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 success

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I sell many items that would be included in this tax: soda, juice, energy drinks, coffees and teas.

Gresham Elks join nationwide celebration of 150 years

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 learned?

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 care issues

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 Seattle

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 address

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 eviction 

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 days

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 (Airlines) way

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 epithet

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.

Quit boasting about how great it is to live here

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
And other NEW YEAR'S GRIPES from Paul Keller, a former editor of the Sandy Post newspaper.

Sexual harassment a long-overdue conversation

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Many men in power will remember this as the year that their pasts caught up to them.

So long, 2017 ...

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
This list represents a few of the stories that have either nagged me or tugged at my heart strings.

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Francis Pharcellus Church's reply has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Let's collaborate on support for public education

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Boards may again face decisions of cutting back instructional time and laying off teachers.

Letter: Troutdale City Councilors won't rein themselves in

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Politicians aren't known for doing anything that 'reins in' themselves, argues Paul Wilcox.

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

We can stop the tragedy of homeless school children

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The highest rates of homelessness among school children can be found in rural school districts.

Editorial: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key.

LETTERS: Hate is a value we shouldn't live without

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Vera Katz blazed a trail worthy of admiration, writes Lynn Snodgrass.

Rockwood Rising: Breaking cycle of poverty

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The notion that Rockwood Rising will result in higher rents is unfounded, we argue.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program but Wyden vows to fight.

Union Pacific sidesteps inspection query

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
After an Outlook editorial on Dec. 5, Union Pacific fires back regarding Fairview railroad bridge.

Light rail: Delayed vote may be best of bad options

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The new lightrail line isn't only needed inside Washington County: All of the metro region needs it.

LETTERS: Women just assume harassment is normal

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Solutions for homeless students, Citizenship in the U.S. has its responsibilities.

Stranded alone on the farm with grandmother

Sandy Post - Opinion
BENEATH WY'EAST: Sandy Post columnist Paul Keller reminisces about the heritage of his family's bucolic farm near Silverton, Ore.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

My View: What my father taught me about women

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
For whatever good there might be in me, I give thanks to my mother, grandfather and uncle.

Union Pacific has some explaining to do

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The railroad has not provided enough information on the extent of its inspection of the earthen foundation below a trestle that crosses Fairview…

When it's time to say me too

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I had become jaded and thought of sexual harassment as the price of being female on this planet.

Urban-growth boundary contributes to metro area…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
UGB hinders Portland metro area's ability to build housing on completely buildable land

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

Congress can no longer stay mum on guns

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
As massacres continue to mount across the country, House and Senate must have a frank discussion.

Simple policy reforms can reverse Oregon's…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon's median family income is 20 percent lower than the nation, writes our guest columnist.

Metro role in affordable housing is uncertain

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The dreaded G word - gentrification - was raised by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and others.

Our Opinion: Superfund cleanup must not be delayed

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which credibility is key.

My View: Medicaid suffers from failed leadership

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We need bipartisan leadership to ensure accountability and to regain taxpayer trust.

Math speaks volumes on managing devices

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
If you don't find that 10 hours of screen time per day somewhat distressing, then keep scrolling.

Smart gun control laws make positive difference

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Candidate for governor Knute Buehler has said gun laws won't make a difference.

LETTERS: Beverage tax would harm local businesses

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Please help SnowCap Communite Charities with food donations, writes Alyson Huntting

Tolling could eliminate congestion

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Value pricing is necessary because our current system cannot address congestion.

Shopping local builds better communities

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
When your shopping dollars are spent locally, you help support local events and initiatives.

Hey, world? Feel free to stop sharing loudly

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We're supposed to be civilized, people! Start acting like it, for pete's sake!

Help make Fill-A-Bag a success in 2017

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Last year the drive raised the equivalent of 875,000 pounds of food for SnowCap Community Charities.

LETTER: Living History Day lifts up local vets

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
'I especially wish to thank The Outlook for the excellent coverage of this important event.'

Veterans deserve support every day

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Veterans have given us freedom, security and the greatest nation on earth, America.

Double your contributions to local art with tax…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon Cultural Trust estimates that only 10% of donors claim the tax credit on their returns.

LETTERS: Beverage tax will hurt businesses

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Term limits needed for Troutdale council, Outlook keeps the heat on ICE.

Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Class sizes are about to get even bigger due to the coming explosion in costs from PERS.

Rockwood housing: Is anyone listening?

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
None of my friends and neighbors were aware of the Rockwood Rising project until now.

LETTERS: Motorcyclists should learn to share the…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Letters: Just move people to East County, writes Tim Tommas of Southeast Portland.

Clean Energy Jobs bill = healthy kids, communities

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It makes sense to promote cleaner air because families with low incomes are exposed to pollution.

Media outlets partner on youth concussion project

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Public help sought to support effort, gather data and stories for investigating series

'I'm a sea fish, a big fat sea fish' and other…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Malapropism is the mistaken use of a word or phrase in place of a similar-sounding one.

District 52 is losing a statesman lawmaker

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Rep. Johnson has accepted a position as executive director of Oregon Business Industry.

Bold action needed for our houseless

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Vouchers to help pay rent, and keep people housed, should be considered, our guest writer argues.

Voters should hold prosecutors accountable

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Oregon's District Attorneys have worked to lock in the outdated policies of the 1990s.

Confessions of a past and present phone failure

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I love the ability to write little stories to people and not actually have to talk with my mouth.

Technology has a dark side in family connectivity

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Is it possible that in fact with all these devices we are becoming alone together?

Council compensation has been an equalizer

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The demands on its elected officials have escalated as Gresham grows to 4th-largest city in Oregon.

LETTER: Massive floods form Columbia River Gorge

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Most canyons and gorges were formed catastrophically, notes our reader, including the Columbia Gorge

The one 'present' I never expected, but can't wait…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
I owe my positive prognosis to early detection and years of faithful screenings.

Readers react to demise of Parent Teacher…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The story reports that the school was apparently having difficulty attracting parent volunteers.

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data.

LETTERS: Media is culpable for violent attacks

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
What's Inside This Article: Corbett unity needed on school replacement building issue.

In Our Opinion: Attorney general right to sue over…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
White House decision won't make America safe, will cost money, and violates Equal Protection Clause.

Oregon law stops local police from assisting ICE…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
We must maintain the trust of all residents so they too feel free to report crimes.

COMMENTS: Trump creates 'schism' in Multnomah…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The story first appeared at the bottom of Page A1 of the Friday, Sept. 29, edition.

Newspapers are more important than ever

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
It's newspaper journalists who get beyond the scores to tell the real stories that impact us all.

LETTERS: Hogan Butte opens to public

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
Readers sound off on the missing address in a recent article regarding Hogan Butte Nature Park.

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension crisis is to reduce benefits for government workers.

COMMENTS: Teens are identified all the time in news

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The response to that editorial has been mixed. Here's what Facebook viewers have said:

Why we need a single-payer system

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
All these single payer plans provide better care to more people for less money.

Our Opinion: Don't politicize public records…

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The unfortunate ways that Portland Public Schools and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office responded to potentially embarrassing records…

Catastrophic Fires: Don't buy 'climate change'

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
The experts aren't explaining why 95 percent of the large wildfires are on federal forest lands.

LETTERS: Call crime by its name

Gresham Outlook - Opinion
More Comments: Fire damage in the Gorge, Don't give candidates free campaign space.

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