19 Sep

Low-Income Oregonians Need W...

By Rachel Dawson Want to help a low-income individual prosper economically? Give them a car. Multiple studies have shown that having access to private wheels is positively correlated with income levels and hours worked. Thus, giving...

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16 Sep

Emancipate the Students...

By John A. Charles, Jr. The state legislature is seeking policy proposals for “equity in education.” Here’s an idea: how about a money-back guarantee for public schools? The K-12 system is based on the assumption that all students s...

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09 Sep

Metro’s Mission Creep...

By Vlad Yurlov Metro is expected to spend over $1.4 billion this fiscal year. That nearly triples their revenue from a decade ago. But, has anyone received three times the service? Instead of improving its basic functions, Metro is ...

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03 Sep

Pinocchio Politics on the No...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. President Trump is frequently accused of lying. But he doesn’t have a monopoly on falsehood. Look around the Portland region and you’ll see our local politicians lying to us. We live in our own Pinocchio-land. ...

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31 Aug

California Blackouts Show th...

By Rachel Dawson Recent blackouts in California have demonstrated the need for reliable and affordable power. Contributing to these blackouts were sudden drops in solar and wind power, as well as unavailable spare electricity from neig...

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31 Aug

Metro Pushes Transportation ...

Oregon’s Business Community Is Challenging the $7.8 Billion Measure By Vlad Yurlov After years of planning, revising, and negotiating Metro’s transportation funding plan, the region’s business community has had enough. Last month, s...

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27 Aug

California blackouts serve a...

By Rachel Dawson California’s recent blackouts should serve as a warning to officials in the Northwest as we continue to increasingly crowd out fossil-fuel plants in favor of renewable alternatives. The rolling blackouts were a “per...

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