Centennial board makes right call

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
After finding solid middle ground, we hope the opposition to the name changes will subside.

In Our Opinion: 'Cover All Kids' a win for everyone

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Legislature should be lauded for formation of the bill providing health care for all of Oregon's youth

Troutdale should retain Cherry Park Road zoning

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We're waiting to hear the compelling argument that would justify the zone change.

LETTERS: Water treatment becomes necessity

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More Letters: Grateful for support from Monnes Anderson, one letter writer writes.

Sun, moon, Earth make a great team

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Thanks to a gift from the sun, moon and our earth, we're getting that campaign for free.

Oregon doubling down on equity for all

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Addressing the harmful practice of profiling by police is a major win for our state.

Bottle drop centers are not like the old days

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
There's a big change taking place in the way we're being asked to turn in our cans and bottles.

LETTER: TriMet, bring back paper tickets

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Transit riders should have the option of using 'the old ways,' one reader argues.

LETTERS: Political correctness has been taken too far

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What's Inside? Suing drug companies won't end addiction, Common sense is out the window.

Keep the name, but seize upon teaching moment

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Nobody has a monopoly on the truth, but this business goes too far, even for me.

My View: Slow down on Bull Run water decision

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We deserve accurate, refined information and sufficient time to digest it. We must not be forced into a hasty decision that we may regret and never…

LETTERS: Libraries should build on technology, not new…

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More letters! Gresham Arts Festival continues to 'amaze,' writes Judy Han of Gresham.

My View: Vouchers bleed public school funding

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In many cases, these programs are simply a way for privileged students to receive taxpayer-subsidized tuition while underfunding the public schools…

Lessons learned sitting around the campfire

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I knew we were on a three-day journey that would make or break one of us, our columnist writes.

America's opioid epidemic demands a scalable solution

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The scale of the crisis is beyond what our health care system can accommodate.

LETTERS: Dialogue with lawmakers aids community progress

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What's Inside? Are we filling landfills with historic artifacts? Follow the money on Rep. Mark Johnson.

My View: Let parents wield school spending power

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The National Association of Education Progress reports that only 34 percent of Oregon fourth-graders tested 'proficient' in reading in 2015; and Oregon…

Oregonians don't want vouchers, they want good public…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If we want to help students, we should start by fully funding public education.

MY VIEW: Merger with sheriff is fiscally unsustainable

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How could I support a proposal that harms the taxpaying citizens of Fairview in the future?

LETTERS: Prompt reporting needed on local criminal activity

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What's Inside This Article? Disabled people can't rely on city, one readers writes.

Crime reporting empowers citizens through information

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We respectfully ask that Sheriff Reese consider the value of a well-informed community.

Hey, world? Feel free to stop sharing loudly

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
My specialty as a young person was writing letters that convinced girls I was clever.

Oregon's nonprofit agencies can't rescue state government

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon has close to 20,000 registered nonprofits, which make significant contributions to the economic, social and environmental future of the state.

A deeper look into what makes Oregon great

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I have been in Oregon almost a year. But for most of that time I felt a little bit like a complete stranger.

Lawmakers make strides for transparency, equity

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Over the coming weeks, in our news and commentary pages, you can expect to find more analysis and exploration into why so many things fell apart.

Does my most humiliating moment beat yours?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Will the chance of some potential splendor in the sand change the course for this solitary scribe?

In Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

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Despite our misgivings about ODOT, it would be unwise to forgo what could be a bipartisan opportunity.

My View: Repeal of Obamacare would hurt neediest

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Last week, I met a man who lost his front teeth in a car accident over three years ago. I'll call him Jerry.

New look honors past, embraces future

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All these factors contribute to the ongoing stability of our newspapers and websites - a stability that's quite rare in today's media environment.

No-repair-needed home meets the money pit

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We were second owners of that house, a tidy little tract constructed abode that eventually sucked us dry in repairs.

Federal legislation could clearcut forest protections

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Certain projects that have a small impact on the environment are 'categorically excluded' from analysis.

Does anyone out there remember the 'Zigzag Rooters'?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our columnist pens a bittersweet reflection on basketball, Blazermania, and, in a way, life itself.

