24 Mar

Design Review Is Growing Por...

Subjective rules reduce the supply of housing By Vlad Yurlov Portland City Council is focusing on making it easier to build outdoor homeless shelters. This raises the question: Why not set permanent housing free? Adopting Portlan...

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24 Mar

Every Student Deserves Acces...

By Helen Doran Every student deserves access to a quality education. Despite the setbacks caused by closing public school buildings, many Oregon students were already struggling to succeed in the public school system before the pandemi...

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22 Mar

In Search of an Oregon Drug ...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last November, Oregon voters approved three ballot measures related to drug use. While all three passed by large margins, the policies themselves are contradictory. The purpose of Measure 110 was to make heal...

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17 Mar

Green Shoots of Business Nee...

By Vlad Yurlov It’s a bad sign when businesses need to fortify their storefronts to survive. But after the pandemic and lockdowns shuttered many Portland businesses, spiraling crime rates added to the damage. The Portland Police Bureau...

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15 Mar

Oregon Transportation Policy...

The Portland metro region tried everything to reduce automobile reliance. It’s time to acknowledge the resulting congestion. By Vlad Yurlov Oregon’s transportation policy is in an alternate reality, the “no build” alternative, to be...

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11 Mar

Eric Fruits, Vice President ...

Via EmailMarch 11, 2021 Senate Committee on Education Oregon State Legislature Re:      Opposition to Senate Bill 223 Dear Chair Dembrow; Vice Chair Thomsen; Senators Gelser, Gorsek, and Robinson: O...

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11 Mar

Press Release: SB 223 Is an ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 11, 2021 Cascade Policy Institute4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Ste. 103Portland, OR 97213503-242-0900 Contact: Eric Fruits, Ph.D. eric@cascadepolicy.org SB 223 Is an “All-Out Attack” on Priv...

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