King City's Opinions

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.…
February 26, 2015

Kitzhaber's move from beleagured to bygone is his fault

by Mark Garber
He blamed the media for his downfall but has only himself to blame In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal that he put his…
February 26, 2015

King City police chief lists criteria for when to call 911

by Chief Chuck Fessler
It appears that the King City Police Department's activity level has settled into winter mode. Even so, our calls for service in January 2015 were 14 percent higher than in January 2014. In…
February 26, 2015

Seasons are not in synch with calendar at wildlife refuge

by Pam Farris
Recently, a friend sent me a copy of Harry Nehls' “Field Notes” from a 2013 Portland Audubon Warbler newsletter. I was intrigued by what he says about the seasons. Nehls states that “the human…
February 26, 2015

Here is the secret of getting to sleep at night: imagination

by Lynn S. Turner
There is really no big secret to my ability to sleep at night. My cats start trying to wake me very early in the morning - sometimes as early as 3:30 a.m. I usually give in by 5 and am up to…
February 26, 2015

People should stop being so disparaging - please

by Isabel Torrey
Somewhere or other awhile back, I read how all of us think negatively and that none of us could make it through a single day without uttering at least one, disparaging remark. Of course I…
January 29, 2015

Red is the right color for February

by Isabel Torrey
Turning over the February calendar page shows red hearts, lacy flowers and tender poems. But - at our house, at least - the only “real red” in my mind’s eye is an ominous, glowing,…

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Jan 29, 2015

Crime statistics change with population growth

by Chief Chuck Fessler
The King City Police Department hopes everyone had a joyous New Year. As the department finalizes 2014, our activities for the year show a notably increase. Our calls for service increased by 21…
Jan 29, 2015

Spring is not very far behind at Tualatin River National…

by Pam Farris
February is here, and spring isn't far behind, so there are lots of activities going on at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. These activities are free and open to the public, but…
Jan 29, 2015

New water pipeline may run along 131st Avenue

by Elsa Mann
To the editor: At the Dec. 15 meeting of Citizen Participation Organization 4K (King City) at the Highlands Clubhouse, an official with the Tualatin Valley Water District discussed several…
Jan 29, 2015

Southwest Corridor Republican Club will hit the ground running

by Billie Reynolds
To the Editor: Get ready for the 2015 political year with food and facts about the state of Oregon and its Republican party. Be part of the development of a tent big enough to hold both…
Jan 28, 2015

Our Opinion: Jobs report is rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
If you're still nervous about the New Year, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of evidence have emerged…