20 Mar

What’s Causing Oregon’s “Hou...

By Miranda Bonifield Here’s a question for you: Why is housing so expensive in Oregon? Government at all levels has attempted to address the issue of housing affordability for years with tax credits, occasional expansion of the urban...

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20 Mar

Cultivating Educational Choi...

By Miranda Bonifield A Portland public school made headlines last week for offering parents the chance to choose their child’s teacher for next year as part of a school fundraiser. Teachers cried “foul” because they thought the opportun...

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13 Mar

Local News Brings Accountabi...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Fake news is bad, but no news is even worse. Across the world, across the country, across the state, and across our communities, we are witnessing an obliteration of local news media. In Oregon, local newspapers ar...

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08 Mar

Testimony Before the Transpo...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Members of the Subcommittee, my name is John Charles and I am President of Cascade Policy Institute. Cascade is a non-partisan policy research organization working to promote public policies based on sound market...

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06 Mar

Education Savings Accounts: ...

By Kathryn Hickok Derrell Bradford has spent his adult life passionately advocating for education reform through parental choice. Derrell grew up in southwest Baltimore and received a scholarship to a private high school. Better than an...

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27 Feb

Our Most Pressing Environmen...

By Miranda Bonifield Oregon’s most pressing environmental crisis isn’t in forests or renewable energy. Our human habitats have been endangered by our restrictive so-called “smart growth” policies. Even when we talk about allowing growth...

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20 Feb

Metro’s Priorities Don’t Mat...

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland regional government known as Metro recently published the results of a poll regarding the most important issues to the region. Unsurprisingly, traffic congestion emerged as the number one concern: 96...

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