Blue Thumbs get hands dirty at Blue Lake

Blue Thumbs get hands dirty at Blue Lake

Quietly working under the mid-morning sun, a group of four young volunteers shovel mulch from one...

Budding business provides earthy alternative

Budding business provides earthy alternative

Estacada native opens Gresham's first medical marijuana dispensary. Following a car accident she...

Help the hungry by eating out Aug. 25

Help the hungry by eating out Aug. 25

Area restaurants donating proceeds to SnowCap charities Buying dinner at a Portland or East...

High on the hog?

High on the hog?

Watchdog group blasts school district for equity training expenses “All white people are...

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Students and parents line up to receive free backpacks and school supplies at an I Have A Dream event at Alder Elementary School Thursday, Aug. 27.
September 01, 2015

Backpack Bash helps students with school supplies

by Katy Sword
For many low-income students, the start of the school year can be more stressful than exciting. Returning to class means lists of school supplies, that sometimes, their families cannot afford.…
September 01, 2015

Food festival on tap at Blue Lake

by Katy Sword
On any summer day, families from different cultures and countries can be found strolling through Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Ellen Wyoming, Metro senior community engagement coordinator, said…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KATHERINE NUGENT - Volunteers and Pastor George Powell gathered for a short service at Centennial Middle School before heading out to Serve the City.
September 01, 2015

'Being the Church' by serving the community

by (none)
In lieu of normal Sunday services, nearly 1,000 congregants from Abundant Life Church went out into the community Aug. 30, doing service projects for the local schools and community…
August 28, 2015

Wilkes East residents say 'no' to apartments

by Jodi Weinberger
Residents in the Wilkes East neighborhood are objecting to a 64-unit apartment complex to be built at Northeast Halsey Street and 165th Avenue, both because of the density and the fear of…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - David Perry of OpenFab PDX demonstrates a 3D printer while Yenni Cazares of Girls Inc!, examines a plastic violin Perry printed himself.
August 28, 2015

A space for exploration

by Jodi Weinberger
A new space to learn is coming to the Rockwood Library. Officials with Multnomah County, the library’s funding entity, broke ground for the 1,000-saquare-foot addition on Wednesday, Aug. 26.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
August 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September…
August 28, 2015

Three arrested in robbery

by Jodi Weinberger
Police arrested three men in connection to an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, 18014 S.E. Stark St., on Wednesday, Aug. 26. About 4:55 a.m. a clerk at the Plaid Pantry called police to report…
August 28, 2015

Troutdale joins group to review Columbia River levee system

by Katy Sword
Albeit somewhat grudgingly, the Troutdale City Council has elected to officially support Oregon Solutions’ effort to seek accreditation of flood-prevention embankments. “This is a project that’s…
August 28, 2015

Empty fire station raises questions following Aug. 18 Damascus…

by Jodi Weinberger
Following a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 18, that damaged a professional building in Damascus, many residents had one question: why were the fire trucks next door to the burning building just sitting…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CONFLUENCE - This bird blind is one of six projects along the Columbia River installed by Confulence, intended to connect art and education.
August 25, 2015

River restoration, 100 acres at a time

by Katy Sword
Restoring the Sandy River Delta has been likened to tending an overgrown garden, albeit a much larger garden than most are used to. “The Delta is about 1,500 acres, right where the Sandy River…

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Aug 25, 2015

Education council grant will set focus on outreach

by Katy Sword
Northwest Family Services has a long history of working with disengaged youth, but thanks to a recent grant from the Department of Education Youth Development Council, the organization will be…
Raymond Young
Aug 25, 2015

Fairview appoints Raymond Young as municipal court judge

by Katy Sword
After delaying the selection process earlier this year to interview replacement city councilors, the Fairview City Council at its Wednesday, Aug. 19, meeting, was finally able to select a new…
Aug 24, 2015

Gresham man arrested in alleged apartment arson

by Jodi Weinberger
GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A 29-year-old man is charged with first-degree arson, reckless burning, reckless endangering, and possession of methamphetamine after a fire was reported over the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An Tuesday, Aug. 18, fire at two Damascus busineses caused extensive damage to one of the city's few commercial buildings along Highway 212. The blaze was started when a truck backed into a juniper bush and quickly spread from there.
Aug 21, 2015

Brush fire damages Damascus businesses

by Jodi Weinberger
In Pub 212, the acrid smell of smoke nearly overtook the usual mix of beer and French fries on Wednesday, Aug. 19, as regulars looked through the windows to the professional building just south…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Donovan Smith has started his own line of clothing based on his experiences growing up as an African-American in Portland.
Aug 21, 2015

Local clothing line fights gentrification

by Max Denning
Donovan Smith went to a hip-hop concert last spring at the Blue Monk, a bar on Southeast Belmont that shut down a short time afterward. On this evening, however, the headliner — a Portland…
Aug 21, 2015

Residents chime in on paying City Council

by Jodi Weinberger
Conversations on how to compensate the Gresham City Council continue to draw criticism from residents. About half a dozen residents attended the Finance Committee meeting at City Hall on…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: KATY SWORD - Local 3132 union members gathered outside the Troutdale City Hall June 23, armed with signs protesting health care cuts.
Aug 21, 2015

Troutdale workers take first step toward potential strike

by Katy Sword
Local 3132 of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Troutdale has been gathering force for the past few months as labor negotiations with the city continue, but the…
Aug 21, 2015

Second Home needs providers for high schooler housing program

by Katy Sword
When Tara Cleland saw a presentation on the Second Home program in Beaverton, she knew she needed to bring it to East Multnomah County. Cleland oversees East Metro Mediation and hopes to connect…
Aug 21, 2015

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information comes from the public records of the Fairview Police Department: Arrests Kevin Toler, 24, of Fairview, was arrested July 10 on a felony warrant from Washington County.…
Aug 21, 2015

Parks district advocates present concept

by Alexandra Wallachy
Springwater Parks and Community District members are seeking to enhance recreational options in East Multnomah County with a fervor not unlike that of Leslie Knope from “Parks & Recreation,” the…



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