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  1. Hogs on your horizon? Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7 Linn County Expo CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Oregonian

    If you want to pick up tips on growing your own organic food, saving money on utilities and maybe try your hand at raising hogs, why not attend the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany? There will be more than 150 hands-on workshops lead by local and nation experts on sustainable and rural lifestyles. Topics cover food preparation and preservation, homesteading, green building and remodeling and related topics.


  2. Albany teen charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Lebanon womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 |

    Kathryn Schilz, 17, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Tonya Thompson, 40, according to a press release from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. According to witnesses, Schilz said she caused the crash in an attempt to kill herself, the sheriff's office said.


  3. a Gmo battle; a Gmo convert; a Gmo company award: Ears to the groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 |

    A field of Roundup-ready alfalfa dries in the sun in Southern Oregon's Sams Valley in 2014. A Cornell scientist became a GMO supporter after he decided science was on the side of genetically-modified foods, and that they could help struggling farmers in countries with depressing economies.


  4. Oregon woman could win $10,000 from Monsanto as Farm Mom of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Oregonian

    Shelly Boshart Davis could win Farm Mom of the Year, a national $10,000 contest from Monsanto. She is married to Geoff Davis and mother to daughters : Kyndall, Samantha and Ashlynn.


  5. Victim, possible suspect's vehicle, identified in Albany hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    On Saturday morning, 29-year-old Jerrell Ridley Stevens True was struck and killed on Century Drive at Kizer Avenue.


  6. Police seek silver sedan with missing side mirror in Albany fatal hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 |

    A hit-and-run crash in Albany killed a male pedestrian sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police said, and investigators are now seeking tips to find the driver. Oregon State Police Lt.


  7. Police arrest 28-year-old Albany man for arson in South Albany High School blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 |

    Zachary Lee Burghart was also arrested on first-degree arson accusations in a fire that destroyed a travel trailer Wednesday morning about one-quarter mile southwest of the school in the 1500 block of Southeast Del Rio Avenue. Burghart was booked into the Linn County Jail on accusations of three counts of first-degree arson, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.


  8. South Albany High School fire: No classes until next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 |

    At 4 a.m., her phone rang. The cafeteria she manages at South Albany High School -- one of 11 buildings on the school's sprawling campus -- was engulfed in flames.


  9. Huge fire damages South Albany High School; classes canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 |

    Firefighters from Albany and a half-dozen other fire agencies remain at the scene of a four-alarm fire that broke out early Wednesday morning at 1,300-student South Albany High School . The blaze, first reported to 911 at 3:20 a.m., destroyed a building housing the high school's cafeteria, band and choir rooms.


  10. Happening this weekend: Pet-related events you can attendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 |

    A party to celebrate the rehabilitation of Chance, a pit bull found severely injured in 2013 and rescued by BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the shelter. Spring Adoption Event: Ring in the spring by adopting an adult cat for just $25 during a special adoption event at Cat Adoption Team's shelter, 14175 S.W. Galbreath Drive, Sherwood.


  11. Linn-Benton Community College Announces New Online Campus: LB iLearnRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 |

    Linn-Benton Community College is formally announcing the launch of its new online campus, LB iLearn. Programs officially launched January 14, and student enrollment has been gradually increasing since.


  12. BEEvent: The buzz on pollinator friendly plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Seed catalogs are spread across the table. Visions of zinnias are dancing in your head.


  13. Albany man accused of rape, attempted murder; woman says he tied her up for weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Authorities in Linn County say an Albany man has been accused of kidnapping, raping and trying to kill a woman he kept against her will for about a week. An affidavit says the woman slipped away from him Monday and ran to a neighbor's house saying, "He's going to kill me."


  14. Why the drastic difference? They are all plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 |

    When the OLCC can track the hops plant or grapes from seed to sale, then they have every right to track Cannabis from seed to sale. This plant and products made from it cannot kill you from overdose when used alone.


  15. Two in Lebanon arrested in connection with marijuana shipping caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 |

    Deputies responded to a shipping company in the Albany area on Feb. 12 on the and seized mail addressed to South Dakota containing about a pound and a half of marijuana, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies notified law enforcement in South Dakota.


  16. Bicyclist killed on commute home identified as Albany man, 60Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | The Oregonian

    A cyclist struck and killed by a car this week in Linn County was a 60-year-old Albany man on his way home from work, the sheriff's office said Wednesday. Grant Keith Garner died after Tuesday's crash on Oakville Road in Albany, according to Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley.


  17. Accident near Albany kills cyclist struck by carRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Oregonian

    A cyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon as a result of being hit by and pinned underneath a car near Albany, Linn County officials said. The crash occurred near Riverside Drive and Oakville Road after 5:30 p.m., Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said in a news release.


  18. Industry Notes: Aurora Fire District, Oregon Tradeswomen, Clackamas County community groups receive grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Oregonian

    The City of Albany has agreed to fund $2.9 million for technical training equipment at Linn-Benton Community College to answer local business needs for skilled labor. Jim Merryman, chief operating officer and president of Oregon Freeze Dry, led a coalition of Albany-area businesses and industries in asking for money that the city had set aside for economic development projects.


  19. Linn County Courthouse in Albany evacuated due to bomb threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Oregonian

    The Linn County Sheriff's Office evacuated the courthouse building after officials reported receiving a call at around 8:28 a.m. Authorities searched the building and surrounding area and didn't find any evidence of a device. Staff evacuated the building for about 45 minutes.


  20. Corvallis farmers want state to cancel $2 million for public bike pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 |

    A group of Corvallis-area farmers is asking the Oregon Transportation Commission to cancel a $2 million grant for a public bicycle and hiking path that would cross their properties. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports a dozen people with the group spoke against the Corvallis-to-Albany path during a hearing Thursday on financing from ConnectOregon , a lottery supported transportation program.


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