Benton roads: What’s coming up

Jim Stouder, left and Josh Wheeler chat with four people who showed up for a community meeting in the gym at North Albany Middle School Thursday night.

Jim Stouder, left, and Josh Wheeler of Benton County Public Works chat with four people who showed up for a community meeting at North Albany Middle School Thursday night.

Road maintenance may not be the sexiest subject. Still, the handful of citizens who showed up for Thursday night's "community event and open house" on Benton County transportation came away with useful things to know. Continue reading

On July’s agenda: Albany gas tax

Twelfth Avenue is one of the streets where the pavement has been breaking up.

Twelfth Avenue is one of the streets where the pavement has been breaking up.

Whether Albany should ask voters to enact a local gas tax to pay for street repairs is a question that has been hanging around for a while. And now, for the first time in years, the city council will take it up next month. Continue reading

On the riverfront, a new convenience

On Tuesday, those doors were still locked.

On Tuesday, those doors were still locked.

For a few weeks now, Albany's Bowman Park has sported a fine new restroom, but it hasn't been ready for use. Completing it has taken longer than expected, but the wait may be over now. Continue reading

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