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COURTESY RENDERING - A computer-created image shows an overhead view of the proposed Rockwood Rising development.
May 26, 2017

City planners consider finer points of 'Rockwood Rising' project

by Zane Sparling
Office, apartments and marketplace in the works by Mohawk MAX stop.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual flag planting Thursday night at Willamette National Cemetery in Southeast Portland. There, scouts from dozens of different local troops will place flags at the graves of all veterans buried at the cemetery.
May 26, 2017

Memorial Day - honoring the ultimate sacrifice

by Teresa Carson
Despite competing interests, local veterans to honor the fallen but not forgotten.
COURTESY PHOTO - The fish ladder at Beaver Creek and Stark Street will be replaced.
May 26, 2017

Pipe project will close Stark Street for months

by Zane Sparling
Culvert replacement will help coho, trout traverse Beaver Creek say officials.


FILE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Troutdale City Councilor Rich Allen
May 26, 2017

Lawsuit vs. Allen will continue

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale city councilor faces $250,000 libel suit from Eastwinds Development.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Happy Valley Cub Scout Isaac Lee plants an American flag at a veteran's grave site Thursday during the Boy Scouts Cascade Pacific Council's annual flag placement ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery in southeast Portland.
May 26, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Boy Scouts hold annual Memorial Day flag placement

by Pamplin Media Group
Hundreds of scouts plant flags at grave sites in Willamette National Cemetery
FILE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Fairview city councilors discuss the proposed police consolidation.
May 26, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Police consolidation cost goes down

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Explore nature during Tadpole Tales event on June 1.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, pictured on March 20, 2017, sponsored the bill to expand self-service gas in 15 counties in Oregon.
May 26, 2017

Bill to expand self-service gas in rural counties heads to governor's desk

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Bill would allow self fueling in rural Eastern Oregon counties.
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department.
May 26, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Last year Rock the Block had thousands go to enjoy all the fun activities, including hanging out with a llama.
May 26, 2017

Rock the Block with your favorite superheroes in Rockwood June 3

by Christopher Keizur
Last year Rock the Block had thousands go to enjoy all the fun activities.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The majestic ginkgo trees that welcome visitors to Gresham High School will be preserved in the upcoming remodel of the school.
May 26, 2017

Ginkgo trees will be saved at Gresham High

by Teresa Carson
Building remodel will keep most of 39 trees on campus.
CONTRIBUTED - Barb Keeton
May 26, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Keeton named principal at Deep Creek-Damascus

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Library spotlights Wonder Woman, Centennial hiring short-term assistants.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The fidget spinner, a toy many elementary and middle school educators are now insisting be kept out of their classrooms.
May 26, 2017

Fidget spinners whirl into a fad

by Teresa Carson
Students must keep these distracting gizmos out of the classroom.
CONTRIBUTED - James and Ashley Thompson
May 26, 2017

Gepner, Thompson wed in Buxton

by Anne Endicott
Ashley Gepner and James Thompson were married Sunday, May 21.
CAPITAL BUREAU - More than three years after the expansion was launched under the Affordable Care Act, the state is scrambling to finish verifying whether every Oregonian on Medicaid meets the criteria.
May 25, 2017

Oregon had no plan for checking Medicaid eligibility

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state is scrambling to finish verifying whether every Oregonian on Medicaid meets the criteria.
LOGO - American Red Cross
May 26, 2017

Opportunities abound to donate blood in Clackamas County

by Raymond Rendleman
Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 26, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Eviction rate rises, as rental costs jump faster than incomes
PHOTO BY ANGELA KLINGSPORN - Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery fell on hard times during the early 20th century but now proclaims itself with new signage.
May 26, 2017

Volunteers honor vets, pioneers buried in Clackamas

by Raymond Rendleman
Historic cemetery gets loving care and holiday events have been set.
FILE PHOTO - AMR River Rescue lifeguards have returned to the Glenn Otto Community Park in Troutdale for the summer recreation season.
May 26, 2017

AMR lifeguards return to Sandy River

by Pamplin Media Group
Before the program was implemented, two to four people drowned in local swimming holes every year.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Carpet inside the Oregon Capitol.
May 26, 2017

Legislature passes bill to require disclosure of house's seismic risk

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers also continue to approve record amounts of grant money to reinforce the state's schools against collapse.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - House Minority Leader Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, wearing a navy suit, criticizes the Department of Environmental Quality over the agency's handling of air monitoring at Entek in Lebanon, during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means at the Oregon Capitol in Salem Friday, May 19, 2017.
May 26, 2017

Lawmakers threaten to deny grant applications to DEQ, OHA over failures

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers have some fear Entek International's reputation was unfairly tarnished.
COURTESY PHOTO - Marijuana leaf
May 26, 2017

Marijuana smoking lounges could be next in Oregon

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Proponents tout benefits to tourists and renters who partake in smoking.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Shiloh Phelps, Bodhi's mother, prepares to release red heart-shaped balloons in honor of 240 Oregonians who died because of police violence.
May 24, 2017

