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Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber being interviewed via Zoom on Oct. 12 about the upcoming special election. The Corvallis election has five measures within it as well as the potential for a new city councilor to be elected.

Corvallis special election includes five measures, one city councilor

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

The upcoming Corvallis, Ore. election, being held Nov. 2, will decide if five new measures will be passed and if one new councilor will be instated. Measures 2-131, 2-132 and 2-133 will be voted on...

If Corvallis does lose its status as a metro city, it is possible that the city could lose some of its federal financial resources. Corvallis currently receives funding for transportation—such as street infrastructure improvement and maintenance as well as public transportation.

Corvallis at risk of losing ‘metro city’ title

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

The Federal Office of Management and Budget proposed an idea in August 2019 to increase the threshold that classifies a city as a metro city; if passed, Crovallis, Ore. will lose its metro city title. Since...

Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber can be seen being interviewed by OMN. With the transition of the OSU student government getting advice from all sources can aid the governing of the OSU community.

Engagement, transparency, respect: City Councilors on forming connections in politics

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
February 22, 2021

No matter how their interest in government work started, both Corvallis City Councilors and students in the Associated Students of Oregon State University share a passion for helping their community.City...

 This illustration shows a welcome to Corvallis city sign, with an emphasis on the new year. 

City Council tackles new year with bias response initiative, community engagement plans, transportation updates and more

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Going into the new year, Corvallis Mayor and Corvallis City Council have several projects in place to fully establish the bias response initiative, improve public participation, and support local businesses...

Crystal Connor & Julianne Morreale pictured packing food for a low-income food program. The HSRC grocery supplement program provides food for low-income individuals in the greater Corvallis area.

Council launches new low-income assistance program to assist with city services costs

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
November 24, 2020

The City Services Billing Low-Income Assistance Program created by Corvallis City Council is set to begin in Jan. of 2021, providing up to $25 per month to help eligible residents pay their monthly city...

The greenhouse effect of solar radiation on the Earths surface caused by greenhouse gases. Courtesy of A loose Necktie Creative Commons.

City releases first greenhouse gas inventory to create concrete emission reduction plans in the future

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
November 20, 2020

The City of Corvallis released the 2018 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory that contains detailed information about the associations between greenhouse gas emissions and human activity from that year.The...

Flowers left at the memorial to an 11-year-old girl at a crosswalk on Highway 99/Third Street in early January. This death, as well as others in the Corvallis area in the past 18 months, have prompted community members to call on the city government and the state of Oregon to improve crosswalk safety among other improvements.

Corvallis community members voice concerns for pedestrian safety after fatal accident

William Ross, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Rebecka Weinsteiger, a Corvallis resident and community activist, says she will not drive to work until the speed limit is lowered on the stretch of Highway 99/Third Street in south Corvallis where an...

Corvallis High School teacher and Green Club advisor Julie Williams (left) speaks to another protester at a student-led march to City Hall as part of the global Youth Climate Strike back in September.

OSU community members join Corvallis High School students in climate change strike

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
September 20, 2019

Corvallis High School students joined forces with Oregon State University students and staff, as well as the Corvallis Climate Action Alliance, at City Hall Friday afternoon to ask the city government...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the states second female governor, greets voters and their families during a campaign stop at Reser Stadium on Saturday.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s visit to OSU interrupted by car backfire

Joe Wolf, Web & Mobile Manager
October 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article and social media post have been edited to remove references to the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday upon further internal reflection and input from readers. While...

Multicultural Literacy Center

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center reopens

Alexis Campbell, News Contributor
October 22, 2018

Outside the small house on Jackson Avenue, all is calm. Inside is another story. Entering the new home of the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center on Oct. 13, the day of its grand reopening celebration,...

Corvallis mayor Bill Traber, ASOSU President Simon Brundage, ASOSU Vice President Rhadika Shah, Uber driver James, and first year business student Halle Higgins posing for a photo before taking the first official Uber ride in Corvallis. Higgins is the sister of Maddi Higgins, who was killed in a car accident in 2011, and is now an advocate for safe driving. 

Ride booking services including Uber, Lyft introduced to Corvallis

Joe Wolf, ASOSU Beat Reporter
September 25, 2017

In a unanimous decision, the Corvallis City Council voted to allow ride booking companies like Lyft and Uber to operate in the city of Corvallis. This ordinance, passed on Sept. 18 just before 8 p.m.,...

An Uber vehicle parked on the side of the road near the Portland State University campus, awaiting a passenger that called it via the Uber phone app.

Uber and Lyft to potentially come to Corvallis in the fall

Petar Jeknic, News Contributor
July 31, 2017

By the start of fall classes, students may be able to use ride booking services—also known as ride sharing apps—to travel in Corvallis. Companies like Uber and Lyft could help students arrive home...

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