Missing from Mayor Wheeler’s Homelessness Program: Long-Term Independence

By Rachel Dawson Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This age-old saying seems to be...

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Metro’s Poorly Thought-Out Grants Program

By Justus Armstrong Portland’s Metro Council plans to award grants for its Investment and Innovation program this fall. The program seeks to streng...

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23 Million Reasons for Metro to Repeal Its Construction Excise Tax

By Jakob Puckett How much do we have to tax something to make it affordable? You might think that’s counterintuitive, and you’d be right. But that’...

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Private Developers Leading the Way for Affordable Housing

By Rachel Dawson The Metro Council voted June 7 to place a housing bond measure of $652.8 million for only 3,900 units on the ballot this fall. The...

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The Smartest Choice Is School Choice

By Miranda Bonifield What do 29 states and nations from Australia to the Netherlands have in common? School choice. In Belgium, school choice is en...

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High Costs and Low Ridership Are Nothing New for Southwest Corridor Project

By Rachel Dawson Decreasing ridership paired with increasing costs makes for a bad business decision for TriMet’s proposed Southwest Corridor plan....

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Metro’s Waste Reduction Program Lacks Direction and Accountability

By Justus Armstrong This October, the Portland-area Metro Council will award the first round of grants for its Investment and Innovation program. T...

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Gov. Brown, lawmakers, unions decry court ruling / Published in News Channel KTVZ

SALEM, Ore. - Top Oregon Democrats, including Gov. Kate Brown and Sen. Jeff Merkley, joined union officials Wednesday in expressing disappointment in ...

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Local unions rally against SCOTUS union decision / Published in KOIN

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Unions, and the people that make them up, headed to Portland City Hall on Wednesday night to rally against a Wednesday ruling...

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Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions, local groups gather in Portland / Published in KATU

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in an Illinois labor case Wednesday that said public employees can't be forced to pay fees to labor unions that repr...

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