My View: Forest Service failed to protect lodge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Losing Multnomah Falls Lodge to a forest fire would have been extremely poor public relations for the Forest Service, the agency that brought you…

My View: Cap-and-trade won't help environment

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Housing supply is lagging demand because we've created so many barriers to housing construction. Removing those barriers should be a top priority for…

Letters: A case for a carbon fee

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about Ballot Measure 101, which would ratify certain health care taxes approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature to help…

My View: Will Portland still be Portland without Mt Hood…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While I mostly support the vibrant development taking place here, I want to honor my ancestors' legacy and make sure we preserve the views of our…

My View: Top 10 Oregon poll findings of 2017

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite everything that went on, Oregonians in every corner of the state remained consistent, and in agreement, on what they value about living in…

My View: PCC begins 2018 with optimism, hope

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Education changes lives and opens doors to opportunities that benefit the greater community. A recent economic impact study shows a return of $3.70…

Letters: Think about big picture at Franklin High

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voice their opinions about allowing two accessory dwelling units in much of Portland and the carbon cast-and-invest bill to be…

Our Opinion: Shore up levee before it's too late

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Portland area needs to learn from the experiences in New Orleans and Houston, where devastating urban floods - a decade apart - led to divisive…

Though not deadly, let's not resort to name calling

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Don't call people names no matter how mad you are at the time. It never makes things better.

Avoiding a New Year's hangover, the American (Airlines) way

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As soon as he uttered 'five minutes,' I knew we were in for a long, strange trip.

My View: Health care tax doesn't pass fairness test

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We're proud to stand up for the 1.2 million Oregonians without a lobbyist, who aren't beholden to special interests, and who were too busy working to…

Letters: Actions speak much louder than words

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also expess their opinions about Ballot Measure 101 and the Portland Art Museum's plan to cover its outdoor sculpture court.

A new kind of resolution: recycle

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
There are two main ways we can ruin recycling, writes editor Leslie Pugmire Hole.

My View: New TriMet leader must provide vision

Portland Tribune - Opinion
TriMet must design attractive transit alternatives to freeway travel, and explain why adding more freeway lanes will not reduce congestion - it will…

My View: Merkley's LNG criticism is off-base

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Merkley's criticism of Jordan Cove is simply wrong. Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality and Energy Facility Siting Council approvals show…

Letters: Policy tweaks won't make Oregon rich

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also express themselves on such issues as reducing the federal government's public land holdings, drivers idling their cars, and what our…

Our Opinion: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

My View: Let's elect city leaders by district

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A districted system would democratize City Hall. It also would create a strong case for dismantling the ineffective commission system. Portland is…

Letters: Historic districts thwart density

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's no surprise, then, that the Irvington historic district, billed on its website as 'one of the largest in the entire United States,' with 2,800…

Quit boasting about how great it is to live here

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
And other NEW YEAR'S GRIPES from Paul Keller, a former editor of the Sandy Post newspaper.

Our Opinion: Sex harassment dialogue overdue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's now clear that for men who work in the public eye, a credible allegation of sexual harassment, backed up by solid reporting, is now enough to…

My View: Collaboration vital for public schools

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's positive momentum with business and government leaders as well, such as Gov. Kate Brown's recent outreach to stakeholders on cost…

My View: The tax reform bill should be a moral document

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Whatever our political affiliation, we would do well to judge the tax reform bill in the context of Jesus' words: 'For I was hungry and you gave me…

Letters: DEQ protects companies that pollute

Portland Tribune - Opinion
And a reader also thinks we're going in the direction of Californian when it comes to housing costs.

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.

Our Opinion? What happened to disparity data?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At this point, after more than a year of study, Multnomah County should be more than a little embarrassed that with all their resources, they have…

My View: City is dropping the ball on plans for Forest Park

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If there is blame to be laid for this unfortunate and inflammatory debate, then BPS must share in it. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and…

My View: Mountain bikers won't mar park trails, nature

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Opponents cast anyone who likes to ride bicycles in nature as adrenaline junkies. But our families are just like theirs: We want to go outside, enjoy…

My View: Use tax deduction to help homeless kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A common-sense reform of the mortgage-interest deduction would yield significant resources for Oregon to address the crisis of housing affordability.…

My View: Clean Energy Jobs bill does the right thing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We should make it easy for more Oregonians to do the right thing. Let's prioritize our state's transition away from polluting energy and toward…

Letters: Infill project is for rich, future residents

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about downtown's deteriorating safety and ending homelessness.

