Our Opinion: We aren't fake news; we are the people

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At the Tribune, we pride ourselves on prioritizing news that citizens, and voters, need to know in a healthy democracy - vital public policies rather…

Letters: Hold Patriot Prayer leader accountable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about vaccine safety, the opposition to Judge Kavanaugh, illegal lawn signs, and presidential accountability.

Our Opinion: Put teeth in short-term rental regulations

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city already is making lots of money from the lodging tax. We encourage Mayor Ted Wheeler to earmark some of that money to beef up regulation of…

My View: Helping homeless is marathon, not sprint

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Supported housing is the answer, but it takes time and substantial funds to put these projects together and make them work.

Let Troutdale residents decide on term limits

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Troutdale's practice of elect-by-position also increases the possibility of a long-serving incumbent running unopposed.

Contrary to reports, we are not your enemy

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our work is guided by a set of principles that demand objectivity, independence, open-mindedness and the pursuit of the truth.

Letters: Plan to clear-cut ignores livability, history

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Metro Council's Investment and Innovation grants program should not fund for-profit companies.

My View: Trump could learn a lot from Atiyeh

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Republicans and Democrats today should consult former Oregon Gov. Atiyeh's record for the path out of the obstacles facing Oregon and the United…

Letters: ICE protest didn't display city's best

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also thing Mmore repairs could reduce our e-waste, debates should inlcude Independent candidate, inequality contributes to unaffordable…

Citizen's View: What is so scary about diversity?

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Let's be clear. Diversity is not a detriment. It is an asset to everyone involved.

Our Opinion: Tolls must add capacity first

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Like other big issues facing Oregon, the transportation problem can seem unsolvable. But for the average person trying to make his or her way to…

My View: Property tax limits weaken state services

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Changes to the property tax system are politically difficult. In recent years, there have been sensible proposals to untangle the mess that is…

Letters: Willamette Greenway Trail is vital route

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our leaders accuse Buehler of playing politics and decry fear-based policy making.

My View: Fires show need to be good stewards

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians were quick to condemn the teen found guilty of starting last year's massive Eagle Creek fire with illegal fireworks, and he certainly…

Letters: 'Freedoms' not always good for workers

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also comment on increasing residential density, the need for more homeless services, America's immigration requirments, and the…

Our Opinion: City must raise its livability standards

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A survey of Portlanders conducted last fall by KGW-TV found that while three out four Rose City residents feel compassion for the homeless, they also…

My View: Don't lock out alternatives to Dems, GOP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Perhaps it made sense for media to be gatekeepers for the Democrats and Republicans years ago, when 97 percent of all voters were registered…

Letters: Small bond measure costs add up quickly

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about the difference between housing affordability and affordable housing, climate change, and light rail costs.

My View: Private sector can make housing affordable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Housing can be made affordable to both taxpayers and renters. Metro can do this by withdrawing the bond measure and redrafting it to include a cap on…

My View: Southwest MAX line needs your support

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In the end, we must consider our responsibility like the generations before us who sacrificed and invested in our current transportation system to…

Letters: The hypocrisy of 'abstinence-only' sex ed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on how electric vehicles save money and Portland's approach to homelessness.

Our Opinion: Independent party must prove viability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We don't blame the IPO for using this unexpected bit of leverage. After all, the political deck in Oregon is stacked heavily in favor of the…

My View: Schools must do more for dyslexic kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Only about 60 dyslexia therapists are working as private tutors in the entire Portland metro area. These tutors are making progress, but the crisis…

Letters: Make Alzheimer's patients' care a priority

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think unions should focus on benefits not politics, and military members should support Buehler for governor.

My View: Canada tariffs hurt historic cooperation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In Oregon, more than 98,000 jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada, and Oregon exported more than $2.3 billion worth of goods to Canada in…

My View: Mentally ill shouldn't have to march alone

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Building a stronger community has to start somewhere. The first step is encouraging people to identify as being part of the mental health community…

Letters: Construction excise tax doesn't make sense

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off on OES student's story, OSU baseball coverage, family seaprations at the border, and hard-to-fix devices.

Our Opinion: City has role in cutting housing costs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One major factor contributing to the slowness of Portland's permitting system is the city's form of government. Because different city bureaus are…

My View: Metro has bad answer for housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Metro believes you will vote for its $652.8 million affordable housing bond measure because 'somebody needs to do something' about the housing…

My View: Real immigration solutions set aside fear, embrace…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Eddy Morales says unwarranted fear and a romanticized view of the past drive today's anti-immigrant mindset. Morales wants to counter that image with…

My View: Unions next may face decertification

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Decertification actions often occur when members conclude their union is undemocratic, corrupt, inept or has simply overstayed its welcome.…

Letters: Study impact before allowing new trails

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also sound off on the OES MeToo story, solar farming with bees, and the importance of the news media.

