Category: News

CRC tolling: The answers

Two state representatives, Andy Olson of Albany and Sara Gelser of Corvallis, have found answers to my questions about tolling on the proposed new interstate bridge in Portland, the $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing. No, there will be no toll booths if the bridge is… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Better rail when? Nobody knows

As for catching a ride on a high-speed or even moderately fast passenger train up the Willamette Valley any time soon, don’t get your hopes up. There is no estimate for when such a service might start, says Jim Cox of the Oregon Department of… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Hoping to fill a supermarket hole

How long North Albany will be without a supermarket now that Ray’s has closed is uncertain, but Pete Snook hopes it won’t be too long. And perhaps a growing customer base will make the job easier.




 
 
 
 

Panel backs Albany ‘bottle drop’

Albany could get a “bottle drop” this year if the city council goes along with a unanimous recommendation the city planning commission reached on Monday night, but the city staff does not like the location.




 
 
 
 

Incident on I-5: Bizarre and sad

You wonder what makes people act the way they do sometimes. Here’s what the Oregon State Police said happened about 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Interstate 5: Two women, 53 and 61 years of age, were driving north on the freeway when they ran out of… Continue reading




 
 
 
 
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