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OUTLOOK PHOTO: ANNE ENDICOTT - Days for Girls is a global movement to provide feminine hygiene kits to girls in countries where they are forced to stay home from school during their monthly cycle. Each handmade drawstring bag carries the international organization's logo.
February 23, 2017

Beautiful things come together a stitch at a time

by Anne Endicott
Handmade hygiene kits bring hope to young girls in Damascus.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Most of the attendees at a trail open house were residents of Troutdale, according to this map placed at the event by Metro regional government staff.
February 23, 2017

Trail feedback mostly oppositional at open house

by Zane Sparling
Proposed path would close gap in 40 Mile Loop system.
KOIN PHOTO - Deputies seized $2 million in meth Wednesday night during Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's biggest drug bust, February 22, 2017
February 23, 2017

Large meth, heroin bust includes Gresham arrest

by The Outlook
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office found and seized 90 to 100 pounds of methamphetamine.


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Tong Road meets Highway 224 a few miles east of Carver.
February 23, 2017

Landslide repairs close Highway 224 at Tong Road

by Emily Lindstrand
The Oregon Department of Transportation estimates the closure will last several weeks while engineers make lasting repairs in the vicinity of seven landslidea.
CONTRIBUTED - Corbett crews have been going through training drills to perfect the process of attaching the Auto Pulse machine.
February 24, 2017

Corbett Fire Department buys lifesaving CPR equipment

by Christopher Keizur
Corbett crews have been going through training drills to perfect the process of attaching the Auto Pulse machine.
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA -  A Mandelli machine at Boeings plant in Gresham uses a robot to pluck the correct milling spindle and put them into place to fashion a wing component.
February 23, 2017

Boeing brings new system production to Gresham

by Christopher Keizur
Facility will fabricate wing flap actuation components for commercial aircraft
POLICE PHOTO - Miguel Gomez, 21
February 23, 2017

Naked man arrested after allegedly invading East Portland apartment

by Christopher Keizur
Resident escapes with two children on Feb. 18 at the Village Garden Apartments.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The renovations to the station will eventually lead to a safer and more inviting stop, with better lighting, shelters and warning strips.
February 23, 2017

City Hall MAX stop to close for renovations

by Christopher Keizur
TriMet: Station work to be completed by early summer in Gresham.
More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 22, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Rachelle Dixon is excited to represent East Multnomah County while serving on the Executive Board.
February 24, 2017

A new political voice for East Multnomah County

by Christopher Keizur
Dixon to serve as vice chair for democrats here in East County.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Alicia Gonzalez and two of her daughters made tissue paper flowers and the girls immediately put them in their hair at Hogan Cedars 'Celebrating Our Community' night.
February 23, 2017

Hogan Cedars Elementary celebrates Hispanic culture

by Teresa Carson
Folkloric dancers were a hit with families at Elementary School event.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Some of CAL's students pose with teacher Chris Engstrom (holding check) and Chris Holden or KCR Manufacturing (left of Engstrom) and Derrick Warren of Selway Machine Tools.
February 23, 2017

CAL gets $2,000 donation to fund testing

by Teresa Carson
Students can take national certification test in metalworking at Center for Advanced Learning.
WIKIPEDIA - A painting made with light.
February 23, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Teens can try light painting

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: New summer camp added at Nadaka Park, Early childhood program open
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 23, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Bill proposes 10-cent refunds even if purchasers only paid 5 cents.
CONTRIBUTED - A 3-D rendering shows the proposed design of the Burnside Street Bike and Transit Community.
February 23, 2017

Multiple-use building planned near MAX stop

by Zane Sparling
Rockwood complex to include two storefronts, three floors of apartments.
KOIN 6 PHOTO - The new budget biennium begins July 1.
February 23, 2017

Projections boost state coffers by nearly $200 million

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
$92 million more in revenue could make dent in projected shortfall.
OPB PHOTO - A UPS delivery driver.
February 23, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Gresham, Boring UPS drivers honored

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Fatal crash claims three in Damascus, Wallace names new medical chief
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Laid out like a wagon wheel, this plant-filled atrium serves as the central hub of the home. This innovative design brings daylight into every corner of the home.
February 24, 2017

Country life in the city's heart

by Zane Sparling
Three bedroom home in gated community bought for $800,000.
EO MEDIA GROUP - A linear irrigation system operates in a corn field in Oregon's Willamette Valley. State water regulators want to increase water rights transaction fees by 15.88 percent over four years, the third hike since 2009.
February 23, 2017

Oregon water regulators propose third transaction fee hike

by Matuesz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
House Bill calls for nearly 16 percent increase over four years.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Anne Marshall, who attends the single mom's group, sits with her daughter before a recent meeting started.
February 21, 2017

