14 Apr

Dams and Fish Can Live Toget...

By Rachel Dawson Should we breach Northwest hydropower dams to replenish native fish species on the Columbia or continue benefiting from hydro’s cheap and reliable power? With the innovative Whooshh Fish Passage System, our region w...

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Dams and Fish Can Live Together, Thanks to Whooshh-cm
07 Apr

Are Oregon students looking ...

By Helen Doran The president of the National Education Association recently said she does not expect schools to be back to normal in the fall. “We still have a lot of questions,” she concluded. For many Oregon parents, the thought of s...

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Are Oregon students looking at distance learning in the fall-cm
06 Apr

Prepare for Portland’s Post-...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. We’re in the waning days of the pandemic, and it’s time to take action to return to normal. About one-quarter of the state’s population has been vaccinated or received a first dose. If the state keeps the current ...

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Prepare for Portland’s Post-Pandemic Party-cm
02 Apr

Vlad Yurlov, Policy Analyst ...

Via emailMarch 30, 2021 Portland City Council, I’m Vlad Yurlov, policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute. It’s time to free all residential development from design review. Since 2015, Portland has been operating under consecuti...

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Portland City Council’s Shelter to Housing Continuum-cm
02 Apr

Press Release: Oregon’s Legi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 2, 2021 Cascade Policy Institute4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Ste. 103Portland, OR 97213503-242-0900Contact:Vlad Yurlovvlad@cascadepolicy.org Say your roof is leaking and you call a roofer for a quote. If the...

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Press Release Oregons Legislature Seeks to Give up Taxpayer Bargaining Power-cm
31 Mar

Beware the Four Day School W...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. As Oregon students return to the classrooms, watch out for a new fad that could make our state’s academic performance even worse. That fad is known as the “four day school week.” Oregon is one of only nine s...

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Beware the Four Day School Week-cm
29 Mar

Oregon May Vote to Constantl...

Raising prevailing wages would burden taxpayers and marginalize minorities By Vlad Yurlov Bad legislation often hides in “tweaks” and what sponsors call “housekeeping” measures. Oregon House Bill 2419 and Senate Bill 493 are two exa...

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Oregon May Vote to Constantly Increase Infrastructure Spending-cm