23 Apr

PERS: Let's talk soluti...

Gubernatorial candidate Ron Saxton deserves praise for making the state's financially insolvent Public Employees Retirement System a campaign issue. The fact that PERS threatens to bankrupt Oregon cities, counties and school districts is...

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16 Apr

Westside story shows land us...

Recently the Westside Economic Alliance and others sponsored an economic "summit" to examine the economy of the Portland metro region. The centerpiece was a presentation by economist Joe Cortright. Cortright's extensive research showed ...

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09 Apr

Black holes in education spe...

Oregon's budget crisis is a blessing in disguise for schools. It has helped expand education debates from a myopic focus on total funding to a more useful discussion about spending priorities. Despite an 11 percent increase in the K-12 ...

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02 Apr

Extend Enron scrutiny to gov...

The collapse of Enron has been grabbing headlines for months. Politicians are on a warpath to get to the bottom of the scandal. Their outrage is justified, but their vigilance shouldn't end with Enron. Federal, state, and local governmen...

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26 Mar

Defuse drug testing debate t...

The Oregon Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court heard similar cases last week about the constitutionality of drug tests in school. Here in Oregon, sixteen year old Ginelle Weber and her parents object to Oakridge High School's ra...

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19 Mar

Universities can flourish wi...

The Oregon University System will sustain an additional $27.2 million in budget cuts, announced Governor Kitzhaber last week. The budget crunch should prompt universities to seek independence from budgeting decisions in Salem. One school...

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12 Mar

Columbia River dredging: It&...

The Oregonian has stirred up debate recently with its investigative report on the proposed deepening of the Columbia River navigation channel. Now proponents and opponents are arguing about whether the net benefits will exceed the net co...

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