Graceful Support

by Teresa Carson
Single mothers create a sense of community through weekly gatherings.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks Saturday, Feb. 18, to about 1,500 people at a town hall meeting in the Oregon City High School gym.
February 21, 2017

Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

by Peter Wong
Senator Wyden says public should have access to federal inquiry.
COURTESY METRO - Gresham withdrew from Metro's planning process after negative feedback from neighbors.
February 21, 2017

Five routes proposed for Troutdale Trail

by Zane Sparling
Planners to solicit citizen feedback on Wednesday night at church.
FILE GRAPHIC - Cryptosporidium lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals.
February 21, 2017

Water worries ease in Gresham, Fairview

by Zane Sparling
'Crypto' detection switches sources to wells for Gresham, Fairview residents.
FILE PHOTO - MBank CEO and President Jef Baker.
February 21, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Riverview completes merger with MBank

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Route changes coming to bus Line 87, Gresham officers provide clothes to homeless
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Students from Mr. Bice's fourth-grade class gather to congratulate Aiden Gardiner, the winner of the East Orient Elementary School spelling bee.
February 21, 2017

Spelling bee at East Orient was r-i-v-e-t-i-n-g

by Teresa Carson
Winner Aiden Gardiner will go to regionals later this spring.
FILE PHOTO - Nadaka Nature Park.
February 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: New summer camp added at Nadaka Park

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: GHS's yearbook wins award, Have your say on school standards.
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
February 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Transit workers haul a damaged pickup off the MAX Blue Line on Monday, Feb. 20 in Gresham.
February 20, 2017

Truck driver cited in MAX accident at 185th in Gresham

by Teresa Carson
TriMet warns of delays, buses shuttling riders between 172nd and Cleveland stops
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Oregon City resident Curtis Sowell
February 20, 2017

Three die in Damascus-area crash on Saturday

by Raymond Rendleman
The crash claimed the lives of Happy Valley resident Brenna Collacchi, 21, Oregon City resident Curtis Sowell, 16, and Drew Noble, 21, of Cove, a town in Eastern Oregon.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Sebastian Dirringer of Cornforth Consulting examines core samples taken from the levee, while Raymundo Dimas-Barerra and Roberto Schroeder of WEstern States Soil Conservation Inc.  prepare a boring machine using the massive bits laying on the ground.
January 27, 2017

UPDATE: Columbia levee inspections to affect Marine Drive traffic

by Zane Sparling
Drillers test soil, slope stability on flood protection system in East County.
COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Dirck Morgan White
February 20, 2017

Suspect in Waxenfelter murder arraigned

by Emily Lindstrand
Dirck Morgan White's murder trial will begin in May. He is accused of killing Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.
COURTESY GRAPHIC - Clackamas County
February 21, 2017

Clackamas board seeks grant for courthouse planning

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners has taken a first step toward a long-planned new courthouse, even though it will not become a reality for several more years.
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - The Rockwood Library has a display on Black History Month designed to entice young readers to learn about the country's past.
February 16, 2017

The making of a melting pot

by Teresa Carson and Christopher Keizur
Area citizens, leaders make Black History Month a time for reflection, learning and looking forward.
COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Former state Sen. Avel Gordly entered the state legislature with high hopes that a new report on racial disparities would spur laws to reform the criminal justice system. Twenty-five years later, shes still waiting.
February 16, 2017

Will it be different this time? Lawmakers try to break cycle of racial injustice

by Kate Willson and John Schrag
Efforts to curb criminal justice disparities in Oregon have failed before. Will it be different this time?

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COURTESY: KATE WILLSON - Darrell Millner says its no wonder that many minorities dont trust police in Oregon, given the long history of asking law enforcement officers to carry out discriminatory laws.
Feb 16, 2017

Exclusion laws & poll taxes: Oregon's unquiet history of racial…

by Kate Willson
Tensions between residents of color and police started early in Oregon - and had plenty of support.
PMG PHOTO - A 1945 City Club of Portland report recommended reducing racial tensions by requiring the city's all-white police force receive training to promote greater "tolerance and understanding." The police chief showed a "lack of enthusiasm" for the idea.
Feb 16, 2017

Race and justice in Oregon: A timeline

by Pamplin Media Group
This timeline shows the complex history of race and justice in Portland.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - As the teachers stood in the cold, some supportive drivers honked and waved in encouragement.
Feb 16, 2017

Reynolds teachers rally to support rights of immigrants

by Teresa Carson
East County Educators concerned about Trump policy's affect on students.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A 1911 photograph shows an unidentified black man standing on a Gresham street corner, thought to be the first African-American to live in Gresham. Historical archives refer to the man as Charlie Rivers, although the claim is unverified.
Feb 16, 2017

