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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Now, self-service allowed at gas stations

Written March 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Citing the coronavirus emergency, the State Fire Marshal’s Office today allowed customers to pump their own fuel at Oregon gas stations if they don’t enough attendants. But in Albany the word had not gotten around everywhere.


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.


Gov’s ‘stay-home’ order has some teeth

Written March 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Even skateparks such as Albany’s had to close Monday under Gov. Kate Brown’s order to “stay home, save lives.”


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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