HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Seniors ask about future of Albany center

Written March 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Concerning the Albany Senior Center, closed for a year because of covid, one question might be what it has in common with a hookah bar.


Covid shots: A question of waiting and hoping

Written February 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you may have discovered, it’s not easy to learn about when and where you might be able to get a shot against the Covid virus, but maybe that will change next week.


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.”


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.


Corona reports lack important details

Written April 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Taking your boat out on the Willamette River is one way to spend a warm spring day during these Days of Corona. But we should also pay attention to the Oregon numbers on this outbreak, and the reports we are getting from the state could be more complete.


What the hell, it’s only money!

Written October 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It’s nice to be reminded now and then, and especially just before an election, how casually public money is being thrown around at various levels of government. Three examples spring to mind.


 
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