22 Jan

Press Release: Cascade Polic...

January 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Eric Fruits, Ph.D.Office: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (503) 928-6635eric@cascadepolicy.org Vlad YurlovOffice: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (503) 807-5978vlad@cascadepolicy.org PORTL...

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Press Release Cascade Policy Institute Offers Straightforward Solutions to Oregons Homeless Crisis-cm
22 Jan

Homelessness in the Portland...

Some straightforward solutions to a complex problem By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. and Vlad Yurlov Executive Summary Every city in the United States has homeless individuals and families. Coastal cities, especially on the West Coast, have...

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Homelessness in the Portland Region-cm
21 Jan

Willamette Cove Is the Reset...

By Helen Doran What does an old industrial site from World War II have to do with your tax dollars? Actually, quite a lot. Willamette Cove dates back to the early 1900’s as a hub for industrial activity in Portland. Metro bought the...

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Willamette Cove Is the Reset Button Metro Needs-cm
20 Jan

Metro needs to break down ba...

By Helen Doran In Metro’s latest quarterly newsletter, “Our Big Backyard,” the reader is invited to agree with Metro’s vision of nature on the condition that he or she keeps off Metro’s properties. Ways readers can have access to Me...

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Metro needs to break down barriers to nature-cm
14 Jan

2021: The Year of Wishful Th...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. With the clock ticking down to midnight on December 31, my family was looking forward to putting 2020 behind us. The New Year held at least a small hope that the pandemic would subside, vaccines would be distribut...

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2021 - The Year of Wishful Thinking-cm
14 Jan

Why are we still paying a “t...

By John A. Chalres. Jr. Every month when you pay your electricity bill, you pay a surcharge of about 5.6%. If you are a natural gas customer, you pay a similar tax ranging from 2.5% to 4.9%, depending on your vendor. Both taxes are lik...

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Why are we still paying a “temporary” energy tax 19 years later-cm
13 Jan

The Region’s New Transfer St...

By Vlad Yurlov Would you like to have a nice picnic near a garbage dump? How about a meeting? If Metro has its way, these are just some of the frills that will come attached to its newest waste facility. A new transfer station is being...

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The Region’s New Transfer Station Means Frills and Bills-cm