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December 26, 2014

Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget adds up to gains for education

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2015-17 budget proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of both addition and subtraction. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some important, and quite familiar,…
December 26, 2014

Surviving a subtle, stalking, silent stranger's stranglehold

by Isabel Torrey
Every autumn, well-meaning power- and insulation-companies repeatedly warn, “Winter’s coming! Here are ways to cut your utility costs.” My late husband and I followed all such advice. We…
December 26, 2014

Chief offers safe driving tips for winter

by Chief Chuck Fessler
During this time of year, the King City Police Department maintains an extra awareness of residents who may be alone or just experiencing the holiday blues. If you are worried about someone,…
December 26, 2014

Winter activities abound at the Tualatin River National Wildlife…

by Pam Farris
Restoration project January has arrived, and you've made some New Year's resolutions. If those resolutions include getting more exercise, spending more time in nature and helping your community,…
December 26, 2014

Don't ignore your heart over the holidays

by Capt. Troy Spisla
During the holidays, people think about family and friends and what the New Year may bring, but heart health may not be near the top of your list Chest pain, shortness of breath, or discomfort…
December 26, 2014

King City Holiday Bazaar coordinator offers heart-felt thank you

by Donna Kloster
To the Editor: The annual King City Lions Club-sponsored holiday bazaar was held in King City on Nov. 14 and 15. It was the 20th annual bazaar held in the King City Clubhouse After a rainy week…
November 25, 2014

Our Opinion: Don't let state transportation plans run out of gas

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature may be losing a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and…
November 25, 2014

Young girl experiences unlikely and unpredictable Christmas…

by Isabel Torrey
If your own church isn’t planning a Christmas program, doubtless you know one that is. I recall these annual events when I was a kid. During my growing-up years, we lived in a rural area where…
November 25, 2014

King City police chief thanks voters for approving public safety…

by Chief Chuck Fessler
Normally in this column, I attempt to provide readers with a thumbnail view of police department activities for the past month as well as provide information that may be helpful to column…
November 25, 2014

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is open for 'business'…

by Pam Farris
Wildlife viewing December is a busy, frenzied, exhausting, overloaded month with holiday events, activities, shopping, gift wrapping, cooking and decorating for Christmas. Time for a break. Rain…

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Nov 25, 2014

School district board thanks patrons for passing another…

by Tigard-Tualatin School District Board of Directors
To the Editor: Once again, our citizens, patrons and voters have provided us with the wherewithal to continue supporting our students, our classrooms and teachers with the manpower to make K-12…
Oct 30, 2014

Residents should buy local to help community grow

by Rep. Margaret Doherty
Rep. Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard) offers guest opinion on importance of buying from local vendors When I was growing up in Southwest Portland, we always shopped at our neighborhood stores. We…
Oct 30, 2014

King City police chief provides Halloween safety tips, info on…

by Chief Chuck Fessler
Chuck Fessler also reminds residents of new ordinance in effect excluding people from traffic islands With the weather reports forecasting coming storms, we can all agree that fall is here. The…
Oct 30, 2014

Fall is perfect time for walk through Tualatin River National…

by Pam Farris
Many activities (both indoors and outside) will be taking place during the month of November Have you ever sat inside on a rainy November weekend and wondered what to do next? You've just…
Oct 30, 2014

King City lawn bowlers are very happy with how their season…

by Stan Halpin
To the Editor: This season has been a whopper for the King City Lawn Bowling Club. We can't tell a lie. Yes, this summer's season has been quite marvelous for bowlers in and around King City.…