January 27, 2017

KATU Steve Benham January 26, 2017 SALEM, Ore. — It will come as no surprise to renters in Portland that rents are skyrocketing into the stratosphere. Earlier this week, KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week reported that about 40 elementary students may need to move because the Northeast Portland apartment complex …

June 29, 2016

The Huffington Post June 28, 2016 by Michele Swenson In Colorado as in other states, it has been observed that very often “Corporations write laws, legislators enact them, and the courts enforce them.” Since the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) began writing state preemption laws to override local bans on tobacco …

September 23, 2015

KIROTV.com September 21, 2015 The Seattle City Council approved a resolution to ask the state for local control to increase rent-restricted units and to cap dramatic, sudden rent increases. Earlier in the meeting, the council passed two housing ordinances on Monday for tenants’ rights. The council voted on and passed: An ordinance …