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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Benton County’s seismic dilemma

Written March 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Imagine the predicament of the Benton County Board of Commissioners. They’re faced with deciding what to with the historic county courthouse, a lovely landmark that is much admired. But it is also unsafe in an earthquake and would cost an arm and a leg to shore up.


Benton’s jail: A mess of problems

Written June 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Benton County officials want to build a new jail because the old one is potentially dangerous and hopelessly outdated. Now they’re trying to gauge what voters will accept. To that end the county invited the public to an informal “outreach” session Thursday, and about three dozen people showed up.


 
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