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The flaws in the cell phone ban

Written June 30th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany Rep. Andy Olson’s bill against distracted driving caused by cell phone use has been much amended and now has cleared the Senate. But it still has one problem: It makes no sense.


Phone/driving bill hits a detour

Written June 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon legislature’s attempt to prevent distracted driving because of any kind of cell phone use could not get out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Chairman Floyd Prozanski salvaged the bill by arranging to have it transferred to the Senate Committee on Rules.


House OK’s cell phone crackdown

Written May 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Despite misgivings about over-regulating the way we live, the Oregon House has approved Rep. Andy Olson’s bill to get tough on people using cell phones while driving.


When power fails, tell us why

Written June 30th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Years ago, whenever the lights went out you were pretty much left in the dark where information was concerned. Now, Pacific Power does a good job keeping customers informed. But sometimes a little more detail would help.


Driving: Never look down

Written April 2nd, 2013 by

If you’re driving a truck down the interstate, how do you fail to notice another big truck and trailer right in front of you? You might miss seeing it and then run right into the back of it if you’ve been looking down at your cell phone instead of straight ahead through the windshield. At least that’s […]

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