My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program but Wyden vows to fight.

Union Pacific sidesteps inspection query

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
After an Outlook editorial on Dec. 5, Union Pacific fires back regarding Fairview railroad bridge.

Light rail: Delayed vote may be best of bad options

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The new lightrail line isn't only needed inside Washington County: All of the metro region needs it.

LETTERS: Women just assume harassment is normal

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Solutions for homeless students, Citizenship in the U.S. has its responsibilities.

Stranded alone on the farm with grandmother

Sandy Post - Opinion
BENEATH WY'EAST: Sandy Post columnist Paul Keller reminisces about the heritage of his family's bucolic farm near Silverton, Ore.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

My View: What my father taught me about women

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
For whatever good there might be in me, I give thanks to my mother, grandfather and uncle.

Union Pacific has some explaining to do

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The railroad has not provided enough information on the extent of its inspection of the earthen foundation below a trestle that crosses Fairview…

When it's time to say me too

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I had become jaded and thought of sexual harassment as the price of being female on this planet.

Urban-growth boundary contributes to metro area housing…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
UGB hinders Portland metro area's ability to build housing on completely buildable land

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

Congress can no longer stay mum on guns

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As massacres continue to mount across the country, House and Senate must have a frank discussion.

Simple policy reforms can reverse Oregon's expensive cost…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon's median family income is 20 percent lower than the nation, writes our guest columnist.

Metro role in affordable housing is uncertain

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The dreaded G word - gentrification - was raised by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and others.

Our Opinion: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which credibility is key.

My View: Medicaid suffers from failed leadership

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We need bipartisan leadership to ensure accountability and to regain taxpayer trust.

Math speaks volumes on managing devices

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If you don't find that 10 hours of screen time per day somewhat distressing, then keep scrolling.

Smart gun control laws make positive difference

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Candidate for governor Knute Buehler has said gun laws won't make a difference.

LETTERS: Beverage tax would harm local businesses

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Please help SnowCap Communite Charities with food donations, writes Alyson Huntting

Tolling could eliminate congestion

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Value pricing is necessary because our current system cannot address congestion.

Shopping local builds better communities

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
When your shopping dollars are spent locally, you help support local events and initiatives.

Hey, world? Feel free to stop sharing loudly

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We're supposed to be civilized, people! Start acting like it, for pete's sake!

Help make Fill-A-Bag a success in 2017

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Last year the drive raised the equivalent of 875,000 pounds of food for SnowCap Community Charities.

LETTER: Living History Day lifts up local vets

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
'I especially wish to thank The Outlook for the excellent coverage of this important event.'

Veterans deserve support every day

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Veterans have given us freedom, security and the greatest nation on earth, America.

Double your contributions to local art with tax credit

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon Cultural Trust estimates that only 10% of donors claim the tax credit on their returns.

LETTERS: Beverage tax will hurt businesses

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Term limits needed for Troutdale council, Outlook keeps the heat on ICE.

Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Class sizes are about to get even bigger due to the coming explosion in costs from PERS.

Rockwood housing: Is anyone listening?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
None of my friends and neighbors were aware of the Rockwood Rising project until now.

LETTERS: Motorcyclists should learn to share the road

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Just move people to East County, writes Tim Tommas of Southeast Portland.

Clean Energy Jobs bill = healthy kids, communities

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It makes sense to promote cleaner air because families with low incomes are exposed to pollution.

Media outlets partner on youth concussion project

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Public help sought to support effort, gather data and stories for investigating series

'I'm a sea fish, a big fat sea fish' and other funny…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Malapropism is the mistaken use of a word or phrase in place of a similar-sounding one.

District 52 is losing a statesman lawmaker

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Rep. Johnson has accepted a position as executive director of Oregon Business Industry.

Bold action needed for our houseless

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Vouchers to help pay rent, and keep people housed, should be considered, our guest writer argues.

Voters should hold prosecutors accountable

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon's District Attorneys have worked to lock in the outdated policies of the 1990s.

Confessions of a past and present phone failure

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I love the ability to write little stories to people and not actually have to talk with my mouth.

Technology has a dark side in family connectivity

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Is it possible that in fact with all these devices we are becoming alone together?

Council compensation has been an equalizer

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The demands on its elected officials have escalated as Gresham grows to 4th-largest city in Oregon.

LETTER: Massive floods form Columbia River Gorge

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Most canyons and gorges were formed catastrophically, notes our reader, including the Columbia Gorge

The one 'present' I never expected, but can't wait…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I owe my positive prognosis to early detection and years of faithful screenings.

Readers react to demise of Parent Teacher…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The story reports that the school was apparently having difficulty attracting parent volunteers.

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data.

