Category: News

Council likes industrial training request

Several industrial companies with Albany addresses say they have trouble filling available jobs, and they’re asking the city council to pay for specialized equipment at Linn-Benton Community College so potential workers will be better trained. Judging by a work session Monday, the council is inclined to grant the… Continue reading


‘Woodland’ no more, for now

Albany’s former Woodland Square was a dilapidated trailer park but was aptly named for its big old trees. Soon it will be a new apartment complex with the same name, but for now it looks more like Stumpland Square.


How to use Benton’s Bailey Line

Benton County says most of the suggestions it has received so far about what to do with the old Bailey Branch railroad line can be arranged into five options. To my mind, the only ones that don’t make sense are to break up and sell… Continue reading


Tennis anyone? At LBCC, rarely

Over the weekend I happened to ride past the tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College, and I was sad to see the shape they were in. But the Albany college says something’s about to be done about the weeds.


District 8 Senate race: Uneven money

As far as campaign money is concerned, the contest for state Senate in District 8 (Albany and Corvallis) is a fairly lop-sided affair. Democrat Sara Gelser of Corvallis, a state representative hoping to move to the Senate, has raised almost twice as much in cash… Continue reading

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