Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

NESBIT: Nature suffers as the mess grows in green spaces

NESBIT: Nature suffers as the mess grows in green spaces

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Columnist Sharon Nesbit shares a lesson taught by her dad: 'You made the mess. You clean it up.'
Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a priority

Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a priority

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Dr. Theodora Tsongas is an environmental health scientist. Jamie Pang is the environmental health program director at Oregon Environmental Council.
Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my disabled child

Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my disabled child

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If a tree or a plant is a little bit different, we don't call it disabled; we call it beautiful.
Galvez: ‘I must strive to take on social forces that…

Galvez: ‘I must strive to take on social forces that…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Dr. Eva Galvez is a family medical care provider at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro.
NESBIT: Post-pandemic manners .... get some

NESBIT: Post-pandemic manners .... get some

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It was easy to be rude while hiding out in our homes. Now that we're back together, it's time to behave like adults.
OPINION: Congress must take action to protect workers

OPINION: Congress must take action to protect workers

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'
Opinion: Interstate 205 freeway expansion won't solve…

Opinion: Interstate 205 freeway expansion won't solve…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Cassie Wilson is with Sunrise PDX and is on Clackamas County's youth advisory task force on climate
Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of ‘Special…

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of ‘Special…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.
Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner energy…

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner energy…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.
Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health care…

Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health care…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Samuel Metz, MD, of Southwest Portland is vice president of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program and a founding member of Mad As Hell…
Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting rights

Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting rights

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Joshua Marquis of Astoria was Clatsop County district attorney from 1994 to 2018. He is active in the National District Attorneys Association.
Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and…

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Ken Gordon is executive director of the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research.
Citizen's View: Mayor Lauer ignores fire risks by allowing…

Citizen's View: Mayor Lauer ignores fire risks by allowing…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Melton: Mayor Lauer chose politican favor over community and environmental safety by ignoring dangers posed by fireworks this July.
Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Jaime Mathis: State should continue passing bills like HB 2021-100% Equitable Energy for All
Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Carlie Davis: Reintroduce sea otters to help tame urchin population, protect kelp forests
Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
MacKensey Pulliam of Sandy is co-founder of the Oregon Moms Union. She argues that Senate Bill 744 leaves some students behind.
Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Steve Bates of Boring is an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and is a life member of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of…
Pulliam: Police resignations, riots leave Portlanders…

Pulliam: Police resignations, riots leave Portlanders…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Stan Pulliam is a two-term, nonpartisan mayor of Sandy, who is exploring a run for governor in the 2022 election.
Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents House District 43. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38. Amy Fettig is executive director of The Sentencing…
Portland leaders created this nightmare for police

Portland leaders created this nightmare for police

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam places blame on Portland's elected leaders for the mass resignation of the city's Rapid Response Team.
Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
State Rep. Khanh Pham is represents House District 46 in Southeast Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama represents House District 47 in East Multnomah…
Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our readers sound off on ending the filibuster, medical research, vaccines, Portland-area highway tolls and child care concerns.
Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He has studied state…
Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Janet Bauer is a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Learn more at ocpp.org.
Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.
Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn is president and chief executive office of MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Laurie Hieb is executive director of the…
Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Katy Kolker is executive director of the Portland Farmers Market, which has seen a benefit from a food program lawmakers could continue this year.
DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to necessary care

DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to necessary care

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Shawn M. DeRemer, M.D., is president and executive medical director for Anesthesia Associates Northwest and Evolve Health and Wellness.
Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source at our…

Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source at our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Kurt Miller is executive director of the not-for-profit Northwest RiverPartners, which advocates for hydropower in the Pacific Northwest.
Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan federal…

Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan federal…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Brian Ettling of Northeast Portland is a volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby and lead organizer for SJM 5.

Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…

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Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…
Sharon Soliday is chief executive officer of the Hello Foundation, a company providing speech and occupational therapy and school psychology services…

Damascus resident: All Americans weren't…

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Damascus resident: All Americans weren't…
Carl B. Anderson: I see Juneteenth as an official Texas state holiday, not a national event.

