Can School Choice Change Lives?

By Steve Buckstein Can School Choice Change Lives? Join Cascade Policy Institute and SchoolChoiceforOregon.com the evening of Tuesday, September 25...

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The Kicker Debate Continues

By Steve Buckstein Because of Oregon’s recent and projected strong economy, a personal “kicker” tax refund of $686 million is projected to go out i...

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Better Forest Management Can Prevent Oregon WIldfires

By Justus Armstrong Wildfires in Oregon this summer have burned thousands of acres, resulting in hazardous air quality conditions and the evacuatio...

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To Work or Not to Work, That Is the Question

By Jakob Puckett When I was growing up in Ohio, my family had an enormous garden with every kind of produce. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini—...

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Moving in the Wrong Direction

By Jakob Puckett Oregonians have a proud tradition of giving back to distinguished or disadvantaged members of society. Businesses have broken barr...

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Reform of Oregon’s Foster Care System Is Long Overdue

By Justus Armstrong Are we failing Oregon’s foster kids? A January audit from the Secretary of State uncovered serious shortcomings in how Oregon’s...

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When Did ODOT Become a Consumer Advocate?

By Jakob Puckett Do you need to be protected from your own judgment? If you’re moving from one home to another, the state of Oregon thinks you do. ...

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Plastic Straw Ban Isn’t Environmentalism—It’s Virtue Signaling

By Miranda Bonifield What’s the deal with plastic straws?  Heartbreaking images of sea turtles afflicted by soda straws may be distressing, but ...

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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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