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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Self-service gas? Better not

Written November 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes you get the idea that it might not be a bad idea for Oregon finally to give up its ban on self-service fuel. But then the weather changes and you think no, for that and other reasons, let’s just keep the law the way it is.

Panel settles on lower police-fire bond

Written November 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If the city council goes along with the recommendation of a panel of citizens, and it almost certainly will, Albany voters next May will decide on an $18 million bond issue to pay for a new police headquarters and downtown fire station. The amount is $2.3 million less than the proposal voters rejected in 2013.

Get those trees away from lines!

Written November 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On the first day of winter weather this fall, with icicles on the mailbox and the afternoon temperature a few degrees above freezing, the man on the phone at Pacific Power says we’re one of 130 customers whose electricity is off, and a crew is working on repairs. If his prediction is right, the lights […]

Design firm picked for police, fire buildings

Written November 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If Albany gets the voters’ OK to go ahead with building a new police headquarters and a downtown fire station, the Mackenzie firm of architects most likely will get the job of designing both.

Next legislature: An editorialist’s feast!

Written November 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

What can we expect from the 2015 Oregon legislature? I put the question to Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, who was unopposed in winning another two-year term in the House, and Sen.-elect Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, who will replace Republican Betsy Close of Albany in January.

A barrier against freeway deaths

Written November 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

By next spring, Interstate 5 through the mid-Willamette Valley should have a cable barrier down the median to keep cars from crossing into the opposite lanes and killing someone.

Taking Kmart’s place is … what?

Written November 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A request to divide the tax lot occupied by the former Kmart store in Albany has touched off rumors in City Hall and elsewhere about what if anything might go there. The big question: Is Winco Foods involved? Good answers were impossible to come by on Monday night.

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