29 Apr

Be aware of choices during H...

According to a United States Department of Agriculture survey, Oregon is the hungriest state in the country. This ranking prompted Gov. Kulongoski to name April 27 through May 3 "Hunger Awareness Week." But, there is reason to be skeptic...

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23 Apr

The Mythical World of Transi...

Executive Summary During the past decade, Portland-area planners have embraced Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as the dominant land use/transportation strategy. They assert that TOD, especially based on light rail, will reduce traffi...

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22 Apr

Education freedom advances...

The Oregon State Senate recently advanced education freedom by eliminating mandatory testing of homeschool students, and House members will consider the bill in the coming weeks. If this bill is passed into law, it will treat home educat...

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15 Apr

Show us the leadership...

With April Fool's Day just passed, Governor Kulongoski is poised to break his pledge to make Oregon state government live within its means. The April 13 Oregonian headline reports, "Kulongoski, long against tax increase, says it appears ...

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08 Apr

Business of the City...

The Mayor of Oregon's largest city delivered her annual State of the City address last Friday. The disconnect between her vision for economic development and the business climate reality was palpable. Mayor Katz' "new" economic developm...

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01 Apr

Great selection, low price; ...

The Sandy, Oregon, Planning Commission held a hearing last week on a proposal to ban large retail superstores. The Eugene City Council will be looking at a similar ordinance within the next few months. Hood River has already enacted such...

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25 Mar

Sell government assets for a...

Some assumptions concerning public policy are false. "If government doesn't do it, nobody will" is a particularly pernicious one. This assumption fosters a tendency for government to hoard assets that could be utilized better in private ...

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