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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany to consider emergency business aid

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.


Albany council: Fewer seats for audience

Written March 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Social distancing is the new motto for everyone including the Albany City Council as long as the corona emergency lasts. This was demonstrated, in part, when the council met briefly Wednesday afternoon to ratify an emergency declaration the mayor had signed last Friday.


Albany mayor declares city emergency

Written March 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa has signed a paper declaring a “local state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The city council will meet Wednesday to ratify the resolution.


 
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