HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Population update: Fodder for a story

Written November 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The people at Portland State University came out with their annual population estimates the other day.  If the report conceals startling news about Albany and other mid-valley towns, I don’t see it. But the new numbers provide fodder for a story nevertheless.


Corvallis bag ban: Bossing shoppers around

Written December 30th, 2012 by

As of the first of the year, Corvallis is joining the cities that don’t trust their residents to use their best judgment when shopping. A few months ago, the city council voted to ban plastic shopping bags. Now the first part of the ban is taking effect at stores with more than 50 employees. Smaller […]


Public art: Wishing for more

Written November 19th, 2012 by

What we in the mid-valley could use, among many other things, is more public art. What I’m talking about is public display of the kind of works that draw attention, add visual interest and flavor to otherwise bland public places, and give people something to talk about and children something to stir their imagination. As […]


 
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