My View: WES at 10 - Time to admit failure

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Taxpayers would be better served if we canceled WES, sold off the train cars, and moved the few commuter rail customers back to buses.

My View: It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
All Oregonians should support justice for Amazon workers. Public officials here have given Amazon more than $200 million in tax breaks for its…

Letters: Driver's license bill rewards scofflaws

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think it is time for our nation to lead on world health, police should not enforce immigration laws, and downtown problems are a…

Our Opinion: Boquist isn't fit to serve as senator

Portland Tribune - Opinion
This has become ridiculous. Brian Boquist is unfit to hold public office in this or any other state. He should resign. And if he won't resign, the…

Letters: Mask ban won't make city safer

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also disagree with State Sen. Betsy Johnson about the National Popular Vote bill and appreciate the Salem Capital Bureau reporting

My View: Walkout takes page from segregationists

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie, a United Church of Christ minister and Northeast Portland resident, is director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality…

My View: Sellwood Bridge, congestion by design

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Unfortunately, all of the hype turned out to be wrong. Extensive monitoring by Cascade Policy Institute over the past three years shows that on a…

My View: Legal abortions, at times, can save lives

Portland Tribune - Opinion
American women die of pregnancy-related complications at rates exceeding those of 50 other nations. Our maternal mortality rate is disgraceful.

Letters: Neighborhood groups give citizens a say

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think we have failed to fix homelessness, Grimm Fuel Co plans to be a better neighbor, and public development should not be allowed…

Our Opinion: Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The most dramatic example of bipartisanship can be attributed to the perseverance of the late State Sen. Jackie Winters, who will be remembered as…

My View: Why are Portland residents being double taxed?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Energy efficiency is a fine goal, but city should stick to single funding source

My View: Trump's war on poor opens new front

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In seeking to depress the poverty line, the Trump administration is going in the wrong direction. The fact is, the poverty line is set too low and is…

My View: Tractors and train cars, thoughts about voting and…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If I needed something to remind me that rural America is filled with surprises, this experience did so in a spectacular way

Happy birthday is the goal for Alex Morgan

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

My View: Support Oregon's Vietnam memorial

Portland Tribune - Opinion
What better way to celebrate this Fourth of July, but to have a helping hand in remembering and honoring our Oregon Vietnam veterans with the Vietnam…

My View: Traffic bureau, get your act together

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Piecemeal so-called improvement projects that create problems for other streets is counter-productive. PBOT needs to get its act together, from the…

Letters: Replace Arts Tax with better enforcement

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the Oregon Legislature should solve problems and not make things worse.

Oregon Senate: Stop bluffing and bungling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
From Republicans' melodramatic walkout to Democrats' mismanaging issues, this session can't end soon enough.

My View: Police enforce city rules, not U.S. immigration…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As I've said many times in the past, immigration enforcement is the work of the federal government - not local law enforcement. All members of the…

Letters: Public employee unions continue cycle

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also comment on the new mascot for Franklin High School, do not think eliminating single-family zoning will make housing more affordable,…

My View: Keep kids healthy; clean up dirty diesel

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The scientific consensus on the relationship between diesel particulate and community health is downright ghastly - research has linked diesel not…

Our Opinion: Foster Road 'diet' yields happy results

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The end result is a district more appealing to pedestrians, which ultimately will create an atmosphere most conducive to doing business in the area.

My View: Online school gives suicidal teen relief

Portland Tribune - Opinion
While I don't think online school works for every child experiencing mental health challenges, I do think it offers a supportive environment for…

Letters: Don't blame workers for PERS problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also want homeless camps carefiully cleaned up and do not believe abolishing single-family zoning will increase housing…

My View: Some good news on graduation rates

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We believe that through efforts like the All Hands Raised Partnership, communities can change not only local headlines, but more importantly, change…

Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Longstanding lawmaker Sen. Brian Boquist from Dallas threatened violence against the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol.

My View: Bill promotes small-donor elections

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Providing the ability for Oregonians of color to have an equal opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice, or to run for public office and…

Letters: Taking of kicker funds needs explanation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think that reasons for suicide are deeply personal, the heavy traffic in the city should not surprise, sexual assault victims…

Our Opinion: Lawmakers should pass tobacco tax increase,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The social value of such a tax is simple: The more expensive a product is, the less likely young people, especially teenagers, will be to buy it.

My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Bill Kerr is president of the United Steelworkers Local Union 1097, and an employee of Georgia-Pacific's Wauna mill in Clatskanie.

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

My View: Fund school efforts to prevent bullying

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We take seriously the responsibility of providing a safe, accessible place for all students to learn. But bullying prevention is something schools…

My View: Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In Salem, right now, Senate Bill 727A will fund expansion of this successful program to all farmers markets in Oregon, as well as many farms' share…

Letters: Single-use plastic bags have many uses

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think Portland is not a cesspool, Wheeler could make great strides in new term, and CCC should end catalog mailings

Our Opinion: Time to sunset Portland's Arts Tax

Portland Tribune - Opinion
City taxes should pay for city services like police and water. County taxes should pay for county services like bridges and public health. And taxes…

My View: Makerspaces essential to closing jobs gap

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs. We need to come together to do our part to help them fill those jobs.

My View: Numerical curiosities mark Anne Frank's…

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

Letters: Driver's bill makes roads safe for everyone

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers also want to save sea lions and question whether helping the homeless has become a business opportunity

My View: Solution with heart needed on border

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Seeing this with my own eyes, I realized these families are not crossing our border to attain the American dream, but to escape the Guatemala…

My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…

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

Letters: Portland is ready for professional baseball

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe PGE is about to make an expensive mistske with its Boardman coal-fired plant

Our Opinion: PERS bill is small but necessary step

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With Democrats holding a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature, the fact that PERS is being addressed at all is significant. Sen. Betsy Johnson,…

Letters: Brown's fish, wildlife appointments…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also think the 2019 Oregon Legislature should know cigars are different than cigarettes

What more can be done to prevent suicides?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
John Williams of Oregon City: 'If we really want to reduce Oregon's 'suicide rate' we need to talk and write about societal pressures and conflicts…

My View: Changes by city create worse congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Anti-car advocates will argue that wider roads and adding motor vehicle capacity create an induced demand. The reality is that unrestrained…

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon's 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist

My View: Region must solve homelessness together

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We are in this together. And I am confident that, working together, we will continue to find solutions that fit the communities we serve and our…

Our Opinion: Triangle is good model for planned…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
To our mind, Tigard is doing it right. The Triangle could be the equivalent of Portland’s Pearl District or South Waterfront; or of…

Letters: All pro athletes should be paid equally

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also believe Measure 11 needs to be reformed and immigrrants need drivers licenses to live and work.

Queen Victoria's 200th birthday adds to royal…

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…

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…

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: We can't fix PERS until we agree on its…

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…

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…

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…

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