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School Choice Can Help Solve K-12 Social Distancing Challenges

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked education budgets. And, it’s looking more likely that school operations will not return to ...

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Metro has a history of breaking promises to voters. The housing bond measure is no exception.

By Rachel Dawson Metro has a history of breaking promises to voters. This track record continues with the Metro Affordable Housing Bond measure tha...

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COVID-19 Is Killing the Economy; New Business Taxes Are Bayonetting the Wounded

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Many Oregon businesses are looking forward toward May 15. That’s the day the state expects to ease some of Governor Kate Brow...

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COVID-19 and New Business Taxes: Bayonetting the Wounded

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Many Oregon businesses are looking forward toward May 15. That’s the day the state expects to ease some of Governor Kate Brow...

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Metro’s Housing Measure: Bad Policy, Terrible Timing

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Does Metro’s appetite for more money ever end? Last November, Metro raised property taxes by $475 million for parks and natur...

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Think renewable energy is infallible? Michael Moore’s film “Planet of the Humans” says to think again

By Rachel Dawson Despite the claims of environmentalists promoting wind and solar energy, there is no perfect energy source. Each alternative has i...

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Flexibility and Students’ Needs Should Drive Education Options in 2020

By Kathryn Hickok Oregon’s experience with COVID-19 will change the ways students in our state are educated. Out of this public health crisis can c...

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Ballot Measures with No Accountability Deserve a No Vote

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. We all need to raise questions about our politicians’ priorities and how they spend our money. Even well-meaning policies sho...

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Portland Gas Tax: Big Dollars, Minuscule Results

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This May, Portland voters will be asked to renew the city’s 10-cents-a-gallon gas tax. As with the last one, Measure 26-209 p...

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Portland’s homeless population needs a “hand-up,” not another Metro money grab

By Rachel Dawson The Oregon nonprofit Cascadia Clusters understands the value of providing Oregon’s growing homeless population with a “hand-up” by...

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