Category Archives: Albany Democrat Herald

Bill would fund scholarships for officers’ family members | Editorial

We’ve consistently (and with a regularity that likely borders on tiresome) made the case that the shorter legislative sessions, such as the one that begins next month, are not the proper place for sweeping new laws or changes in state policies. Source: Editorial: Bill would fund scholarships for officers’ family members

ODOT to start Highway 34 safety projects

Public reception to the installation of traffic signals and street lights at Seven Mile Lane and Highway 34 in 2016 has been overwhelming, according to Linn County Roadmaster Darrin Lane. Now the Oregon Department of Transportation is preparing to start the second round of projects designed to improve traffic safety along Highway 34 between Lebanon […]
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Lab results reveal Linus Pauling meningococcal case not linked to university outbreak

Laboratory test results revealed the case of a Corvallis middle school student who was infected with meningococcal disease is unrelated to the outbreak of the disease at Oregon State University, Source: Lab results reveal Linus Pauling meningococcal case not linked to university outbreak | Local |

Editorial: It’s time to vote on Measure 101

T The time has come for you to hunt down your wayward ballot for the Jan. 23 special election. Considering the turnout thus far, chances are good that the ballot still is lurking somewhere in the house, possibly buried in the pile of correspondence and catalogs you deliberately set aside for later consideration. Well, the […]
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Editorial: Dispatches from the war on opioids 

There’s a little bit of good news to report in our struggle against opioid abuse and addiction, but a couple of recent news items make it clear that we have a long way to go before we’ve gained the upper hand against this scourge. First, though, the good news: Kaiser Health News, in a story […]
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Editorial: A step ahead for Millersburg project 

Plans to place an intermodal freight-transfer facility on the site of the former International Paper mill in Millersburg got a boost Thursday: Oregon Department of Transportation officials said that the proposal on behalf of the Millersburg site was good enough to move forward and that backers now would be invited to submit a more detailed […]
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Millersburg transload project gets a boost

The Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corp. has cleared its first major hurdle toward building a $25 million transmodal reloading facility at the former International Paper site. At a meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission on Thursday, AMEDC’s application for what is officially called the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Project was deemed complete and the project was qualified […]
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Nonprofit that supports foster care system launches in Linn and Benton counties

A new nonprofit organization in Linn and Benton counties is seeking to address Oregon’s foster care crisis with respite care. Every Child connects volunteers who wish to support the foster care system with opportunities, whether baby-sitting for a foster family, helping the Department of Human Services renovate visitation rooms or donating household items to foster […]
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Middle schooler diagnosed with meningococcal disease

A student at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis has been hospitalized with meningococcal disease, public health officials announced on Wednesday. The student was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, health officials said, and testing is being done to determine which strain of the potentially deadly disease is involved. Source: Middle schooler diagnosed with meningococcal […]
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OSU announces $50M gift

In the largest donation ever received by Oregon State University, an OSU alum has committed $50 million to expand facilities and improve program offerings at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Source: OSU announces $50M gift | Local |