Category: Commentary

Outside IP’s shuttered Albany Mill

Three years after it was shut down, the work of dismantling the former Albany Mill of International Paper continues, albeit slowly, judging from a cursory look from outside the site on Salem Road on an uncharacteristically sunny December afternoon.




Alert: Tax limit under attack

Watch out, Oregon homeowners. When the legislature meets starting in February, cities and some school districts will try to persuade lawmakers to refer a change in the property tax system to the voters, and this could cost you. Local governments want to weaken the property… Continue reading




Pick up those plastic bags!

Hey, if you don’t want the next Oregon legislature to ban the use of plastic grocery bags, quit throwing them around the countryside. Far too often we see plastic bags dangling in the bushes or being blown into ditches. This provides a handy argument for… Continue reading




Weekend quick point: Love the library

(The noise in the background is a leaf blower in action on this Saturday afternoon. Brooms and rakes would make hardly any noise. Just pointing that out.)




A long case, for a reason

I was idly looking at my bookshelf Thursday when my eyes lit on “Fatal Justice.” Whatever happened to Jeffrey MacDonald, I wondered. He’s the former Army doctor whose pregnant wife and two young daughters were murdered in their house on base at Fort Bragg, N.C.,… Continue reading




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