Publisher's Notebook: New look honors past, embraces future

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Without the local ownership of Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., our media group would not have the advantage of local decision-making about staffing,…

Our Opinion: Anthony should come clean or resign

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Paul Anthony, an advocate for greater transparency on the board, was foolish to think his board-related communications would be private and is wrong…

Letters: Think outside lane on transportation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers write in about issues ranging from the transportation funding package before the 2017 Oregon Legislature to - no surprise - President…

My View: Individual response needed to stop hate

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Will we continue to call violent racists, sexists and homophobic people 'alleged,' or will we accept the evil next door? The evil we let sit in our…

My View: Trump plan to sell BPA lines misguided

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Privatizing the Pacific Northwest's largest transmission system, and selling it at a loss, would be detrimental to ratepayers across the region.…

Letters: It's time to curb ride-sharing companies

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about dyslexia and requests that police don't wear their uniforms and

Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Ever-present traffic jams harm the region's economy, health and environment as productivity suffers, idling cars send fumes into the air, and freight…

Our View: Leaders agree - Act now on transportation

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As mayors, county chairs and regional leaders, we see it throughout our region's communities. Our constituents feel it when they wait in traffic for…

Letters: One good step to solving homelessness

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are heartened by the Kenton tiny home women's village experiment and think businesses should pay more takes

My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need a location where all bottles (or at least all bottles sold in Oregon) are accepted, or, if bottles continue to be rejected, a location where…

My View: Expand land trusts to stem crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need the whole new system of land tenure that the Community Land Trust offers. Land trusts take land off the private-commodity, speculative market…

Letters: FHA policies also displaced blacks

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Issues of the day addressed by our readers also include sanctuary cities, the MAX stabbing suspect and part-time pay

Our Opinion: Use the tax system we have

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Despite their minority status, Republicans have clout in these negotiations because a vote to raise taxes requires a super majority in both…

Letters: MAX unsafe for elders, but riders wonderful

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on he issues of the day, including the safety of the MAX light rail system, residentlal infill projects, reforming the Electoral…

Oppose misguided housing bill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Initially, HB 2007 pretended to be about 'affordable housing,' but recent comments by the sponsors reveal its 'build-baby-build' intent

Our Opinion: Protests made no point about free speech

Portland Tribune - Opinion
With the shock of the MAX slayings wearing off and the weekend protests behind us, many will ask: 'What can be done?' Actually, there are things…

My View: Portland stood up to hatred then and now

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The horrific attack on May 26 that resulted in the death of two people and injuries for another as they tried to protect two young women from a man's…

My View: Motor voter law has primary problem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Since the implementation of motor voter, more nonaffiliated voters have been added to the rolls than Democrats and Republicans combined. In February,…

My View: Oregon Legislature should give kids a Ticket to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
An Education Savings Account is analogous to a debit card for qualifying education expenses. It gives parents who want to opt out of a public school…

Letters: Oppose effort to repeal sanctuary law

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Finding a way to have localities conform to this principle would be a positive step toward building stronger communities

Our Opinion: Put brakes on Forest Park bikes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The conflict is not unique to Portland. Cycling advocates around the globe point to well-designed trails that provide access to natural areas with…

My View: Create path to outdoor access

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall refused to view supporting the environment and advancing social needs as substitutes. He valued both nature and…

Letters: Seek common ground on historic district

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are also concerned about ongoing confrontations between protesters and the Portland police

My View: New roads aren't answer to congestion

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Examples abound of effective ways to move our stuff and ourselves around, all over the world in cities both much older and far newer than Portland,…

My View: Housing bill promotes family stability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As the owner of over 700 rental units, we know the challenges and economic risks landlords face every day. Human Solutions has, for decades,…

Letters: State's businesses must pay fair share

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers are concerned about the issues of the day, incuding the future of the western meadowlark.

Our Opinion: PPS needs an open hiring process

Portland Tribune - Opinion
An open search also would have given education watchdogs and the news media ample time to dig into the backgrounds of each finalist before the board…

My View: HB2007 will reduce barriers to housing

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Housing costs are rising because there are not enough homes to go around. Oregonians are spending more than ever on housing. We need to make sure we…

Letters: Don't believe all the hype about cars

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers also weigh in on tougher GED requirements and the Republican health care plan.

