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.


In the Covid ‘freeze,’ expect no arrests

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite tough talk from Governor Brown, don’t expect anyone to be hauled off in handcuffs in Albany or elsewhere in Oregon for violating her new executive order for a coronavirus “freeze.”


Covid ‘freeze’ too hard on restaurants

Written November 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As we were having dinner at our favorite Albany restaurant Sunday night, Governor Brown’s coming two-week “freeze” was on our minds. What is it about restaurants that warrants the ban on indoor dining?


To stop the virus, let state tell us more

Written November 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The fall colors along Albany’s riverfront are nice, but they can’t hide the fact that Oregon is failing to control the spread of Covid-19.


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.”


DMV: Our air is too bad for work

Written September 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon DMV announced that nearly all its offices, including Albany and Lebanon, would be closed again Tuesday, as they were on Monday, because of “hazardous indoor air quality.” But why would the air inside the DMV be worse than anywhere else?


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.


 
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