A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Santiam Canal: A deal looks possible

Written June 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The war of words between Albany and Lebanon over the Albany-Santiam Canal has calmed down, thanks at least in part to the public works professionals of both towns. As a result, it’s now possible to envision an agreement that meets the goals of each, and the hope is that the respective city councils see it that […]

Pot tax: Wait for the slap-down

Written October 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany and other cities, including Lebanon, now have given voters another reason to support Ballot Measure 91, the legalization and state taxation of recreational marijuana. The cities have done so by enacting local sales taxes of 10 percent on recreational weed sales within their jurisdiction. Now voters may want to approve the state measure just to see […]

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