Gresham's Opinions

December 26, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Dec.26, 2014 Thank a cop for their service and sacrifice At this time of year I always reflect back on my 36 years of law enforcement and realize how fortunate, blessed and proud I am to have…
December 26, 2014

Contribute to the fight against Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome

by Mikel Kelly
Hi there. I'm the official non-attorney spokesperson for a nonprofit organization formed to protect those suffering from Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome. What is CHLS, you ask? Well, let me tell…
December 26, 2014

Jobs report rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
Outlook Editorial If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of…
December 17, 2014

Lawmakers must show caution with blueprint for schools

by Pamplin Media Group
Outlook Editorial The 2015-17 budget proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of both addition and subtraction. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some important,…
John Ludlow
December 17, 2014

Metro headed in wrong direction on I-205

by John Ludlow
Interstate 205 has only two travel lanes from Oregon City to the Stafford exit. Interstate 205 has only 5.9 miles of two lanes in each direction out of its 37-mile length through Oregon and…
December 12, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
December 12, 2014 Another successful SnowCap event A huge thank you to Larry Schwartz, branch manager of RiverView Bank, for hosting one of the best events in town for such a worthy cause, the…
December 12, 2014

Body cameras offer unbiased window into police actions

by (none)
Outlook Editorial It would have been humorous had it not been so disappointing. It was last week when Don't Shoot Portland protesters came to Gresham with the important mission of raising…
December 02, 2014

Remember to shop local this holiday season

by Steve Brown
Black Friday — or is that Black Thanksgiving? Who can keep track? — is just a memory by now; the holiday shopping season has shifted into high gear. Here’s what to expect for the next three…
December 02, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by (none)
Dec. 2, 204 Help save My Sister’s House Our home facility is being sold and we have until March to find a way to remain open as the only transitional housing specifically for women and children…
December 01, 2014

Mission accomplished: Tattered flags coming down

by Pamplin Media Group
East County loves its American flags. That’s a safe conclusion considering the outpouring of response we received in the week since we posted a photo of a tattered American flag on our website,…

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The Rev. Vergil Brown
Dec 01, 2014

A response to Ferguson: grief, frustration, fear, hope

by Vergil Brown
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by the Rev. Vergil Brown contains a racial slur that is necessary to the context of his message. I and many other African Americans are saddled with grief as we…
Nov 21, 2014

Letters to the editor

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Nov. 21, 2014 Support in election greatly appreciated At this time of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation, gratitude and thanks to the greater Gresham…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - This American flag was flying in this condition at a well-known Gresham landmark earlier this week. Do you think this is unimportant or cause for alarm?
Nov 20, 2014

How do you feel about this?

by (none)
Earlier this week the phone rang in The Outlook's newsroom. The caller was a local woman who wanted to express her disappointment in how the American flag was being displayed at a well-known…
Nov 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Pamplin Media Group
Nov. 18, 2014 We do our best to make smart decisions Whenever bad weather hits the Portland region, schools throughout the area have tough decisions to make. Because weather conditions can be…
Nov 20, 2014

Your donations needed this holiday season

by Steve Brown
Outlook Editorial There could have been no better beginning to the holiday season than to learn of the overwhelming generosity of one Gresham family with the help of Gresham Ford. If you missed…
Dave Wenzel
Oct 29, 2014

A common occurrence: Life in the blender

by Dave Wenzel
Hollis and I parent what is known as a “blended” family. Blended in the sense that both of us were widowed, we met and married. I brought four kids in, she brought two (something she…




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