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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
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - March organizer Juan Rogel (middle) leads demonstrators down Southeast Stark Street Tuesday afternoon as they protest recent raids by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Rockwood area.
May 23, 2017

Peaceful march protests ICE arrests in Rockwood, supports immigrants

by Christopher Keizur
Protesters demand local elected leaders take action, seek solutions, stop ICE arrests in East Multnomah County and elsewhere.


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.
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
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.
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, universities

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 supermarket

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.

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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.
Gloria Ngezaho
May 17, 2017

Five Centennial School Board members reelected

by Teresa Carson
The five Centennial incumbents are Gloria Ngezaho, Brenda Clark, Rhonda Etherly, Rod Boettcher and Ernie Butenschoen.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Todd Mickalson, reelected to the Corbett School Board, talks with constitutents at a school board meeting.
May 19, 2017

Four incumbents reelected to Corbett school board

by Teresa Carson
School board members are unpaid volunteers. Most spend more than a dozen hours per month on school board business.
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
Community rallies behind Mother's Day stabbing victim at Harvest Market; Joshua Lee Webb, 36, charged in murder, knife attack
COURTESY PHOTO: ICE - ICE agents arrest an undocumented immigrant.
May 16, 2017

Deportation arrests rise in Rockwood, Latinos say

by Zane Sparling
Breaking a trend, ICE office reports 129 arrests in March.
May 16, 2017

CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT: Trotter passes Hawes by more than 5,000…

by Brittany Allen
Race for position 4 on county fire board proves a close call
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Connor and Cole Anderson, 3-year-old twin brothers from Troutdale, sit down to color at the Planning and Community Development tent Saturday at the City of Gresham's CityFest event.
May 15, 2017

Event puts people on pathways to city jobs

by Christopher Keizur
Employment opportunities abound within the city of Gresham, East Multnomah County.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - McMenamins employee Nancy Spangler carries a tray of bread through the crowded kitchen at the Black Rabbit Restaurant at Edgefield resort in Troutdale. The brewing giant is gearing up for the busy summer season, when it boosts its employee numbers. But with unemployment rates at all-time lows, it's getting harder for companies to find qualified workers.
May 16, 2017

Help Wanted: Looking for labor in a tight market

by Teresa Carson
With unemployment at historic lows, some area positions are tough to fill.
CONTRIBUTED - Superintendent Jim Schlachter
May 15, 2017

Gresham-Barlow district plans staff cuts

by Teresa Carson
Attrition will cut 11 jobs in the Gresham-Barlow School district.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Hassan Abdulhadi Ibrahim, 36
May 15, 2017

Missing disabled man possible danger to self and others

by Christopher Keizur
Hassan Abdulhadi Ibrahim, 36, was reported missing by a Gresham mental health facility
CONTRIBUTED - Stephen Green, community manager for Townsquared, has 17 years in banking and finance.
May 15, 2017

EMEA speaks with 'Mr. Small Business'

by Christopher Keizur
According to Green, common barriers entrepreneurs face include age and education.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Tom McGloughlan gets comfortable as tattoo artist Bill Jersey gets to work at Equinox.
May 15, 2017

Tattoo shop draws body art aficionados downtown

by Shannon O. Wells
Long time Gresham resident believes in city's growing cultural vibrancy.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Boring property that formerly hosted Ashley's Restaurant and other businesses has been sold to a Sandy family as part of the Hartner bankruptcy proceedings.
May 15, 2017

Sandy family buys former Ashley's Swiss Village

by Quinton Smith
Boring area property is third to be sold in Hartner bankruptcy.
CONTRIBUTED - An undated photo shows Cpl. Jeremy M. Loveless while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
May 15, 2017

Father shares more memories of soldier slain in Iraq

by Zane Sparling
Oregon State Senate mulls roadside memorial for Cpl. Jeremy Loveless
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Police Chief Robin Sells holds an automated external defibrilator used by patrol officers. Sells wants to speed up the deployment of these lifesaving devices.
May 15, 2017

Gresham chief calls for AEDs in more police cruisers

by Christopher Keizur
Well placed defibrillators touted for life saving action on the fly.
LOGO - Centennial School District
May 15, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Centennial hires directors

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Libraries administer College Placement Test, Teens learn stop motion.
COURTESY PHOTO - Volunteers are needed to place mulch around hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter along Chastain Creek.
May 15, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteer at Chastain Creek

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Free joint pain class offered at Adventist Health.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This lush rainforest is at the heart of a 156-acre Nature Conservancy property along the Sandy River that soon will be divvied up between the Metro regional government and heirs to the Diack family, which once owned the land.
May 12, 2017

Uncertain future for Sandy River Gorge preserve

by Nick Budnick
Nature Conservancy to divide up acreage; most going to Metro.
CONTRIBUTED - Lori Stegmann with her daughter Rachel Fetters.
May 12, 2017

A special Sunday - through a mother's lens

by Outlook Staff
Four high profile local moms share Mother's Day plans and traditions.
COURTESY RENDERING - This is a drawing of one possible design for the proposed new Gresham High School.
May 12, 2017

Community members seek to preserve the front of Gresham High

by Teresa Carson
1930s facade set for demolition in Gresham High School replacement plan.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Multnomah County Major Crimes Team is investigating a suspicious death that reportedly occurred on or near train tracks at the junction of Northeast 223rd Avenue.
May 12, 2017

UPDATE: Suspicious death in Fairview declared suicide, police…

by Zane Sparling
Deceased adult male stabbed himself to death, according to the investigators.
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The iconic Safari Club sign is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Broadway Street. City leaders hope to safe the sign after the building is demolished to make way for a Dollar General store in several weeks.
May 09, 2017

Lions and Tigers and Bears...Oh My!

by Emily Lindstrand
Residents recall a legendary haunt, the Safari Club, before building is torn down
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Centennial Little League serves ballplayers age 4 to 14.
May 12, 2017

League hopes boat will float after rifle raffle rumpus

by Zane Sparling
Raffle tickets for $5,000 wooden drift boat cost $20 each.
CONTRIBUTED - The center currently runs twice-monthly day trips for the elderly, but will cancel their program if a volunteer cannot be found.
May 12, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Senior Center may cancel day trips

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Don't contaminate yard debris bins, Southeast Lusted Road reopens in rural area