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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Linn. Benton: Polar opposites

Written November 8th, 2012 by

If you thought the political differences between Linn and Benton counties would have diminished by now, the general election would have disabused you of that notion. Just take a look at some of the results. In Linn County, Romney beat Obama by more thanĀ 9,000 votes. If the country were like Linn County, Romney would be […]

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Fresh air? Forget it

Written November 7th, 2012 by

Things must really be going great in Oregon. How else to explain the results of the general election? At the state level, all the office holders got re-elected. All our five members of Congress will stay in the House. And the Democrats, who have been in charge of state government for years, regain full control […]

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The Clackamas ballot affair

Written November 6th, 2012 by

Voting by mail had nothing to do with the Clackamas County elections scandal. But state and county officials could have done a far better job of handling this affair. The main thing is, they should have pressed their investigation in order to get to the bottom of it well before the last day to cast […]

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From the Benton sheriff’s log

Written November 5th, 2012 by

Driving across the Coast Range on the Alsea Highway? Or hunting at E.E. Wilson, the wildlife area northwest of Albany? The following two items might be of interest. I found them in the Benton County sheriff’s log. On Oct. 26, Benton deputies helped a man who was walking along the road trying to flag down […]

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Remember Dave Clark

Written November 5th, 2012 by

It was a little more than 10 years ago that death overtook Dave Clark, the city of Albany’s parks and recreation director for 27 years. We in the Albany area still benefit from his vision and his drive to get things done. Largely because of his ideas and plans and tireless work, we now can […]

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Those pesky parking fees

Written November 2nd, 2012 by

For almost a year now, if you visited the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany, you were supposed to display a parking permit. The permit would have cost you seven dollars. Or you could have bought one good for the whole year, and then the price would have been 22 dollars. But if you […]

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If disaster strikes

Written November 1st, 2012 by

The aftermath of Sandy, the big storm on the East Coast, reminds us all that we ought to be better prepared, even here in the tranquil mid-valley, where severe weather is very rare indeed.Our last really big wind storm was 50 years ago, and though it was bad, it was nothing like what hit the […]


 
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