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Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER

CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayJust like a vegetable planting bed, your lawn needs to be prepared for winter. As the leaves begin to change and the cooler fall temperatures arrive, follow these tips from Creative Visions for your best winter lawn ever.

Before you start any prep work, you’ll want to test your soil’s pH level. A neutral pH is key to your lawns health; areas that are too acidic can be treated with lime products, while areas that are too alkaline will respond well to sulfur treatment.

Next, it’s important to remove any weeds from your yard during the fall. Perennial weeds compete with your lawn for nutrients, so remove them before you spread any fertilizer. You can eliminate many winter weeds with a fall herbicide application. If your lawn suffered any compression during the summer, consider aerating your lawn for a healthier, fuller look.

After you aerate, put down a good winterizer fertilizer with high potassium and phosphorous content to strengthen your grass’ roots. As the air temperature decreases, blade growth slows, but your lawn’s roots remain active, storing food reserves for winter. Roots with a healthy supply of nutrients will grow quicker and thicker in the spring and help prevent unwanted weeds from popping up.

Finally, make sure to remove debris from your lawn throughout the fall to prevent dead spots, and continue to mow your grass until it stops growing. If you have any questions, the knowledgeable Creative Visions team is here to help. Stop by today!

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483


Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive Services INSIDER -

WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldSo you’re considering buying a new car.

Even if you've done your research, examined your budget and been pre-approved, it can be an advantage to look for the best deal on a car. (Not to mention financing and a new-car warranty.)

It pays to focus your efforts on areas where you can have some influence. Among those is picking the best time — and avoiding the worst — to get a deal on your car.

The fall and winter months offer the greatest potential discounts. Remember, as the year goes by, inventories become more limited, so even though great discounts may be available, they might not apply to the model you're shopping for.

If you have your heart set on something, think about whether the extra savings is worth potentially missing out on the car you really want.

According to historical statistics, springtime probably isn't the ideal time to buy a car. More people are out and about as winter weather clears, and tax refund checks are warming consumers' pockets.

Look at outgoing models. Shop for last year's models when the new ones are due or first rolling into the showroom. The dealership wants to sell new cars and will be more willing to make deals on older models to get them off the lot.

Come test-drive your next vehicle at Weston Kia. Our professional and friendly staff can help you make the best choice for your new-car purchase.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030



Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Senior Living Huntington Terrace - Assisted Living INSIDER -

PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonEvery 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury, according to the National Council on Aging.

Many of these falls are preventable. Here are six simple steps to prevent falling:

· Find a good balance and exercise program. At Prestige Care Huntington Terrace, our in-house Celebrations program offers exercise classes designed to strengthen our residents and improve their balance -- at no additional charge.

· Talk to your health care provider. Share your history of recent falls and ask for an assessment of your risk of falling.

· Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure side effects aren’t increasing your risk of falling. Take medications only as prescribed.

· Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses.

· Keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards, increasing lighting, making stairs safe and installing grab bars in key areas.

· Talk to your family members and caregivers. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that patients and caregivers check out its STEADI program (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) online at www.cdc.gov/steadi/index.html. The link includes educational materials and brochures for patients, as well as videos, tests, fact sheets and case studies for providers.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging.

Here at Prestige Care, we know how important it is to keep our residents safe, healthy and happy.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,

Gresham, OR 97030



Brought to you by Tony Kriss - Advanced Firearms Training - FIREARMS INSIDER

ADVANCED FIREARMS TRAINING - Tony KrissNot everybody should carry a concealed firearm. Carrying a gun requires a level of maturity coupled with a strong peace of mind that one day you may have to use your firearm. It’s also incredibly necessary that you understand safe firearm handling before getting a concealed carry permit, otherwise you or someone else WILL get hurt. Ignorance and carelessness are the two main causes of gun accidents; take a concealed carry class with Advanced Firearms Training, however, and you’ll be neither.

Our hope is that not only will you learn about safely handling a firearm, you’ll also be better prepared to handle real-life situations where your concealed firearm may be needed. We’ll teach you the relevant Oregon Revised Statutes for concealed handguns, as well as key safety rules to follow when handling your firearm. Along with that, we’ll work with you on properly drawing, gripping, and handling your guns.

