HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The gym alternative

Written November 24th, 2012 by

The gym for exercise? To keep off pounds? What could be more boring than that? And time consuming. And expensive in both time and gas, depending on how far from the gym you live. I got to thinking about this after seeing an editorial cartoon in the Democrat-Herald, where I used to work. It showed […]

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Willamette signs: What they mean

Written November 24th, 2012 by

Let’s explain why there are warnings about contaminated water posted along the Willamette River in Albany.

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Up on Thanksgiving

Written November 22nd, 2012 by
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River’s rise closes Bryant Park

Written November 22nd, 2012 by

Now we know it’s fall. The drive through Albany’s Bryant Park, at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia rivers, has been closed to motor traffic because of high water. A city worker closed the gates on the park’s entrance and exit Wednesday afternoon. Running high after two days of occasionally heavy rain, the Calapooia […]


Albany scene: Art outside City Hall

Written November 21st, 2012 by

Checking out an addition on Albany’s City Hall: It looks a little like a flag,

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DeFazio right on Russian deal

Written November 20th, 2012 by

Our congressman Peter DeFazio from Oregon’s 4th District was one of only 43 members of the House — and the only one from Oregon — who voted last week against normalizing trade with Russia under the World Trade Organization. He is one of the few House members who made sense on this deal. The majority […]


Public art: Wishing for more

Written November 19th, 2012 by

What we in the mid-valley could use, among many other things, is more public art. What I’m talking about is public display of the kind of works that draw attention, add visual interest and flavor to otherwise bland public places, and give people something to talk about and children something to stir their imagination. As […]


 
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