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A whopping campaign contribution

His latest campaign finance report shows a whopping contribution of $75,000 in cash to state Rep. Andy Olson of Albany, the current Republican leader in the Oregon House who is seeking his fifth term. The contribution came from Loren Parks, owner of an Oregon company that… Continue reading




Debates questioned

Tuesday’s debate between Obama and Romney showed once again why events of this kind are a poor way of picking a president. The commentators were delighted that the candidates went “toe to toe.” That there was sharp disagreement. That they accused each other of lying.… Continue reading




Albany sign change, why?

  In Albany, the city council is considering an amendment to the development code to allow changeable electronic message signs for schools and other institutions that happen to be in residential zones. I’m wondering why this is thought to be useful. For one thing, existing… Continue reading




A new hope for O&C timber lands?

Governor Kitzhaber has named a group of 14 people to make recommendations on how to help the O&C counties get some money out of the federal timberlands now that the federal county payments have stopped. If they come up with something helpful that actually works,… Continue reading




A new hope for O&C timber lands?

Governor Kitzhaber has named a group of 14 people to make recommendations on how to help the O&C counties get some money out of the federal timberlands now that the federal county payments have stopped. If they come up with something helpful that actually works,… Continue reading




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