Perhaps most importantly, we’ll show you the right way to approach these potentially hazardous situations. Using our state-of-the-art Laser Shot simulator, we will put you through situations that are as close to live training as anything available while offering evaluation of the various components of a good shooter.

Oregon Concealed Carry is just one of the classes offered by Advanced Firearms Training. We also offer an NRA class, private training, personal protection classes, and more! Head to Advanced Firearms Training today to learn more.

Advanced Firearms Training


1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030


Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -

MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCordHave you been considering a kitchen remodel? There’s no better time than the fall; what better way is there to welcome your friends and family into your home this holiday season than with a beautifully remodeled kitchen? Kitchen remodels are an extensive undertaking, make sure yours goes smoothly by avoiding these common mistakes:

Not setting a budget—By going into a project with a clear idea of your price range, you can better decide which amenities to include in your remodel.

Not considering resale value—Remodeling is a delicate balance between investment and adding value to your own life. At the end of the day, just know that an incredibly unique kitchen may not be what prospective buyers are looking for come resale time.

Long lead times—Lead times on kitchen materials is a big mistake that too often gets overlooked. To prevent job delays, I like to have all the materials ordered and on their way before I ever start the demolition process.

Not planning ahead—Having a realistic schedule of events will help your remodel run smoother. Make sure to schedule any subcontractors ahead of time and in the order you’ll need them; you’ll keep your subcontractors from having to make multiple trips and keep your added costs to a minimum.

If you’re ready to remodel or upgrade your kitchen, call McCord Construction today! We provide quality remodels and repairs and always put the customer first.

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366


Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -

HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Ryan ThomasIf you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, you know just how overwhelming and traumatizing the experience can be. Seemingly minor wrecks can lead to whiplash, back injuries, neck pain, concussions, and other unforeseen complications.

Headaches are one such complication. Those suffering from whiplash often develop chronic headaches, ranging anywhere from dull and achy to incredibly debilitating migraines. These headaches can develop right away, but they may also start days, weeks, even months after an injury.

Fortunately, chiropractors are skilled practitioners when it comes to addressing the underlying causes of headaches. Utilizing techniques such as gentle spinal manipulation and therapeutic massage, chiropractors are able to help alleviate headaches.

As your function and mobility improve throughout the back and neck, muscles and ligaments become less tight with less inflammation. Improved injuries often equate to headache relief. Chiropractic education—including avoiding headache triggers, nutritional advice, and proper therapeutic exercise—are also important aspects of headache management.

If you’ve been living with headaches following an auto accident, please contact Hillcrest Chiropractic today to request a consultation. We specialize in the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle collision-related injuries, and we are committed to providing individualized treatment for your condition and strive to best meet your needs.

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388


Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORAL INSIDER -

NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookIt has been a tradition to give flower bouquets for a special occasion or during a time of mourning.

Times have begun to shift recently and more people are sending fresh fruit bouquets instead of the standard. Both are beautiful and unique, but which one is right?

A fruit bouquet may not have the traditional meaning that flowers do (for example, red roses stand for love), but they do provide a different and delicious alternative. Our fresh fruit bouquets have a variety of fruit. Some arrangements include fruit dipped in chocolate for an extra treat. The fruit is always ripe and ready to eat.

Enjoy our delicious Fall Harvest Fruit BasketOur Blooming Basket Arrangement is perfect for autumn

Fruit bouquets offer a tangible gift that is shareable for the recipient and guests. If a fruit bouquet is given to someone grieving the loss of a friend or family member, it’s traditional to bring food so they don’t have to cook. The beautiful arrangements can serve two thoughtful purposes for those grieving and their guests.

On the other hand, if someone is sick, you can send them a get-well-soon fruit bouquet. Oranges and other fruits high in Vitamin C help keep body tissues healthy, while bananas and other fruits high in potassium help maintain a healthy blood pressure.

For those who would enjoy both, we also have combination fruit and flower packages for your loved ones. When you consider buying a bouquet for someone, consider our fruit bouquets.