Friends, family gather one year after fatal police shooting

by Zane Sparling
Main City Park event honors Bodhi Phelps with balloons, memories.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Joshua Webb
May 24, 2017

Joshua Webb indicted for murder of mother in Colton, attempted murder in Estacada

by Emily Lindstrand
Webb appeared in the Clackamas County courthouse by video on Tuesday, May 23. A trial is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 13.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - Corbett Grade School in Corbett, Oregon on April 23, 2014.
May 23, 2017

Corbett mom claims teacher plotted to adopt her transgender son

by Teresa Carson
Lawsuit targets superintendent, other employees with charges they interfered in mom's parental rights
METRO EAST SCREENSHOT - Fairview City Councilor Brian Cooper responds to charges during a city council meeting on May 3.
May 23, 2017

Cooper's back in the hot seat

by Zane Sparling
Incorrect social media posting leads to censure of Fairview City Councilor.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Police Department SWAT officer Matthew Frutiger tackles Chad Falls, son of Gresham Police Director of 21st Century Policing Corey Falls, Saturday during Gresham Field Day held between police and Gresham High School students.
May 23, 2017

Protect, serve ... and play

by Christopher Keizur
Field Day serves up fun for police and community members.
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada Public Library wished Michael Wagner a speedy recovery last week.
May 23, 2017

Estacada community bands together after acts of violence

by Emily Lindstrand
Harvest Market employees honored with proclamation at Estacada City Council meeting
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PARIS ACHEN - State Sens. Kathleen Taylor, D-Portland, and Tim Knopp, R-Bend, worked together to craft a bill providing equal pay remedies for some workers. The bill passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday, May 17.
May 23, 2017

Senate equal pay bill lets some workers recover back wages

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Measure returns to Oregon House of Representatives for review of Senate's changes.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Monica Lopez, 16, and Jessica McCaslin, 17, will travel to Ebetsu, Japan, to spend a month attending school in Gresham's sister city. Gresham and Ebetsu have been sister cities since 1977.
May 23, 2017

Gresham students take advantage of program in Japanese sister city

by Christopher Keizur
Study abroad offers growth in cultural values and new languages.
CONTRIBUTED - Second-generation farmer Angi Bailey, center, with her husband Larry and daughters Abbi, left, and Katie.
May 23, 2017

Gresham farmer chosen for prestigious advocacy class

by Christopher Keizur
Angi Bailey will represent Oregon agriculture and farmers during national training.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Sean Taylor, aquatics director at Gresham High School, teaches a recent World Safe Swimming class at the high school's pool. Taylor said the latter is thriving because of a partnership with the school and the Maverick Aquatics swim club.
May 23, 2017

Finding comfort in the deep end

by Christopher Keizur
Swimming program takes innovative approach to getting kids in the water.
FILE PHOTO - Biologists would also like to see any photos of the animals or their tracks.
May 23, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Spotted a cougar in Troutdale?

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Cleveland High School alumni to gather, Single moms can attend workshop.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Traffic passes beneath the east and westbound Interstate 84 bridges crossing Graham Road in Troutdale. A replacement project will rebuild both bridges, plus adding sidewalks and a bike lane on Graham.
May 23, 2017

I-84 overpass in Troutdale set for demolition in coming year

by Zane Sparling
Sidewalks and bike lane planned for Graham at $15 million cost.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mt. Hood Community College students have a clear path to an online business degree.
May 23, 2017

MHCC-PSU team up to offer online business degree

by Teresa Carson
Students get convenience of virtual studies with new program at Portland State, Mt. Hood.
FILE PHOTO - A vintage yearbook.
May 23, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham High selling vintage yearbooks

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Gresham-Barlow Foundation awards education grants, Students earn spots on Seattle Pacific honor roll.

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - The Rosemary Anderson High School East Campus student council were applauded during the celebration for the work it did putting together the event.
May 23, 2017

Community celebrates expansion of Rosemary Anderson High School

by Christopher Keizur
Rosemary Anderson High School adds 5,000 square feet to support students.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Writer Nick Lang sits in front of the computer he used to write 'The Lost Angels.' The first draft was started in 1999, though Lang says every sentence has been rewritten since then.
May 23, 2017

Nick Lang: Dancing on keyboards

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale writer pens 'The Lost Angels' after 18 year journey.
FILE PHOTO - This story will be updated as more information is made available.
May 22, 2017

UPDATE: Mother and son injured in early-morning shooting

by Christopher Keizur
Victims identified as Cherie Thompson, 29, and her 9-year-old son Lamar Horsley
MCSO PHOTO - MCSO was assisted at the scene by the Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Gresham Fire Department, American Medical Response and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
May 23, 2017

