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Portland Cannot Ignore “Low-Impact” Camps

June 30, 2021 1

A proposed ordinance aims to deprioritize some homeless camps considered “low impact” By…

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Travelers, Please Come to Portland … After We Clean Up the Place

June 23, 2021 0

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. If you get the Sunday New York Times, your…

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The PERS Crisis at 21: The PERS Board Must Act

June 22, 2021 3

By adopting a near-zero assumed rate of return, PERS can become solvent in…

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PDX to Invest $150,000 in Failed Housing Policy

June 17, 2021 2

Portland’s policy of Inclusionary Zoning makes housing less affordable for families. By Vlad…

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The Deadly Consequences of Catch-and-Release

June 9, 2021 0

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. On Saturday, police responded to a call that a…

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Time to Put the Brakes on Kate Brown’s Electric Vehicle Goal

June 7, 2021 3

By John A. Charles, Jr. President Biden is proposing to spend $174 billion…

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Zero Out Oregon’s PERS Crisis

June 3, 2021 3

By adopting a near-zero assumed rate of return, PERS can become solvent in…

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The Results of the Motel Program for the Homeless

June 2, 2021 2

How the Housing First approach keeps failing to support homeless reentry into independent…

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Homeless Programs are Promising Excuses

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By Vlad Yurlov The Portland region’s top homelessness officials delivered another set of…

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Oregon Senate Passes Largest School Budget in State History

May 26, 2021 1

State spending per student in public school is $2,000 more than average private…

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