Look through our extensive selection of flower bouquets, fruit baskets and bouquets on our website.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971


Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -

HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonAfter a long summer of your air conditioner working hard to keep you cool, it’s now time to give it a rest and put it to sleep. Here are a few steps to help you winterize your system:

  • Turn off the power to you air conditioner at the breaker. This protects the system during the winter from power surges and saves you a little electricity from phantom loads. Furthermore, if you are covering your unit during the winter time, this will protect it from accidentally being turned on.
  • Clean any debris from around the unit, such as leaves or pine needles. Make sure that nothing is stored around the outdoor unit, so that air can circulate around the unit.
  • Although the air conditioner unit outside is designed with special paint and parts that can withstand all types of weather, you can apply car wax to the painted area to protect the paint as you would with your car. Some people feel comfortable covering their unit so that leaves and other debris do not fall into the unit. If you choose to cover your unit, I recommend not covering the whole unit. I recommend one of the two following:
    1. Take a piece of plywood, cut it to the size of the top of the unit, place it on the top and put something on top of it to weigh it down and prevent it from blowing off.

    1. If you prefer to use a designed air conditioner cover, make sure that it is able to provide ventilation; it should NOT go all the way to the bottom of the unit.

    I do not recommend using a tarp to cover your unit. This produces humidity, which can cause mold and algae to grow on the unit and some parts to rust. Another reason that I do not recommend a tarp or completely covering your unit is that this provides a nice, dry, and warm environment for rodents to take habitat in; they will chew the insulation and wiring off your unit to make their nest, causing potentially extensive damage to your unit.

    Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

    840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

    (503) 666-3725


    Brought to you by Maleesa Madsen - Cherry Park Plaza - SENIOR LIVING INSIDER -

    CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Maleesa MadsenFall may have just kicked off, but in Oregon that means colder winter weather is right around the corner. While you might think of chestnuts roasting over an open fire or the warmth of holiday cheer when you think of winter, the cold temperatures, ice, and snow are what are really on the horizon, and they can make life challenging for everyone, especially seniors.

    Many seniors tend to lead isolated lives during the winter months to avoid the cold, compounding the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (the so-called “winter blues”) and negatively impacting a senior’s health. Between the added isolation, having to clear snow and ice from your property, and constantly dressing warmly to prevent hypothermia, there is a lot of hard work that goes into living at home.

    At Cherry Park Plaza, we take the work and worry out of winter. We offer around-the-clock care, transportation to scheduled appointments, and a friendly, welcoming, and comfortably-warm atmosphere so you never feel alone during the holiday season.

    Our elegant in-house restaurant prepares a variety of delectable, nutritious dining choices each day, and our life-enriching activities provide daily social and recreational activities for complete care of your mind, body, and soul.

    Please join Cherry Park Plaza for their “Cruisin’ Into Fall” event on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 for Classic Cars, Live Music, Root Beer Floats and MORE. Limited seating, please call 503-491-1661 to RSVP.

    Cherry Park Plaza

    (503) 491-1661

    1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060


    Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -

    BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNWith dropping temperatures and greying skies, you may feel that wearing sunscreen in the fall and winter is not necessary. Don’t be fooled though, it’s just as important to protect your skin in the fall and winter as it is in spring and summer.

    Typically, most people will wear sunscreen when it is sunny during outdoor activities. However, even when the sun is hidden behind the clouds, your skin is still at risk. Overcast skies still permit up to 80% of UV radiation to make its way through, and those UV rays are just as damaging in the fall and winter as they are in summer—particularly the UVA rays that are so aging to your skin.

    Not only are the rays just as strong, the damage is the same: Sun damage to your skin correlates to cumulative UV exposure. As a general rule, I recommend you wear sunscreen that is at least an SPF 30 in the fall and winter. For people who enjoy being up at Mt. Hood and other snowy spots, you need to take extra precautions. Snow reflects the UV radiation emitted from the sky, creating a dangerous environment for your skin. Apply a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 50 when you make those snowy trips to keep protected.

    When purchasing a sunscreen or block there are a few important things to remember. First, pay for quality in your sunscreen, not quantity. Although the bulk store sunscreens look like a bargain they are often not regulated and do not provide the protection promised. Don’t fall for the 105 SPF trick, anything labeled over 50 SPF is unregulated.

