King City's Opinions

August 27, 2015

Metro councilors should bring reality back into urban growth…

by Pamplin Media Group
The perennial question of whether the Portland area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is sufficiently…
August 27, 2015

Back to school means drivers need to obey speed limits in school…

by Chief Chuck Fessler
As autumn approaches, the number of calls for services over the past 30 days for police response has seen a decrease of 11 percent from the previous 30 days. Normally the decrease occurs after…
August 27, 2015

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue offers emergency preparedness tips

by Stefan Myers
People should take action now to be ready for natural disasters or other major events Take action today to prepare for emergencies Experts have long warned that it is only a matter of time…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - During an earlier event to clean up the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, volunteers work to remove invasive species.
August 27, 2015

Wildlife refuge is spectacular in autumn, so plan a visit with…

by Pam Farris
Also, volunteers are needed to remove invasive species on Sept. 12 You gotta love September. The days are cooler, and the trees are changing color. The birds have molted to their fall colors,…
August 27, 2015

Letter reminds people that fall is cool time to join King City…

by Stan Halpin
The new fall season has arrived. Will Mother Nature fool us again as she did this last summer? Will it be warmer or wetter than usual? Our club membership will hope for the former and we can…
July 30, 2015

Proposed TriMet tax may finally be palatable

by Pamplin Media Group
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
July 30, 2015

Spending 42 years bent over keyboards is enough

by Isabel Torrey
Anniversaries, I suppose, are studded with reflections. But 42 of them? Forty-two years ago my first newspaper column appeared, thus the interim makes for a whole lot of reflecting! Back in…
July 30, 2015

King City police chief presents 'class' on Marijuana 101

by Chief Chuck Fessler
Now that summer is here, the King City Police Department has continued to be busy responding to a normal summertime call load. Police calls for welfare checks, noise complaints and traffic…
July 30, 2015

State representative recaps successes of 2015 Legislature

by Rep. Margaret Doherty
The 2015 regular legislative session has come to a close. Here are just a few of the bills I worked on this session: SB 187 – Student privacy Senate Bill 187 prevents technology companies from…
July 30, 2015

Lots of positive changes are happening at KCCA

by Peg Beckwith
Redecoration of the King City Clubhouse banquet room and preparation of our main community room for rental use are nearly complete. An ad-hoc Rental Management Committee is working to create…

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