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Linn-Benton NAACP begins collecting data for environmental wellness survey

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
April 17, 2022

The Linn-Benton NAACP has launched a survey collecting data on resident environmental health in an attempt to advocate for supportive policies. The survey, due on April 30, is targeted to assess the...

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Corvallis Fred Meyer announces steps to address racial profiling local NAACP said occurred at the store

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
April 1, 2022

The Corvallis Fred Meyer released a press release on March 30 announcing its plan to partner with the Linn Benton branch of the NAACP to address alleged racial profiling at the store.  This announcement...

A group marches to Fred Meyer in Corvallis, Ore. on March 12 to end reports of racial profiling experienced by Black women at the store. Linn Benton NAACP has made a list of four demands to both local and national Fred Meyer stores as solutions to racial profiling.

Linn Benton NAACP, Corvallis community members march against reports of racial profiling at local Fred Meyer

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
March 12, 2022

Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify there have been reports of alleged racial profiling at the local Fred Meyer. An earlier version of the story did not say these reports were alleged.  The...

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NAACP holds public march against reports of racial profiling at local Fred Meyer, set for March 12

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
March 11, 2022

Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify there have been reports of alleged racial profiling at the local Fred Meyer. An earlier version of the story did not say these reports were alleged.  The...

President of the OSU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Quentin Onyemordi, gives a speech during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Breakfast at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on Jan. 17. Rather than just a three day weekend, MLK Day should be a day to honor the legacy and life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Modern Issues Scrutinized Accordingly: ‘Not a day to go to sleep,’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just a day off

Sam Misa, Columnist
January 17, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Made a federal holiday under the Reagan administration in...

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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