    Second, consider the type of sun protectant and what you will actually use. If you realistically won't reapply a liquid sun block then look for a good mineral powder sunblock that dusts on. If your sunscreen just sits in your drawer it’s not protecting your skin.

    Last but not least, read your sunscreen’s label to determine the amount to apply and when to re-apply. Once a day is not enough! A good rule of thumb is to apply a shot glass amount every 4 hours for good protection for your entire body.

    Happy Fall!

    Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

    1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

    (971) 777-0303


    Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -

    C.P. TRIPS - Cindy PassannanteBringing together a variety of artistic mediums that are each inspiring and unique in their own ways, the Fall Festival of the Arts is an exploration of the most talented artists from the Columbia River Gorge and beyond. Running Friday, September 30th, through Sunday, October 2nd, the event is a great way to experience your community, support the local art scene, and experience local Oregon tourism.

    Watch music become art Friday night at the Symphony Brushstrokes Concert, where artist Brad Lorang will bring to life a performance by the Portland Columbia Symphony. Enjoy the comedy of ART, a theatrical performance that’s sure to bring laughs to your weekend. And of course, be sure to stop by the artist fair, located at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale. There you’ll find an eclectic mix of local artists with some of the most stunning displays imaginable.

    As a volunteer organizer of the event with the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce, I’ve worked to make this year’s Fall Festival of the Arts the best one yet. There will be music, food, wine, and beer available at Glenn Otto Park, along with artist demonstrations and a Quick Draw artist contest. And with plenty of options for lodging available in Troutdale, you can effortlessly turn that day trip into a weekend getaway. So be sure to make it out to the Fall Festival of the Arts, this weekend only in Troutdale and Cascade Locks.

    C.P. Trips

    Damascus, OR 97089

    (503) 658-5646


    Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

    THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhilipsLast year, nearly 90,000 charges alleging workplace discrimination were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In many of these cases, the individual is an at-will employee who can be fired at any time for just about any reason—even if the reason is a poor one.

    In certain situations, however, wrongful termination can be shown, and a wrongful termination attorney should be retained to protect your rights. Generally speaking, a termination must fit into one of three categories to be considered wrongful: Termination based on 1.) protected class; 2.) protected actions; or 3.) breach of contract.

    Oregon and federal law have created certain classes protected from discrimination, including race, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and a host of others. Suspicion and belief alone are not enough to prove a case; an employee must establish a causal link between being part of a protected class and their termination. This requires witnesses, documents, and other evidence that an attorney can help you gather.

    Certain conduct is also protected by law, including reporting illegal employer conduct (whistleblowing), or exercising a legal right like voting. Additionally, if your termination violated an employment contract term, you may also have grounds to assert a wrongful termination claim against a former employer.

    Employment cases can be complex, involving overlapping Oregon and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applied differently to every case. If you believe you have a serious case, I strongly recommend consulting with The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

    The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

    1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080



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    Brown: Campus safety important 'regardless' of finances

    by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
    The group delivered its draft recommendations to her Thursday - SALEM — A work group formed in the wake of last fall's shooting at Umpqua Community College has recommended the state certification of campus security officers, creating a state council…
    COURTESY PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
    September 27, 2016

    Gresham police log

    by Pamplin Media Group
    Published Sept. 27, 2016 - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: MISCELLANEOUS • At 6:48 a.m. a Gresham police officer reported he had found a hatchet, throwing knife and leather badge holder in his…
    FILE PHOTO - Brad Avakian
    September 27, 2016

    Candidates disagree on scope of state audits

    by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
    The audit, released Sept. 8, found evidence of "suspicious behavior" in several dozen energy projects that received the tax credits - SALEM — Oregon Secretary of State candidate and current labor commissioner Brad Avakian says he believes the…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Children line Main Avenue in downtown Gresham to watch the 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear parade Saturday.
    September 25, 2016

    IN PHOTOS: Teddy bears fill downtown Gresham

    by Pamplin Media Group
    The 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear Parade was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Gresham. Hundreds of people lined city streets to watch the popular event, which features, naturally, a plethora of teddy bears in all shapes and sizes. Check out the photo…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Many of the floats in the parade prominently featured teddy bears.
    September 24, 2016

