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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Attention railfans: See this show

Written August 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you’re at all interested in railroads and photography, you don’t want to miss an exhibit now on display at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath. Better get a move on, though. The show has been running since July 15, and Aug. 20 will be its last day.

Housing upgrade coming on E. First

Written August 4th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

We drive by this place on Albany’s First Avenue S.E. all the time. But I had not noticed it was vacant until I rode it past it, slowly, on my bike last month.

Riverside bike route: Not so fast

Written August 2nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

ODOT completed a million-dollar separated bike path along Highway 34 last fall. It’s supposed to be part of a safer bike route between Albany and Corvallis. Linn County had hoped to start this year on its part of the deal — wider shoulders along part of six-mile-long Riverside Drive — but there’s been a delay.

Albany tries to cut red tape downtown

Written August 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials want more building and business downtown. To that end they’re launching a review of the city development code, hoping to get rid of regulations that needlessly stymie developers and builders.

Deposits and redemption: Chapter 2

Written July 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Hoping to prevent longer waiting times, the operator of Oregon’s “Bottle Drop” redemption centers says it’s preparing for a higher volume of empties expected once the deposit on beverage containers doubles to 10 cents next April. But now I’m wondering if there is solid enough justification for the increase itself.

Albany gas tax: Not this year

Written July 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

A local gas tax for Albany? You won’t have to worry about this for a while. The city council is making no move to put it on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election. And whether it will try in 2017 is anybody’s guess.

Potential pot points plotted

Written July 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany is no closer to knowing where marijuana sellers and processors will be allowed if voters in November overturn the existing ban on commerce in recreational pot. The city council argued about it for a while Wednesday night but didn’t get anywhere.

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