Gresham's Opinions

April 23, 2015

Newspaper's editorial contains misguided attack

by Carol Rulla
Tuesday’s editorial (“Honest answers needed for council pay,” The Outlook, April 21) started out right, but then it veered into a bizarre personal attack aimed at discouraging voters from…
April 23, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (none)
April 24, 2015 Marijuana harmful at several levels I'm so glad that The Outlook sent a reporter to our City Council meeting last Thursday. However, she left three important points out of my…
April 21, 2015

Honest answers needed for council compensation

by (none)
Outlook Editorial Coming up in May, the people of Gresham will have an opportunity to sound off on whether they want to authorize financial compensation for the mayor and city councilors. The…
Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson
April 06, 2015

School budget: It's the best we can do with what we have

by Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson
Parents, teachers, superintendents and students are telling me, "Don’t vote for this budget, Laurie." They are frustrated. They see unemployment numbers dropping, home pricing rising, cranes…
Rep. Carla Piluso
April 06, 2015

School funding action was only a first step

by Carla Piluso
I want to thank everyone who has contacted me regarding the K-12 education budget for the 2015-17 biennium. I have heard from school administrators, district employees, teachers, parents,…
March 31, 2015

Oregon lawmakers should extend firearm background checks

by Pamplin Media Group
In the immediate days following the fatal shooting at Reynolds High School last June, The Outlook called for a tightening of rules regarding gun sales, which would not harm any law-abiding…
Troutdale Councilor Dave Ripma
March 19, 2015

Unanswered questions remain about Troutdale contract with…

by Dave Ripma
The Troutdale City Council is being asked to disband our largest city department and contract out our most important civic responsibility without sufficient information or public input. The…
Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust
March 19, 2015

Contract with county sheriff is a win for Troutdale residents

by Doug Daoust
Troutdale City Council will determine the future of policing in our city when it meets on Tuesday, March 24. I want you to know why I believe it’s in our best interest to contract law…
March 18, 2015

Letters to the editor

by (none)
Boy Scouts program needs your support I would like to present four reasons why people should donate to Friends of Scouting. First, you are taught good lessons about life, such as how to be a…
Dr. Dave Wenzel
March 13, 2015

Don't take sides when kids start bickering

by Dave Wenzel
I’m writing about bickering children because other parents assure me it is a common problem. I wouldn’t know, since my kids have never bickered (in the last two minutes. (Mainly because no two…

Don't miss the local news

Mar 13, 2015

Should Damascus disincorporate? Let's ask the people whose…

by (none)
The Outlook has used this space before to argue against pulling the plug — disincorporation — on Damascus city government. It was our opinion in November 2013 that Damascus residents were better…
Michael Calcagno
Mar 13, 2015

Message to Kitzhaber: Harness the microscope

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
Mar 13, 2015

The Bionic Woman called Mt. Hood her home; and other tales from…

by Paul Keller
Believe it or not—all of these tales are absolutely true. CARLOS SANTANA At the height of their popularity, the famously popular band Santana played at the Whistle Stop Tavern right here on…
James De Young
Mar 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…
Mar 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…

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