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Captain Joel Goodwin discusses in an interview about the situation table on Feb. 15, 2024 in the Benton County Sheriffs Office.

Corvallis police reflect on situation table approach

Kip Franich, News Contributor
February 23, 2024

For the past three months, community partners of the Corvallis Situation Table have been hard at work bringing care to those at elevated risk.  Originally developed in Canada by Global Network for...

Participants run into the lake at the polar plunge on the Willamette Boat
Landing at Crystal Lake Sports Fields on February 17th, 2024.

Fundraisers plunge in Willamette River to support Special Olympics Oregon

Chase Schurr, News Contributor
February 23, 2024

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” On a cold and rainy Saturday morning in February, these stoic words were said aloud––the motto of Special Olympics Oregon,...

Sarah Finger McDonald is photographed on Oregon State University campus while she campaigns for State Representative

OSU alumni runs for Oregon House of Representatives

Caden Rodrigo, News Contributor
February 22, 2024

Dr. Sarah Finger McDonald is a busy woman.  An Oregon State University alumna, she balances her work as an academic advisor for the OSU College of Horticulture with her political work, while still...

View of Community Outreach Inc. on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, Corvallis OR.

City of Corvallis plans for multi-million dollar federal housing grant approval

Heidi Kuykendall, News Contributor
February 19, 2024

The City of Corvallis hopes to receive $2.3 million to continue to fund housing and community development projects over the next year, as part of a five-year plan.  City housing officials issued three...

Black women’s brunch event to be held at the Corvallis Museum

Black women’s brunch event to be held at the Corvallis Museum

Ash Estevan, Justice, Diversity and Equity Beat Reporter
February 16, 2024

The Black Women’s Brunch will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Corvallis Museum at 411 SW Second St., and the RSVP can be found here.   For the third year in a row, this event will...

Oregon lawmakers propose re-criminalization of drug possession

Oregon lawmakers propose re-criminalization of drug possession

Gabriel Braukman, News Contributor
February 12, 2024

On Jan. 23, two Oregon Democrats proposed a radical change to Measure 110, which was first passed in 2020. The measure was intended to help solve Oregon’s ongoing drug addiction problem in a way that...

Students rehearse for No Future in the Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center on Feb. 8.

OSU students to put on “No Future” at Common Fields

Kip Franich, News Contributor
February 10, 2024

Oregon State University students are putting on a play next week at Common Fields in Corvallis for the first show of the new season of OSU theater. This year, OSU students are getting the ball running...

Karen Holmberg talks about Van Pelt’s novel Remarkably Bright Creatures at
Moreland Hall at Oregon State University on January 31st, 2024.

OSU professor to host Random Review at Corvallis public library

Kip Franich, News Contributor
February 8, 2024

Oregon State University Associate Professor Karen Holmberg will be hosting Random Review on Feb. 14 at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library to discuss Shelby Van Pelt’s novel Remarkably Bright Creatures. Set...

Drag Queen Lavender Haze (she/they) performing in LaSells Center in Corvallis, OR on June 2, 2023.

Queer resilience of Haus of Dharma: a beacon of mutual aid in Corvallis

Ash Estevan, Justice, Equity and Diversity Beat Reporter
February 7, 2024

In the heart of Corvallis, or “Queervallis” as it is known in the Haus of Dharma, stands a testament to self-reliance and solidarity. Despite the house's appearance, it serves as a vital communal living...

An OSU student plays a tabletop game in Corvallis, OR on Jan 31, 2024.

C3 GameCon returns to Corvallis Community Center

Thiru Vignesh Manoharan, News Contributor
February 6, 2024

C3 GameCon, the premier tabletop gaming convention in the mid-valley, is set to return to the Corvallis Community Center for its third year on Feb. 16 and 17. The event will host a vendor hall, facilitated...

Crossing of the Willamette River on January 23, 2024 on the new bridge coming from Corvallis on Van Buren Street. The bridge is under construction and will include a walking and biking path.

The ins and outs of the Van Buren Bridge construction

Ellen Gonzalez, News Contributor
February 6, 2024

VAN BUREN BRIDGE: Incorrect information about the status of the Van Buren Bridge was included in the original version of this article posted Feb. 6. The Van Buren Bridge is being torn down and rebuilt....

Solar panels on Fire Station #4 located on 365 SW Tunison Ave on January 18, 2024.

City of Corvallis has big solar plans

Ellen Gonzalez, News Contributor
February 5, 2024

Shiny, black rectangles have littered the tops of buildings and fields in recent years. And no, they are not garbage. In fact, they are quite the opposite. While driving around Corvallis, these rectangles...

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