Category: News

Punishing people for facts: It’s wrong

Speech control in the name of preventing electioneering by public employees. That’s the issue in the latest dispute over statements by public employees, and this time it involved Albany. The city council on Monday had a chance to be tough about it, but it chose a softer route.


Bike route still blocked? Nope

(Please find the update below). This is getting a little old. I keep thinking that the “Road Closed” signs on both ends of Bryant Drive and Bryant Way outside of Albany may be outdated. But no, they’re not.


Union drops hospital initiatives

Oregon voters won’t get the chance to learn much more about what hospitals charge and the princely sums they pay their top people after all, at least not this year. The Service Employees International Union had filed five prospective initiative measures dealing with hospital prices… Continue reading


Road’s not dry, yet

As you can see, Bryant Way outside of Albany was still closed on Wednesday afternoon. But the flooding covered only one section of the road instead of two on Monday.


Activity at Edgewater Village!

The long-delayed Edgewater Village development on Albany’s riverfront reached a milestone today: A contractor started cleaning up the site and preparing it for the construction of the first five houses. The city noted the occasion by sending out a press release that quoted George Diamond… Continue reading

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