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 unsustainable

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 transparency, equity

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 stress, hate

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 for many…

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 Bill 2004

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, embraces future

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.

Our Opinion: Time for business to lay out its plan

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A tax on a company's sales, as opposed to its profits, is inherently unfair to businesses that make no or very little profit, and a large portion of…

My View: HB2007 undercuts best urban qualities

Portland Tribune - Opinion
First-time buyer and starter homes already are being demolished at an alarming rate. Replacement housing nearly always has a higher price tag.

My View: Trump the foreign policy shape-shifter

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Successful conflict management calls for establishing a peaceful way of doing business. That other way includes inducements, which may stimulate…

My View: Can Lents return to community roots?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a kid I walked through the neighborhood or rode my bike, going to Bud's Barber Shop for a haircut, then to the Rexall Drug Store for a cherry…

My View: Pepsi ad says a lot about protest culture

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We know how to spot a fake, which Pepsi's ad certainly is. It shows a multi-ethnic crowd of good-looking people with signs bearing banal platitudes…

Letters: Time for new transportation leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers voice their opinions about road problems, hard to read street signs, Trump's taxes and even a 2-percent sales tax.

Our Opinion: Apply lodging tax to all vacation…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The council already has that authority. It simply changes the charter to give the council, through an open process, the flexibility to ensure that…

Our Opinion: Give independence to city watchdog

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Elected officials aren't keen on pointing out mistakes made by the agencies they oversee, so it falls to the city auditor to provide independent and…

Our Opinion: Munson a good fit for PPS board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In a battle of two good candidates, the need for a fresh perspective gives Jamila Singleton Munson the edge over Rita Moore

My View: Remembering Michael Stoops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As clergy, I recognize that being human is messy. We all have to be held accountable when our actions cross ethical lines. For all Michael's flaws, I…

Our Opinion: La Forte, Brim-Edwards to PPS board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The challenges facing the district are particularly daunting following revelations of lead in the drinking water, the subsequent departure of several…

My View: City shouldn't invest in Caterpillar

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Human Rights Watch and numerous other human rights organizations have called for sanctions to be imposed on any corporations doing business with…

Our Opinion: Pass bond for needed school fixes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
These construction projects, as large as they are, will make only a dent in the backlog of deferred improvements for Portland's schools. District…

My View: Nothing wrong with promoting cars

Portland Tribune - Opinion
But no matter how much some people fantasize about using alternatives to cars, it's not very practical. Midday meetings, post-work errands,…

Letters: Removing bureau chiefs the right call

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers take on departed bureau chiefs and real news versus fake news.

My View: Story skewed picture of pet company

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Hannah's mission is to help pets live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible with one forever family at a reasonable and sustainable cost,…

My View: Don't penalize charity health payments

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many people don't realize that transplantation is not a silver bullet for organ failure. Sustained follow-up treatments are essential to prevent the…

Letters: Don't repeat Clinton uranium falsehood

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on Hannah the Pet Society, Accessory Dwelling Units, and, of course, President Donald Trump.

Our Opinion: Address budget, taxes for long term

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Curbing rising expenses still has real-life consequences for public employees who could be asked to chip in more of their pay for retirement or…

My View: Turn waste into clean energy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Starting this summer, Environmental Services will kick off an innovative effort designed to capture 100 percent of the methane from our waste,…

My View: Oregonians unite as raining champions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians' fondness for the climate cuts across population subgroups: young and old, female and male, urban and rural. More telling, it is something…

'Anatomy of Gray' puts 'interesting twist' on…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The upcoming Tigard Mask and Mirror production is billed as a 'children's play for adults.'

Our Opinion: Fix housing bill while there's time

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Lifting the ban on rent control could lead to a checkerboard of regulations, as each city makes its own decisions about whether and how to limit rent…

My View: Dems create false narrative about Trump,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In an effort to damage the new administration, the Democrats and the media are creating a false narrative that President Trump has some nefarious…

My View: Join Tax March to demand Donald Trump's…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In addition to the national importance of the day, I'm joining Tax March PDX because it feels like a unique Portland - and Oregon - moment.

My View: Let's give the mayor a chance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Protesters can shout until they are blue in the face, but I'm grateful the mayor isn't leading with heavy law enforcement and the criminalization of…

My View: City's success will become downfall

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about the consequences of Portland's popularity, including higher housing costs and residential infill projects.

My View: Historic districts preserve affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A core credo of density advocates opposing historic districts is to embrace the Residential Infill Project. That project indiscriminately triples…

My View: Give Wheeler the chance to be a leader

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The mayor and I will disagree on many policy questions over the next years. However, I am convinced that Mayor Wheeler's motives are to do what he…

My View: Supreme Court ruling on students with…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Currently, our system does not prepare diverse learners for success. One quarter of our capable children with conditions such as dyslexia, ADHD and…

Letters: Make guns useless to all except owner

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers have opinions on everything ranging from guns to missing bill numbers.

Our Opinion: Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Based on a 2015 federal study, we can expect that every week in Oregon, more than 500 people younger than 18 try smoking for the first time. The peak…

My View: Clean energy vital to state health, jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Why Oregon? It is true that the carbon contribution of Oregon to global warming is a small percentage of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. So why…

Letters: Historic district would slow demolitions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about historic districts, ending the homeowner interest deduction, the future of the Elliott State Forest, and Mayor Ted…

My View: Trump budget clashes with state values

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Comparing the values reflected in the president's budget against the importance Oregonians give to the protection of vulnerable populations and the…

My View: Law needed to keep kids safe from guns

Portland Tribune - Opinion
urrently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have Child Access Prevention laws, creating criminal liability if a person lets a child gain…

Letters: Support Oregon's home care system

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on the issues of the day, including health care and homelessness.

Our Opinion: City must balance history and change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city cannot allow the well-heeled and well-connected to use historic districts as a dressed-up version of old-fashioned redlining, to keep…

Just Another Point of View: A Final Four that fits…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Columnist Mikel Kelly, who, it could be argued, likes basketball a little too much, takes time from his game watching and court strategizing…

Letters: Reasons blacks leave rooted in racism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on race relations, the Multnomah County Assessor, intolerance, living with autism, and weathering winter storms.

My View: Jail is no place for the mentally ill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Cycling people with mental illness through our jail doors while failing to meet their most basic health care needs inflicts incredible harm on human…

My View: There are right and wrong ways to protest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Blocking people's right to public access is not endearing people to your cause. It makes them less likely to pay attention and more likely to veer…

Our Opinion: Legislature should require more…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a media group with newspapers in some small communities, we are sympathetic to local agencies whose limited staffs may need extra time. But, as…

My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood risk along the south shore of the Columbia…

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