My View: Keep museum walkway open to public

Portland Tribune - Opinion
I appreciate, support and have been a longtime member of the museum, and I understand the museum's wishes to expand. However, they have refused…

Letters: Don't blame PBOT for road problems

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers express themselves on everything from street projects to the May Day riot.

Our Opinion: Time for business to lay out its plan

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A tax on a company's sales, as opposed to its profits, is inherently unfair to businesses that make no or very little profit, and a large portion of…

My View: HB2007 undercuts best urban qualities

Portland Tribune - Opinion
First-time buyer and starter homes already are being demolished at an alarming rate. Replacement housing nearly always has a higher price tag.

My View: Trump the foreign policy shape-shifter

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Successful conflict management calls for establishing a peaceful way of doing business. That other way includes inducements, which may stimulate…

My View: Can Lents return to community roots?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a kid I walked through the neighborhood or rode my bike, going to Bud's Barber Shop for a haircut, then to the Rexall Drug Store for a cherry…

My View: Pepsi ad says a lot about protest culture

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We know how to spot a fake, which Pepsi's ad certainly is. It shows a multi-ethnic crowd of good-looking people with signs bearing banal platitudes…

Letters: Time for new transportation leadership

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers voice their opinions about road problems, hard to read street signs, Trump's taxes and even a 2-percent sales tax.

Our Opinion: Apply lodging tax to all vacation rentals

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The council already has that authority. It simply changes the charter to give the council, through an open process, the flexibility to ensure that…

Our Opinion: Give independence to city watchdog

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Elected officials aren't keen on pointing out mistakes made by the agencies they oversee, so it falls to the city auditor to provide independent and…

Our Opinion: Munson a good fit for PPS board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In a battle of two good candidates, the need for a fresh perspective gives Jamila Singleton Munson the edge over Rita Moore

My View: Remembering Michael Stoops

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As clergy, I recognize that being human is messy. We all have to be held accountable when our actions cross ethical lines. For all Michael's flaws, I…

Our Opinion: La Forte, Brim-Edwards to PPS board

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The challenges facing the district are particularly daunting following revelations of lead in the drinking water, the subsequent departure of several…

My View: City shouldn't invest in Caterpillar

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Human Rights Watch and numerous other human rights organizations have called for sanctions to be imposed on any corporations doing business with…

Our Opinion: Pass bond for needed school fixes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
These construction projects, as large as they are, will make only a dent in the backlog of deferred improvements for Portland's schools. District…

My View: Nothing wrong with promoting cars

Portland Tribune - Opinion
But no matter how much some people fantasize about using alternatives to cars, it's not very practical. Midday meetings, post-work errands,…

Letters: Removing bureau chiefs the right call

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers take on departed bureau chiefs and real news versus fake news.

My View: Story skewed picture of pet company

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Hannah's mission is to help pets live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible with one forever family at a reasonable and sustainable cost,…

My View: Don't penalize charity health payments

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Many people don't realize that transplantation is not a silver bullet for organ failure. Sustained follow-up treatments are essential to prevent the…

Letters: Don't repeat Clinton uranium falsehood

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on Hannah the Pet Society, Accessory Dwelling Units, and, of course, President Donald Trump.

Our Opinion: Address budget, taxes for long term

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Curbing rising expenses still has real-life consequences for public employees who could be asked to chip in more of their pay for retirement or…

My View: Turn waste into clean energy

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Starting this summer, Environmental Services will kick off an innovative effort designed to capture 100 percent of the methane from our waste,…

My View: Oregonians unite as raining champions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians' fondness for the climate cuts across population subgroups: young and old, female and male, urban and rural. More telling, it is something…

'Anatomy of Gray' puts 'interesting twist' on…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The upcoming Tigard Mask and Mirror production is billed as a 'children's play for adults.'

