HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Albany gas tax: Two vote no

Written February 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In the May 15 primary, Albany voters will be asked to approve a city gas tax of 5 cents per gallon. But two councilmen say the idea of a local tax on motor fuel is either wrong or premature.


Wetlands law: Let’s exempt cities

Written December 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Now that it’s raining again is a good time to think about — what else? — wetlands, and how Oregon’s approach to their preservation is interfering with our efforts to save farmland and forests.


 
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