Trouble spot on 20 waits for a fix

This is where Independence Highway runs into U.S. 20, the Albany Corvallis Highway. It's a tricky place for making left turns on to 20, toward Albany, as one of these trucks is waiting to do. Continue reading

What we learned from the eclipse

People gathered in the dark outside the south entrance of the Linn County Courthouse during Monday's total eclipse.

So have we learned anything from the Great American Eclipse on Monday? I don't mean in a scientific sense but as news consumers and participants in public events? Continue reading

Eclipse gridlock? Well, not here

Campers in back of the former Sears store at Albany's Heritage Mall on Sunday evening.

On the eve of the total solar eclipse, where was the massive influx of many thousands of tourists that some had predicted for the Albany area? Maybe those thousands were around somewhere, but I didn't see them. Continue reading

Downtown car store: My memories

A sign on the service department door tells customers of the change.

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NA grocery: Another step forward

One of these days, the fancy bike rack in front of the store will again be of practical use.

Every few days, Google Mail brings a question like this one on Thursday: "Do you know the status of the grocery store that is supposed to come to North Albany Village? Is it still coming?" As far as I can tell the answer is yes, but the process is slow. Continue reading

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