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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


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.


 
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