Citizen's View: Federal legislation holds hope of…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Citizen's View: Federal legislation holds hope of…
Thirty two Oregon lawmakers have supported HR 2307, which is known as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

Strawberries, American history intertwined in East…

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Strawberries, American history intertwined in East…
Historian and columnist Sharon Nesbit tells the back story of Fujii Farms in East Multnomah County as it intersects with World War II-era racism.

The Monopoly iron fades into gaming oblivion

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The Monopoly iron fades into gaming oblivion
EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2018 the iron was removed as a game piece in Monopoly, causing Sharon Nesbit to ponder the use of irons.

Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…

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Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…
The Honorable Andrea Sloan is a retired Portland Immigration Court judge. Leni Tupper is a former attorney adviser in the Portland Immigration Court,…

Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…

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Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…
John A. Charles Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, a free market public policy research…

Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better

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Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better
Nick Smith of Sherwood is executive director of the nonprofit Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, which advocates for active forest management in…

Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…

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Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…
Brittany Quick-Warner is president and chief executive officer of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Keith Wilson is president and CEO of TITAN…

Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…
State. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38 in Clackamas County. Jo Ann Hardesty is a Portland city commissioner. Rosa Colquitt is chair…

Legislators can help colleges and rural communities

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Legislators can help colleges and rural communities
Portland-area lawmakers can show their support for rural Oregon by allowing community colleges to access state bond money

Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…
Bethany Walmsley is executive director for the Returning Veterans Project. Mark O'Brien is with RALI and an expert on criminal justice and addiction.

Bob Bergeron, W.R. Hicks and memories of Gresham…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Bob Bergeron, W.R. Hicks and memories of Gresham…
Columnist Sharon Nesbit reflects on Gresham icon Bob Bergeron who died recently of Alzheimer's.

Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…
Miranda Davis, DDS, MPH, has been a tribal clinic dentist for 15 years and supervises dental therapists in Oregon. Gary Allen, DMD, MS, is vice…

Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…
Local writers sound off on state school budget needs, homelessness solutions and the many conspiracy theories.

Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…
Readers sound off on homeless campers, affordable energy, preschool and economic justice.

Citizen's View: Shaull property is a money pit

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Citizen's View: Shaull property is a money pit
Wes Bell of Gresham says the city of Gresham and its residents may want to consider spending financial resources on structures and trails in existing…

OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENTS: Voter choices important as…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENTS: Voter choices important as…
The seven-member, all-volunteer Gresham-Barlow School Board has five of its seven positions up for grabs in the May 18 election. Four of those five…

Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…
Andrea Paluso is executive director of Family Forward Oregon. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Portland Democrat, is Oregon's senior senator.

East Multnomah County benefits from Oregon…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
East Multnomah County benefits from Oregon…
My View: Kerry Tymchuk, executive director of the Oregon Historical Society, asks for continued voter support of the Oregon Historical Society's…

OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENT: Voters should continue…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENT: Voters should continue…
Measure 26-221 would continue funding Oregon Historical Society and four East Multnomah County historical organizations.

Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger
State Rep. Ricki Ruiz (D-Gresham) represents House District 50, which covers Gresham and East Portland. He is a member of the House Committee on…

Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…

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Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…
Gale Castillo, owner of Cascade Centers Inc., is chair of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland.

OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENTS: Elect Muñoz, Chao, Reyes,…

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OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENTS: Elect Muñoz, Chao, Reyes,…
Here's a look at The Outlook's top choices for new members of the Reynolds School Board.

Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor
The following letters were submitted for publication by readers of The Outlook and Sandy Post.

Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…
Steve Urenda: Mom-and-pop business taking hit as big-box retailer allows non-compliance

Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…
Dr. Phillip Marucha is a Portland dentist and former dean and faculty member of OHSU School of Dentistry. The views expressed are his alone and do…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…
State Rep. Wlnsvey Campos is from Aloha. Rep. Khanh Pham is from South East Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama is from East Portland.

Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists
Tammy Jo Wilson: Nonprofit group faces challenge of continuing to connect communities

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Erica Fuller to Centennial…

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ENDORSEMENT: Elect Erica Fuller to Centennial…
The Outlook is providing it's recommendations on local school board races appearing on the May 18 ballot. This endorsement focuses on the Centennial…

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