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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Platitudes and snooping, too

Written November 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Something that came in the mail struck a wrong note. It was labeled a “personalized vote history” of the named mail recipient. And the message sounded wrong not just because of its gratuitous platitudes but because of the level of unwarranted snooping that it reveals.

And again, this &*%#@ time change!

Written November 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Did you hear anybody complain? Sure you did. About the weather. About the the lying campaign ads. About the greedy fools running our country and many corporations. But about the time? No, not about that. Nobody has complained about the time.

Price of gas, too, hinges on election

Written October 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

We haven’t heard much about real issues in this Oregon election campaign, at least not from the ads. One point that has been mostly ignored is that Democrats plan to increase the price of motor fuel in the interest of arresting global warming, and the Republican candidates don’t.

Transparent state? Not so much!

Written October 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

One thing the Kitzhaber-Hayes story shows is that the governor’s judgment in running his office leaves something to be desired. Now it also illustrates that Oregon’s claim to run a completely transparent government is a sham.

Take a look at police building ideas

Written October 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The combined costs of Albany’s proposed new police headquarters and main fire station would range from a low of $21.3 million to a high of $25.6 million, according to the preliminary designs and cost estimates presented by five companies.

Why we need the mileage tax

Written October 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Department of Transportation is working to launch a road-user tax that charges for the miles vehicles are driven on public roads within the state. The program won’t begin until next July 1, it is not allowed to involve more than 5,000 vehicle owners, those 5,000 must be volunteers, and yet a backlash is already beginning […]

Campaign waste: Voting’s partly over

Written October 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Two problems with our prolonged election period in Oregon are that it adds to the cost of campaigns and that much of the money spent is wasted. Wasted how? By paying for campaign propaganda that has absolutely no chance of working because it arrives after ballots have been cast.

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