Gresham's Opinions

January 15, 2015

Ducks' success made entire state proud

by Pamplin Media Group
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
January 15, 2015

Dream lives on in minds, hearts

by Jim Hart
Innocent people are tortured or killed every day in countries around the world; in places such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia and recently France. These innocents are being crushed under the…
Stephen Bates
January 14, 2015

Finally, a solution to some problems in Boring

by Stephen Bates
Very few people are aware that half of Boring is within the boundaries of Metro and half of Boring is outside those boundaries, and it means that half of Boring is subject to one set of rules…
Dave Ripma
January 09, 2015

Eastwinds misplaces blame in renewal negotiations

by (none)
The Outlook article on Jan. 2 titled “Troutdale waterfront project hits roadblock” included errors in several quotes that could easily be identified by checking public documents. To set the…
January 07, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by (none)
Jan. 6, 2015 Column is human interest at its very, very best Your newspaper has me enraptured ... enthralled. The Beneath Wy’East column by Paul Keller is human interest at its best (“Convicted…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Paul Thalhofer
December 29, 2014

2014: The best of times, the worst of times

by Steve Brown
From the pages of The Outlook came heartwarming and heartbreaking stories throughout 2014. Some of our stories showcased people at their best, others ... well, not so much. But our newspaper did…
December 26, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Dec.26, 2014 Thank a cop for their service and sacrifice At this time of year I always reflect back on my 36 years of law enforcement and realize how fortunate, blessed and proud I am to have…
December 26, 2014

Contribute to the fight against Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome

by Mikel Kelly
Hi there. I'm the official non-attorney spokesperson for a nonprofit organization formed to protect those suffering from Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome. What is CHLS, you ask? Well, let me tell…
December 26, 2014

Jobs report rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
Outlook Editorial If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of…
Paul Keller
December 30, 2014

PART 2: Convicted BPA tower bomber accomplice returns my call

by Paul Keller
Beaneath Wy'east In last month's column I recalled how, 40 years ago — in a fantastic act of criminal derring-do — someone dynamites three of those giant steel Bonneville Power Administration…

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Dec 17, 2014

Lawmakers must show caution with blueprint for schools

by Pamplin Media Group
Outlook Editorial The 2015-17 budget proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of both addition and subtraction. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some important,…
John Ludlow
Dec 17, 2014

Metro headed in wrong direction on I-205

by John Ludlow
Interstate 205 has only two travel lanes from Oregon City to the Stafford exit. Interstate 205 has only 5.9 miles of two lanes in each direction out of its 37-mile length through Oregon and…
Dec 12, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
December 12, 2014 Another successful SnowCap event A huge thank you to Larry Schwartz, branch manager of RiverView Bank, for hosting one of the best events in town for such a worthy cause, the…
Dec 12, 2014

Body cameras offer unbiased window into police actions

by (none)
Outlook Editorial It would have been humorous had it not been so disappointing. It was last week when Don't Shoot Portland protesters came to Gresham with the important mission of raising…
Paul Keller
Dec 30, 2014

PART 1: The 'BPA Bomber' and a small-town yahoo - me

by Paul Keller
It is late on that unforgettable Wednesday afternoon — 40 years ago last month. Weary and a bit bedraggled, I arrive back home to my Brightwood cabin after getting another week’s edition of the…

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