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August 29, 2014

Teachers make a huge difference in students' lives

by Barry Albertson
Tigard-Tualatin School Board member Barry Albertson praises those who make a difference Whenever I'm out, and whenever I get the chance, I ask students how we did - how the Tigard-Tualatin…
August 29, 2014

Scams and fall clean-up are at top of police chief's list

by Chief Chuck Fessler
King City's Chuck Fessler introduces new police officer and announces drug take-back day I hope everyone's summer has gone well. The King City Police Department has experienced a 20 percent…
August 29, 2014

District 26 state legislator provides steps to improve Oregon's…

by Rep. John Davis
Rep. John Davis talks about how to bolster middle-class jobs and incomes Too few Oregonians are working for too little pay, contributing to income inequality and a stagnating middle-class.…
August 29, 2014

Are these common expressions as annoying to you as they are to…

by Isabel Torrey
Columnist lists some obvious clunkers that should be dispatched to the dustbin Does it also annoy you when TV anchors (especially weathermen) - who of all people should be grammatical examples…
August 29, 2014

Fall is great time to visit Tualatin River National Wildlife…

by Pam Farris
New refuge columnist discusses photo society presentation and what to look for on walks Ah... September. The summer heat is dwindling, the days are shorter, and evenings are cooler. It's a good…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - HAPPY TRIO - Edgewood Point chef Cassandra Walker (left) and Administrator Pepsi LaCamp eye food samples with Expo coordinator Kathy Peper at the assisted living facility.
August 28, 2014

Everyone is invited to third annual King City Expo

by Barbara Sherman
Vendors represent everything from cosmetics to remodeling to legal services The third annual King City Expo is right around the corner, and although the previous two events were resounding…
July 31, 2014

Summer heat can kill pets left in vehicles

by Pamplin Media Group
We’ve all seen it. A parked car sitting somewhere with no people around and inside, a dog locked up. Sure, the pet’s owner has left the window rolled down a few inches, but that’s just not…
July 31, 2014

Please keep contributing to Lions' Honor Flight project

by Bill Gerkin
To the Editor: The King City Lions Club's project to support the Honor Flight program to pay for our WWII veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., is off to a great start. Thus far,…
July 31, 2014

It is always the right time to help others

by Margaret Doherty
Nothing inspires me more than seeing someone in the community stand up and lend a hand. When people reach out to each other, anything is possible. In recent months we have been subjected to a…
July 31, 2014

National Night Out may be coming soon to your neighborhood

by Chief Chuck Fessler
The King City Police Department's calls for service have remained steady during the past two months, averaging 130 calls for service per month with an additional 260 self-initiated activities.…

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Jul 31, 2014

Who would you claim to be while anonymous on an airplane?

by Isabel Torrey
Recently, I read of an air traveler who just wanted to read a book, but his seatmate asked the inevitable, introductory question, "Well, so what do you do?" In recalling the tedious, necessary…
Jul 31, 2014

Babies grow up in a different world from grandparents

by Lynn S. Turner
I just sharpened a pencil to use in writing the draft of this piece. I used an old, wall-mounted sharpener. I have a picture of my 6-month-old great-great-granddaughter before me. I look at her…