HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Linn law enforcers: Trust the people

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The message was clear before, and it’s even clearer now: Violating the governor’s corona order may or may not kill you — most probably not — but it won’t land you in court or jail, at least not in Linn County.


Asking questions as the virus marches on

Written October 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The coronavirus numbers put out by the Oregon Health Authority and recited by the press could use a little interpretation, starting with the number of “new deaths.”


A somber topic: Where corona victims die

Written September 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

While we’re supposed to stay indoors to escape the Albany air made hazardous by wildfire smoke, let’s consider a question concerning the Oregon deaths caused by Covid-19.


Distance learning: Here’s part of Albany’s cost

Written August 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Greater Albany Public Schools is trying to make sure all students from kindergarten through 12th grade have their own computer with which to take part in the online distance learning the district will offer this fall. I wondered about one part of the cost, and I got an answer today.


Corona update: Playgrounds and such

Written June 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

City officials hope they get “guidance” from the state that will allow them to reopen children’s playgrounds in Albany parks this week. But on Sunday one looked open already, and another had activity while still posted for “no public use.” Kinder Park off Oak Street looked open because there was no caution tape to keep […]


Why Albany playgrounds remain off limits

Written June 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Whether it makes sense to us or not, Albany has no choice but to keep barring children — and anyone else — from the play equipment in the city’s parks.


Enjoy the game but don’t touch anything

Written May 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Considering these “temporary rules” I read Sunday on the fence of the pickleball courts at Albany’s Eleanor Hackleman Park, it’s hard to see how anybody could play the game, let alone enjoy it.


 
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