Category: Commentary

The Clackamas ballot affair

Voting by mail had nothing to do with the Clackamas County elections scandal. But state and county officials could have done a far better job of handling this affair. The main thing is, they should have pressed their investigation in order to get to the… Continue reading




From the Benton sheriff’s log

Driving across the Coast Range on the Alsea Highway? Or hunting at E.E. Wilson, the wildlife area northwest of Albany? The following two items might be of interest. I found them in the Benton County sheriff’s log. On Oct. 26, Benton deputies helped a man… Continue reading




Remember Dave Clark

It was a little more than 10 years ago that death overtook Dave Clark, the city of Albany’s parks and recreation director for 27 years. We in the Albany area still benefit from his vision and his drive to get things done. Largely because of… Continue reading




Those pesky parking fees

For almost a year now, if you visited the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany, you were supposed to display a parking permit. The permit would have cost you seven dollars. Or you could have bought one good for the whole year, and then… Continue reading




If disaster strikes

The aftermath of Sandy, the big storm on the East Coast, reminds us all that we ought to be better prepared, even here in the tranquil mid-valley, where severe weather is very rare indeed.Our last really big wind storm was 50 years ago, and though… Continue reading




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