LETTER: Voter turnout disappoints for Troutdale council race

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Paul Wilcox of Troutdale laments the town's voter turnout for city council elections.

OUTLOOK EDITORIAL: Fairview needs new public works facility

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
After 20 years of discussion, the city of Fairview has made a wise decision to move ahead with replacement of it public works building.

LETTER: Measure 105 asks us to turn our backs on our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Jonathan Netherton of Gresham asks that Oregonians show compassion to immigrants by voting 'no' on Ballot Measure 105.

LETTER: Getting down to the wire

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Alyson Huntting recommends a vote for Shane Bemis, Kirk French and Ryan Johnson.

LETTER: Mario Palmero is the best choice for Gresham City…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Nancy Seebert says Mario Palmero has a strong record of working for the city and its residents. She endorses Palmero for re-election to…

Advocate for domestic violence survivors, women

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Andrea Paluso is director of The Mother PAC and Jennifer Wright is a Hood River mom

LETTER: Anna Williams will listen, help all Oregonians

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Tracy Triplett of Sandy says House District 52 candidate Anna Williams, a Democrat, wants to address roadblocks to needed change in state government.

LETTER: Rep. Jeff Helfrich (my husband) will always put our…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Shawna Hasel-Helfrich of Hood River, who is married to House District 52 Rep. Jeff Helfrich, touts her husband's legislative record.

LETTER: Elect Lori Chavez-DeRemer to House District 51

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Clarice Moss of Damascus says Lori Chevez-DeRemeber, candidate for Hous District 51, has set a good example for managing growth and the prudent use…

LETTER: I am proud to support Ryan Johnson for Gresham City…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Michael Patrick of Gresham appreciates the humble approach taken by Gresham City Council candidate Ryan Johnson.

LETTER: Vote for Jeff Helfrich for state representative of…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Mark K. Shull of Sandy says Rep. Jeff Helfrich has a strong grasp on the important issues facing House District 52.

Family grateful for compassion of Oregonians at time of need

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Alison Bober expresses her family's appreciation for the compassion shown by Oregonians in response to her sister's death near Zigzag. Her sister,…

Pamplin Media launches Give Local campaign

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Give Local is Pamplin Media Group's effort to inspire readers to support local nonprofit organizations that are also working to make our communities…

LETTER: Outlook makes the wrong decision on council race

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
John Bildsoe says Paul Drechsler is the better candidate in the race for Gresham City Council Position 4, and he says The Outlook was wrong in its…

LETTER: Morales shows strength, promise as city leader

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Katrina Holland, interim board president of the Community Alliance of Tenants Action Fund, says Eddy Morales will be a champion for renters in the…

LETTER: Eddy Morales and Mario Palmero belong on the…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Henry Exerjian of Gresham supports the candidacy of Eddy Morales and Mario Palmero, saying they represent the underrepresented and under served…

LETTER: Please support Brian Cooper for Fairview Mayor

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Former Fairview City Councilor Steve Owen speaks out against incumbent Mayor Ted Tosterud, and recommends a vote for challenger Brian Cooper.

LETTER: Give the Democrats their super majority in Oregon…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Walt Trandum is tired of legislative gridlock, and is willing to give a super majority of Democrats a chance.

LETTER: Ryan Johnson has record of service to others

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Cathy Croghan-Novak of Gresham describes Ryan Johnson as down-to-earth and respectful.

LETTER: Re-elect Rep. Chris Gorsek to maintain leadership…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
T. Scott Harden, a Wood Village City Councilor, opposes Republican Justin Hwang, and asks that voters re-elect incumbent Rep. Chris Gorsek to House…

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Ryan Johnson to Gresham City Council

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Outlook gives Ryan Johnson the endorsement over incumbent Mario Palmero for Gresham City Council Position 4.

MY VIEW: Tosterud goes low with latest campaign mailer

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Guest columnist Ted Kotsakis, a former Fairview city councilor, supports Brian Cooper for Fairview mayor.

LETTER: Gresham Chamber of Commerce supports Oregon Ballot…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Lynn Snodgrass writes on behalf of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, expressing the organization's support of Oregon Ballot…

Gresham kids and community need the refuge of Skate World

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Katelyn Convery is frustrated with news of the impending closure of Gresham's Skate World, and has called upon the new owners of the property to find…

ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Ted Tosterud to another term as…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Mayor Ted Tosterud has his hands in several active projects, and he should have a chance to see those efforts through to completion. We recommend…

LETTER: Let your values determine the choices you make in…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Gail Johnson says ethics and values carry more weight than a candidate's position on a specific issue.

LETTER: Gresham City Councilor Kirk French always steps up

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Willie Chambers puts his support behind Kirk French for re-election to the Gresham City Council.

LETTER: Elect Ryan Johnson to Gresham City Council

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Melanie Skaggs supports Ryan Johnson for Position 4 of the Gresham City Council.

LETTER: Kirk French has earned my support in Nov. 6 election

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Harvest Moormann supports Gresham City Councilor Kirk French for re-election.

