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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Covid may stop Albany Veterans Day parade

Written June 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With big events around the world falling victim to COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that Albany’s Veterans Day parade this year may be called off as well.

Albany’s a no-show in airport display

Written September 4th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

With a couple of hours to kill in the international arrivals hall at the Portland airport Saturday, I spent a few minutes checking out the brochures at the Oregon Welcome Center there. I noticed that among the glossy invitations from Salem, Corvallis,  Eugene and even Monmouth, Albany was conspicuous by not being there.

Our sales tax on visitors

Written July 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There’s something a little unusual about the sales tax on hotel rooms. Unlike other taxes, its main point seems to be to generate more taxes.

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