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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany to consider emergency business aid

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.


Gun rights ‘sanctuary’ idea still pending

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Feb. 12, way before everything ground to a halt because of COVID-19, the Albany City Council asked its lawyer to look into protecting townspeople from infringements of their gun rights. Whatever happened to that idea?


Looking around on Corona Day Four

Written March 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Four of Oregon’s corona shutdown, which began with the governor’s order Monday, operations of the Union Pacific didn’t seem to be affected, as you would expect. But just about every other activity in Albany other than construction was closed or slowed down.     And as for me, just as I got to […]


On Day Three: Sprucing up a ‘secret park’

Written March 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With schools out for weeks on end this spring, there’s only so much time you can spend with video games. So brothers Mason and Wyatt Knecht joined their Dad Wednesday in doing volunteer work outdoors.


Corona: Day Two of Albany staying home

Written March 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Gov’s ‘stay-home’ order has some teeth

Written March 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Even skateparks such as Albany’s had to close Monday under Gov. Kate Brown’s order to “stay home, save lives.”


Sorry, but this is about … ahem … flushing

Written March 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The stores call it bath tissue. Most people call it toilet paper. By either name, it’s been hard to get because of panic buying and hoarding. What about the effect, if any, on the Albany sewer system and treatment plant as people resort to other means?


 
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