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 management

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, French this…

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 schools

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 sense

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 justice is…

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

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

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 governor

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 writing'

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 20,000…

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 the wrong…

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 doesn't work

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 U.S.…

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 fear,…

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 residents'…

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 parking

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 citizen

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.

OPINION: Judge sets price too low on public safety

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It should come as no surprise that Judge Skye has not offered an explanation for her decision.

Comments: New attack ad slams Gov. Brown on day…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The following comments were taken from The Outlook's Facebook page and website.

Hospitals are getting better all the time - even in…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The main reason, of course, is drugs; the patient is loaded with them, writes our columnist.

Editorial: Governor right to focus on jobs in her…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Unemployment may be at record lows right now, but not everybody is experiencing the boom.

My View: Single-payer health care cuts costs

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Insurance administrators are not evil. They are, rather, a product of our uniquely dysfunctional health care system.

Mark your calendars for March 23 gala

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The event supports Home For Our Troops, which builds and donates custom homes for post-9/11 veterans.

Don't be scared - be prepared

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It's more likely an earthquake will hit the Northwest than a nuclear ballistic missile launched by North Korea.

COMMENTS: Homeless campers plan to resist city…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
These comments were posted on The Outlook's website and Facebook page. Here's what people are saying

Grad rates rise: Take a bow

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Great job Centennial, Gresham, Barlow, Reynolds and Springwater Trail high schools!

Wolves are here, are we ready for them?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The people who hunt big game are angry and frustrated with the surge in the wolf population.

My View: Cap-and-trade won't help environment

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Housing supply is lagging demand because we've created so many barriers to housing construction.

My View: Troutdale curb plan puts squeeze on parking

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Saul Pompello is owner and operator of Ristorante Di Pompello in downtown Troutdale.

OPINION: Trump protest planned at PDX airport

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, demonstration is at an officially permitted free-speech zone.

LETTER: Our traffic dilemma

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Regarding 'To toll or not to toll?' (published Dec. 19 in the Business Tribune):

What's the chance of a woman president?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's holding women back? Both structural and cultural barriers keep women from advancing.

COMMENTS: County smothers wood burning on bad air…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The following comments were gleaned from stories posted to The Outlook's website and Facebook page.

Let's talk about REAL education reforms

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon is failing its public school students. We've known about this for years.

First step taken at solving danger on 223rd Avenue

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
In the spirit of being a good neighbor, Union Pacific should consider bringing money to the table.

Jenny Glass: Building the community

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Rosewood Initiative says more transit, child care needed in borderlands of Gresham, Portland.

My View: Top 10 Oregon poll findings of 2017

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Despite everything that went on, Oregonians in every corner of the state remained consistent.

Our Opinion: Shore up levee before it's too late

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The Portland area needs to learn from the experiences in New Orleans and Houston.

My View: Health care tax doesn't pass fairness test

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We're proud to stand up for the 1.2 million Oregonians without a lobbyist, who aren't beholden to special interests.

Though not deadly, let's not resort to name calling

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Don't call people names no matter how mad you are at the time. It never makes things better.

Avoiding a New Year's hangover, the American…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As soon as he uttered 'five minutes,' I knew we were in for a long, strange trip.

COMMENTS: Deborah Kafoury called on to resign over…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The following comments were made to stories that appear on The Outlook's website and Facebook.

A new kind of resolution: recycle

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
There are two main ways we can ruin recycling, writes editor Leslie Pugmire Hole.

New leader must get TriMet back on track

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Of course, congestion is a real problem, so the state Legislature also mandated congestion pricing.

MEASURE 101: Voters should OK tax increase

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Despite what proponents say, Measure 101 is not a referendum on public employee pensions.

Secretary of State: Oregon fails 1 in 4 students

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon students deserve a world-class education. We can do better. We must do better.

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