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Ride-sharing now reality in Corvallis

The city of Corvallis is about to begin an experiment with ride-sharing. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night for a local ordinance that will allow ride-sharing by companies such as Uber and Lyft while also continuing to license local cab drivers. Councilors heard 80 minutes of public tes

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-19 00:31:00

Corvallis businesses look forward to start of school year at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- New students are eager to start the new school year at Oregon State and so are the local businesses around campus. Allann Brothers is a local coffee shop located between campus and Greek row, making it a perfect pit stop for students. During the summer, they experience less busine

KVAL - 2017-09-18 10:10:33

Canned wine aimed at active drinkers

Courtesy Kyle Dunning Holly Dunning, left, operates a canning machine with her sons, Brayden, center, and Parker, right, to can the family's estate-grown Pinot gris. Canned wine has surged in popularity in recent years. Courtesy Kyle Dunning Parker Dunning, left, operates a canning machine with his

CAPITALPRESS.COM - 2017-09-19 10:42:59

Police Log (Sept. 19)

This log includes incidents in which there might have been a public disturbance or a risk to the public. Information comes from the Corvallis Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Office. It does not include all calls for service. The status of incidents might change after further invest

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-19 13:00:00

Fall Festival book sale starts Friday

Buy Now A stack of donated DVDs were separated from the books before the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library held its big book sale last year.Andy Cripe, Gazette-Times file The Friends of the Library is conducting its annual book sale this weekend to coincide with the Corvallis Fal

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-18 22:58:00

Letter: Heartland efforts deserve support

I am a 20-year volunteer at the Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop and a day manager at the shop. I would like to respond to the Gazette-Times Sept. 10 article, "Heartland Heartburn." Over the course of my tenure at the shop there have been changes in management at the Heartland shelter and at the

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-19 02:11:00

New study suggests that sperm whales travel together, dine alone

NEWPORT, Ore. - Sperm whales have long been known to be highly social creatures and a new study confirms that when a group of them travel, they tend to hang pretty close together. But when it comes to chowing down, it appears they prefer to dine alone. Researchers from Oregon State University's Mari

WORLD LINK - 2017-09-18 19:54:00

Public Safety Log (Sept. 19)

From Monday afternoon Domestic assault - John Andrew Mance, 29, of Lebanon was charged with felony fourth-degree assault, strangulation, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, interference with making a report, second-degree theft, third-degree escape and resisting arrest. Five of the charges were labe

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-18 23:39:00

Philomath schools show progress in tests

Scores on standardized tests in math, science and English language arts increased in Philomath last school year, data released last week by the Oregon Department of Education show. Although the Philomath increases were small in math and English, the district was the only one in Benton County to show

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Clashes erupt in Iraqi city of Kirkuk over Kurdish vote

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said. The Iraq

CHANNEL 6000 - 2017-09-19 07:48:11

Business Calendar (Sept. 18)

Sept. 18: "Beginning Facebook for Small Businesses,"6 to 9 p.m., Calapooia Center, Room 210, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Learn how to use Facebook to reach and engage your customers and more. Cost: $79. Information and registration: LBCC Small Business Development C

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Fair board to get plan for converting indoor horse arena to event space

The fact that the Benton County Fairgrounds faced hard times in recent years is no secret: Three of the last four fairs have been hit by heat waves that depressed attendance on multiple days, and the county-owned fairgrounds needed a $786,000 subsidy from the county commission for its 2015-17 budget

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2017-09-18 13:00:00

How 1 Oregon school district gets exceptional results

Oregon's latest round of standardized test scores came out last week, and results among low-income students were bleak. Only 41 percent ended the year proficient at reading and writing. Just a quarter of them had mastered math. Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive But among the state's large and

OREGONIAN - 2017-09-17 14:04:38

Peak Sports opens consignment store

Recycling, reducing waste and reusing items has always been hip in Corvallis. And now that extends to camping, hiking, climbing and other outdoors gear. The Peak Sports Annex opened up in July, and residents can bring in their gently used items and clothing for consignment. "Almost everything we sel

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-18 13:30:00

Business in Brief (Sept. 18)

Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic - Lebanon welcomes new physicians Kathryn Bachman, D.O., and David Simmons, M.D., to its team of providers. Simmons earned a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College followed by a medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He recently completed a

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-18 12:30:00

News Trackers: Updates on recent stories

The story: Property owners who control 200-plus acres of land in the Timberhill area north of the Walnut-Kings intersection have been trying to develop the property. Last year the state Department of Land Conservation and Development issued an enforcement order against the city for the approach it t

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-17 13:30:00

Move-in day takes over Oregon State campus

CORVALLIS, Ore.- Oregon State University's class of 2021 moved into their dorms Sunday, one of the most memorable moments of some young-adult's lives. The incoming freshman were excited and nervous as they moved their things into the facilities. "They are just excited to finally be in college - they

KVAL - 2017-09-17 22:31:52

Auditions scheduled for 'Inherit the Wind'

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre's fall production, "Inherit the Wind," will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 in the Withycombe Hall main stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. "Inherit the Wind" is a classic American play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Auditio

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-17 04:57:00

The surprising emissions from Oregon's forests (Guest opinion)

Once in a while, you'll hear reference to a black swan event, an episode that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact. The fires raging through Oregon underscore such an event. Not the fires themselves, but the death and damage that occurs be

OREGONIAN - 2017-09-17 15:30:00

Smoke returns to mid-Willamette Valley but will be short-lived with rain on the way

The skies in the mid-Willamette Valley turned gray again Saturday as smoke from wildfires in the Cascades blew east, but the air quality should improve Sunday as the weather turns cold and wet, forecasters say. "After (Sunday), I expect we won't see smoke through the rest of the week and maybe the r

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2017-09-16 23:09:00