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July 10, 2014

Gresham: A city that shows it cares

by (none)
In spite of budget cuts that decimated the city’s parks department in recent years, Gresham has found a way to increase amenities for its citizens for this summer and many summers to come.…
June 26, 2014

Gun ownership rules best left to Legislature

by Steve Brown
In the next couple weeks, you will probably begin to hear and read a lot more news coverage regarding a Multnomah County ordinance allowing the district attorney to bring charges against adults…
June 13, 2014

Thoughtful approach needed to reduce violence

by Steve Brown
How do you make sense of the senseless? You don’t. It’s impossible. I won’t try. Certainly, the staff of The Outlook — and really, all of the member news organizations of the Pamplin Media Group…
June 13, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Steve Brown
June 13, 2014 Wood Village businesses support Reynolds students, parents The active shooting at Reynolds High School on June 10 will long be remembered in the Wood Village portion of the…
Steve Spinnett
June 04, 2014

Damascus has one plan to put before voters in November

by Steve Spinnett
On Feb. 27, 2014, the Damascus City Council approved an ordinance that included language to put forward one comprehensive land-use plan on the November ballot. The ordinance stated that if…
June 04, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Steve Brown
May 3, 2014 Fairview’s festival gets a little bit stronger Fairview on the Green is the signature event for the city of Fairview. Going on its eighth year, it had a rocky transition to private…
May 30, 2014

Comp Plan II: It only gets more messy from here

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Outlook Editorial If you thought the May 20 primary election was a disappointment for Damascus, then buy your popcorn and tickets and get in line because it’s time for Comp Plan II (the sequel):…
CHRIS HAWES
May 30, 2014

Damascus council betrays citizens' trust

by Chris Hawes
Having seen the results of the May 20 primary election, it defies my understanding that the Damascus City Council could consider moving forward with any of the failed comp plans. Each was…
May 16, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Steve Brown
May 16, 2014 City listened to the will of the people I’m writing to respond to those who’ve asked why the city of Gresham doesn’t stick with the monthly police, fire and parks fee. The Gresham…
DAVID WENZEL
May 14, 2014

Modern culture ignores need for human connections

by Dave Wenzel
Parenting column Every few years I come across a book which is not written for marketing purposes, or to sell you something else. Rather, it’s an actual embodiment of someone’s life work. It’s…

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May 14, 2014

Damascus needs 50 percent turnout in election

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Endorsement It would be difficult — no, it would be impossible — to sum up in one word what needs to happen in Damascus to bring peace to this embattled community. But there is one thing that…
May 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by Steve Brown
for May 13, 2014 Measure will fund critical services As a former Gresham city councilor, I would urge you to support Measure 26-157 to provide stable funding for police and fire protection in…
May 14, 2014

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Corbett School District; Corbett Charter School Adults behaving badly harms students Randy Trani, the district superintendent, and Bob Dunton, the charter administrator, have been arguing…
May 14, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Steve Brown
Gresham Public Safety Levy: Measure 26-157 Gresham has changed; so should its funding As a Gresham native, I have distinct memories of our city dating back to when it was largely rural, primarily…




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