TriMet Broke Key Promises About MAX

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 2...

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Oregon Distilleries Deserve Better

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 Se...

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Shrinking Roads and Rising Fatalities Don’t Bode Well for Portland’s Vision Zero

By Rachel Dawson Portland hasn’t seen 50 road fatalities since 1996. With 43 fatalities already, it looks like 2019 will be a record-breaking year,...

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Where Is Our Metro Park at Chehalem Ridge?

By Helen Cook This summer, I was walking on an old logging road in the middle of thick forest, not a person in sight. The only sign of human activi...

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Dumbing Down Voters

By John A. Charles, Jr. In 2016 Val Hoyle, then a legislator from Eugene, introduced a bill to guarantee postage-paid envelopes for Oregon’s vote-b...

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Portland’s Rising Bills are Purposeful Accidents

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Portland City Council has just learned that what it thought was a $500 million water filtration plant will now be an $850 mil...

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Press Release: Cascade Policy Institute Urges a NO Vote on Measure 26-203

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. 503-242-0900 Cascade Policy Institute Urges a NO Vote on Mea...

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Metro Measure 26-203 Land Grab

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Soon, Portland area voters will receive their November ballots. One of the items is Measure 26-203: a $475 million bond measu...

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The MAX Yellow Line: A Look Back After 15 Years

By Rachel Dawson TriMet’s MAX Yellow Line first opened 15 years ago in May 2004. The Yellow Line’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) made...

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Cascade Policy Institute Presents a Special Event with Economist Stephen Moore

Join Cascade Policy Institute for a conversation with economist Stephen Moore. This special event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland-Lake...

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