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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the road, a flashy “stop”

Written March 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Part of the fun of taking a road trip is in stopping in the towns along the way and taking a look around. I did that a couple of days ago in Williams, a town about halfway between Sacramento and Redding in the Sacramento Valley.

Bill could help cyclists at lights

Written March 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Senate has passed, without dissent, a bill intended to help motorcyclists and bicyclists when they are stuck a traffic signals that refuse to detect them standing there. The House now has the bill, and it could do something to make it even more helpful before passing it too.

Still dreaming: State of Jefferson

Written March 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The idea of forming the state of Jefferson may never go anywhere, but it also refuses to die. Even towns are getting into the act. On Wednesday, the city council of Williams, population 5,300 in Colusa County, plans to “discuss and authorize the signature of the declaration and petition to the California State Legislature for the […]

Lighting the path; how about rules?

Written March 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Wednesday Albany’s downtown urban renewal board will consider spending up to $300,000 for new lighting along the Dave Clark Trail. The idea is to make the path safer when the sun goes down so that more people will use it. If more people use it, I hate to say it but some rules will […]

Bike bridge — an idea too far out?

Written March 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s wishful thinking, I know, but a bike bridge across the Willamette River might actually avoid all kinds of other complications as the search continues for a more or less direct Albany-Corvallis Trail.

Daylight time again, but why?

Written March 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

By now you may have gotten over the effects of the time change last Sunday. And if you were lucky, you didn’t fall victim to the increase in the frequency of traffic crashes that is said to be following the springtime switch. This is what our lawmakers are counting on. They count on us to get over […]

Not exactly close in Millersburg

Written March 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

So much for the notion of forming a municipal electric utility in Millersburg. It looks to me as though Tuesday’s election results make it very unlikely that Millersburg voters would approve, in the foreseeable future, the borrowing that would be necessary to change electric suppliers.

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