Category: News

Surprise: A reasonable gun bill

The legislature is in session, so naturally it is once again working to add to the circumstances under which Oregonians may be banned from buying or owning a gun. But this time, the bill that emerged from committee on Friday isn’t bad. It’s the kind… Continue reading


This store chain likes to expand

Every time you turn around in Oregon now, a new little “Dollar General” store pops up. This one in Yachats appeared within the past few months, about the same time as other outlets in the chain opened in Philomath and Waldport.


Hemp seed site gets Albany’s OK

Albany’s planning division has approved the use of a leased Queen Avenue warehouse to grow seeds of industrial hemp, and the grower says neighbors have nothing to worry about in regard to aroma or crime.


Undaunted by huge remodeling job

If you and I looked at the dry rot and many other problems of the old house at Albany’s Third Avenue and Vine Street, we would call for a wrecking crew and a bulldozer. But not Kevin Ostby. He’s rebuilding the place pretty much from… Continue reading


‘Catenary’ or not: More city lights

What’s that lamp doing up there? That’s what an acquaintance of mine wondered as he and I emerged from the downtown Carnegie Library on Monday.

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