    Teddy Bear Parade delights Gresham

    by Christopher Keizur
    The 34th annual Teddy Bear Parade took over the streets of downtown Gresham Saturday morning to the delight of thousands of locals. There were colorful floats, marching bands, classic cars, animals, clowns and, of course, plenty of teddy bears. The…
    FILE PHOTO - Mayor Shane Bemis and the majority of the City Council oppose Measure 97.
    September 23, 2016

    Local groups weigh in on Measure 97

    by Christopher Keizur
    Majority oppose tax proposal as terrible precedent for Oregon - As the Nov. 8 election draws near, public debate rages over whether Oregon voters should pass Measure 97. The measure represents an opportunity for the state to generate a large amount…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College President Debra Derr (in black and white at microphone) welcomes people to the ceremony for the time capsule that will be opened on MHCC's 100th anniversary in 2066. The capsule is at left of photo on the able.
    September 23, 2016

    Mt. Hood assembles anniversary time capsule

    by Teresa Carson
    The container will be opened on MHCC's 100th birthday - Mt. Hood Community College, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, prepared a time capsule this week to be unearthed on the college’s 100th anniversary. College dignitaries, including MHCC…
    COURTESY PHOTO - Security footage shows a robber striking a bartender at Maddy's, located at 17102 Southeast Powell Boulevard.
    September 23, 2016

    Police searching for suspect of armed robbery, assault at bar

    by Christopher Keizur
    Incident occurred at Maddy's, on Southeast Powell Boulevard - A southeast Portland bar was the site of an armed robbery at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Portland Police East Precinct officers responded to reports of the robbery at Maddy’s, located…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KOIN - Streets have been closed as investigators begin the investigation into the shooting.
    September 23, 2016

    One dead after morning shooting

    by Christopher Keizur
    Police believe the incident was a homicide - Portland East Precinct officers have responded to reports of a shooting at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd. Officers and medical personnel arrived on the…
    PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Homeless campers haul their belongings along the Springwater Corridor Trail Sept. 1 as the city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of camps along portions of the trail.
    September 23, 2016

    VIDEO: Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup proceeds

    by Pamplin Media Group
    The city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of homeless encampments along the Springwater Corridor Trail on Sept. 1. The popular hiking and biking trail has seen hundreds of homeless individuals and even families set up camp in wooded areas…
    FILE PHOTO - The Rev. Jeremy Lucas of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego holds the 150 tickets he purchased from a Gresham all-star softball team's raffle in July.
    September 23, 2016

    Pastor who won rifle raffle avoids gun-transfer charges

    by Anthony Macuk
    Police: Media statements not enough to prove illegal transfer - The convoluted case of the Gresham rifle raffle will end not with a bang, but a whimper. Rev. Jeremy Lucas, the Lake Oswego pastor who publicly promised to destroy the AR-15 rifle he…
    COURTESY PHOTO - City Recorder Greg Dirks, left, leads the oath of office administered to Councilor Mark Clark on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Wood Village City Hall.
    September 23, 2016

    Mark Clark returns to Wood Village Council

    by Zane Sparling
    Clark replaces Jimmy Frank, who resigned unexpectedly in August - After a two-year hiatus, Mark Clark is back. The longtime elected official and former council president was appointed to the Wood Village City Council during a brief ceremony at City…
    COURTESY PHOTO - Ed Bejarana
    September 23, 2016

    Ex-councilor vows recall plan

    by Zane Sparling
    Ed Bejarana says he will begin process to remove councilor after election - A former Fairview city councilor says he plans to initiate the process to recall sitting City Councilor Brian Cooper from his position. Ed Bejarana, who resigned from the…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO - Parents and teachers applaud the Corbett High School Advanced Placement students. The line of scholars snaked around the cafeteria.
    September 23, 2016

    Corbett students soar in tough advanced placement classes

    by Teresa Carson
    Seventy students honored for excellence - The Corbett School Board Wednesday night honored more than 70 students who have succeeded in rigorous, college-credit classes in high school, which are part of a national program known as advanced placement.…
    COURTESY PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
    September 23, 2016

    Gresham police log

    by Pamplin Media Group
    Published Sept. 23, 2016 - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: ARRESTS • Gresham police arrested two people at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on Northeast 162nd Avenue on multiple accusations. Dmitry…

