King City's Opinions

May 01, 2015

Whistler's mother had nothing on columnist Isabel Torrey

by Isabel Torrey
It was near Mother’s Day a number of years ago when a friend and I were coffee-ing, and she remarked, “You know, I’ve always liked that famous painting Whistler did of his mother; it so reminds…
May 01, 2015

Bike safety depends on bicyclists and drivers

by Chief Chuck Fessler
Usually as we make the transition from winter to spring, the King City Police Department experiences an increase in police activity. This year has been different as the number of calls for…
May 01, 2015

King City TVF&R captain gives advice on preventing falls at home

by Capt. Troy Spisla
As people grow older, the consequences of a fall grow more serious. Studies show that 25 percent of seniors who experience a fall, and 50 percent of senior patients admitted to a hospital for a…
June 01, 2015

Wildlife refuge's annual bird festival is right around the…

by Pam Farris
May has arrived, and this is a great time to visit the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. The seasonal trail has reopened, and this is prime time for songbirds - many have begun nesting…
March 23, 2015

Rights of the public to know are being eroded by laws

by Pamplin Media Group
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
March 23, 2015

When a chicken went to church, the feathers flew

by Isabel Torrey
One spring, when I taught a Sunday school class of a dozen first-graders, an idea suddenly surfaced on how to dispel the kids’ myth that rabbits lay colored eggs at Easter. The idea came when I…
March 23, 2015

Spring has sprung at nearby wildlife refuge

by Pam Farris
We call the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge a place for birds and wildlife, but it could just as easily be called a refuge for people. It is surrounded by houses, businesses and a busy…
March 23, 2015

Couple enjoys THS senior citizens dance

by Gary Hoselton
To the Editor: The Tigard High School annual Senior Citizens Prom on Valentine's Sunday was great fun. I had plenty of dances with high school girls, who loved dancing with us older fellows.…

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