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Sustainability stalls in Independence

How the "one-of-a-kind, healthy building of he future" looked on Saturday.

How the "one-of-a-kind, healthy building of the future" looked on Saturday in Independence.

Every time I pass through Independence, which is not that often, I am struck by the sight of the concrete skeleton of a three-story building right in the middle of town. It is, as I discovered on the city of Independence's website and elsewhere on the Internet, a sad reminder of where dreams of "sustainability" can lead. Continue reading

Bike route options: How about these?

Only about 6 miles separate the outskirts of Albany and Corvallis.

Only about 6 miles separate the outskirts of Albany and Corvallis.

Now that the latest plan for an Albany-Corvallis Bike Trail -- or "multi-use path" -- has been shot down, Benton County says it will try to find another route. A long look at the map suggests at least two alternatives that would be almost as good. Continue reading

N. Albany Road: This is the year

North Albany Road will get wider, and West Thornton Lake Road will be rerouted to this signal.

North Albany Road will get wider, and West Thornton Lake Road will be rerouted to this signal.

If your daily commute takes you along North Albany Road, enjoy the drive while you can. Starting this spring and continuing through most of the summer, the route will be restricted and eventually blocked entirely so it can be rebuilt and widened. Continue reading

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