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    COURTESY PHOTOS - The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners early this year.
    Sep 23, 2016

    Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

    by Peter Wong
    Elected officials can support ballot measures, but they can't use public resources to promote them - Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated Thursday, Sept. 15, on Measure 97, the…
    TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools board chair Tom Koehler and others will have to hand over his mobile text messages on public business after nearly two dozen requests for them.
    Sep 23, 2016

    PPS wrestles with fulfilling 20 requests for text messages

    by Shasta Kearns Moore
    District not saving public documents sent via cell phone - Twenty people — including this reporter — have requested public documents that a Portland public agency itself doesn’t have access to.…
    PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown responds to questions at Wednesday's Portland Business Alliance meeting. Brown told the group that her decision to endorse the corporate tax measure was extremely difficult for her.
    Sep 23, 2016

    Brown: Measure 97 needed to avoid big budget cuts

    by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
    The typical Oregon family would see their costs climb by about $600 - PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown defended her decision to support a corporate sales tax measure Wednesday as the only viable…
    FILE PHOTO - The election is coming. It looms.
    Sep 23, 2016

    Fans of campaign limits push for legal fight

    by Nick Budnick
    Advocates aim to overturn state, federal precedents - Fans of limiting the influence of money in elections want Multnomah County to be the slingshot that knocks out legal rulings that block…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The man was seen apparently touching himself while looking towards the playground full of children.
    Sep 22, 2016

    Man exposes himself near playground

    by Christopher Keizur
    Gresham police searching for information surrounding the incident - Gresham police are investigating reports of a man exposing himself at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, near a playground while…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - As of Wednesday, Sept. 21, artists Dwayne Harty and Tammy Callens were still hard at work on Troutdale's newest outdoor mural. They expect work to be completed by Friday.
    Sep 27, 2016

    Dedication ceremony planned for Troutdale mural

    by Zane Sparling
    Event to celebrate artwork of city's quaint early days - “Mother Nature sometimes makes our efforts look very small,” muses muralist Dwayne Harty. Facing east in Mayors Square park in downtown…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Gresham Police welcome its two newest academy graduates, officers Jonathan Slack and Dana Gunnarson.
    Sep 21, 2016

    News Briefs: Gresham police cite 36 during safety operation

    by Pamplin Media Group
    Published Sept. 16, 2016 - The Gresham Police Department gave out 36 citations during a pedestrian safety operation on Aug. 18 at the intersection of West Powell Boulevard and West Powell Loop.…
    FILE PHOTO - Marijuana
    Sep 20, 2016

    Voters to decide local pot measures

    by Peter Wong
    Citizens in Gresham, Wood Village, Fairview and Sandy will decide on retail sales ban, and/or tax - Although marijuana is not on Oregon’s statewide ballot for the first time in four election…
    FILE PHOTO - Nadaka Nature Park is beautiful, but needs some elbow grease to keep it that way. Volunteers can help out Sept. 24.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Volunteers sought to help clean up Nadaka Nature Park

    by Teresa Carson
    Help spruce up nature park - Friends of Nadaka is looking for volunteers to help with a fall clean up of Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day is aimed at restoring a healthy habitat…
    FILE PHOTO - For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to algae blooms, or to ask questions, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Blue Lake now safe for people, but not dogs

    by Christopher Keizur
    People and pets should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy - The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the swimming and wading prohibition for Blue Lake, issued on Sept. 7, after water…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trimet says it plans to end rapid transit service to Mount Hood Community College. The Portland-to-Gresham service will instead end at Gresham Transit Center, shown here.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Call to drop MHCC from rapid bus line raises concerns

    by Christopher Keizur
    TriMet planners say improving existing bus lines will be enough - Mt. Hood Community College may no longer be the end destination of the proposed Gresham-to-Portland bus rapid transit line,…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Human Solutions Executive Director Andy Miller, far left, accepts a check for more than $88,000, which was raised during the seventh-annual Dennis' 7 Dees Charity Golf Tournament held Sept. 15. With Miller were Dean Snodgrass, vice president of Dennis' 7 Dees, Terry Ciecko, board member with Human Solutions, Dave Snodgrass, president of Dennis' 7 Dees and Tournament Direction and 7 Dees' Human Resource Manager Dani Powell.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Golf tourney raises funds for Human Solutions

