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FILE PHOTO - Outlook staff and guests celebrate a ribbon cutting at the paper's editorial and advertising office in downtown Gresham.
April 30, 2017

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KOIN 6 NEWS - Inmate work crews cleaned up homeless camps at Thousand Acres. (MCSO)
April 29, 2017

Trash cleaned from '1000 Acres Park' homeless camp

by Andrew Dymburt/KOIN 6 Staff
Multnomah County Sheriff's office cleans up area along Sandy River.
FILE PHOTO - A photo of a crime scene.
April 29, 2017

Teen critically injured in hit and run crash

by Pamplin Media Group
16-year-old female is expected to live but has serious injuries. Police seeks public's help in search for driver.


OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A street sign marks the intersection of Northeast 201st Avenue in Fairview.
April 28, 2017

Police search possible drug house on 201st Avenue

by Zane Sparling
Police say townhome known as 'hub' for buying and selling drugs.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A young boy scoots down Arata Road on Wednesday, April 26, in Wood Village.
April 28, 2017

Arata Road prepped for sidewalk, multi-use path

by Zane Sparling
$4 million in street upgrades expected to wrap up in 2018.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Traffic zooms by on Northeast 238th Drive on Wednesday, April 26, in Gresham.
April 28, 2017

238th Drive projected to be safe for semis by 2019

by Zane Sparling
Multi-use paths, wider lanes planned with price tag of $9 million.
FILE PHOTO -  Rep. Earl Blumenauer
April 28, 2017

Blumenauer discusses transportation and immigration at business meeting

by Christopher Keizur
East Metro Economic Alliance discussion touches on transportation, workforce and immigration issues.
CONTRIBUTED - A rendering provided by the DLR Group illustrates what the completed Sunrise apartment will look like.
April 28, 2017

Apartments, preschool set for heart of Rockwood

by Zane Sparling
Five story, mixed use development to hold 44 units, Head Start preschool.
CONTRIBUTED - Practicing those hand signals takes a lot of concentration. Test your skills at the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 13, at Gresham City Hall.
April 28, 2017

Two wheels and a mission: Gresham celebrates bikes

by Teresa Carson
City does its part for National Bike Month in May.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham.
April 28, 2017

Gresham lawmaker passes bill supporting sexual assault survivors

by Pamplin Media Group
Bill requires hospitals to contact victim rep after aiding survivor.
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
April 28, 2017

Gresham police log

by Christopher Keizur
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Metro East Media installed solar panels across the roof of its building on Northeast Eighth Street in downtown Gresham using the GREAT program.
April 28, 2017

GREAT program helps local businesses become sustainable

by Christopher Keizur
The Business Blitz helps GREAT reach new businesses that aren't already connected to the program.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Knitwit member Pam Lockwood of Fairview laughs in delight Tuesday during the knitting group's weekly gathering at Selma's in downtown Gresham. Lockwood's stylish, striped sweater was crafted by fellow Knitwit Cyndy Ronald of Boring.
April 28, 2017

Needlework club finds new home

by Christopher Keizur
Knitwits needlework group and Selma's Mediterranean Bakery form seamless match.
COURTESY PHOTO - Fairview kids demonstrate their tumbling skills at a fun evening Friday, April 21.
April 28, 2017

Fairview students show off PE skills

by Teresa Carson
Fairview students receive instruction in physical education for half the school year.
FILE PHOTO - Reynolds District's savings could come from employee layoffs, cutting the number of school days or a combination of these and other cost reductions.
April 28, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Reynolds Board authorizes staff and school day cuts

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Centennial's Giard honored, MHCC to host annual May conference on nonviolence.
OPB PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown
April 28, 2017

Split vote advances Brown's nominees for environmental panel

by Peter Wong
'If the governor appoints you, I certainly would listen to her input.'
FILE PHOTO - Chief Robin Sells
April 28, 2017

Gresham to hold first Coffee with a Cop

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Multnomah County seeks bike and pedestrian committee members.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Tira Hubbard, a probation officer in Jackson County, sits in a House Judiciary hearing at the Capitol in Salem Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
April 28, 2017

Bills would stave off opening of second women's prison

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
What we do not want to have to do is open new prisons,' said Sen. Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward, D-Beaverton.
FILE - Metro
April 28, 2017

Metro Council votes for urban, rural reserves

by Peter Wong
The process, which stems back to state legislation in 2007, is not yet complete.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, emphasizing the state's opposition to President Trump's immigration restrictions.
April 28, 2017

Legislation could prevent some deportations of legal immigrants

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The change would have no effect on immigrants who came here illegally.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Photo vans, such as this one used by Beaverton police, cost more to operate than automated cameras and don't provide as detailed an image of drivers.
April 28, 2017

Are traffic cams answer to safety?

by Peter Korn
'I'm a firm believer that we should be using technology to keep our residents safe,' Dan Saltzman says.
POLICE PHOTO - The suspect is described as a light skinned male, who was wearing dark clothes, a dark  mask and a black hat with a red bill.
April 27, 2017

