When a newly constituted school board at Greater Albany Public Schools sacked Superintendent Melissa Goff two years into her role in July 2021, it wasn’t a good look.
You can be sure that when the top administrator at a city or school district starts throwing out a sentence like, Without a course correction, organizational failure is not a matter of ‘if,’ but a matter of ‘when,’ a big ask is on the horizon.
It’s time to discuss the Millersburg land swap proposal, which means we have to consider things like planning and zoning and urban growth boundaries. But before the term “land use” makes your eyes glaze over, it’s important to reflect on how influential planning decisions are in our daily lives.
When the Brownsville City Council decided last year to write its own news articles for submission in the local weekly paper with the expectation they would run, it was enough to raise our journalistic eyebrows.
Change often can be unpleasant. Change often can be hard. And change often is necessary.
As 2022 comes to a close, it’s only natural to look back at the year, including those we lost.
Christmastime means quality time with family and loved ones, but mid-Willamette Valley residents should exercise some caution.
Here’s to woman power, diversity and youth as the will of the people in Hub City.
The Corvallis City Council is in a rather unique situation in Oregon in that it seemingly possesses carte blanche from the populace to pursue a progressive agenda.
There will be plenty of vehicles on roadways around Thanksgiving, so we’d urge motorists to slow down and give yourself far more time to get to your destination.
Election night in a newsroom is a magical place, and not just because of free pizza to power journalists through the evening, though that’s always a tasty perk.
Some people never vote, which is perplexing and vexing to us because it’s so easy, secure and meaningful here in Oregon.
While we knew this year’s race for Linn County Sheriff would be interesting, as it’s the first general election in 26 years that offers the voters a choice between two candidates, we could have never anticipated it being this spicy.
Before we get into the details of our Lebanon mayor endorsement, we’d like to thank all mid-Willamette Valley candidates running for city councils and mayoral seats.
For the November general election, our editorial board tried to target the most critical races in the mid-Willamette Valley for endorsements.
Community extras, those small frills that enhance livability, are in danger in this era of rampant inflation, since municipalities are trying hard to control skyrocketing costs.
We knew that the proficiency scores from mid-Willamette Valley schools would be bad after the pandemic disrupted learning.
A few weeks ago, I was buying freeze-dried food, jerky and propane, and the clerk scanning items asked where I was going camping.
Volunteer organizations, events they hold and their philanthropic impact are notoriously fragile, and Albany should know this far better than most cities.
Part of the promise of Corvallis is that residents don’t need automobiles and can rely on alternative modes of transportation.
Outdoors recreation is big business in the mid-Willamette Valley and Oregon, and that should come as no surprise.
Vast areas of Oregon were ablaze as we wrote this editorial, and by the time it’s published, we’re guessing the square mileage of wildfires will have grown considerably.
Here are 10 great gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your list.
For those seeking jobs, opportunities can be found with a little patience and ingenuity
Students will be back in classes soon throughout the mid-Willamette Valley, so here’s a gentle reminder to slow down while driving in 20 mph school zones.
The Albany Historic Carousel and Museum, which marked its fifth birthday last week, is a gem of the mid-valley, a place you’d automatically tell family about if they were visiting.
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A is attempting to open a Corvallis location, and that’s ruffled a few feathers.
STATE JOURNAL VIEW: Congress should allow fair negotiations with Google and Facebook
In what’s probably the best move for residents, Benton County has removed a new $50 million courthouse from a proposed justice system bond measure.
Mid-Willamette Valley voters elect local politicians who will try to represent their best interests, and most of the time, things work out pretty swell. City councilors and county commissioners take their positions seriously and generally try to listen to residents when making big decisions.
Two recent Supreme Court decisions blurred the line between separation of church and state, and specifically, Christianity and state.
We’re thrilled that late spring and summer in the mid-Willamette Valley, once again, means a full slate of festivals, events and celebrations.