    by Anne Endicott
    Golf tourney raises funds for Human Solutions - Thanks to the generosity of area duffers, the seventh annual Dennis’ 7 Dees Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $88,000 for Human Solutions…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Happy Hour is located at the corner of Northeast Third Street and Main Avenue in downtown Gresham.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Happy Hour brings cocktail culture downtown

    by Shannon O. Wells
    Troutdale resident adds stylish '60s flair to Main Avenue - As Shelley Holland sought out the ideal space to realize her vision of a stylish cocktail bar and restaurant, she admitted feeling…
    FILE PHOTO - Space is limited so registration is required to attend.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Gresham Library serves up seminar on the Second Amendment Tuesday

    by Teresa Carson
    Space is limited so registration is required to attend - Why was the right to own guns so important to the founders of the country that it got its own amendment in the U.S. Constitution? Find…
    COURTESY PHOTO - Please call Legacy Health at 503-674-1123 to reserve a space in the class or to get more information.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Learn to prevent falls at Legacy workshop Tuesdays

    by Teresa Carson
    Falls are leading cause of injury and hospitalization in older adults - Every 11 seconds, an older adult lands in an emergency room with a fall-related injury, and Legacy Mount Hood Medical…
    TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
    Sep 20, 2016

    5th District foes trade political jabs

    by Peter Wong
    Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship…
    COURTESY MHCC - Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham
    Sep 17, 2016

    Special meeting to discuss dropping Gresham college from transit…

    by Jim Redden
    The possibility of dropping Mt. Hood Community College from the proposed bus rapid transit line between Portland and Gresham has prompted a special meeting of the project’s steering committee.…
    OUTLOOK PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College
    Sep 16, 2016

    MHCC by the numbers

    by Teresa Carson
    Vital stats and more - 33,000 – Number of students 212 acres – Size of main campus 120 – Number of programs, certificates and degrees offered 1 – Number of funeral service programs in Oregon (at…
    FILE PHOTO - The City of Damascus is no more.
    Sep 16, 2016

    What's next for Damascus?

    by Christopher Keizur
    Clackamas County and Happy Valley update on disincorporation - The process of Damascus’ disincorporation is complex and ongoing, and officials from Clackamas County and Happy Valley came…
    FILE PHOTO - A sewage plant in Gresham.
    Sep 16, 2016

    Gresham City Council considers operations of wastewater plant

    by Christopher Keizur
    Officials recommend Gresham take over when private contract expires - The Gresham City Council is mulling a proposal on whether the city should take over operation of its wastewater treatment…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce East County Economic Summit in 2009.
    Sep 16, 2016

    Chamber's economic summit discusses issue of millenials in…

    by Christopher Keizur
    Event set for East Hill Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28 - The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce is attempting to answer one of the most pressing questions in the modern workplace during its…
    Sep 19, 2016

    Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

    by Peter Wong
    Issue likely to return after 2-1 vote with two absent members. Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated last week on Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase on the Nov. 8…
    Sep 16, 2016

    Glenn White: Loves Troutdale community

    by Pamplin Media Group
    Running for Troutdale City Council, Position 4 - Name: Glenn White Running for: Troutdale City Council, Position 4 Education: Attended Green River Community College for business administration.…
    COURTESY PHOTO - Grace Community Church
    Sep 16, 2016

    Grace Community Church to offer job skills classes

    by Teresa Carson
    Class intended for those with difficulty seeking or keeping jobs - Are you or someone you know, having trouble getting and keeping a job? Do you have a low-paying, dead-end job and you’d like to…
    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dr. Debra Derr participates in a graduation ceremony.
    Sep 16, 2016

    Hail to the chief! MHCC's presidents

    by Teresa Carson
    Eight presidents over 50 years - 1966-1976: Dr. Earl Klapstein 1976-1985: Dr. R. Stephen Nicholson 1985-1996: Dr. Paul E Kreider 1996-2000: Dr. Joel E Vela 2001-2007: Dr. Robert Silverman…