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Editorial: Revived park is good news for Albany

If you doubt how good parks can contribute to neighborhood livability, consider the case of Albany's Sunrise Park.

The park, at 2275 Thurston St. in the central part of town, was built in the late 1970s, but it has fallen into disrepair in the...

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Weekend Break: One man’s fight against entropy

I’m a dented-tank kind of guy.

I like fixing things, bringing them back from the dead or disrepair.

I say dented-tank because, when I bought my third motorcycle, I had a choice: I could have bought a garage queen — a bike that lived its...

A new day for Sunrise: Park to receive considerable makeover

Sunrise Park was built in the late 1970s, but it hadn’t seen any significant upgrades since then, and the play structures and other features have aged and deteriorated over the years, said Albany Parks & Recreation Director Ed Hodney.

“It’s been...

Amanda Laird’s eye for design

She was only in third grade when Amanda Laird knew what she wanted to do when she grew up.

“Design was what intrigued me,” she said. “It stuck with me like nothing else.”

Amanda Michelle Laird is a born and bred Seasider. She grew up in...

Homes for sale under $300,000 across Oregon (photos)

Homes for sale under $300,000 across Oregon (photos)

What can you buy in Oregon's 36 counties for around $300,000? Here's a photo gallery of residential properties for sale, from farmhouses to ranch-style dwellings, from rural acreage to urban...

Portland proposes to help renters expunge convictions

Portland proposes to help renters expunge convictions

For more than a decade, two felony convictions have followed Rosalee Anderson every time she's tried to rent an apartment.

Most of her applications were rejected. The places that would...

Portland's housing market slows down, though stiff competition remains for first-time buyers

Portland's housing market slows down, though stiff competition remains for first-time buyers

Portland's housing market is showing signs of relief for would-be buyers.

The inventory of homes on the market climbed in May. Fewer bidding wars...

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