HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Soles like the Grand Canyon: Why?

Written May 10th, 2013 by

What exactly, I have to ask, is the point of all those ridges on the bottom of casual shoes? This particular pair was marketed as hiking shoes, and I got them even though I’ve never done much hiking. But even while hiking, you would not need all those ridges and grooves on the bottoms of your […]

Posted in: Commentary
Tags: , ,

A message for the council

Written May 9th, 2013 by

For devoted fans of Albany City Council meetings, the one on Wednesday night must have been a disappointment. It took all of 35 minutes and produced no news to speak of. (The appointment of Mario Lattanzio as police chief had been announced before.) Its highlight was the appearance of Jim Clausen, who regularly addresses the […]


More guns, fewer gun murders

Written May 9th, 2013 by

  Here’s something you may not have suspected until you read about in the papers or heard it on TV: The number of gun homicides in the United States has fallen sharply over the last 20 years even while the number of guns in civilian hands has grown. From the public buzz lately, you would think […]


The wye? The answer!

Written May 8th, 2013 by

How about a special passenger train carrying Portland-area fans to a Civil War football game in Corvallis? It’s just an idea, and here’s how it came up. On April 21, I posted a video wondering whether the Albany wye would be forever lost. That’s the Y-shaped rail junction on the Union Pacific mainline near Sixth […]


Let the gun bills die

Written May 7th, 2013 by

Four bills aimed at gun owners are stuck in the Senate, as I mentioned last week. Jeff Mapes of the Oregonian reports that Senate President Peter Courtney has sent them to the Rules Committee because they don’t have the 16 votes needed to pass. Courtney hopes that negotiations can still save the bills. But saving […]


The Benghazi story continues

Written May 7th, 2013 by

The Benghazi affair would have been over by now if President Obama and his officials had fully explained what did and did not happen. Instead, they first misled the public about the motive for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American mission there, blaming it on an obscure anti-Muslim video even though they knew it was a […]

Posted in: Commentary
Tags:

Road user fee: An update

Written May 6th, 2013 by

Our legislators continue to labor over a proposal to get some road tax money from the owners of vehicles that use little or no fuel. We’re talking here about House Bill 2453, the result of more than a decade of work by the Road User Fee Task Force in the Department of Transportation. The bill […]


 
HH Today: A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Albany Albany Carousel Albany City Council Albany council Albany downtown Albany Fire Department Albany housing Albany parks Albany Planning Commission Albany police Albany Post Office Albany Public Works Albany riverfront Albany Station Albany streets Albany traffic Albany urban renewal Andy Olson Benton County Benton County parks bicycling bike lanes Bowman Park Bryant Park Calapooia River CARA City of Albany climate change coronavirus COVID-19 Cox Creek path Crocker Lane cumberland church cycling Dave Clark Path Daylight saving time downtown Albany Edgewater Village global warming gun control Highway 20 Interstate 5 Kitzhaber Linn County marijuana medical marijuana Millersburg North Albany Road Obama ODOT Oregon coast Oregon legislature Oregon passenger rail Pacific Power Portland & Western Republic Services Riverside Drive Santiam Canal Talking Water Gardens The Banks Tom Cordier Union Pacific urban renewal Water Avenue Willamette River


Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved. Hasso Hering.
Website Serviced by Santiam Communications
Hasso Hering