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Ray Kopczynski - City Council Ward II

If sardines could fly, would they?

Economy seating on a Boeing 747, last year.

Economy seating on a Boeing 747, last year.

Now we've all heard of another cases of a passenger plane being diverted because of trouble among the passengers. This kind of thing has become more common, and the reason is that like sheep, people keep subjecting themselves to inhuman conditions on planes. Continue reading

Santiam Canal: Where dollars flow

This segment of the Santiam Canal in downtown Albany is in poor shape and needs to be repaired.

This segment of the Santiam Canal in downtown Albany is in poor shape and needs to be repaired.

A boat, they say, is mostly a hole in the water into which to pour money. At times the Santiam Canal must seem like that to the city of Albany. Continue reading

On I-5: What’s my lane?

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There is no shortage of lines marking the lanes in this spot on Interstate 5. The trick is to know which ones count. If it looks a little confusing at first glance, it really isn't. And it also gives the lie, at least in Oregon, to the freely bandied-about allegation that we're not keeping our roads and bridges in good repair. Continue reading