Rep. Doherty tackles childhood hunger and other issues in Legislature

Rep. Doherty tackles childhood hunger and other issues in Legislature

House is back to business as usual following former Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation Rep....

Nonprofit feeds both souls and stomachs as it expands its programs

Nonprofit feeds both souls and stomachs as it expands its programs

Bethlehem House of Bread's food pantry and community center grow by leaps and bounds The...

Caring Closet will get a windfall this year

Caring Closet will get a windfall this year

Summerfield Women's Golf Club makes the nonprofit a recipient of its annual fundraiser The...

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Washington County Animal Services manager Debbie Wood is an advocate for animals

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Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Among the Summerfield Women's Golf Club members planning next July's charity auction are (from left) Robin Nash president; Linda Gray, secretary; Carole Krueger; Cheryl Baldwin, vice president; Wendy Pfeifer; Sandy Brewer, auction chairwoman; and Jan Meek, last year's president.
February 25, 2015

Summerfield golfers choose two worthy organizations for their…

by Barbara Sherman
Women's club is starting early to promote its silent auction that always raises money toward its goal When the golf course was drenched with rain Thursday, Feb. 5, some members of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Summerfield resident Warren Grabinski is in his sixth year of helping people prepare their tax returns through the IRS/AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program.
February 25, 2015

Tax season keeps this preparer on his toes

by Barbara Sherman
Warren Grabinski is the kind of tax man people want to meet This is a busy time of year for Warren Grabinski, who started preparing tax returns the first of February and will continue right up…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - The IRS used to provide libraries with many forms and instruction books, which filled several shelves at the Tigard Public Library, but due to drastic budget cuts this year, only three basic forms are being provided. Tigard library Adult Services Supervisor Allison Arnold sits by this year's display, which has shrunk to a fraction of its former size.
February 25, 2015

Getting tax forms is somewhat trickier this year

by Barbara Sherman
IRS is providing few forms and no instruction books due to budget cuts People who are accustomed to going to the Tigard Public Library every tax season to pick up their tax forms are in for a…
February 25, 2015

King City works on revising its Development Code

by Barbara Sherman
Changes are needed to support the new King City Town Center Plan Now that the door has been opened to make changes and improvements to King City Town Center, it’s time to clean up the rules and…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
February 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
February 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
February 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - At the first meeting of the new year Jan. 7, the King City council elected a new mayor and council president: From left are Councilors Al Reu, Bob Olmstead and Bill Barber; Mayor Darrel Unruh, Councilors Billie Reynolds and Suzan Turley, and Council President Ken Gibson.
January 29, 2015

King City council pledges to unite various parts of the city

by Barbara Sherman
Council members elect Darrel Unruh as the new mayor and Ken Gibson as council president King City has a new mayor – Darrel Unruh – and a new City Council president – Ken Gibson, as a result of…
January 29, 2015

King City police cite five juveniles on graffiti charges

by Contributor
Two-month investigation leads to the arrest of teens ages 13 to 15 A two-month-long investigation into a string of graffiti incidents in the area has led to the arrest of five juveniles ages 13…

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Jan 29, 2015

King City man arrested on DUII charges Dec. 21

by Pamplin Media Group
Robert Lee Findley's vehicle allegedly strikes three other vehicles in King City Apartments parking lot Police were called to a King City Apartments parking lot Dec. 21 about a man who allegedly…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF LAKE OSWEGO TIGARD WATER PARTNERSHIP - When completed, the massive $254 million project will ensure that Tigard owns its own water supply in the future and not be dependent on the city of Portland and rising rates that are out of its control.
Jan 29, 2015

Lake Oswego-Tigard water project is at halfway point

by Contributor
Tigard Water District will get its water from the Clackamas River when the project is completed The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, which is a $254 million project that will upgrade and…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - On Nov. 1, only three weeks after his son was born Oct. 11, Ejiro Isiorho purchased the podiatry practice of Alan Rothstein in the Willowbrook Center.
Jan 29, 2015

Healthy feet are podiatrist Ejiro Isiorho's specialty

by Barbara Sherman
He purchases practice in Willowbrook Center There’s a new doctor in town: On Nov. 1 Ejiro Isiorho purchased the podiatry practice of Alan Rothstein in the Willowbrook Center and opened up…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Santa Claus (aka Don Waddell) is right at home in the Summerfield Clubhouse surrounded by gifts for foster children donated by residents; in the back behind the mountain of presents are Kathy Peper (left), Yvonne Welch and Wynona Neubauer.
Dec 29, 2014

Community steps up for Washington County foster children

by Barbara Sherman
Local residents donate hundreds of requested items plus many extras such as pajamas and underwear Kathy Peper, who is probably in the running for fairy godmother of Washington County's foster…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - JeJo and Kathleen Akalin have been partners in business since they met 10 days after he arrived in Oregon from Turkey in 1988, but the King City residents didn't get married until 15 years later.
Dec 29, 2014

Couple brings international flavor to King City business…

by Barbara Sherman
JeJo Akalin worked in the jewelry trade in Turkey before he came to the U.S. King City just got a little more international with the opening of JeJo's Jewelry Repair. A native of Turkey, Zubrap…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - This locomotive decorated for the holidays is one of the features that makes McCann's Pharmacy a focal point of the King City Plaza.
Dec 29, 2014

King City Town Center Plan is adopted and available to be…

by Barbara Sherman
After a year in the works, the City Council adopts the plan Dec. 3 After a year in the works, King City now officially has a Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy that city officials hope…
Dec 29, 2014

Tree planting in King City park set for Monday, Jan. 19

by Contributor
The joint project among several agencies will take place on Martin Luther King Day of Service Clean Water Services, the city of King City and Friends of Trees are partnering together to plant…
Dec 29, 2014

Caring Closet is always in need of donations no matter what time…

by Contributor
Program provides basic clothing items to students to help them stay in school Many families in the Tigard-Tualatin School District rely on the Caring Closet to provide some of their most basic…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Jeanne Jamison, executive director of King City Love INC, stands in front of a map showing the affiliate's coverage area with photos and locations of churches it works with; she is holding three cards that contain information about local homeless shelters, food pantries and other resources.
Dec 29, 2014

Love INC is here to help homeless and indigent in local area

by Barbara Sherman
The non-profit also helps families stay in their homes by offering additional resources Life has gotten a little easier for homeless people and indigent families in Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood,…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Billie Reynolds shares a laugh during an interview in her King City home in May 2014; she will join the City Council in 2015.
Dec 29, 2014

Changes are coming to the King City City Council in January

by Barbara Sherman
Billie Reynolds will join the council after winning the write-in vote in the November election The King City City Council will be sworn into office Jan. 7, and a new mayor will be elected, but…