Where's the black history in Gresham?

by Zane Sparling
Newspapers, official sources declined to chronicle lives of African-Americans in East County.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Paul Coakely
Feb 16, 2017

Coakley to lead Centennial School District

by Teresa Carson
Interim to fill Sam Breyer's former superintendent role in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Elkhorn Ranch was built by John Roberts in 1868, on a parcel of land he bought for $500.
Feb 16, 2017

'Elkhorn Ranch' gives glimpse into past

by Christopher Keizur
One of the oldest homes in Gresham is falling into disrepair.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - An appreciative resident of Cherry Park Plaza admires a Valentine's Day missive deliverd by a Wilkes Elmentary School first-grader.
Feb 16, 2017

FIRST-GRADERS share valentines with seniors

by Teresa Carson
Wilkes first-graders deliver songs, cards to Cherry Park Plaza residents.
FILE PHOTO - The certification program is conducted and supported by the Audubon Society of Portland
Feb 17, 2017

Transform the world in your own backyard

by Christopher Keizur
Backyard Habitat Certification Program offers support in creating a sustainable sanctuary
COURTESY GRAPHIC - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
Feb 16, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - Tools and snacks will be provided.
Feb 16, 2017

Work party slated for Johnson Creek

by Pamplin Media Group
This is a family-friendly event and all experience levels are welcome.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - An RV was destroyed around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 in Troutdale.
Feb 16, 2017

Two homeless after RV catches on fire

by Zane Sparling
Blaze destroys vehicle parked on Northwest Dunbar Avenue in Troutdale.
COURTESY GRAPHIC - Gresham Vista Business Park.
Feb 16, 2017

Gresham's industrial sector numbers stronger than ever

by Christopher Keizur
980 jobs created, 35 expansions to existing businesses, 600,000 square feet added in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Subaur is located at 1925 East Powell Boulevard.
Feb 16, 2017

Janitor foils robbery at Gresham Subaru

by Zane Sparling
Police return $8,500 in stolen goods to local car dealership
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - A man was pinned in this full-size van after it crashed at the intersection of 242nd Avenue and Hoffmeister Road
Feb 16, 2017

Hoffmeister Road crash sends injured man to hospital

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire frees victim trapped in a van; hazmat unit dispatched to protect a nearby waterway from a large diesel spill that occurred
COURTESY YOUTUBE - Did your child make the grade?
Feb 16, 2017

Metro East Web Academy announces honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
Did your child make the grade? Click here to find out:
FILE PHOTO - Bzzzz!
Feb 16, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Help save the bees at Vance Park work party

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Bargain book buyer's bonanza set for St. Henry Parish, Can you do-si-do?
COURTESY PHOTO - Okay Hill stands at Ground Zero in New York, New York during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For the record, 'Okay' is a family name, passed on from Hill's grandfather.
Feb 16, 2017

Wood Village volunteer assists evacuation efforts near…

by Zane Sparling
Okay Hill likes to lend a hand when disasters affect people.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A Portland firefighter speaks to students at Alder Elmentary School about fire safety and what takes place in her job.
Feb 16, 2017

Alder Elementary students see careers in action

by Teresa Carson
Career day continues school's commitment to a 'culture of college and career.'
COURTESY GRAPHIC - This is what the new Fairview Elementary School will look like when it is completed.
Feb 16, 2017

Reynolds moving ahead on school construction

by Teresa Carson
District wants local and minority contractors to help with new school build.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Demarco 'Buddy' Streeter, 30.
Feb 15, 2017

Man linked to Gresham murder arrested in Vancouver

by Christopher Keizur
Demarco 'Buddy' Streeter, 30, arrested in connection the shooting death of Harry Deonte Brogdon Jr.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Police are looking for at least 3 suspects accused of breaking into Centennial Middle School for 3 consecutive nights, February 14, 2017
Feb 15, 2017

Police investigating Centennial Middle School robberies

by Christopher Keizur
Three break-ins lead to electronics being taken from the school.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham-area teachers rally in front of the East County Courthouse Monday in support of education funding and related topics.
Feb 17, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Gresham area teachers rally in front of courthouse

by Pamplin Media Group
Teachers urge support for education funding while protesting Trump administration immigration policies
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Nancy's Flowers staffer Bethany Ryan inspects a long-stemmed rose Monday, one day before Valentine's Day.
Feb 14, 2017

Saying it with flowers on Valentine's Day

by Teresa Carson
Red roses still rule on Valentine's Day - the holiday of love.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Ed Gray and Nancy Ashley decided to become home providers with Second Home for a student without stable living conditions to help her graduate high school.
Feb 14, 2017

Gresham couple gives student 'Second Home'

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham-Barlow School District program helps homeless students graduate high school.