Our Opinion: Fix housing bill while there's time

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Lifting the ban on rent control could lead to a checkerboard of regulations, as each city makes its own decisions about whether and how to limit rent…

My View: Dems create false narrative about Trump,…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In an effort to damage the new administration, the Democrats and the media are creating a false narrative that President Trump has some nefarious…

My View: Join Tax March to demand Donald Trump's…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
In addition to the national importance of the day, I'm joining Tax March PDX because it feels like a unique Portland - and Oregon - moment.

My View: Let's give the mayor a chance

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Protesters can shout until they are blue in the face, but I'm grateful the mayor isn't leading with heavy law enforcement and the criminalization of…

My View: City's success will become downfall

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about the consequences of Portland's popularity, including higher housing costs and residential infill projects.

My View: Historic districts preserve affordability

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A core credo of density advocates opposing historic districts is to embrace the Residential Infill Project. That project indiscriminately triples…

My View: Give Wheeler the chance to be a leader

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The mayor and I will disagree on many policy questions over the next years. However, I am convinced that Mayor Wheeler's motives are to do what he…

My View: Supreme Court ruling on students with…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Currently, our system does not prepare diverse learners for success. One quarter of our capable children with conditions such as dyslexia, ADHD and…

Letters: Make guns useless to all except owner

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers have opinions on everything ranging from guns to missing bill numbers.

Our Opinion: Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Based on a 2015 federal study, we can expect that every week in Oregon, more than 500 people younger than 18 try smoking for the first time. The peak…

My View: Clean energy vital to state health, jobs

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Why Oregon? It is true that the carbon contribution of Oregon to global warming is a small percentage of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. So why…

Letters: Historic district would slow demolitions

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about historic districts, ending the homeowner interest deduction, the future of the Elliott State Forest, and Mayor Ted…

My View: Trump budget clashes with state values

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Comparing the values reflected in the president's budget against the importance Oregonians give to the protection of vulnerable populations and the…

My View: Law needed to keep kids safe from guns

Portland Tribune - Opinion
urrently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have Child Access Prevention laws, creating criminal liability if a person lets a child gain…

Letters: Support Oregon's home care system

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on the issues of the day, including health care and homelessness.

Our Opinion: City must balance history and change

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The city cannot allow the well-heeled and well-connected to use historic districts as a dressed-up version of old-fashioned redlining, to keep…

Just Another Point of View: A Final Four that fits…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Columnist Mikel Kelly, who, it could be argued, likes basketball a little too much, takes time from his game watching and court strategizing…

Letters: Reasons blacks leave rooted in racism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers weigh in on race relations, the Multnomah County Assessor, intolerance, living with autism, and weathering winter storms.

My View: Jail is no place for the mentally ill

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Cycling people with mental illness through our jail doors while failing to meet their most basic health care needs inflicts incredible harm on human…

My View: There are right and wrong ways to protest

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Blocking people's right to public access is not endearing people to your cause. It makes them less likely to pay attention and more likely to veer…

Our Opinion: Legislature should require more…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a media group with newspapers in some small communities, we are sympathetic to local agencies whose limited staffs may need extra time. But, as…

My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood risk along the south shore of the Columbia…

Letters: Build character through critical thought

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers respond to others readers and the issues of the day, including PERS reform

My View: It's finally time to sell the Elliott…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
State Land Board members have never wanted to sell, but there is no public ownership option that would allow the board to fulfill its fiduciary…

My View: Privatizing forest a bad deal for state

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Is it really wise to forever trade away the recreation, hunting, fishing, wildlife and climate mitigation values of the Elliott State Forest for the…

Letters: 'Beater' driver experienced profiling

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers voice their opinions on the issues of the day, including profiling and environmental policies.

Our Opinion: Regulate disruptive behavior at City…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mayor Ted Wheeler is trying to gain control over the proceedings with a proposed code of conduct that would give him the power to expel - and perhaps…

My View: Commission applauded for following the…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
A Kitzhaber policy has failed to meet its own goals, so panel 're-balanced' it.

My View: Urban, rural reserves policy ready to…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
It is important to remember that an urban reserve designation maintains current zoning and protections from development. The designation simply…

Letters: Landlord pitches for NW Natural to stay

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers weigh in on Northwest Natural Gas, homelessness, and Trump's relationship with the press.

