Author: Jeffrey Mize

Climate change and replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge

This week, the Oregon Transportation Commission hit the “pause” button on pressing ahead with a $500 million plan to improve traffic flow on Interstate 5 near the Rose Quarter, which […]

A proposal to create commuter rail to Portland

A little more than a month ago, Metro Editor Mark Bowder asked me (OK, he told me) to write about why there is no commuter service between Vancouver and Portland. This […]

The legacy of William Ruckelshaus

William Ruckelshaus will be remembered as the deputy attorney general who defied President Richard Nixon and refused to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in October 1973. Ruckelshaus, who died Wednesday […]

The $140 million lie?

On the same day the governors of Washington and Oregon gathered to bless a second effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, a Portland economist accused the two states’ transportation […]

Slip sliding over freeway congestion

Let’s concede the obvious: Government meetings can be slow, monotonous and painfully boring. When one of those rare moments of levity happens, it’s reason to take note, sort of a […]

Sydney Opera House and megaproject whirlwind

I’m not naïve enough to believe The Columbian is routinely read in the hallowed halls at the University of Oxford in England. When Bent Flyvbjerg emailed me Tuesday, I suspect he […]

Benton cleared of violating political activity law

Here’s some news that Don Benton will welcome. The former state senator and Clark County Environmental Services Director has a history of feuding with the media, opposition Democrats and even a […]

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