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When writing about suicide, reporters need to be careful

When writing about suicide, reporters need to be careful

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Careful coverage of suicide can change public misperceptions, but how do you weigh that against the grief and trauma of a community?
My View: Use funds for licensed school librarians

My View: Use funds for licensed school librarians

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Most Oregon school libraries currently are staffed by paraprofessionals. They are valuable partners, yet they cannot provide instruction, nor can…
My View: OK Boomer, it's time for 'the talk'

My View: OK Boomer, it's time for 'the talk'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Millennials like me are fluent in the current political debate over the legacy of my mom's generation, but when it comes to the personal decisions…
2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

2020 Legislature big on emotional issues

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Short session, long odds on bipartisanship, as both sides stake positions on a carbon-emissions plan.
My View: Franklin's life a nice piece of Pi

My View: Franklin's life a nice piece of Pi

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: Columnist wrong on police shootings

My View: Columnist wrong on police shootings

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Naive criticism of officer-involved deaths comes from a lack of understanding.
My View: Law necessary to protect creative work

My View: Law necessary to protect creative work

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has a historic opportunity to provide creators with a fair and workable way to protect and enforce rights to their works and…
Our Opinion: Do more to block drugs at jail

Our Opinion: Do more to block drugs at jail

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We urge the Multnomah County Commission, the county's Health Department and its Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Sheriff Reese's office to…
Our Opinion: Fish remembered for his service

Our Opinion: Fish remembered for his service

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Another Nick Fish trait we wish would stand the test of time was his simple courtesy. In conversations with our editors, he sometimes disagreed with…
Letters: Rural Oregon at risk of power fiasco

Letters: Rural Oregon at risk of power fiasco

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers are split over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with some saying there's no crime and others saying there is
My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy

My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Science that is outdated, manipulated, cherry-picked or lacking in evidence is junk science. It often is deployed by polluting industries to…
My View: A Decade Done - How we're defining 'decade'

My View: A Decade Done - How we're defining 'decade'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'When people talk about the Roaring '20s, they don't mean 1921 through 1930.'
Our Opinion: Here's hoping our 2020 visions come true

Our Opinion: Here's hoping our 2020 visions come true

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We asked the Tribune editorial board, news reporters and the Sports folks to weigh in on their wish lists for the coming year.
Guest opinion: Police shootings often justified

Guest opinion: Police shootings often justified

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A recent opinion column in the Tribune failed to note the story behind many officer-involved shootings.
My View: City still fails to tackle police use of force

My View: City still fails to tackle police use of force

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'We have a use-of-force problem in Portland. City officials have not kept their agreement to change it.'
Letters: Don't let 'isms' prevent healthy society

Letters: Don't let 'isms' prevent healthy society

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers thank Oregon U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici for her recent thoughtful column.
Big changes coming to the Tribune

Big changes coming to the Tribune

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'We hear each day from readers who love their Portland Tribune - its intensely local focus, its thoughtful coverage of professional and collegiate…
My View: Ruling ensures sustained timber harvest

My View: Ruling ensures sustained timber harvest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'A timeframe for implementing new management priorities consistent with the court's ruling is yet to be determined. However, when those new…
My View: Code overhaul targets neighborhoods

My View: Code overhaul targets neighborhoods

Portland Tribune - Opinion
New media landscapes have created and empowered 'virtual,' but nonetheless real, communities that must have a rightful and recognized place in the…
Letters: Time to ban single-use plastics

Letters: Time to ban single-use plastics

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers also support light rail expansion, and believe the pacemaker doctor story was well done.
My View: For Oregon Cultural Trust, make it a double

My View: For Oregon Cultural Trust, make it a double

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If you enjoy Oregon's arts and culture community, participating in the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit program is the best way to give back by…
My View: A.I. can lead to biased health choices

My View: A.I. can lead to biased health choices

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In using algorithms, organizations often try to remove human flaws and biases from the process. But unfortunately, both the people who design these…
A way to save local journalism

A way to save local journalism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As the only consistent and dedicated source for local news about our communities, our 25 newspapers and websites provide powerful storytelling and…
My View: Americans need a bottom-up tax policy

My View: Americans need a bottom-up tax policy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Among the most urgent problems is the predicament of working families trying to get by on low wages. Despite their work effort, many struggle to…
My view: NAACP column writer lacks credibility

My view: NAACP column writer lacks credibility

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A former vice president of the Portland chapter says a recent opinion piece misstates the facts.
My View: MAX - If you build it, they may not come

My View: MAX - If you build it, they may not come

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'The figures tell a story the public needs to hear: Even with rapid population growth in our region, adding capacity hasn't increased ridership. The…
My View: Small businesses are 'experiential shopping'…

My View: Small businesses are 'experiential shopping'…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
'Small Business Saturday ... is set to build on a decade of success and rally even more communities.''
Letters: Pay attention to new law on tipping

Letters: Pay attention to new law on tipping

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Plus, our readers think it's time to rethink meat-based holidays, digital supply chains would aid economy, and suburban water rates are too high.
My View: A number of reasons to celebrate Gert Boyle

My View: A number of reasons to celebrate Gert Boyle

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Electrical engineering professor at the University of Portland counts the ways we can remember the business leader behind Columbia Sportswear.
Reporter's notebook: Killer lets me have the last word

Reporter's notebook: Killer lets me have the last word

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Larry Hurwitz''s unpublished autobiography ends with a challenge to the journalist who covered him for 30 years.