Leaders agree: Act now on transportation

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
This is bigger than any one city, county or metro area. This affects us all, which is why we must all work together.

Troutdale made right call on design proposals

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Troutdale City Manager Ray Young made the right call in recognizing a serious problem in the making.

'The only guarantee in life seems to be change'

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We've had a child at Sandy High for 18 consecutive years. For our family it is definitely the end of an era.

Eye protection essential before viewing eclipse

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special solar filters.

Our Opinion: Use the tax system we have

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Democrats who control the 2017 Legislature are mostly unwilling to support spending cuts to PERS.

My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Well, recycling bottles is already a thankless task, but it's undoubtedly worsened by machines that reject many of our attempted deposits.

LETTERS: Welcome, Amazon!

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What's Inside: Predictive scheduling takes away my choice, Problem solved thanks to 'My Gresham' app.

Time to decide our path: Action or apathy?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We can't continue to kick the can down the road only to revisit this problem again in two years.

There is no defense for victimizing women

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I have no sympathy for senators, or highly paid media moguls, or anybody else who can't manage to behave themselves.

LETTER: Lawmakers creating divisions between…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
These are ideas that have good intentions and good sound-bite emotion.

Protests made no point about free speech

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Victory for what purpose? For being the loudest? The most outrageous? Having the snarkiest tweets?

Our Opinion: Rallies distasteful, but so is…

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The first, slated for Sunday, June 4, is billed as a Trump Free Speech Rally aimed at 'exercising free speech' in 'one of the most liberal areas on…

LETTERS: Leaders need to protect undocumented…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: Schedule change bill would punish employers and workers.

Richardson's plan would let sun shine on public…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Exemptions are being used to keep the public, and journalists, from finding out what happens behind closed doors.

It's time to treat Bull Run water

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The city has resisted such treatment because of its expense and because many residents desire to drink minimally treated water.

You know the movies; here's how Timberline Lodge…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Many Hollywood movies have been made at our historic lodge right up there in our backyard high atop Mount Hood.

LETTER: 'Predictive scheduling' will hurt college…

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I learned that working hard for - and with - my employer allowed me to complete my education.

The primary problem of Oregon's Motor Voter Law

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
An ever-shrinking share of Oregonians has the opportunity to vote in primary elections, which is the often the only real contest where party…

Solving area's transportation needs requires strong…

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We need leaders that have the tools to solve the education funding gap, so all our Oregon children are elevated.

MHCC bond defeat will have costly consequences

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What happens when an earthquake drops an unreinforced building on students and college employees? Do we shrug and say, 'At least we saved $40 a year.'

My View: Housing bill promotes family stability

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As the owner of over 700 rental units, we know the challenges and economic risks landlords face every day.

LETTER: As we usher in the new let's preserve the…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
So this little attachment to the past is worth keeping at a time when there is an attempt to erase history.

Preserve GHS facade for future generations

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Kudos to Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, Mike McKeel, the Dwyre family and Centennial Little League.

OK, maybe I love my leaf blower a little too much

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If you are having trouble finding happiness and balance in your life, I suggest you do what I did. Get a leaf blower.

LETTER: Protect Ginkgo trees outside Gresham High

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Geography teacher Hazel Newhouse instigated the plantings of these wonderful trees.

'Parenting is not for the squeamish'

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
My challenge to you is to not get caught up in a parenting style that is driven by sensationalized media reports that cause you to believe things are…

LETTERS: Preserve GHS facade for future generations

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What's Inside: Vote yes on MHCC bond, Immunizations have no bearing on medical neglect.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Beverly Russell

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Mt. Hood Community College provides $4 of economic impact back to the local economy for every dollar invested.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: David Widmark

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I have seen wonderful facades of classic buildings saved. Gresham High School's can be too.

District must protect historic GHS facade

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I believe the district can achieve all the goals of security and modernization while also preserving the façade.

Time for business to lay out its plan

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It's easier to unite in opposing something you hate than in building support for something you know needs to be done.

LETTERS: Thank you, Rep. Piluso

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: 'No-cause evictions' leave people vulnerable, Where did all the garbage cans go?

Investment in MHCC critical for our community

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
When we buy locally and invest locally in our community, we make our money count for our community.