Our Opinion: ODOT records must be made public

Portland Tribune - Opinion
When the Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group requested an earlier draft version of the report from the state, McKinsey objected, saying the draft…

My View: Sanctuary schools set bad example

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Since President Donald Trump's election, the boards of Portland Public Schools and Portland Community College have declared their schools 'sanctuary'…

Letters: Cost-cutters asking the wrong question

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers spout off on Republican demands for PERS cuts, Trump's travel ban, and Fritz's $40,000 staff trip to Arizona

My View: Radon bigger water threat than parasite

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Portland water rates are high enough without spending $80 million on a UV radiation treatment plant for a problem that does not exist.

Letters: State needs business tax, not hiring freeze

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Readers sound off on Trump, protesters, immigration, PERS and other matters in the news.

Our View: Don't lose good features of Obamacare

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Thanks to Obamacare and the Oregon Health Plan, approximately 95 percent of Oregonians are covered by health care insurance. That's great. But…

My View: Support our state's 'care economy'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
We need to make investments in the care economy in order to create good jobs and make care more affordable and accessible to people like me. The time…

Letters: Government, business not the same

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are concerned about a wide ranging number of federal, state and local issues.

My View: Trade tariffs would hurt Americans

Portland Tribune - Opinion
As a business owner, I sell my services in a variety of U.S. states and Canadian provinces. I buy services from local businesses. Starbucks has a…

Our Opinion: Forest sale tough but necessary

Portland Tribune - Opinion
No one walked away from last week's meeting happy. But that doesn't mean the contentious decision wasn't the right thing to do - particularly at this…

My View: Raise revenue to solve budget woes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Common-sense options exist for raising revenue that will allow Oregon to protect and strengthen schools and key public services. Exercising those…

My View: State can balance budget without taxes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
State tax revenues are approaching all-time highs. Nevertheless, the state must face the budget reality that Oregonians do not have the resources to…

My View: Oregon needs a hiring freeze, now

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Liberals tend to favor an ever-expanding state, but that's not sustainable without ever-increasing taxation. If Oregon is to responsibly manage its…

My View: Most residents unaware of budget crisis

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Why does it matter? If Oregonians don't understand the magnitude of the problem, they will not make the compromises in their thinking or take the…

Letters: State needs a bigger staff to collect taxes

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our readers are interested in public spending, Intel meeting with President Trump, and a possible homeless camp in Kenton.

Our Opinion: Time to talk details on budget deal

Portland Tribune - Opinion
For reasons that bewilder just about everyone we've talked to, Gov. Kate Brown has largely walked away from the most important task facing the state…

You know the movies; here's how Timberline Lodge fit in

Sandy Post - Opinion
The iconic stone and timber lodge on Mount Hood has shared screen time with some of Hollywood's best actors, directors and producers.

'Parenting is not for the squeamish'

Sandy Post - Opinion
My challenge to you is to not get caught up in a parenting style that is driven by sensationalized media reports that cause you to believe things are…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Beverly Russell

Sandy Post - Opinion
Mt. Hood Community College provides $4 of economic impact back to the local economy for every dollar invested.

City discussion harms relationship with a Sandy business…

Sandy Post - Opinion
The Sandy city government faces the task of rebuilding trust with Clackamas County Bank.

Letter to the editor: Support your local School Bus Driver

Sandy Post - Opinion
A new contract proposal has school bus drivers with the Oregon Trail School District on edge. They are worried about lost jobs, wages and benefits.

Data doesn't support raising kids in culture of fear

Sandy Post - Opinion
The overall protective environment we have created for our kids impacts their sense of trying new things.

Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

Sandy Post - Opinion
Deaths from tobacco use are the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Oregon, according to the state Public Health Division, and most people start…

State needs to keep fingers off our money

Sandy Post - Opinion
Letter writer Carlton Bruce of Sandy says the state government has plenty of money, it's just over spending.

True confession: Avoiding a longtime friend

Sandy Post - Opinion
There's nothing weird about the Metro area's traffic congestion, it's just aggravating.

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