Posts written by Hasso Hering

A question of notice: Too little, too much?

No one testified in opposition before the Albany Planning Commission on Jan. 6 when the panel unanimously endorsed a code change to allow a Bottle Bill redemption center. A month later, when the issue came before the city council, five people testified against the idea… Continue reading


Why no tax revolution?

This time of year it’s always a little surprising that we haven’t had a revolution lately. It is, after all, the season when people are obliged to spend time with the federal and state income tax codes and the numerous forms and work sheets they… Continue reading


March starts with (what else?) rain …

Just a quick look at a routine little downpour on Pacific Boulevard in Albany this Saturday afternoon.


Putin and the Thief of Kiev

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected glimpse of the Ukraine crisis when two young men came to our house and installed a new window, replacing one that had worn out. I could not understand what they were saying to each other while they worked. Later I asked… Continue reading


House votes to fool voters

Democrats in the Oregon House must think that voters are basically stupid. Or rather, they are counting on enough of them to be dumb enough to be fooled by the trick they pulled Thursday.

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