Our Opinion: Visible solution needed for homelessness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City and county officials can cite statistics about how many shelter beds have been added or how many folks have been placed in permanent housing.…

My View: Uber, Lyft provide irreplaceable service

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If ride-sharing options were eliminated or reduced by over-regulation, there would be a significant negative impact to local businesses. We could…

My View: Rethink clear-cut logging plans in gorge

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Recently, corporate giant Weyerhaeuser Co. bought land in the national scenic area between the communities of Hood River and Mosier, and obtained a…

My View: Public workers freed from union dues

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Supreme Court has put power in the hands of government employees across the United States.

My View: Ruling doesn't diminish need for unions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I am a union member because my union helps me advocate for my students both in my district and in Salem.

Letters: Mental illness not only suicide cause

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also oppose building a Major League Baseball stadium, separating familes at the border, not setting a date to marry your fiance,…

Our Opinion: Compromise immigration bill needed

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We call on our state's congressional delegation, Democrats and the lone Republican, to work toward a compromise immigration reform bill, rather than…

My View: Bond will make all housing more costly

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The only way to significantly reduce the price of all homes in the region - both current units as well as new ones - is to make it easier to increase…

No grizzly bears or rattlesnakes,but yes-yikes!-we…

Sandy Post - Opinion
Sandy Post columnist Paul Keller, author of Beneath Wy'east, is sounding the alarm on the tiny, bloodsucking, disease-carrying predators living in…

Letters: High tolls won't reduce congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also oppose the federal immigration policies to separate familes trying to enter the country.

Court rules in favor of workers' freedom

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The ruling simply restores the First Amendment rights of public employees to say 'no' to unions with which they don't want to associate.

My View: I went to the best school in Oregon and…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Somehow, my body gave OES an excuse not to treat me like a child in their care. A man approving of my body was more important than my mind, my…

My View: Joel Gray's public apology and OES…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite my good intentions, and with absolutely no desire to do so, our interactions negatively impacted you. For that I am deeply sorry.

Letters: All of us benefit when farmers thrive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also have strong feelings about unreinforced masonry buildings, modern day slavery and immigration.

Our Opinion: Oregon a leader in urging people to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Vote-by-mail and motor voter both were aimed at removing obstacles to participating in the democratic process.That's Oregon.

My View: Marylhurst graduation time to reflect

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While this year's commencement ceremony was bittersweet, we are glad it provided an opportunity for our community to come together one final time to…

Letters: Elifritz shooting tragic, but necessary

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also criticize the Oregon Health Authority and the press for misreporting the percent of state students who are not vaccinated.

My View: Math oddities for Anthony Bourdain's 62nd…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
University of Portland professor constructs a dozen math curiosities to honor the chef who took us around the world with him.

My View: City needs plan for traffic congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland planning has a mind-set that major streets should be converted into trendy pedestrian streets like Hawthorne. Trouble is, such streets are…

My View: With help, suicide can be prevented

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mental health struggles impact all of us in different ways. All of us, no matter how invincible we may seem, have moments of despair.

Letters: Oregon case against Sweet Cakes is sham

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also worried that humans are driving all species to extinction, including themselves.

Our Opinion: Newberg mill deal smells a bit fishy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Gov. Brown and Oregon Congressional delegation should put some political pressure on WestRock to make sure it's willing to sell the mill to a willing…

My View: Show compassion; put gun bill on ballot

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Today's high school students - like Tualatin High School's Emma Chamseddine - are rightly afraid that when they are studying in what is supposed to…

Letters: Disabled deserve to be treated equally

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also want to applaud Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader for trying to prevent waste in the Pentagon budget.

My View: Immigrants the cause of many ills

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This nation's history of generously helping so-called 'underdeveloped' nations to improve their lot is probably unparalleled among nations of the…

Letters: Victims shouldn't face economic ruin

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe local officials are treating those living next to coming homeless shelters with respect.

Our Opinion: Outlaw proving her worth as chief

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The new chief sent a clear signal about her commitment to community policing by saying that new cops will go to patrols, not specialty units. This…

Letters: School bond strikes out on Franklin…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Out readers also offer their ideas for safer schools, greener TriMet service, and better neighborhood land use notices.

My View: Policy of separating families at border is…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right to seek…

Our Opinion: Metro's new role in housing crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For this effort to succeed, voters and local officials in all the cities will need to commit to the idea that the affordable housing crisis is a…

My View: Don't punish short-term rental hosts

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We don't believe that the City Council intended to harm short-term rental hosts - their aim was at punishing the platforms and commercial operators.…

Letters: Opioid abuse masks underlying illness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also support small businesses and question private school fundraising pitch.

My Vew: NAFTA needs more than 'skinny' rewrite

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our economy has lost the good jobs while the Mexican economy has created jobs of hyperexploitation, caused by ease of corporations' using Mexico as a…

My View: Declaring school 'welcoming' isn't enough

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I do not know what it must have felt like to have to tell a lawyer to tell your parent that you love them during their once-a-day phone call or the…

Letters: Keep single-use plastic out of our oceans

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think PortlanStop wringing hands, find solution for homelessness d's livability is threatened by infill and ADU changes, Frankin…

My View: Student to 'adults' - Please do something!

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I feel hopeless, I feel sad and I am angry. Something must change, because we all know that doing nothing is not working.