My View: Policy reforms would improve state for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's land-use laws - as well as regulations regarding design review, historic preservation and inclusionary zoning - have stifled residential…

My View: Retain renewable fuels standard

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon produces millions of tons of woody 'waste' products every year, from logging debris to sawdust to small trees from U.S. Forest Service…

Letters: Create opportunity and housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also comment on nonaffilated voters and various taxes intended to help everyone.

Our Opinion: Vera Katz, Portland's splendid torch

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We didn't agree with all her decisions, and many of her initiatives flopped (she never could get major league baseball to the Rose City). But her…

Union Pacific sidesteps inspection query

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
After an Outlook editorial on Dec. 5, Union Pacific fires back regarding Fairview railroad bridge.

Letters: Infrastructure must meet density needs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers wrote about the Residential Infill Project and how road tolls would affect lower-income residents.

Our View: Bond money can save existing units

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's some money in the Portland affordable bond for buying existing apartment buildings, and we'd like to see as much attention paid to those…

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

My View: What Oregonians want in new leaders

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is considerable attention being given to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring process everywhere these days, and justifiably so. The…

My View: Senate tax plan threatens education

Portland Tribune - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could will come in the near future.

My View: What my father taught me about women

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For whatever good there might be in me, I give thanks to my mother, grandfather and uncle - not to mention my wife and the many women I've worked…

My View: Art museum plans pose needless barriers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The museum needs to reach out to neighborhood residents on both the east and west sides of the museum and work with a true 'stakeholder group' (as…

Letters: Spare change could pay for tiny houses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also write in about homeless students and the Sugar Policy Modernization Act.

Senate tax plan threatens education

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Final vote on tax proposal could come as early as week of Dec. 4.

When it's time to say me too

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I had become jaded and thought of sexual harassment as the price of being female on this planet.

My View: Historic district worsens housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One way to increase the amount of low-income housing in Portland is to increase the amount of housing generally. That means housing all along the…

My View: Brown, Merkley should oppose LNG

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Gov. Brown, is this what you had in mind when you said, 'We must do what we can to tackle global climate change'?

Letters: Colleges must add all-gender restrooms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also express themselves about the increasing number of homeless students, Commissioner Chloe Euday and the Kenton Village homeless camp…

Our Opinion: Watchdogs vital for democracy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In an era when members of the public get information from a variety of sources - including direct communications from elected officials - it's…

My View: Freeway tolling can shrink congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Value pricing is necessary because our current system cannot address congestion. Our highway network is an open access system, where each trip…

My View: Emissions cap boosts kids' health

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many of the same emissions that are polluting the air and hurting kids' development also are affecting the climate and influencing weather, forest…

Our Opinion: Metro, proceed carefully on housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We aren't persuaded that postponing the rail line is a smart move, given the growing congestion problems in Portland's Southwest quadrant. But it's…

Letters: Brown must speak out against pipeline

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also write about ending taxpayer-funded animal experiments and revitalizing 'left behind' communities.

My View: Gun control laws do make a difference

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There is no denying that gun violence is a complex problem. But as a founding board member of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, I know there are…

My View: School conditions impact students' lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When students know that their school is dangerous for their health, it is only natural that they will not be engaged in school. No one wants to spend…

Letters: Lincoln street doesn't need PBOT 'fix'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also speak out about the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup and whether the homeless in Portland are from Portland.

Do you want X in your drinking water?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's time to put an end to the debate about whether fluoridation is unhealthy. The results are in: it is.

MY VIEW: Donate more to arts, lower your taxes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Oregon Cultural Trust hopes to double participation in the tax credit program by 2021, helping to preserve Oregon's rich cultural heritage.

Our Opinion: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key.It took the EPA more than 16 years to devise…

Letters: Spend more cash, not less, on homeless

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Other issues of concern to our readers include gun control and protests at sports events.

My View: Medicaid suffers from failed leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Given the unfortunate track record of waste and mismanagement in Medicaid going back to Cover Oregon, good intentions and nice words from state…

My View: Residential Infill Project needs changes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland's leaders must take urgent action! We hope that the Planning and Sustainability Commission will champion an improved RIP - one with…

Letters: Shelters for animals but not for people

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in issues ranging from the Electoral College to encouraging teachers to read to heir students.

My View: Our veterans deserve more than parades

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Remembering is not enough. We, as a country, need to do more. This is not a Republican issue, nor a Democratic issue. It is an American issue.

