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Ray Kopczynski - City Council Ward II

Price of gas, too, hinges on election

What travelers had to pay for gas in central California earlier this month.

What travelers had to pay for gas in central California earlier this month.

We haven't heard much about real issues in this Oregon election campaign, at least not from the ads. One point that has been mostly ignored is that Democrats plan to increase the price of motor fuel in the interest of arresting global warming, and the Republican candidates don't. Continue reading

Transparent state? Not so much!

The happy couple in earlier times.

The happy couple in earlier times.

One thing the Kitzhaber-Hayes story shows is that the governor's judgment in running his office leaves something to be desired. Now it also illustrates that Oregon's claim to run a completely transparent government is a sham. Continue reading

Take a look at police building ideas

A library visitor works on his laptop alongside the display of three competing police station designs.

A library visitor works on his laptop alongside the display of three competing police station designs. (For a closer look at the proposals, see below.)

The combined costs of Albany's proposed new police headquarters and main fire station would range from a low of $21.3 million to a high of $25.6 million, according to the preliminary designs and cost estimates presented by five companies. Continue reading