can be done?' Actually, there are things…

My View: Portland stood up to hatred then and now

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The horrific attack on May 26 that resulted in the death of two people and injuries for another as they tried to protect two young women from a man's…

My View: Motor voter law has primary problem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Since the implementation of motor voter, more nonaffiliated voters have been added to the rolls than Democrats and Republicans combined. In February,…

My View: Oregon Legislature should give kids a…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
An Education Savings Account is analogous to a debit card for qualifying education expenses. It gives parents who want to opt out of a public school…

Letters: Oppose effort to repeal sanctuary law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Finding a way to have localities conform to this principle would be a positive step toward building stronger communities

Our Opinion: Put brakes on Forest Park bikes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The conflict is not unique to Portland. Cycling advocates around the globe point to well-designed trails that provide access to natural areas with…

My View: Create path to outdoor access

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall refused to view supporting the environment and advancing social needs as substitutes. He valued both nature and…

Letters: Seek common ground on historic district

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about ongoing confrontations between protesters and the Portland police

My View: New roads aren't answer to congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Examples abound of effective ways to move our stuff and ourselves around, all over the world in cities both much older and far newer than Portland,…

My View: Housing bill promotes family stability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As the owner of over 700 rental units, we know the challenges and economic risks landlords face every day. Human Solutions has, for decades,…

Letters: State's businesses must pay fair share

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers are concerned about the issues of the day, incuding the future of the western meadowlark.

Our Opinion: PPS needs an open hiring process

Portland Tribune - Opinion
An open search also would have given education watchdogs and the news media ample time to dig into the backgrounds of each finalist before the board…

My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Housing costs are rising because there are not enough homes to go around. Oregonians are spending more than ever on housing. We need to make sure we…

Letters: Don't believe all the hype about cars

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also weigh in on tougher GED requirements and the Republican health care plan.

My View: Keep museum walkway open to public

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I appreciate, support and have been a longtime member of the museum, and I understand the museum's wishes to expand. However, they have refused…

Letters: Don't blame PBOT for road problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on everything from street projects to the May Day riot.

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