Reduce Homelessness by Reusing the Expo Center-cm

Reduce Homelessness by Reusing the Expo Center

By Vlad Yurlov Portland values its “green” projects; but local policymakers are attempting to address the region’s homelessness crisis by creating...

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Oregon Should Increase Parents’ Education Options to Help Every Child Succeed-cm

Oregon Should Increase Parents’ Education Options to Help Every Child Succeed

By Kathryn Hickok January 24-30 is National School Choice Week, the world’s largest celebration of parental choice in education and the diversity ...

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Compensate Families for Schooling During the Shutdown-cm

Compensate Families for Schooling During the Shutdown

Repurpose money from the Student Success Act to offset the cost to families who have given up work to support their kids’ online learning By Eric ...

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

Press Release: Cascade Policy Institute Offers Straightforward Solutions to Oregons Homeless Crisis

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

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Homelessness in the Portland Region-cm

Homelessness in the Portland Region

Some straightforward solutions to a complex problem By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. and Vlad Yurlov Executive Summary Every city in the United States ...

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Willamette Cove Is the Reset Button Metro Needs-cm

Willamette Cove Is the Reset Button Metro Needs

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 date...

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Metro needs to break down barriers to nature-cm

Metro needs to break down barriers to nature

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 con...

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2021 - The Year of Wishful Thinking-cm

2021: The Year of Wishful Thinking

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 Yea...

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

Why are we still paying a “temporary” energy tax 19 years later?

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 ...

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

The Region’s New Transfer Station Means Frills and Bills

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 fri...

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