King City's Opinions

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…
June 26, 2015

Searching close to home for new PCC leader might be wise move

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
June 26, 2015

There are definitely some pluses in being a senior citizen

by Isabel Torrey
Every so often I read or see or hear media reports on tragic accidents caused by 80-plus-year-old drivers who mistake the gas pedal for the brake and plow through store fronts and/or into…
June 26, 2015

Are you prepared for Fourth of July activities?

by Chief Chuck Fessler
During the past month the King City Police Department has seen its calls for service increase by 25 percent with part of this increase due to the nice weather that we have had. The first good…
June 26, 2015

King City resident wonders why there is a recall effort for KCCA…

by Peg Beckwith
In mid-April, a petition to hold a meeting and recall the KCCA Board of Directors was circulated. I did not sign it because there were no reasons given for why this action was necessary. At…
June 26, 2015

Generation gap just keeps growing

by Lynn S. Turner
"Grandma, what is a curb feeler?" There is no greater example of generation gap than when conversations take place with a great-grandchild. Some examples: Grandma to child: "You’ve got a blue…

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