King City TVF&R lieutenant is named Firefighter of the Year

King City TVF&R lieutenant is named Firefighter of the Year

Kurt Koudelka goes out of his way to help others on and off the job On a recent morning at...

Summerfield women golfers learn about domestic violence

Summerfield women golfers learn about domestic violence

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

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

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Tax season keeps this preparer on his toes

Tax season keeps this preparer on his toes

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March 26, 2015

Local juveniles sentenced for two-month-long graffiti spree

by Barbara Sherman
Four of the five plead guilty while the fifth is missing Four local juveniles who pleaded guilty to numerous incidents of graffiti have been sentenced. King City police reported in January that…
March 26, 2015

King City updates Comprehensive Plan and code after adopting…

by Barbara Sherman
Some property owners raise issues before Planning Commission After holding a public hearing March 18, the King City City Council voted 6 to 1 to waive the second reading and approve an ordinance…
March 26, 2015

King City Community Development Code comes into 21st century

by Barbara Sherman
The changes open the door to new uses and regulations affecting the town center With its town center plan in place, the next project for King City was working on its code, which was accomplished…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Following her Feb. 4 town hall, Rep. Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard) (left) chats with longtime Tigard resident Mary Lewis at Tigard City Hall.
February 25, 2015

Rep. Doherty tackles childhood hunger and other issues in…

by Barbara Sherman
House is back to business as usual following former Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation Rep. Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard) touched on a wide variety of subjects at her Feb. 4 town hall, and while…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - In the parking lot of the Bethlehem House of Bread, (from left) Marilyn Sturm helps King City Lions Club members Jerry Feickert and Bill Gerkin load a cart while Ginia Finch and an unidentified volunteer remove the last of the Lions' donations from their truck. The Lions held a food drive during the month of January with barrels at three locations in King City – the KCCA Clubhouse, Columbia Bank and Grocery Outlet – plus Grocery Outlet owners Tony and Tina Slyter donated $256 worth of merchandise.
February 25, 2015

Nonprofit feeds both souls and stomachs as it expands its…

by Barbara Sherman
Bethlehem House of Bread's food pantry and community center grow by leaps and bounds The Bethlehem House of Bread’s cup runneth over these days, thanks to it becoming a partner agency of the…
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 - Standing in the Caring Closet's shopping area, Director Rose Money (right) tells Summerfield residents (from left) Sandy Brewer, Jan Meek, Carole Krueger and Cheryl Baldwin about the facility and how it helps families in need.
February 25, 2015

Caring Closet will get a windfall this year

by Barbara Sherman
Summerfield Women's Golf Club makes the nonprofit a recipient of its annual fundraiser The Summerfield Women's Golf Club has chosen the Caring Closet and the Washington County Domestic Violence…
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…

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Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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…