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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Smoke or no smoke, deliveries go on

Written September 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As their motto says and everybody knows, nothing stops the delivery force of the Postal Service from making their appointed rounds. Not snow, or rain, and not “unhealthy” air because of smoke.


Hiking up the overpass in the smoke

Written September 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In case you didn’t notice, unlikely as that is, Albany’s air quality Thursday was considered “hazardous.” The needle on the air quality index on AirNow.gov was all the way to the right, well into the maroon category that indicates particulate readings of 300 or more.


Council: Help our neighbors who fled fires

Written September 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany City Council members Wednesday urged townspeople to donate supplies to the evacuation shelter at the Linn County Fair & Expo, set up for residents who fled the wildfires in east county and may have lost their homes.


What sunrise? Darkness in the morning

Written September 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The sun must have risen at 6:45 this morning, as scheduled. But in the Albany area we didn’t see it because of the covering of smoke from the wildfires spreading in the hillsides and canyons to the east.


Scale back the Albany riverfront project?

Written September 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re interested in the Albany Riverfront Project, or concerned about its future cost, you might want to tune in to the city council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9


The Bottle Bill at the time of Covid-19

Written September 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The covid catastrophe has made many things in Albany more complicated, and that includes the operation of the state’s system of bottle deposits and returns.


About ballots mailed too late to be counted

Written September 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

One thing Albany-area voters don’t have to worry much about is that in our elections, a whole bunch of votes are discarded because they are sent off too late or get hung up in the mail. The number of such ballots turns out to be small.


 
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