ENDORSEMENT: Kirk French has earned re-election to Gresham…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Kirk French has fostered connections throughout Gresham and he actively works to find solutions to problems facing people in the community. The…

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Rep. Jeff Helfrich to his first full term

Sandy Post - Opinion
Rep. Jeff Helfrich is a highly qualified candidate who is already hard at work representing the best interests of House District 52.

ENDORSEMENT: Chavez-DeRemer is a better fit for moderate HD…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Pamplin Media editorial board recommendation: Elect Lori Chavez-DeRemer in House District 51

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Forgotten human potential leads to…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writers Mary and Phil Burke of Gresham call to memory the potential of every new human life.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Alyson Huntting endorses Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis for re-election.

ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a change in District 49…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
OUTLOOK ENDORSEMENT: At 33 years old, Justin Hwang understands and appreciates the interests of younger voters. As an immigrant, he's able to…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chrissy Reitz approaches race with…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Jan Tommaso of Sandy encourages a vote for Democrat Chrissy Reitz for Senate District 26.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Volunteer Jim Card demonstrates…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Alyson Huntting gives a shout out to Jim Card, the driving force behind Gresham's Japanese garden (Tsuru Island) at Main City Park.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Democrats to protect the…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Mitch Williams of Brightwood supports the pro-environment platform of candidates Chrissy Reitz, D-Senate District 26, and Anna…

OUR OPINION: Don't repeal 'sanctuary' law that works

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
OUTLOOK OPINION: Oregon's law has worked well for three decades. In the current political climate, it has gotten swept up into a debate about how…

ENDORSEMENT: Continue Gresham's progress by re-electing…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
With the re-election of Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham voters can maintain the forward momentum that is leading their community to new heights.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jeff Helfrich gets results

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Kenneth Ebi of Hood River lends his support to Republican Jeff Helfrich in House District 52.

COMMENTARY: The price of Oregon's failed cougar…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon voters - primarily from urban counties - passed Measure 18 into law in 1994, prohibiting the use of hounds in the pursuit of mountain lions…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reelect Palmero, Bemis,…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Nancy Seebert of Gresham asks you to consider voting for these incumbents.

Measure 102's constitutional changes are justified

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: The Pamplin Media Group Editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure 102, which would amend the state constitution and allow local…

Move forward with independent assessment in Corbett…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Corbett School Board should strive to regain community trust by funding an impartial assessment of the district's structure, resources and…

OUR OPINION: Ban on plastic grocery bags just makes…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
How long will it take before single-use, non-recyclable plastic grocery bags are banned or abandoned in favor of more ecologically-friendly options?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buckle up America, epic…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Justin Traver defends QAnon as the counterpoint to evil in America.

'Bollard' fee puts public events at-risk in…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We hope the Troutdale City Council shows sensitivity to this issue when the topic of 'bollard' fees arrives on its agenda in October.

LETTER: Veterans should vote Buehler for Oregon…

Sandy Post - Opinion
Letter writer Mark Shull of Sandy encourages fellow veterans to support Rep. Knute Buehler is his campaign to become Oregon's next governor.

LETTER: 'Thank you, Sharon, for all your thoughtful…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Jennifer O'Donnell of Corbett says she enjoys reading Sharon's Nesbit's column in The Outlook.

Let Troutdale residents decide on term limits

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Troutdale's practice of elect-by-position also increases the possibility of a long-serving incumbent running unopposed.

Contrary to reports, we are not your enemy

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our work is guided by a set of principles that demand objectivity, independence, open-mindedness and the pursuit of the truth.

Term limits only limit voter choices

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Efforts to impose term limits usually wind up only prohibiting well-qualified and willing candidates from running for re-election.

Festival puts 'Gresham Welcome' on display for all…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Gresham's Judy Han is grateful for the welcome extended to the estimated 20,000 people who visited the Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 21.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Military parade would send…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Members of the Justice and Peace Committee at St. Henry Catholic Church, Gresham, are adamantly opposed to putting America's military might on parade.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Abstinence only' sex ed…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer Marian Drake of Northeast Portland says an 'abstinence only' form of sex education would be laughable, if not for being tragic.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Providing sanctuary violates…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Letter writer George Schneider says that endorsing Oregon's sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants is a violation of the U.S. Constitution's…

LETTERS: City, contractors applauded for paving

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
This time the contractors and the city of Gresham employees did a great job of letting us know what was happening and doing the job quickly

JUST IMMIGRATION REFORM:Real solutions set aside…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Eddy Morales says unwarranted fear and a romanticized view of the past drive today's anti-immigrant mindset. Morales wants to counter that image with…

OUR OPINION: Troutdale council's decision serves…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Outlook publisher agrees with the Troutdale City Council on it denial of a developer's request for zoning changes involving property at the…

Fairview City Council wisely takes slow road on…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We commend Fairview council for taking time to gather input before making decision

Our Opinion: Concussion effort needs schools' help

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If educators truly care about the safety of the kids they teach, they should provide the requested records promptly so that this collaborative,…

COMMENTS: Mr. Gresham is area's extraordinary…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The following comments were posted on The Outlook's Facebook page and website recently.

