Category: News

City debt debate nears a harmonious end

It was all sweetness and light Monday at the unveiling before the Albany City Council of a proposed charter amendment to fix problems with the city’s new debt  limit. Council members nodded their agreement with the proposal and will probably act in June to put… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

A dog’s life on I-5

  This is not the recommended way to transport a dog, I would say, not at freeway speeds on Interstate 5 anyway. This dog looked pretty excited, running from one side of the truck bed to the other and back again.  As near as I… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Another health care study?

Haven’t we had enough of studies of our health care system? At a work session on Monday (May 20), the Albany City Council will consider a request by a local group to show support for a bill pending in the legislature. That’s HB 3260-A, which… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

This murder needs solving

If you drive out Murder Creek Road northeast of Albany and turn right on Kamph Road, after a few yards you come to one of those roadside memorials. Unlike most of them, it  is not for the victim of a traffic crash. This one is… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Mileage tax clears another hurdle

The Oregon House Revenue Committee has passed the proposal for a road user tax on vehicles that use little or no motor fuel. But questions remain about this approach, and it’s not obvious that it will become law. House Bill 2453 cleared the tax committee this morning… Continue reading

 
 
 
 
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