Gresham gun store robbed

by Christopher Keizur
Suspect takes 7 firearms in total, including an AR-15 assault rifle.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Young volunteers pull weeds and spread barkdust to landscaping around the front of Hartley Elementary School Saturday as part of the Comcast Cares school volunteer effort. Students on Monday were pleasantly surprised to discover what the hundreds of volunteers had done over the weekend.
April 25, 2017

Spring cleaning

by Christopher Keizur
Hundreds volunteer to improve Hartley Elementary as part of Comcast Cares event.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A bill that would decouple the Troutdale Airport from the Port of Portland has permanently stalled as Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan says he's unsure what problem the proposed bill would have solved
April 25, 2017

Independent airport bill runs out of gas

by Zane Sparling
Operating loss for Troutdale's facility hits $1 million a year.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, listens to a member of the audience during a town hall meeting Saturday, April 15, at Mt. Hood Community College.
April 21, 2017

Senator pressured over cap on lawsuit payouts

by Zane Sparling
Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson faces advocacy group at MHCC town hall
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dillon Turner used a GoFundMe campaign last year to help finance the opening of Dill's Coffee Stop. He used the proceeds to renovate the interior of the coffee cart and open up for business.
April 25, 2017

Cup of Dill

by Zane Sparling
Division Street coffee stop owner knows his beans, serves good cheer.
FILE PHOTO - Fairview Police Log.
April 25, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - City  Councilor Karylinn Echols, left, and Mayor Shane Bemis at City Hall.
April 25, 2017

City Council agrees on deal with Metro over Gabbert Park plan

by Christopher Keizur
The master plan would guide future public use and development of a 'front door' to the natural area.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - The compost bins were made and installed by Rosemary Anderson High School students.
April 25, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Students install compost bins

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Gresham police conduct DUII patrols in East Multnomah County.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Offered in single-serve cups, iCandy customers will soon have their choice of 12 different flavors of cookie dough ranging from snickerdoodle,  cookies and cream, chocolate chocolate chip and many more.
April 25, 2017

iCandy gets on board with cookie dough craze

by Christopher Keizur
Downtown shop in Gresham will debut 12 cookie dough flavors on May 1.
COURTESY - Sara Garcia Gonzalez
April 25, 2017

Meet the 9 candidates for Reynolds School Board

by Teresa Carson
Three seats are contested and two seats are unchallenged in School Board race.
FILE PHOTO - Finleigh Hanawa tries her hand at the cello at the Fairview Library.
April 25, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Symphony Storytime soars at library

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Metro East Web Academy expands, Montessori charter school still has spots open.
COURTESY - Portland Development Commission logo
April 25, 2017

Federal funding dedicated to helping youths

by Christopher Keizur
Goal is to place disconnected teens and young adults on career path.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Hartley Elementary student-teacher Jessica Carter washes windows Saturday at her own school as part of the Comcast Cares school volunteer day. The annual event brought hundreds of volunteers to Hartley, who cleaned, painted and even created a new soccer field for students.
April 24, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Comcast Cares brings hundreds of volunteers to Hartley Elementary

by Pamplin Media Group
The Reynolds School District school gets a makeover, thanks to a massive volunteer effort
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - DeWayne Patterson, 57, was last seen by neighbors on March 27.
April 28, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Gresham man located

by Christopher Keizur
DeWayne Patterson, 57, was found safe with family in California

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kolton Kreitel packs down a bag of recycled styrofoam in his own unique way Saturday at the City of Gresham's annual Earth Day recycling event. Kreitel is surrounded by fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries Chaz Cornwall, Alexa McIntyre and Mattison Linford.
Apr 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: City of Gresham hosts Earth Day recycling

by Pamplin Media Group
City's annual recycling drive attracts hundreds of carloads of solid waste ranging from paper to obsolete electronics.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Carlos Galeana is a regional technology coordinator for the Multnomah County Library system. He works at the four east county branches, including Fairview, Gresham, Rockwood and Troutdale, where he teaches classes on technology. He was recently named one of the nation's library 'Movers and Shakers' by the Library Journal publication.
Apr 21, 2017

Library tech guru Carlos Galeana provides one-on-one guidance

by Teresa Carson
Free classes and one-on-one guidance provided by Multnomah County Library pro.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - The current development proposal would add 44 homes to this vacant field near Lowe's Home Improvement in Wood Village.
Apr 21, 2017

44 homes planned for Wood Village subdivision

by Zane Sparling
Land once owned by Kennel Club to be developed in Wood Village.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mt Hood Community College student Jason Deoca works on his gas tungsten arc welding technique Friday at the college's aging industrial technology facility. The college's $75 million bond measure would dramatically increase the amount of space and resources students like Deoca would have to work with.
Apr 21, 2017

Will voters pass a $75 million MHCC bond?

by Teresa Carson
Supporters push for money to build new tech training building at MHCC.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jim Buck, a member of the city of Gresham's Urban Forestry Subcommittee, plants a Hogan cedar Wednesday at Vance Park with the help of Ian Bonham of Friends of Trees and Gresham City Councilor David Widmark. The event marked the ninth anniversary of Gresham's Tree City USA designation.
Apr 21, 2017

