• Wash Post's Balz: Democrats Need a Stronger Message Than Anti-Trump
    Democrats need a stronger message if they're going to win back Congress and the White House, writes the Washington Post's Dan Balz."Right now, the one discernible message is opposition to President Trump," he writes. "That might be enough to get through next year's midterm...
  • Grassley: Schumer Lied About Trump Investigation, Fed Media Hysteria
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday accused Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of lying when he said President Donald Trump was under investigation by the FBI for collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, The Daily Caller reports."Mr. (James) Comey didn't...
  • Michael Hayden Hits Obama WH for 'Light' Response to Russia
    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Saturday faulted the Obama administration for being "light" in its response to Russia hacking last year and said that President Donald Trump "bears some responsibility here for what happened.""One of the reasons they were reluctant to...
  • How to Make Wellness Great Again: As Told By an Obama Supporter
    Al Lewis - nationally-recognized expert in health and wellness, an avid Obama supporter, proponent of the Affordable Care Act (the official term for Obamacare) - told Newsmax recently that he would support the GOP's American Health Care Act if one simple paragraph was added...
  • Relay for Life teams rally in fight against cancer
    Seventeen teams assembled at West Albany High School's Jim Luster Memorial Track Friday afternoon for the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
  • LSU ends Beavers' historic season with 6-1 win
    Louisiana State pitchers dominated Oregon State hitters for the second straight game, and the Beavers' bid for a College World Series title ended Saturday with a 6-1 loss in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Council to consider Uber regulation, talk eclipse planning
    The Albany City Council tonight will consider ways to be able to regulate Uber and Lyft drivers, should the alternative ride contracting companies begin operating here. The council will also get information regarding a proposed intergovernmental agreement with the greater…
  • Crews respond to second fire in as many nights
    A fire in the early morning hours of Saturday destroyed a house and shop at 4666 Pacific Boulevard SW, despite the efforts of 18 firefighters.
  • Weekend weather: Heat advisory in effect for Saturday
    National Weather Service forecasters in Portland have issued a heat advisory for the mid-valley, running from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.
  • Summer wildland fire crew on board as hot weather nears
    SWEET HOME — Mid-valley forest lands haven’t dried out yet, but if temperatures climb near or over triple digits this weekend as forecast and are fanned by an east wind, it won’t take long for that to change.
  • Interfaith Voices: Rising above today's blame game
    When something goes wrong, it is reasonable to ask who should be held accountable. It is important for people to accept responsibility for their actions and inactions. We only become grounded, mature adults through honest feedback and self-examination.
  • Reunions (June 24)
    Powell/McKinney Family Reunion, 11:30 a.m. today, basement, Providence Church, 35787 Richardson Gap Road, south of Scio. Potluck lunch, 11:30. The public is invited to join the reunion and to bring picnic food to share, their own table service, drinks and…