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Benton vote: Keep wasting time

Written November 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s disappointing that Benton County will have to continue wasting deputy sheriffs’ time driving inmates back and forth to jail in McMinnville and Newport now that a bond measure for an adequate local jail has been defeated.


Benton jail plan faces doubters

Written July 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Not everybody is convinced that Benton County needs a new jail, even though it does. That’s the way it looks to me after a sparsely attended public “conversation” in North Albany Tuesday.


Come talk about the Benton jail

Written July 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The last time Benton County invited the public to come talk about its jail problems and I wrote about it, on June 11, someone in North Albany complained he wasn’t aware of any public invitation. So this time, here it is: You’re invited to come by what used to be the Spring Hill Country Club […]


Promotion’s OK but free speech isn’t?

Written April 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Something is definitely screwy with Oregon’s election law and how it’s being enforced, and the news from Albany and Corvallis points this out. Free speech is the main issue, but so is the penchant by local government to try to affect the outcome when people are asked to vote on higher taxes.


 
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