23 Oct

Enough Is Enough: Voters Sho...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. By now Oregon voters have received their ballots for the November 5 election. One of the items in the Portland region is Measure 26-203: a $475 million bond measure by Metro, the regional government for the Portlan...

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16 Oct

Metro’s Housing Philosophy i...

By Miranda Bonifield Metro’s attempts to provide low-income public housing since last year’s $653 million bond measure passed have been stymied by the same problem encountered by cities from Portland to Stockholm: Metro’s preferred way ...

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15 Oct

Press Release: Cascade Polic...

October 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: John A. Charles, Jr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. PORTLAND, OR – In the next week or so, Portland area voters will receive their November ballots. One of the items is Measure 26-203: a $4...

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14 Oct

Like Other MAX Projects, Tri...

By Rachel Dawson TriMet has proven time and again that it is unable to live up to past promises. The MAX Green Line, which first opened 10 years ago, is no exception. The Green Line is fifteen miles long and runs along I-205 from Por...

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14 Oct

Hidden Lands, Unknown Plans:...

By Vladislav Yurlov, Helen Cook, and Micah Perry with Eric Fruits, Ph.D., research advisor Executive summary  In June 2019, Metro’s Council referred to voters a $475 million bond measure for the acquisition and restoration of natur...

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12 Oct

TriMet Broke Key Promises Ab...

Published in Portland Tribune By Rachel Dawson TriMet's payroll tax has been increasing since 2005 and will continue to go up every year until 2024. There is no issue with revenue; rather, the issue lies with light rail. TriMet's ...

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10 Oct

Oregon Distilleries Deserve ...

By Helen Cook Oregon has a booming craft distilling industry. That’s why it’s so surprising that one popular distiller is calling it quits. Mike Selberg, owner of Cannon Beach Distillery, announced in June that he was forced to close up...

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