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Twenty five educators receive golden apple awards in Douglas County on Tuesday
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Twenty five educators receive golden apple awards in Douglas County on Tuesday

Celebrating “Excellence in Education,” 25 educators from four Douglas County school districts and the Douglas Education Service District were honored at the 12th Annual Golden Apple Awards Tuesday evening.

“The Golden Apple Awards recognize...

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Liz Weston: Wife has final word on handling her inheritance
Liz Weston: Wife has final word on handling her inheritance
Liz Weston: Wife has final word on handling her inheritance

Q:My wife and I own a home with $61,000 left on the mortgage. I have a 401(k) with about $30,000 in it and she has a pension plan. We are both in our 50s. We stand to inherit around $180,000...

The good, the bad and the beautiful of HGTV

An open letter to HGTV

"12 Dude Designers We’re Crushing on Right Now"

— Title of an HGTV website blog by Erica Reitman

Dear Home and Garden Television (HGTV),

I thought you might be interested in some feedback from one of your...

Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Marnie Ernst Zoa
Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Marnie Ernst Zoa

Name: Marnie Ernst Zoa

Occupation: “I am a full-time real estate broker with Lakecrest Realty Group, as well as a part-time business development consultant. I also have a small art gallery (Voices Gallery) in downtown Corvallis.”

Hometown:...

Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Marnie Ernst Zoa
Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Marnie Ernst Zoa

Name: Marnie Ernst Zoa

Occupation: “I am a full-time real estate broker with Lakecrest Realty Group, as well as a part-time business development consultant. I also have a small art gallery (Voices Gallery) in downtown Corvallis.”

Hometown:...

Home sales prices set new high

The Lane County sellers’ market continued gathering steam in April, pushing average single-family home sales prices to a new monthly record high, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland.

The average single-family home sale...

Newstrackers (May 14)

Here are updates on stories that we have been tracking:

Marys Peak antennas

The story: The Bonneville Power Administration solicited public comments last fall on plans to upgrade its radio communications facilities on the summit of Marys...

County work group to focus on housing shortage

Cities in Umatilla County have been spearheading individual efforts to tackle their housing shortages, but county planning director Tamra Mabbott hopes to bring all those heads together to promote housing development county-wide.

Mabbott is...

Moratorium possible on homestay lodging

The Astoria City Council believes a moratorium on new applications could be necessary to curb a growing number of vacation rentals based out of people’s homes while the city considers whether to allow or forbid the practice.

At a work session...

Livability battle shows promising results
Livability battle shows promising results

The city of Corvallis has been tackling the livability issue on a pair of fronts.

First, a trio of Corvallis Police Department officers hit the streets in the summer of 2015, hoping to educate students and other residents in the neighborhoods...

Livability battle shows promising results
Livability battle shows promising results

The city of Corvallis has been tackling the livability issue on a pair of fronts.

First, a trio of Corvallis Police Department officers hit the streets in the summer of 2015, hoping to educate students and other residents in the neighborhoods...

Easy DIY projects to prepare your home for sale

(BPT) - If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for more money, CBS News recommends listing when the market begins to heat up in May. To accomplish these goals, it's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential...

Real Estate Briefs

LONG BEACH — Residents in Pacific County get the seventh best bang for their property tax bucks among Washington state’s counties, according to SmartAsset, a financial technology company.

On balance, Pacific County has good schools and a low...

A Fresh lease

SAGINAW — The low-income residents of Saginaw Trailer Park have a new landlord, one that is planning to improve living conditions in the long-troubled manufactured home park.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County on Friday purchased the...

Looking back at 10 years

"Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator."

— Robert Orben

In future columns, I’ll suggest new ways for you to improve your own well-being by helping heal the planet. But here I want to share a special moment with you: This column...

Spinning the wheel
Spinning the wheel

Leonard Higgins is a foot soldier in the fight against global warming.

In late 2012 he helped launch 350 Corvallis, the local chapter of an international organization that pressures governments to take action on climate change. The following...

Spinning the wheel
Spinning the wheel

Leonard Higgins is a foot soldier in the fight against global warming.

In late 2012 he helped launch 350 Corvallis, the local chapter of an international organization that pressures governments to take action on climate change. The following...

Rent control on table amid housing crisis

Three months into her search for a new rental home, Anna Peña of Eugene has conceded that she’ll simply have to pay more than she wants to, and she’ll have to work a second job this summer to afford it.

“The market is incredibly difficult to...

2017 Homebuyer Insights Report [Infographic]

(BPT) - Younger buyers understand the long-term benefits of homeownership. In fact, millennials who have become homeowners are buying what they can afford now, and are planning to purchase their dream home in the future. Learn more about current...

In the garden

Plant sales are a big deal in Eugene. Just ask any of the hundreds of people who flocked to the Lane Events Center on Saturday morning in an effort to get the best deals possible on strawberry plants, petunias, pansies, berries, cherry blossom trees,...

Alas, the mortgage interest deduction

WASHINGTON — Attempting comprehensive tax reform is like trying to tug many bones from the clamped jaws of many mastiffs. Every provision of the code — now approaching 4 million words — was put there to placate a clamorous faction, or to create a...

Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro

( Family Features ) Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It’s also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Tackle the project room by...

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