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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


City parks and portables — just one question

Written August 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve been wondering why Albany park restrooms have been closed this summer, the reason, like for so much else these days, is the new coronavirus.


New Albany schools may get some use

Written August 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s newest school buildings probably won’t sit completely empty when the school year starts even though, because of the corona crisis, all instruction will be done online.


Why the public has not panicked over corona

Written July 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany Councilman Rich Kellum wishes the media more often reported details about the corona crisis in addition to the daily toll of added cases and deaths. And there is more to report, all of it readily available in the data the Oregon Health Authority publishes online.


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.


 
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