Local Weather

Mostly Cloudy

84°F

Portland

Mostly Cloudy

Humidity: 35%

Wind: 9 mph

  • 3 Aug 2015

    Partly Cloudy 84°F 57°F

  • 4 Aug 2015

    Sunny 83°F 55°F


Portland's Opinions

July 30, 2015

Our Opinion: Let's debate how city government works

by Editorial Board
Earlier this month, a group of activists from East Portland (yes, Portland does exist east of 82nd Avenue) filed a petition for a ballot measure that, if passed, would alter how the city selects…
July 30, 2015

My View: Albertina Kerr works to meet kids' needs

by Karen Ward
Albertina Kerr’s Children’s Developmental Health Services is a resource in Portland for children with developmental delays and disabilities, which employs four developmental behavioral…
July 30, 2015

My View: Defective levee system holding -- for now

by Lee Dressler
As an eyewitness to the Vanport Flood of Memorial Day, May 30, 1948, I am stunned to learn that the levees along the Columbia River would not be adequate were there to be another similar deluge…
July 28, 2015

My View: Remember Woodrow Wilson as liberal reformer

by Bob Podesfinski
Racism isn't president's legacy; changing school name is misguided A Wilson High School teacher’s complaint that Woodrow Wilson was a racist did an injustice to an intellectual southerner who…
July 28, 2015

Readers' Letters: City Hall decisions vs. reality on streets

by Pamplin Media Group
The fact that Mayor Charlie Hales chooses to ignore the dire conditions of the Portland Police Department staffing speaks volumes about his priorities. Although it should be the first order of…
July 23, 2015

Our Opinion: Subsidies not the answer for wheelchair-accessible…

by Editorial Board
Since Uber and Lyft opened for business in Portland, an ongoing controversy has ensued over whether their disruptive business models are good or bad for Portland consumers. While many riders…
July 23, 2015

Our Opinion: Tabor neighbors strike good deal on reservoirs

by Editorial board
A delicate compromise reached in recent weeks will preserve at least one important function of three old reservoirs at Mount Tabor Park: They will continue to provide aesthetic value to the park…
July 23, 2015

Readers' Letters: State must address public health needs

by Pamplin Media Group
Thanks to Dr. Samuel Metz for helping us see that our current views about health care and how we pay for it can be as dangerous as a pilot responsible for the lives of a hundred people on…
July 23, 2015

My View: Legislative session serves all of Oregon

by Rep. Tina Kotek
The Legislature recently concluded its 2015 session with a long list of accomplishments that will improve the lives of Oregonians. We worked to expand opportunities for working families, invest…
July 21, 2015

My View: Protecting your wishes for end-of-life care

by Rep. Earl Blumenauer
The Obama Administration recently took an incredibly important step in empowering patients and their families, by improving end-of-life care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Don't miss the local news

Jul 21, 2015

Readers' Letters: City could be charging you twice to park

by Pamplin Media Group
In Oregon, the majority of funding for streets and roads — curb to curb — comes from motorist-paid gas taxes (Parking getting scarce, costly, July 2). Local on-street parking in the curb zone…
Reporter Shasta Kearns Moore enjoying a recent baseball game with her 5-year-old twins, Malachi (right) and Jaden.
Jul 21, 2015

My View: This story is close to my heart

by Shasta Kearns Moore
I’m not going to pretend that today’s front-page story is just another news piece for me. Anyone who knows me or has bothered to Google my name knows that I’m rather public about my identical…
Jul 16, 2015

Our Opinion: Oregon Promise doesn't go far enough

by Editorial Board
When it comes to higher education, Oregon has a problem. When the Oregon Education Investment Board launched the 40-40-20 plan, it was ambitious, to say the least. It aimed for 40 percent of…
Jul 16, 2015

My View: The Supremes take the 'gay' out of marriage

by John Schrag
In the occasional journalism class I teach at Pacific University, some of my students treat adjectives like cheap salt, using them to spice up (and often overseason) their sentences. I advocate…
Jul 16, 2015

Readers' Letters: City, fire officials should have curbed…

by Pamplin Media Group
My girlfriend and I were shocked this Independence Day when we witnessed multiple individuals lighting fireworks — some legal, some not — within a few feet of a very large field of completely…
Jul 14, 2015

Readers' Letters: Many besides Wilson were racist, worse

by None
History teacher Hyung Nam promotes renaming Wilson High School because its namesake President Woodrow Wilson disliked black people, among other negative things, and was, to put it mildly, not a…
Jul 14, 2015

My View: Save and manage our urban forest

by Scott Fogarty
City should offer incentives to developers for preserving trees Three giant sequoias in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood are in danger of being cut down to make way for new construction. As…
Jul 09, 2015

Our Opinion: Three items deserving of praise

by Editorial Board
With the adjournment of the 2015 Legislature, both sides are counting their political victories and defeats, and beginning their preparations for upcoming elections. But amidst the seemingly…
Jul 09, 2015

My View: Workers must organize to defend interests

by Tom Shillock
Your story ("Manufacturing limited by lack of workers," Business Tribune, June 23) is a set piece. Hiring managers complaining about the skills of American workers has been a refrain for…
Jul 09, 2015

My View: Now that pot's legal: A transition, and a big…

by Ann Lininger
Late last month, state Rep. Andy Olson, Rep. Carl Wilson and I brought two cannabis bills to a vote in the Oregon House: House Bill 3400 helps implement voters’ decision to legalize adult use of…