LETTERS: Media is culpable for violent attacks

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside This Article: Corbett unity needed on school replacement building issue.

In Our Opinion: Attorney general right to sue over…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and violates Equal Protection Clause.

Oregon law stops local police from assisting ICE…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We must maintain the trust of all residents so they too feel free to report crimes.

COMMENTS: Trump creates 'schism' in Multnomah…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The story first appeared at the bottom of Page A1 of the Friday, Sept. 29, edition.

Newspapers are more important than ever

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It's newspaper journalists who get beyond the scores to tell the real stories that impact us all.

LETTERS: Hogan Butte opens to public

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Readers sound off on the missing address in a recent article regarding Hogan Butte Nature Park.

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension crisis is to reduce benefits for government workers.

COMMENTS: Teens are identified all the time in news

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The response to that editorial has been mixed. Here's what Facebook viewers have said:

Why we need a single-payer system

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
All these single payer plans provide better care to more people for less money.

Our Opinion: Don't politicize public records…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The unfortunate ways that Portland Public Schools and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office responded to potentially embarrassing records…

Catastrophic Fires: Don't buy 'climate change'

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The experts aren't explaining why 95 percent of the large wildfires are on federal forest lands.

LETTERS: Call crime by its name

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Comments: Fire damage in the Gorge, Don't give candidates free campaign space.

One question: What's the price of stupidity?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Responsible news outlets will always carry on an internal dialogue before making a decision.

My View: North Korea threat requires focused…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
While denuclearization should remain our long-term goal, our immediate goal must be both an end to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and…

Logging is a cure worse than disease

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Their argument is twisted - to save our forests, they say we must cut them down.

Rain, rain, don't dare go away

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Rain: It's just another four-letter word, writes Editor/Publisher Steve Brown.

My View: Better-managed forests are good for our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
GOP candidate: Our forests and public lands are in trouble and Oregon needs stronger leadership and new policies to save them.

Health Care Tax would hurt middle class

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Taxes on hospitals will raise the costs of care across the board, our columnist argues.

Letting wilderness areas burn is playing with fire

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As of last week, 11,000 acres are burning out of control in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising, and climate change is exacerbating conditions.

LETTERS: Today's unwise decisions will make matters…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Not opening bottlenecks in the Rose Quarter, I-205 and so on will only increase traffic.

Liberty, justice, opportunity must extend to…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
My job is to represent all Oregonians with respect to the agency divisions I manage.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

LETTER: Rep. Johnson knows a bad tax when he sees it

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer David Buoy of Brightwood says a Sandy Post news story incorrectly characterizes Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, with supporting a…

Stronger, resilient forests emerge from the ashes

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
EAGLE CREEK FIRE: Mother Nature tends to take care of starting enough fires on her own. Let's not lend her a hand.

LETTER: Community shines amid tragic fire in the…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Dave Dyk of Gresham shares his thoughts on the local response to the Eagle Creek Fire.

There's plenty we can do to help Houston (and our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We understand the urge to get up and do something. Here are some ideas to get you started.

COMMENTS: RingSide Grill closes its doors

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The following reader comments were first made on The Outlook's Facebook page:

An open letter to Rep. Parrish

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Stakeholders understand we cannot afford thousands of Oregonians losing nationally-lauded coverage.

COMMENTS: Residences over retail proposed in…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside? Gresham City Council backs mechatronics and Rip Caswell's family sculpting.

No more delays on Stark Street

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Though the completion date has been fluid, the latest date is Sept. 29, which is ahead of schedule.

LETTERS: Finally, I can agree with Donald Trump ...…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside? Kudos to Rep. Johnson on statewide water issue, one reader writes.

Differences only make us stronger

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Thank you, Mayor Bemis, for a heartfelt statement that embraces our racial, cultural differences.

Press must remain free of interference

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
A free press is the only way to ensure the free flow of information and the exchange of ideas.

LETTER: Tearing down statues doesn't solve anything

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I applaud Sharon Nesbit's article in the Friday, Aug. 18, edition of the Outlook.

Why I hate the Hood to Coast Relay Race

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The last time I ventured out on 'Hood to Coast' day, I deeply regretted it, our columnist says.

Centennial board makes right call

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

Beware of cruel new phone scam that sinks to new low

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I'd like to warn you all about a new and particularly cruel scam that recently impacted my family.

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

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Grateful for support from Monnes Anderson, one letter writer writes.

Sun, moon, Earth make a great team

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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

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

LETTERS: Political correctness has been taken too…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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…

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

My View: Vouchers bleed public school funding

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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…

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

LETTERS: Dialogue with lawmakers aids community…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
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…

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

MY VIEW: Merger with sheriff is fiscally…

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

LETTERS: Prompt reporting needed on local criminal…

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

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