My View: Bill would help us care for aging parents

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Bill would help us care for aging parents
We have a moral obligation to care for those who came before us. I encourage the Senate to fulfill that responsibility by passing the Dignity in…

My View: Paper lobs rumor, innuendo at NAACP

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Paper lobs rumor, innuendo at NAACP
I attended the September meeting referred to in the article. It was chaotic because two people featured in your article were actively disrupting the…

My View: Thankful for equal pay, but must do more

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Thankful for equal pay, but must do more
Equal Pay Day happens every year, but this year I hope we can look at the whole picture - wages, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's roads

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's roads
We will spread salt in the Portland area at 100 pounds per lane mile, a minimal dilution, but we can increase that amount if conditions warrant.

My View: Everyone can help homeless community

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Everyone can help homeless community
Colder weather is here; the city and county are gearing up, but volunteers are needed.

My View: What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?
Morality, for me at least, is not often a matter of obvious and unqualified right and wrong, but of better and worse, which is often a matter of…

My View: Legislature bought into false housing…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Legislature bought into false housing…
What the state Legislature has done this year with House Bill 2001 indefensibly violates local zoning by forcing multifamily dwellings into all…

My View: This is not the TriMet we signed up for

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: This is not the TriMet we signed up for
TriMet customers deserve the safest and best commute possible, delivered by the best, most experienced workers available, including workers who have…

My View: Don't repeal Measure 11 without Plan B

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Don't repeal Measure 11 without Plan B
To support a repeal of Measure 11 without a concrete plan to replace it with a robust, modern sentencing framework would set us back without looking…

Our Opinion: Bipartisan cooperation is still…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Bipartisan cooperation is still…
Of course, finding a common problem is easier than crafting a shared solution. But again, Oregon seems on the verge of doing so.

My View: Housing - Peering back, looking forward

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Housing - Peering back, looking forward
Housing, overall, is like a multifaceted puzzle that includes land supply, construction costs, having a skilled work force building the homes and a…

Letters: Some perspective on Medicare

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Some perspective on Medicare
Plus, our readers also appreciated the pacemaker surgery story and believe options regarding childhood trauma should be explored

My View: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians share…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Regardless of ZIP code, Oregonians share…
Many issues were mentioned in each area of Oregon, but poverty and homelessness ranked among the top three in all eight.

My View: Use construction boom to boost diversity

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Use construction boom to boost diversity
Construction is one of the few industries that can provide a family-sustaining career without a college degree, offering wages averaging $25 per hour…

Letters: Former DA did belong to organization

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Former DA did belong to organization
'Schrunk was a member of the Oregon District Attorneys Association for many years. Moreover, he served for a time as its president and on its…

Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light-rail line…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Spend enough to get light-rail line…
A new mass transit option for the southern part of Washington County, to complement the northernly MAX Red Line to Beaverton and Blue Line to…

My View: Flavored vape ban targets youth epidemic

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Flavored vape ban targets youth epidemic
Oregon's health and education professionals stand united in this: Vaping is a youth epidemic, and there is no time left to wait for the FDA to do its…

Letters: Why did Sondland sign on with Trump?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Why did Sondland sign on with Trump?
Plus, our readers also want a public safety tax to boost police, believe 'slimming' Barbur is a foolish idea, and still support opening Wapato for…

My View: Correcting the record on middle housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Correcting the record on middle housing
Prusak: 'Ensuring our communities have adequate housing is too important for us to ignore or fight against.'

My View: Trump brand of racism particularly alarms

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Trump brand of racism particularly alarms
From the day he opted to run for the 'leader of the free world,' Trump's words and actions have fed the white supremest movement.

Letters: Neighborhood groups ensure democracy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: Neighborhood groups ensure democracy
Our readers also think viable candidate Kasich being ignored and Portland is changing for the worse

Our Opinion: Honoring those who served our country

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our Opinion: Honoring those who served our country
Our hope is that by sharing their varied experiences, we will bring a greater understanding of the challenges veterans face while we continue the…

My View: Race can be barrier to scholastic success

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Race can be barrier to scholastic success
Frankly, it's easier to think we fail students because they don't have enough resources at home than because we educate white students better than…

My View: Parking requirements cut into housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Parking requirements cut into housing
While Better Housing by Design will not change Portland's housing makeup overnight, it will give developers the option and tools to build the types…

My View: Portland is a place for businesses of all…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Portland is a place for businesses of all…
For families to thrive, and for our social safety net to be strong, we need great companies that generate family-wage jobs.

My View: Surprise medical bills hit some harder

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Surprise medical bills hit some harder
Medical insurance is supposed to make it easier and affordable for patients to see a doctor or get medical care. Congress must keep this in mind as…

My View: Building awareness of the monsters in…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Building awareness of the monsters in…
Cybercrime can be frightful, and everyone - including your children - can fall victim.

Proposals, priorities put meat on bones of 2020…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Proposals, priorities put meat on bones of 2020…
We recommend sweetening the pot for Clackamas County, ditching what is sure to be a highly unpopular regional income tax, and keeping all the…

My View: Tackle climate crisis with bipartisan…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Tackle climate crisis with bipartisan…
Republicans and Democrats seek common ground on the climate emergency because public opinion reached a tipping point they can't ignore. A CBS News…

Letters: PPS policies focus on suicide prevention

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letters: PPS policies focus on suicide prevention
Plus, our readers want to amend the U.S. Constitution so Greta Thunberg can run for president and think Trump is the one conducting a coup

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