Queen Victoria's 200th birthday adds to royal numbers

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

My View: State must fulfill its side of PERS deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The bottom line is that when I was hired, I was promised a secure retirement in exchange for putting my life on the line every day to protect the…

Letters: Call for reforms isn't being 'soft on crime'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want Portlandia moved to the waterfront and oppose the return of the electric scooters

State must fulfill its side of PERS deal

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
PERS cuts are unfair, illegal and would reduce retirement security for workers.

Our Opinion: New K-12 money means little without PERS…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The most immediate action needed is passage of Senate Bill 1049, which would be a solid first step in addressing PERS. The bill is supported by…

Our Opinion: Homeless center is innovative step

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Other groups offer services to the homeless, but the idea of a navigation center is to have those functions in one place: food, shelter, medical care…

My View: Memorial Day a time to say 'thank you'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We must remember the fallen because the courage, the strength, the selflessness and the sacrifice of each one of these brave warriors is the ideal to…

My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in education?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

My View: We can't fix PERS until we agree on its goal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Today, PERS is eating away at state, county, city and school budgets. If our goal is 'to pay the right benefit, to the right person, at the right…

Letters: Federal, state laws should help living donors

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want e-cigarettes taxed like tobacco cigarettes, think youth sentencing needs to be reformed, and believe refugees should be brought…

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading student health…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it€„¢s just makes you queasy.

Our Opinion: Wheeler running again is good news

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite the ever-present homeless crisis, despite the challenges of overseeing a big-city police department, despite the limitations of Portland's…

Letters: Council must fix downtown 'cesspool'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want the public to comment to keep wolves part of landscape and believes Congress owes Americans the truth about Trump.

My View: Criminal justice system must work for young people

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sang Dao was honored in 2016 with the national Coalition of Juvenile Justice's Spirit of Youth Award.

Our Opinion: Kohnstamm, Lowery best picks for PPS

Portland Tribune - Opinion
On Tuesday we endorsed Andrew Scott in Zone 1 and Michelle DePass in Zone 2, the other two Portland Public Schools board seats up for election.

My View: Bring youth view to PCC board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I decided to run for this position because I believe that students and young people deserve a voice in positions of power.

My View: Teachers stand up for their students

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Reed Scott-Schwalbach is vice president of the Oregon Education Association and is a Spanish teacher from Centennial High School in Gresham.

My View: I will work for PCC partnerships

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I will bring my years of experience forging private-public partnerships to connect students with careers and to supplement what PCC can provide.

My View: I am walking out because I support my teachers

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Vivian Knudsen is a high school student in Beaverton. She was part of the May 8 teacher rallies.

Our Opinion: Scott, DePass for Portland schools

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A board seat is not a perch to pursue pet projects or settle political scores. The board's job is to set out clear expectations for the…

My View: Lessons from Christchurch to Portland

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Here in Oregon, our state Legislature has bills before it now to ban assault weapons and ban high-capacity magazines. With a supermajority by Oregon…

Letters: Don't let TriMet eliminate bus stops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, a reader thinks 5G technology is hardly 'new' or 'unproven,' contrary what a previous letter said.

State fails people who are struggling with mental health

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Alex Smurthwaite, newsletter editor for NAMI Clackamas, currently resides in Tigard

Yes, it's time to fix PERS

Business Tribune - News
What does 'fixing' the PERS liability really mean for the state of Oregon, and how we chart a course to make it happen?

My View: Take steps to safeguard data of foster kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregon's leaders need to take the privacy rights of children in foster care seriously. Our state needs immediate action to ensure that private…

Letters: Cutting MAX stops speeds trip downtown

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want funds found to retrofit dangerous buildings and crticize lawmakers for 'stealing' the kicker rebate.

Our Opinion: Big move on PERS encouraging

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Consider this: The PERS unfunded liability has continued to grow despite a 10-year bull market on Wall Street, where much of the retirement money is…

My View: Time to update public input system

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This consensus style of governance has a legacy in Oregon. It's commonly referred to as the Oregon Way.

Letters: Don't curtail downtown TriMet stops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A reader also opposes the bill at the Oregon Legislature to eliminate non-medical vaccination exemptions.

