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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Millersburg power: The saga resumes

Written September 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It was quiet there for a while in Millersburg, but now the struggle over public power in the town is back in the news.

The riverfront beat: A slight detour

Written September 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The latest from the Albany riverfront beat: The Dave Clark Path was partially blocked on Tuesday afternoon, and it looked like the work might go on for a few more days.

Not a good time for hill climbing

Written September 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Wondering where all that smoke came from about mid-day Monday? The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says it came from a 2,300-acre wildfire near Estacada. Albany and Corvallis were among the places where the smoke was heaviest, according to a DEQ air quality map available online.

A small local tax for street repairs

Written September 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The League of Oregon Cities would like the 2015 legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle licensing fees to help pay for street and road repairs. This would not be wise because some of that extra money would be wasted. Instead, let the cities look to local solutions, as Multnomah and Washington counties and 14 […]

Hard week ahead for CARA board

Written September 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you are not a member of the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area, be glad. The board faces a very tricky choice next week. If it attempts to support the city’s police and fire building projects with a big enough sum to make a difference — say $5 million or so — it would essentially gut […]

Dave Clark Path: And after dark?

Written September 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

I’m not sure how much traffic there is on Albany’s Dave Clark Path along the Willamette River after dark, but whatever there is it might soon benefit from a little more light. Not necessarily from this thing, though.

A rain tax in Albany’s future?

Written September 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany is launching a regulatory program to keep rainwater in new land developments out of storm drains so it doesn’t carry pollution into creeks and rivers. Not now, but sooner or later this is going to cost some money to administer, and when it does, the city may want to collect a monthly stormwater utility […]

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