Wanted: Business leaders to attend prosperity forum

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Those conversations evolved into the East Metro Economic Prosperity Forum, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.

School choice leads to student success

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I've watched how partial tuition scholarships, funded by private donors in our community, have changed the trajectories of our students' lives.

Adventist, OHSU parternship transforming healthcare

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We recently established a significant partnership with OHSU to integrate our clinical activities.

It's the law: Your kids can walk to school

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Keep your focus on making sure that your children are facing tasks and obstacles that include calculated risks.

Bruce Broussard speaks for all of us

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Our readers also wonder who will pay to operate the homeless navigation center and shelter announced for the Pearl District.

My View: We need to make real climate progress

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
This Earth Day, Congress should recommit to doing more. We need to make real climate progress, strengthen environmental and natural resource…

Mark Johnson pays price for putting his foot in his…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Let this be a lesson to all of those who serve at the discretion of the voting public, or who play roles in shaping the opinions of those who govern:

LETTER: I was a freshman when GHS was built in 1939

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I remember the construction very vividly, especially in my history class where we had a bird's-eye view of the construction going on.

OPINION: Tariffs on newsprint will hurt American…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The tariffs on Canadian newsprint put 600,000 jobs at peril across the United States, in addition to eroding a valuable source of respected community…

LETTER: Fairview sells out to developers

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters From Readers: My vote is for Anna Williams writes Mark Thomas of Hood River.

COMMENTS: Some question necessity of special session

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More comments from this story: Cochran Road bridge work to place another culvert.

A few things I don't understand

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Why do some dogs never tire of chasing a ball? Why do so many drivers think a stop sign really just means slow down?

Our Opinion: County shouldn't sell Wapato yet, but…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
After spending nearly $100 million on the never-used jail, the county should reject selling it for $5 million

Trillium Lake might be misnamed and other amazing…

Sandy Post - Opinion
Paul Keller pens his column - 'Beneath Wy'east' - from his home in the shadow of Mount Hood.

LETTERS: Currie's blame for gun violence unsupported

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Why the double standard by the Legislature, Why is it corporate America's fault??

Honor King, fight for social justice

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Honor King this April 4 by finding ways to join the fight for social justice and human progress. As King said, it is not about whether you succeed…

Matthews embodies ideals of the perfect public…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The words 'thank you' insufficiently convey the gratitude we have for his amazing contributions.

LETTERS: Scholarship recipient missed in Outlook…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Aurora Del Val understands needs of District 52 in East Gresham and Hood River County.

The Welches true crime story heard 'round the world

Sandy Post - Opinion
I'm going to share all of the details that Cliff asked the media not to reveal back in the mid-1980s.

LETTERS: A 'horrible' day, night for MCSO deputies

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Nesbit makes good point regarding NRA funding, Del Val will bridge gap that divides Oregonians.

LETTERS: Bakers were in the wrong business

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Lawmakers disregard will of Oregon voters, Bakers were in the wrong business.

It's not just basketball at Damascus Christian

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Damascus Christian also does well in soccer and volleyball, notes Principal Davidson.

Changes won't stop school shootings, but they'll…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Following retailers' lead, and limiting gun sales to those 21 and older, is a start.

COMMENTS: 238th Drive rebuild plan spooks area…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Comments: OSU study: Snowpack declines across the West, Gresham's business past comes alive.

Our Opinion: Legislative session worthy of praise

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Because this is 2018 - an even-numbered year - the Legislature is supposed to eschew complicated legislation in favor of making mid-biennium budget…

My View: TriMet execs must rethink light rail

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
TriMet's ridership is in a steady decline. It peaked in fiscal 2012 and ridership has dropped in each of the past three years. Only 2.4 percent of…

I will not carry a gun into school

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Students are demanding an answer to their question, but arming teachers is not that answer.

LETTERS: Columnist invents facts to support her…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
An open letter to Outlook columnist Sharon Nesbit from a veteran and NRA member.

Insurance frustration is dangerous to your health

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We have to do something about our rising healthcare costs, writes a local doctor.

Remembering Tony Kneidek and the Marmot Road deer

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Through eavesdropping and osmosis, Tony made me a better reporter, writes columnist Paul Keller.

My View: Oregon must lead on protecting climate

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregonians poised to reap economic, health, and quality-of-life benefits from Clean Energy Jobs bill

My View: Cap-and-trade could harm manufacturing

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon manufacturers share our state's passion for environmental protection.

Our Opinion: A solution to 'bummer gun' journalism

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As newsrooms shrank during and since the last recession and readers turned to their phones for news, coverage skewed toward what was easy, cheap and…

LETTER: Beverage tax threatens small business…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I sell many items that would be included in this tax: soda, juice, energy drinks, coffees and teas.

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Beaverton Valley Times - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Gresham Elks join nationwide celebration of 150…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks founded on pledge to support youths, veterans.

OPINION: Sen. Kruse may be gone, but were lessons…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Kruse said he didn't want to change his behavior because he didn't know which women had complained.

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