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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The answer: Openness and candor

Written February 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Kitzhaber affair would not have cascaded into a debacle if he had been forthcoming from the start. So the lesson for public officials once again is this: Complete and utter openness is the only thing that offers any hope of repairing serious mistakes.

Governor Brown: Expect her to act

Written February 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

John Kitzhaber’s resignation elevates to the governor’s office Kate Brown, and this raises the possibility and the hope that the executive part of the state government will actually get things done.

Nice screens but, alas, no tunes

Written February 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Let us turn away for a moment from the drama at the top of our state government and, instead, cast our eyes upward in the Albany City Council chambers. There, we can admire the latest in visual aids, two high-definition screens on opposite sides of the room.

That’s not believable, Governor

Written February 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Governor Kitzhaber evidently thinks of Oregonians as idiots who will believe anything. He now wants us to believe that he called Secretary of State Kate Brown and asked her to hustle back from a conference in Washington, D.C., so he could tell her he was not resigning. Really?

Ballot test due on power takeover

Written February 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

About one thousand voters in Millersburg are about to get a say — indirectly, and in a preliminary way  — on the idea of their town taking over the electric power system within the city limits.

No place to be in a storm

Written February 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You might want to bring a chainsaw when riding on Albany’s Cox Creek path in winter. Just kidding. It’s not that often that the path is blocked by a fallen tree.

A milestone at Edgewater Village

Written February 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

At last: After years of planning and many delays, work has begun on the first house to be built at Edgewater Village, the residential development on which rest great hopes for the redevelopment of Albany’s riverfront. (It’s the sort of thing you notice when you take advantage of the first dry day in a long while and […]

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