Tree planting celebrates Arbor Month

by Christopher Keizur
'Gresham's City Council is very supportive of these plantings,' said Councilor David Widmark.
FILE PHOTO - This year's tree inductees were honored during an Arbor Day ceremony earlier this month.
Apr 21, 2017

Program hunts for heritage trees

by Pamplin Media Group
This year's tree inductees were honored during an Arbor Day ceremony earlier this month.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Federspiels Sauer Kraut factory cranked out the cabbage in the 1920s.
Apr 21, 2017

Historical Society to showcase town's past

by Zane Sparling
Meeting on Sunday to feature photos, election of officers at Historical Society event.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Outlook Publisher Steve Brown (holding scissors) celebrates the anniversary Friday of The Outlook's move to new offices on Northwest Eighth Street, just around the corner from the company's printing facility on Division Street. The celebration was held at a Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce open house.
Apr 21, 2017

IN PHOTOS: The Outlook hosts Chamber open house

by Pamplin Media Group
The Outlook is celebrating one year in its new offices
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department.
Apr 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - The woman knocked the utility pole over on Northeast 181st Avenue and reportedly ran from the scene despite having minor injuries
Apr 21, 2017

Driver cited after crashing into utility pole

by Pamplin Media Group
The woman knocked the utility pole over on Northeast 181st Avenue and reportedly ran from the scene despite having minor injuries
COURTESY - John Kondrasuk
Apr 21, 2017

Meet the candidates for the MHCC Board of Education

by Teresa Carson
Two seats contested and one seat uncontested in race for community college board.
FILE PHOTO - Centennial students celebrate.
Apr 21, 2017

Centennial will likely avoid budget cuts next year

by Teresa Carson
School District expects to keep staff levels and school days
FILE PHOT - Pasta
Apr 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Eat pasta, fund choir

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Highland Elementary plans day of service, New West Gresham principal tapped.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This panoramic view of the Gresham Butte Saddle Trail gives a good view of what hikers see as they travel this 1.25 mile trail in Gresham's largest natural area.
Apr 21, 2017

Book highlights cool Gresham walks

by Teresa Carson
Just in time for better weather, take a stroll in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Goodskin Dermatology is filled with products and treatments for a huge array of skin issues.
Apr 20, 2017

Goodskin Dermatology: Fresh face at new practice

by Shannon O. Wells
New doctor, name help Troutdale dermatology practice hit new stride.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Lisa Radcliffe, left, opened Bacari: A Petite Restaurant last week in downtown Gresham. Longtime friend Paxton Crevey serves as her assistant chef and baker.
Apr 20, 2017

Where cuisine is concerned, petite restaurant thinks big

by Shannon O. Wells
Lisa Radcliffe opens Bacari bistro in tiny space on Third Street.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Adam Pasi, 37
Apr 20, 2017

Adam Pasi: No topic too touchy

by Zane Sparling
Facing gentrification in Gresham, local joker finds the funny in life.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Pizza is on the menu at BLX: Breakfast and Lunch Express, 523 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham.
Apr 20, 2017

Longtime cook opens breakfast, lunch eatery

by Shannon O. Wells
BLX serves biscuits, quiche, pizza slices in former Twisted Carrot.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis gives his 2017 State of the City address.
Apr 18, 2017

A pair of mayors

by Christopher Keizur
Friendship promises strong communication between Gresham, Portland with homelessness biggest issue facing region.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Sandy resident Shannon Montgomery has helped run the Sandy Mountain Festival for 45 years. She started helping her mother with the festival at age 13 and has only missed two festivals since then because of study abroad.
Apr 18, 2017

Shannon Montgomery keeps the festival running and the cookies…

by Brittany Allen
Sandy Mountain Festival has been a family affair for 45 years
FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Reynolds School District Superintendent Linda Florence, shown here at the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of Fairview Elementary School, faces challenges of staffing the district's existing schools because of the level of proposed state education funding.
Apr 18, 2017

Reynolds proposes substantial school cuts

by Teresa Carson
The district could lay off teachers and shorten school year.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Larry Morgan looks out onto the White House lawn during a trip to Washington, D.C. in March.
Apr 18, 2017

Young, Black and Outspoken

by Zane Sparling
Larry Morgan: Troutdale's first African American city councilor saw hardships, tragedy in youth
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Tami Guttridge is the Master of the Springwater Grange outside Estacada. She and her family have been involved in local Grange and 4-H activities for over a century now.
Apr 18, 2017

Cultivating team spirit

by Emily Lindstrand
Tami Guttridge follows family tradition with Springwater Grange, 4-H Group
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JOSH KULLA  - Gresham Rotary Club President Diane Noriega leads a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, at M&M Restaurant and Lounge on North Main Avenue.
Apr 18, 2017

Diane Noriega: Breaking the mold

by Zane Sparling
Rotarian president has storied career and passion for higher education
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Bobbi Gene Culter is the founder and director of Therapy Works Northwest, a nonprofit that helps children through occupational therapy.
Apr 18, 2017

Bobbi Gene Culter: Dedicated to helping kids grow

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham resident's pediatric therapy business and nonprofit sits high in the saddle