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Nature Alert: Winter Blues Bring Camas Hues

April showers can really give one the blues after such a mild winter. For some Valleyites, these rains have meant flooding that feels personal. Others who were ...

Advocate Starts Daily News Service

Early in January, we began quietly posting daily news online. Now that we’ve established a sort of rhythm and consistency, we’re here to announce our next ste...

Sysco vs. Locally Sourced Food

Oregon’s growing movement toward eating local food purchased directly from local farmers has been steadily picking up steam for decades. Today, the work of fa...

Sixth Annual Jackson Street Fundraiser

You’ll find few worthier causes in Corvallis than the Jackson Street Youth Services, considering the services that they provide to homeless youth. With Benton...

Inpatient Program Cuts at Sam Health

Samaritan Health Services recently announced that it has reduced the number of beds and staff in its mental health inpatient unit in Corvallis, citing that many...

Considered: Mental Health Service Mirage

Ask anyone who has had to navigate the healthcare system in any way, and they’ll tell you it’s a pain in the as*. Now multiply that by about 10,000, and you’ll ...

The Lost City of Orleans

 A while back, I took you on a historic walk from Madison Plaza through some interesting parts of downtown. This time around, we head through Corvallis to...

Wildlife Photographer David Herasimtschuk

It would be no exaggeration to call David Herasimtschuk a local environmental champion. Working to restore, preserve, and raise awareness about Oregon’s scenic ...

OSU’s College of Ichthyology

The word ichthyology comes from the Greek work ikhthús, meaning fish, and you guessed it, ichthyology is the study of fish. Oregon State University happens to b...

Women’s History: Sisters of Success

Carol Menken Schaudt Corvallis has been home to innumerable incredible women, not the least of which got their start at OSU. In honor of Women’s History Month...

Lora DiCarlo Battles Sex Tech Bias

It all started with an orgasm, according to Lora Haddock, founder of Lora DiCarlo. The Oregon sexual tech company gained worldwide attention when their debut pr...

Benton Habitat & the Housing Continuum

Benton County Habitat for Humanity finds themselves in a tough position, trying to serve a community where there are many aspiring homeowners but not nearly as ...

Krupkin 2020?

Oregon’s political ecosystem is more diverse than many states. A host of parties appear on local and state ballots – the Working Families Party, the Green Party...

News Consumers Guide: Fact vs. Fiction

With all of its advantages, The Digital Age has brought to the surface a troubling deficiency in our collective ability to think critically. “Fake news” became ...

North Coast Name Tour

Neahkahnie mountain view After spending three months living in the tiny coastal town of Neskowin, I have become ever more aware of the multitude of places in ...

4 Day Pledge Drive – Locations, Schedule

The Advocate is only possible because of readers like you, and these next few days of our pledge drive will be decisive concerning the viability of continuing a...