My View: Private schools help low-income kids

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This spring, the Children's Scholarship Fund-Oregon program sponsored by the Cascade Policy Institute is celebrating 20 years of giving low-income…

Letters: Kids talk salmon vs. sea lions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School study and weigh in on the problem of sea lions eating salmons in the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

Our Opinion: Lloyd Center perfect site for NAACP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's possible that Lloyd Center could become a place where Portlanders of all races and backgrounds can meet and mingle, learning about one another's…

My View: Supervised drug injection bad use of funds

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The solution for addiction is barrier-free, on-demand, long-term treatment that addresses the mind, body and spirit. Full stop. We know addiction…

My View: If bills pass, more Oregonians go hungry

Portland Tribune - Opinion
At both federal and state levels, the conversation should be about investing in the nutrition of our people. We also need to take steps to relieve…

My View: Larson's logic a cautionary tale for all

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When a political opponent says something that sounds wrong, don't say 'you're lying.' Ask for the basis and source of their assertion - and then ask…

My View: Police in schools counterproductive

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Due to the unjust discipline practices, resource officers deter many students from being engaged in school. These practices undermine the creation of…

Letters: Storage units shouldn't double as homes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also share their opinions about the Reynolds High School budget process, the University of Portland president, ICE enforcement policies,…

My View: Graduating teens must not allow groping

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This year's seniors have the opportunity to recognize that this issue is not insignificant. We, as college women, have a right to dance freely…

My View: Nuclear power puts human health at risk

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Investing resources in 'new' nuclear technology is a dangerous distraction that diverts funds from proven renewables and energy efficiency. From the…

Our Opinion: Track ADU law for effectiveness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ADUs offer a desirable alternative to traditional forms of rental housing. The region has numerous inner-city high-rises and large suburban apartment…

My View: 'Objective' journalism is a charade

Portland Tribune - Opinion
News organizations need to hire more journalists who don't look alike, think alike, pray alike, love alike, or live alike - and then empower those…

Letters: Object to Oregon Bar report on Trump…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also interested in news in the newsroom, taxing the rich, the Residential Infill Plan, and more.

My View: Schools must continue racial equity work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a parent of two PPS students, I see the value when teachers work to create multicultural, inclusive learning environments. I see the damage when…

Letters: Domestic violence spurs other problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers have a lot of opinions about issues that include hate graphics, the Residential Infill policy, enacting a local income tax and…

My View: Pay for opinions from women of color

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many people have abandoned traditional media because we're hungry for other perspectives, other insights, other voices. Paying women of color even a…

My View: Newsrooms must reflect folks they cover

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When newsrooms lack reporters of color, reporters with disabilities, reporters who know what it's like to grow up using food stamps, they are missing…

Our Opinion: Valderrama is the clear choice for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a member of the David Douglas School Board, Valderrama has shown a commitment to the community and an ability to reach consensus, a valuable skill…

Our opinion: Vote for Buehler in GOP governor…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Bend state representative is the only Republican contender qualified to be governor, and the only one with a chance to win.

Our opinion: Lynn Peterson for Metro president

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There's really no contest in this barely contested election for the most important role in Portland regional government.

My View: Metro's regional venues attract visitors,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
More than 3.5 million visitors attend the 1,445 events which translates to $878 million in spending, 8,470 jobs and $33.3 million in tax revenue.

Our Opinion: Put Jayapal on county commission

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Joining the county commission would present a steep learning curve for any of these political hopefuls. Jayapal is best suited to mastering it.

Our Opinion: Elect Scott Learn for auditor

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a former investigative reporter who had an auditing career both before and after his stint at the Oregonian newspaper, Learn impresses us as…

My View: Congress averts next season of smoke

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It's taken more than 100 years to create the crisis in our public forests, so don't expect results overnight. But Congress' action is an important…

Our Opinion: PPS superintendent shows he's serious…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Guerrero puts priority on the classroom as he slashes administrative budget.

My View: Jerry Vincent gave schools better future

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As an architect, I know buildings well and have worked with many facility leaders. Hands down, Jerry Vincent was one of the most conscientious,…

Letters: Council should not support more police

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also voice their opinions on the number of administrators at OHSU and the need to raise the minimum wage.

Our Opinion: Fish proven competent for council

Portland Tribune - Opinion
ommissioner Nick Fish has shown his ability to navigate complex issues and has been a consistent voice of reason on the City Council.

My View: Trust, communication key to school safety

Portland Tribune - Opinion
There needs to be better communication between students, teachers and administrators during a school crisis. Students and teachers need accurate…

Letters: Writer shouldn't pass judgment on others

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also weigh in on the state Public Employee Retirement Syste, noisy motorcycles, and City Council candidate Julia DeGraw.

Our Opinion: Children's Levy is worth renewing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Among the priorities are early childhood programs, child abuse intervention and prevention, hunger relief, after-school programs, youth mentoring and…

My View: UP reaction over sexist speech inexcusable

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Inaction and silence are equal acts of violence.I walked out that night and immediately started a longer version of this piece, which was published…

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