One dead after collision on I-84

by Zane Sparling
60-year-old man died at the scene, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reports.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Joel Wagstaff and Joe Lagerstrom, volunteers from Gresham, help repair a bicycle last Thursday, May 18, at the repair cafe held at the Pathways Church, 3848 N.E. Division St., in east Gresham.
May 21, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Broken appliances, tools gather at Pathways Church

by Pamplin Media Group
Repair cafe in east Gresham gives new life to old and re-used items.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The shell of the View Point Inn remains, as new owners Sheron and Heiner Fruehauf undergo an extensive rebuild of the historic Corbett structure. They hope to one day re-open the 93-year-old inn as a health and wellness spa.
May 18, 2017

New Corbett inn owners plan health spa

by Zane Sparling
Approval from Multnomah County crucial before remodeling of structure begins.
CONTRIBUTED - Another undated photo of Geoff Thompson, whose past business ventures also include a line of men's grooming products.
May 18, 2017

The resurrection of Geoff Thompson

by Zane Sparling
Controversial Corbett innkeeper discusses past foibles, impending run for governor.
FILE PHOTO - Rep. Carla Piluso, D-Gresham.
May 18, 2017

Oregon House passes renter protection bill, Senate considers it

by Christopher Keizur
If signed into law, bill would protect against no cause evictions.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - City of Gresham employee Carly Rice laughs as Rich Fein explains how to operate an electric bicycle Wednesday at Gresham City Hall.
May 18, 2017

Riders find synergy with electric bikes

by Christopher Keizur
Portland shop demos two wheel innovations at Gresham City Hall.
FILE PHOTO - An illegally parked camper sits near Clear Creek Middle School.
May 18, 2017

Parking RVs in Gresham will require permits

by Christopher Keizur
City Council responds to the increase in recreational vehicles parking on streets.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mt. Hood Community College student government representatives talk to Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Monday during a campus tour that included political science classes, student government and a visit to the college's applied technology center.
May 18, 2017

Students hear from Secretary of State

by Teresa Carson
Richardson exhorts Mt. Hood students to engage in community, politics.
COURTESY PHOTO - Happy Corbett graduating seniors are all accepted to colleges and universities.
May 18, 2017

All Corbett High School seniors admitted to college,…

by Teresa Carson
77 students plan to attend schools across the U.S.
CONTRIBUTED - Aye Chan May
May 18, 2017

Local Realtor Foundation awards 2017 scholarships

by Pamplin Media Group
Most of the money for the scholarships is raised during the foundation's Scramble 'fore' Scholarships charity golf tournament.
FILE PHOTO - What's Inside: School board members graduate, NW Credit Union awards scholarships.
May 18, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Comcast bestows aid

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: School board members graduate, NW Credit Union awards scholarships.
COURTESY PHOTO - Lynch Wood families soon can grow yummy and healthy produce in the new public garden
May 18, 2017

Lynch Wood Elementary preparing garden plots

by Teresa Carson
50 families in the Centennial neighborhood can grow vegetables starting this fall
CONTRIBUTED - Zackary T. Enyart
May 18, 2017

Local graduates complete basic military training

by Anne Endicott
Three airmen recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
FILE PHOTO - Merit badges on full display
May 18, 2017

Local scouts honored for achievement

by Anne Endicott
The following local residents recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Thunderbird District of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council:
FILE PHOTO - Sonny Yellott
May 16, 2017

UPDATE: Yellott ousted from MHCC board

by Teresa Carson
Mattson, McKeel ahead in preliminary results, Zordich is unopposed, wins
Ricardo 'Ricky' Ruiz
May 17, 2017

UPDATE: Reynolds Schools has new board member, four re-elected

by Teresa Carson
Ricardo 'Ricky' Ruiz, incumbents in other four open Reynolds seats sailed to victory in preliminary results
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA  - Students at Mt. Hood Community College work in the machine shop.
May 16, 2017

UPDATE: Mt. Hood Community College facilities bond fails

by Teresa Carson
The $75 million bond to build a new career and technical education building was failing
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department.
May 18, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada Harvest market was the scene yesterday of a grisly stabbing allegedly carried out by Colton man Joshua Webb as he was carrying the severed head of his mother.
May 18, 2017

Police: Colton man carries mother's severed head into Estacada…

by Emily Lindstrand
36-year-old resident accused of murdering his mother, stabbing store employee.
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - Johnny Depp
May 18, 2017

Hoax Alert: Johnny Depp did not visit Gresham

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Winemaker's Dinner planned, Spotlight on New York upcoming at Senior Center.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An honor guard parades the colors last Thursday, May 11, at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Troutdale facility, part of an annual memorial service for fallen officers.
May 18, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Fallen officers honored in memorial service

by Zane Sparling
MCSO pays tribute to officers killed in line of duty during annual event.
Blake Petersen
May 17, 2017

Rockwood nonprofit exec wins Gresham-Barlow school board seat

by Teresa Carson
Blake Petersen, the executive director of the nonprofit Good News Community Health Center in Rockwood, grabbed 3,443 votes, or 50 percent of the total, in preliminary returns.