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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On I-5: What’s my lane?

Written August 31st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There is no shortage of lines marking the lanes in this spot on Interstate 5. The trick is to know which ones count. If it looks a little confusing at first glance, it really isn’t. And it also gives the lie, at least in Oregon, to the freely bandied-about allegation that we’re not keeping our roads […]


Immigration: Steps to avoid

Written August 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The papers tell us that President Obama “still intends to act on his own to change immigration policy,” though he’s no longer sure just when he’ll do this. In this case his dithering may make some kind of sense. Perhaps he realizes that he might be making a big mistake by going ahead.


Need better place to dump junk

Written August 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a new installment in the old story of bulky junk being dumped along our roadsides, or even in the woods.


Paving with deadline a day away

Written August 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

With the deadline one day away, the paving crew on Albany’s Main Street project was working hard Thursday to finish the job by the time the city has promised.


Verizon customers skip hearing

Written August 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If Verizon customers around southwest Albany want better reception, as some say they do, they should have shown up at Wednesday’s public hearing before the city council and supported the company’s application to to build a 120-foot cell tower near Pacific Boulevard and 53rd Avenue. But they didn’t.


Albany, Huatulco and U.S-Mexico ties

Written August 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany now has a sister-city relationship with Santa Maria Huatulco, a fabulous resort community on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico. This brings up some thoughts about what’s going on in America’s and Oregon’s relationship with Mexico as a nation as well.


Albany mayor candidates down to 3

Written August 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

One of the candidates trying to challenge Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa turned out to be ineligible, leaving two others on the ballot along with the mayor.


 
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