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James De Young
March 03, 2015

Damascus open for marijuana without a comprehensive plan

by James De Young
Editor's note: In this column, Damascus City Councilor Jim De Young makes a statement that legislation proposed by Rep. Shemia Fagan would enable property owners "to withdraw from the city at…
March 02, 2015

First, decide job requirements; then consider pay

by (none)
Coming up in May, Gresham's voters will have an opportunity to solve a real problem. The Gresham City Council is leaving it up to voters to decide if the city's finance committee should be given…
February 20, 2015

The governor's office can shine again

by Editorial board
As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown steps into office this week, the 2015 legislative session is off and running, and the public’s collective head is still spinning from the swiftness of former Gov. John…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber failed to slow the growing scandal at a press conference before the start of the 2015 Oreon Legislature.
February 20, 2015

Kitzhaber failed to protect his office's integrity

by Editorial board
With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down. His abdication was assisted by a hard push from leaders of his own party, and…
February 20, 2015

Parents: To spy or not to spy on kids

by Dave Wenzel
Today’s technology leaves parents facing a dilemma: do they use the very technology they are trying to monitor their kids’ usage of, to in fact monitor their children? Do they use “find my…
January 15, 2015

Ducks' success made entire state proud

by Pamplin Media Group
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
January 15, 2015

Dream lives on in minds, hearts

by Jim Hart
Innocent people are tortured or killed every day in countries around the world; in places such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia and recently France. These innocents are being crushed under the…
Stephen Bates
January 14, 2015

Finally, a solution to some problems in Boring

by Stephen Bates
Very few people are aware that half of Boring is within the boundaries of Metro and half of Boring is outside those boundaries, and it means that half of Boring is subject to one set of rules…
Dave Ripma
January 09, 2015

Eastwinds misplaces blame in renewal negotiations

by (none)
The Outlook article on Jan. 2 titled “Troutdale waterfront project hits roadblock” included errors in several quotes that could easily be identified by checking public documents. To set the…
January 07, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by (none)
Jan. 6, 2015 Column is human interest at its very, very best Your newspaper has me enraptured ... enthralled. The Beneath Wy’East column by Paul Keller is human interest at its best (“Convicted…

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