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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Freeway planning: Slow is the word

Written November 12th, 2012 by

For two or three years now, the Oregon transportation department has been preparing for an environmental assessment of plans to widen Interstate 5 from Highway 20 in Albany to the Jefferson exit. The process is an example of how the agency, following its own and federal regulations on big projects, wastes both time and money. […]

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Poor Petraeus: Emails?

Written November 12th, 2012 by

For years the press described General Petraeus as a brilliant man. Now we find out that he traded emails with a lover who was not his wife. Not only that, but the lover turned out to be the kind of woman who threatens someone she believes may have her eye on the general as well. […]

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Liberal America, for now

Written November 11th, 2012 by

As usual after decisive elections, the commentariat is writing off the losers as headed for the dustbin of history. Chances are the commentators are as wrong this time as they were a few election cycles ago, when they predicted the Republicans would be in charge as far as the eye could see. Now conservatives are […]

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How federal regs waste money

Written November 10th, 2012 by

A local story illustrates why there is no hope of reforming our government and reversing the drive for more costly, federal  control. There would have been no hope for such reforms even if Obama had not been re-elected. Albany and surrounding towns are forming a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for transportation planning. Whether they want to or […]

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Linn. Benton: Polar opposites

Written November 8th, 2012 by

If you thought the political differences between Linn and Benton counties would have diminished by now, the general election would have disabused you of that notion. Just take a look at some of the results. In Linn County, Romney beat Obama by more than 9,000 votes. If the country were like Linn County, Romney would be […]

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The Obama market slide

Written November 8th, 2012 by

In case voters didn’t know it, the stock market reminded us all that the re-election of President Obama was a bad deal for the American economy. The day after the election, the stock market plunged. It was the biggest decline of 2012, according to the Associated Press. Obama doesn’t bear the entire blame. Bad economic […]

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Sign struggle — sigh! — ends

Written November 8th, 2012 by

Albany’s prolonged fussing about electronic message signs at schools and the like now seems to be at an end. It seemed to be a lot of anguish over not much. It started when the booster club at West Albany High School wanted to replace the school’s aging sign out front on Queen Avenue with a […]

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