Advertise on HH-Today.com!

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Help for chained dogs

Written June 5th, 2013 by

The Oregon legislature is nearly done enacting a new law on tethering dogs and other domestic animals. The Senate on Tuesday passed, 25-4, House Bill 2783, which now is back in the House for concurrence with amendments. Some people have grumped whether lawmakers don’t have more important things to worry about. They do, but that doesn’t mean they […]

Posted in: Commentary, News
Tags: , ,

Urban renewal tax fix falls short

Written May 28th, 2013 by

The Oregon House today (May 28) is scheduled to vote on a sensible bill to correct an injustice dealing with property taxes and urban renewal, but it won’t do any good in Albany, at least not yet. The bill is HB 2632-A. It would remove local option levies approved by voters after January 1, 2013, […]


Our bridges: The “scour” concern

Written May 26th, 2013 by

Our highway bridges over the Willamette River are not likely to fall down like the one on I-5 over the Skagit River. That one was of a design where failure of one member causes a collapse, and it got hit by a tall load. But there is one potential concern with the bridges we have […]


Mindless vandalism downtown?

Written May 26th, 2013 by

I have no idea what the details of this story are because there was no one around to ask. What it looks like is that someone heaved a hefty chunk of concrete into the windshield of this car and left it where it fell. I shot this photo around noon on Saturday while walking up […]


Albany: Timber Street tract land in default

Written May 25th, 2013 by

About 75 acres of undeveloped land surrounding Albany’s Timber Ridge School is about to come into city ownership because the owners have made no payments on assessments for the street and utility lines there. Now it’s just a question of how the transaction is done, the city council was told. The land has been owned by the […]


Open meetings: Let’s keep them so

Written May 21st, 2013 by

  By and large, Oregon’s public meetings law works pretty well. So there’s no big reason to try to fix it. The House Rules Committee, though, is holding a public hearing on Wednesday (May 22) on House Bill 3513, which attempts to refine the definition of when public bodies, like a city council or county […]


City debt debate nears a harmonious end

Written May 21st, 2013 by

It was all sweetness and light Monday at the unveiling before the Albany City Council of a proposed charter amendment to fix problems with the city’s new debt  limit. Council members nodded their agreement with the proposal and will probably act in June to put the measure on the ballot in a special election Sept. […]


A dog’s life on I-5

Written May 20th, 2013 by

  This is not the recommended way to transport a dog, I would say, not at freeway speeds on Interstate 5 anyway. This dog looked pretty excited, running from one side of the truck bed to the other and back again.  As near as I could tell, it was tied to something with a leash […]

Posted in: Commentary, News
Tags: , ,

Another health care study?

Written May 18th, 2013 by

Haven’t we had enough of studies of our health care system? At a work session on Monday (May 20), the Albany City Council will consider a request by a local group to show support for a bill pending in the legislature. That’s HB 3260-A, which has cleared one committee and has had a hearing in […]


This murder needs solving

Written May 16th, 2013 by

If you drive out Murder Creek Road northeast of Albany and turn right on Kamph Road, after a few yards you come to one of those roadside memorials. Unlike most of them, it  is not for the victim of a traffic crash. This one is for Jakhob Miles, who was 19 when he was shot […]


 
Cycle around town!
Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. Hasso Hering.
Website Serviced by Santiam Communications
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!