LETTERS: Investment in MHCC pays off for community

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What's Inside: Mt. Hood Community College needs your support as it meets students' needs

LETTERS: Bond will make MHCC an education leader

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What's Inside: End imbalance of funding by approving Mt. Hood college bond, Tell lawmakers to end no-cause evictions.

Make full education funding the state's top priority

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Reynolds is as high a need district as I have ever worked in and operates on a shoestring.

Pepsi ad shows sacred cows on parade

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Outrage over Pepsi's new protest-themed ad is common here in the Pacific Northwest.

OUTLOOK EDITORIAL: 'Predictive scheduling' bills…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Outlook opposes 'predictive scheduling' bills under consideration in Salem, declaring them as anti-business and enti-employee.

LETTERS: It's time to reinvest in MHCC

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: MHCC can't continue to finance its future on a credit card, Oregon's funding of K-12 schools is immoral.

Elect McKeel, Mattson to MHCC board

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We looked for candidates with energy, a broad base of community involvement and for people who are in-step with the needs of the surrounding…

My View: Nothing wrong with promoting cars

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Auto mobility is a wonderful thing, and there is no reason to feel guilty about new roads.

LETTER: State must take action on increasing revenue

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We need our legislators to be invested so that all Reynolds School District children get the education they deserve.

Some 'lost causes' worth conversation, consideration

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Any bill in Salem with a 'fiscal impact' - that is, a price tag - is probably dead on arrival.

LETTERS: 'Enjoy the ride' with unfit president

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: Why won't police pull the fuse on fireworks, Accusations against Hays damage his reputation.

Bill would benefit Oregonians with disabilities

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Whenever and however a disability arises, it may have a profound effect upon a person's perception of and expectation for their life.

Vote yes on MHCC's capital improvement bond

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It's critically important that this measure be passed, and we hope you join us in supporting this measure.

Our Opinion: Address budget, taxes for long term

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Democrats and Republicans - and the interest groups that fund them - must budge on some long-held positions.

LETTERS: MHCC needs to expand, modernize and catch…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: Finally, someone speaks the truth about Donald J. Trump

GUEST OPINION: Diane L. Gruber

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Democrats have created a false narrative about President Trump and Russia. We should all be rooting for our president.

My View: Trump budget clashes with state values

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Items in the president's budget are similarly out of tune with Oregonians' values.

Legislature should fix housing bill while there's…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Lifting the ban on rent control could lead to a checkerboard of regulations.

Letter: Elect former commissioner Diane McKeel to…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It is hard for me to think of a more skilled, experienced and qualified person than Diane McKeel as a candidate for the Mt. Hood Community College…

Fairview misses chance to re-set incentive package

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Outlook almost always appreciates Tosterud's pragmatic style of city governance, but on this subject we part ways.

Data doesn't support raising kids in culture of fear

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The overall protective environment we have created for our kids impacts their sense of trying new things.

My View: Supreme Court ruling on students with…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What will 'appropriately ambitious' look like for Oregon's nearly 77,000 students with disabilities?

LETTERS: Indiana student seeks help with Oregon…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside: State needs to keep fingers off our money.

Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Deaths from tobacco use are the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Oregon, according to the state Public Health Division, and most people start…

Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Deaths from tobacco use are the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Oregon.

State needs to keep fingers off our money

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Carlton Bruce of Sandy says the state government has plenty of money, it's just over spending.

Access to medicine outweighs the risks

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The current law restricting pseudoephedrine has not solved the problem, yet burdens those who depend on these medicines for relief with unnecessary…

Stable housing is a public safety issue

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Reps. Carla Piluso, District 50, and Chris Gorsek, District 49, are working to pass housing stability for all renters, including survivors of…

Look for opportunities to defeat hate with kindness

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We hope Hasel Afshar can take comfort in knowing thousands of people in the metro area stand behind him with offers of support and acceptance.

Mayor of Troutdale stands with victim of hate crime

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan calls on his community to make connections and to treat each other with compassion.

Legislative action needed on equal pay for women

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Mardy Stevens of Gresham is a strong advocate for equal pay for women.

Tobacco-free parks is right move for city

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Brittany Duffy-Goche says visitors to Gresham's public parks shouldn't have to breathe second-hand smoke.

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