My View: Higher taxes could curb teen smoking

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Ann Turner is a retired physician who served as medical director/co-director at Virginia Garcia Medical Health Center in Washington County.

My View: Team effort shines light on suicide crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Together we can break the silence and shine the light on suicide and suicide prevention to save lives, save our families, and save our communities.

My View: Tired of traffic jams? There are solutions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The benefits of road widening are readily visible here in Portland. Last year, a newly completed auxiliary lane on I-5 southbound from OR 217 to…

Letter: 'Sanctuary state' can take immigrants

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The state, counties and cities should expand subsidized housing for immigrant families, provide essential social services, and help them find…

The long haul toward justice

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One reporter's account of doggedly pursuing the murder of Michael Francke over three decades

Our Opinion: Tobacco bills are good for public…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It also is true that a tax on cigarettes is unusual - compared to other taxes - in that the raising of money is only the secondary purpose. The…

My View: Cap and trade good for state, its…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is time for Oregon lawmakers to continue leading on climate change legislation, invest in a low carbon economy and create policy certainty for…

My View: Talking about suicide can help save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Suicide is not a statistic. It is a shockingly permanent and devastating event in the lives of the victims and their loved ones.

Tracking trade as Oregon exports continue to grow

Business Tribune - News
We must support our delegation when the USMCA is considered by Congress later this year

My View: Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth

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

Opinion: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Sunset alumna and PSU student Alexandria Goddard says lowering the voting age to 16 makes sense.

My View: Don't allow city to close Columbia Pool

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The parks bureau's budget proposal is inequitable, and walking away from Columbia Pool, a year-round, well-used, historic facility in a dense,…

My View: Let voters decide who gets driver's license

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Responsible citizens should step forward, defend government by the people, and demand that the Legislature refer House Bill 2015 to a vote of…

Letters: Regressive arts tax doesn't deliver on…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want to help out farmers with a carbon tax and want city taxes to be used to improve pedestrian safety

Our Opinion: A modest fix for Oregon records law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our reporting for the 'Rattled in Oregon' concussion series proves why the 2019 Oregon Legislature should approve House Bill 2353.

My View: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Portland Tribune - Opinion
America has always been made better by young people. They move us forward. They challenge old ways of thinking.

My View: Cleary's literary life summed up on 103rd…

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

My View: Through profound grief, I chose life

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Through profound grief, I discovered gratitude. Through vulnerability, I€„¢ve found strength. Suffering isn€„¢t brave, but it€„¢s part of…

My View: Gun violence is urgent public health issue

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Fortunately, stricter gun laws can reduce firearm related deaths. Laws that specifically limit children€„¢s access to guns reduce deaths from…

Letters: Climate change will cost Oregon millions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also disagree with a retired district attorney, think the full history of the first Multnomah people should be taught, want…

Support for education in Salem must go beyond K-12…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Committee on Student Success cannot ignore the importance of community colleges and universities

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

Let's shine some light on dark places

Canby Herald - Opinion
The furor of the LGBTQ proclamation brings to light a darkness that Canby needs to face head-on

Our Opinion: Help and hope for Oregon's suicide…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This is not an insurmountable problem. Resources already exist and show that crisis counseling lines and other outreach efforts make a difference.

My View: When city ignores laws, housing costs rise

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While the Portland Bureau of Transportation has no jurisdiction over private property, its unchecked authority to deny a driveway permit effectively…

Letters: Here's a plan for keeping Portland weird

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also believe there is much to like in the carbon legislation before the 2019 Oregon Legislature.

My View: Fewer MAX stops won't improve transit

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As an alternative, TriMet should consider expanding westside express bus service, which could easily improve east-west commuter time.

My View: Duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes would…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Let€„¢s do more to share the benefits of living in our great Portland neighborhoods. Let€„¢s allow more flexible housing options for everyone.

Letters: Rose Quarter 'fix' won't improve safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Oregon needs to be a climate action leader again, and teachers and schools deserve our support,

My View: Jane Goodall's 85th birthday finds harmony…

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

Our Opinion: Community colleges offer best return…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's a commonly used statistic that $1 of taxpayer money going to a community college nets $7.30 in return as the college churns out workers.…

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