THE FUTURE OF MID-VALLEY JOURNALISM, Mon, Oct. 21

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Over 1,400 local newspapers have closed since 2004, and the remaining ones struggle to cover the news with dwindling resources and staff – there have been over 33,000 newspaper layoffs since 2008. The Gazette-Times cut its staff last year, and The Corvallis Advocate moved … Continued

CORVALLIS HOMELESSNESS, Thursday, Oct. 3

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While the epidemic of homelessness can be viewed on a regional or national scale, it comes down to our shared community to offer on-the-ground assistance. We do not need to wait for Salem or DC to take action — our … Continued

THE TROUBLED STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH, April 25 Evening Forum

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Behind all the recent headlines concerning mental health lies a stark statistic, Oregon ranks 49th worst nationally according to Mental Health America. Underneath this jarring number are clients and patients, and practitioners – and all of them seemingly struggling. In … Continued

CITY LIVABILITY TAX LEVY: April 9 Lunch Forum

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In May, voters will decide on a $29 million property tax levy aimed primarily at keeping library and parks department services at their current levels. Some of the dollars raised would also continue funding local social services. To examine the … Continued

CORVALLIS’ FUTURE BUSINESS PROSPECTS, March 12

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The Corvallis business landscape continues to evolve ever faster, as global shifts rearrange whole economic sectors, and we all wonder what future commerce and work will look like, locally. The answers to these questions effect the fabric of our daily … Continued

SOUTH CORVALLIS URBAN RENEWAL VOTE Q&A, Feb. 12

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This March, voters will decide on an Urban Renewal District for South Corvallis – a 30 year plan, with millions of dollars at stake. The plan would affect everything from affordable housing to public safety, and also include commercial development and beautification. … Continued

STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON, Jan 8

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Keynote speakers for this year’s State of the City Lunch include Mayor Biff Traber, and School Board Chair Vince Adams. Both these leaders will offer analysis of the past year, each having navigated an array of notably tough issues. Attendees … Continued

HOMELESS SERVICES FORUM, Nov. 13

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  Behind the current headlines, homelessness is a complicated tangle of stories, and a web of area services trying to meet a diversity of needs. Some of the people running these services will be on hand for the next City Club … Continued