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

My View: Veterans deserve our support every day

Portland Tribune - Opinion
You cannot fight a war without veterans, and while the utopian idea of a society without war is appealing, let us not forget that wars have liberated…

Letters: Discuss real world of landlords, tenants

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In addition to giving their views on the challenges facing landlords, our readers also give their views on misleading wage statistics.

Rockwood housing: Is anyone listening?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
None of my friends and neighbors were aware of the Rockwood Rising project until now.

My View: Earthquakes not as scary as affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let's study 'drop, cover and hold-on.' The American Red Cross acknowledged that there never has been a study done that proved the efficacy of 'drop,…

Letters: Homeless pilot project is worth trying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also speak out about drug overdoses, political bias, education, and affordable housing.

Our Opinion: Answers needed in ICE encounter

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The agents' actions raise serious questions not only about civil liberties, but also public safety.As reported by the Hillsboro Tribune, Washington…

My View: PCC bond renewal vital to area economy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
PCC is more than a community college. It is a vital component of Oregon's economic engine. It serves as a critical catalyst for the region's…

Letters: Homeless pilot project is worth trying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on opioid overdoses, Democratic AGs suing Trump, and even a previous cartoon.

My View: Some areas not doing their share

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Four of our city commissioners live west of the river. Perhaps rather than just talking a big game, they could talk to their neighbors about doing…

My View: DAs must be held accountable to voters

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Although many DAs have been a roadblock to reform in Oregon, they also have the power to make positive change. Some DAs already have taken real…

Letters: Soda tax would hurt food trucks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on other issues, too, including Portland being the whitest city in the country and breast cancer awareness

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

My View: Treat homelessness like emergency it is

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I just toured Wapato, an empty 155,000-square-foot facility on 18 acres owned by Multnomah County. It can shelter at least 525 people in a safe, warm…

Letters: Portland needs new form of government

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also express their opinions about pot taxes helping the homeless, the cruelty of cutting housing funds and the importance of local…

My View: Future brighter without big college debt

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Higher education is one of the smartest investments we can make. Study after study shows that a good college education translates to higher pay for…

My View: Protect health care for working Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The health care financing package enacted by the 2017 Legislature was a smart move. A 'yes' vote on Ballot Measure 101 will protect health care for…

Letters: Beware fire protection proposals

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we woudn't need more storage facilities if we just go rid of stuff we don't need

Our Opinion: PCC bond deserves support

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

My View: Reject PCC bond due to sanctuary policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
PCC, a taxpayer-supported institution, has undermined the rule of law. It is voters' right and obligation to hold PCC to account.

Letters: Don't embrace arts tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voice their opinions on Novick's Uber confession, Fish and East Portland, and forest health

My View: Fix my mistake on Uber insurance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I realize that it's hard to go back and unravel governmental decisions. But it's the right thing to do, and I think they owe it to the taxi drivers…

My View: Portland, let's embrace the arts tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Arts and culture speak to the heart, soul and spirit of a community. While the arts contribute significantly to economic development, they also…

Letters: Yet another trashy, scary bike path

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also expess their opinions about the Las Vegas shooting, the PERS debt and more

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data. And yet for more than 20 years, the federal Centers for…

My View: Don't confuse self-interest,civic concern

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The process, as it was facilitated by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, involved little real deliberation, and was mostly shepherded on a…

My View: Respect, don't suppress, neighborhood…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Neighborhood associations were in fact created to serve as 'the loyal opposition,' as PSU historian Carl Abbott has recounted, and to challenge the…

My View: Different wage studies get different…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Seattle's success at pushing fast food restaurants to pay better wages without cutting jobs, is most likely due to higher sales, lower turnover and…

Letters: Central City plan must cover wider scope

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on local and national issues, including the need for cars and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations

Our Opinion: Local papers vital for sharing real…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Whether you realize it or not, even people who don't purchase a printed newspaper nonetheless depend on them. Breaking news alerts come from a…

My View: Process for West Quadrant plan worked

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is deeply troubling that people who have a long demonstrated history of being unwilling to collaborate with others are successfully derailing…

My View: Law stops local police from helping ICE

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon law enforcement leaders are in a very difficult position. We must maintain the trust of all community members so they to feel free to report…

My View: Congestion pricing as a traffic fix

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In cities around the globe, congestion pricing has a solid track record. In Stockholm, congestion declined 15 percent, in London 30 percent, and in…

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension and budget crisis is to reduce pension benefits for government workers. They enjoy more generous wages and…

Our Opinion: Don't politicize public records…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The unfortunate ways that Portland Public Schools and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office responded to potentially embarrassing records…

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