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A crowd of people, including community member Julia Lont (front), line up at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. as part of a reproductive rights protest on May 5. The protest was a response to a draft opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States being leaked suggesting the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, could be overturned.

Oregon funds women’s healthcare amid possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned

Stella Harkness and Sam Misa
May 14, 2022

After a leaked draft from the Supreme Court suggesting Roe v. Wade may be overturned, Oregon legislature has established laws that will fund $50 million dollars for women’s healthcare. This funding...

A ballot box in Corvallis, Ore. The Benton County primary election begins on May 17, and voters can drop off ballots at local county and city boxes.

Benton County primary election opens for County Commissioner 1, two measures on May 17

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

On May 17, Benton County will hold its primary election with a race for the County Commissioner 1 position as well as two education-related measures. Alongside the County Commissioner 1 position, votes...

Community members gather at the annual Out of the Darkness walk at the Student Experience Center Plaza on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus on April 9.

NAMI Mid-Valley notes surge in demand for mental health services

Sam Albert, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Valley have observed an increase in community outreach as COVID-19 regulations continue to lift. NAMI...

Third-year chemical engineering major, Nicholas Dominic (back), and third-year marketing major, Juan Diego, make sandwiches on April 19 at the Arnold Dining center. Oregon State University is one of the biggest employers of students in Corvallis.

Social Addendum: Record low unemployment doesn’t have to be such an important headline

Christine Castles, Columnist
May 2, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. At 2.6% in February, Benton County has the lowest unemployment...

Brett Tyler, an OSU professor, was arrested on Oct. 7, 2021 for fugitive charges from the state of Virginia. Tyler was extradited by a Benton County Circuit Court judge on April 21 to the state of Virginia.

Former OSU professor extradited by Benton County judge; OSU to offer support

By Baro Staff
April 21, 2022

An Oregon State University professor fired in October 2021 after his arrest has been extradited by a Benton County Circuit Court judge to the state of Virginia. Brett Tyler, a professor in the College...

A view of the Willamette River from the Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis, Ore. on April 2. A deceased body was pulled from the river on March 31 and recently identified on April 8 as James Ernest Donat.

Update: Body found in the Willamette River identified

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 11, 2022

The deceased body found in the Willamette River by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office on March 31 has been identified as 44-year-old James Ernest Donat.  Police identified the body on April 8 in...

Hannah Weiderman making a beverage for a customer on Feb. 14 at The Dam in the Learning Innovation Center. The mask mandate is set to be lifted at Oregon State University on March 12.

Here’s the Tea: Masks are easier donned than duffed

Lara Rivera, Columnist
March 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. It will take a lot for me to stop wearing a mask,” said...

A sign urging patrons to stay six feet apart at Long Timber Brewing in Monroe, Ore. on Jan. 14. COVID-19 restrictions continue to require individuals to keep six feet of distance between themselves and others, which can be difficult for smaller businesses to accommodate.

As COVID-19 pandemic enters third year, Corvallis community looks toward future

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is now entering its third year, and the Corvallis, Ore. community has seen effects on all aspects of life, leading residents to wonder about the path forward. “The SARS-CoV-2...

Katie Fast, executive director of Government Relations at Oregon State University, serves as the “conduit” between the university and elected officials. She most frequently works with the state legislature as well as the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

OSU seeks continued, added funding from state legislature in 2022 short session

Sam Misa, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

On Feb. 1, the Oregon Legislature began the 2022 short session, a 35-day process which will affect both Corvallis, Ore. and Oregon State University.  Short sessions are legislative sessions which occur...

Oregon State University first-year students Citlally Martin (left) and Love Fraijo-Meschelle display their bandages from receiving their COVID-19 booster shot. Omicron hospitalizations are expected to peak in Oregon this week while case counts remain high, and local health experts are continuing to advise vaccination.

Oregon approaches omicron hospitalization peak, local health experts advise vaccination

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
February 1, 2022

As COVID-19 cases surge throughout Oregon, Corvallis residents are lining up to get booster shots, and local health officials continue to encourage vaccination as the omicron peak continues. Oregon...

This illustration highlights aspects of deforestation, drainage concerns and loss of access. An upcoming public hearing about land use on Jan. 19 is an opportunity to address environmental and access concerns in relation to a proposed housing development in Corvallis, Ore.

Social Addendum: Annexation will become exclusion in Timberhill neighborhood of Corvallis

Christine Castles, Columnist
January 14, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. In the Timberhill area north of Corvallis, Ore. is a 41-acre...

A lone American flag rises above a crowd of candles during the insurrection anniversary vigil at the Benton County Courthouse on Jan. 6. The vigil garnered a group of about 200 people.

Corvallis vigil remembers U.S. Capitol insurrection, looks toward future of voting rights

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
January 7, 2022

A year after the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, political action groups led a candlelight vigil in remembrance and perseverance of democracy at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore.  Crowds...

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