Linn-Benton Backwash

Linn-Benton Backwash: When the Levee Breaks

Let me level with you: despite the fact that nobody around here seems to know it, Corvallis is actually a small town. Even as small towns in the area go, it is ...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Kent Hill, an ex-mental health manager for the Benton County Health Department with decades of experience as a therapist, was just slapdoodled with a $5,000+ fi...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Santa Claus crept like an inverted thief into Corvallis homes over the weekend and left a bunch of toys that were far superior to the toys left for kids in poor...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Last week, Lebanon firefighters put a stop to a fire (go figure) at Kevin’s Cafe before it got out of hand. As someone who frequents Lebanon, many personal than...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Update: Mitch Xuan Dong, the victim who was attacked by Than Duy Kim has died. Kim's charges have been altered to reflect the murder. Hey, ever have some a...

Linn-Benton Backwash: Mad Libs Edition

Like mad libs? Of course you do. Try your hand at completing this week’s Linn-Benton Backwash. Scan, print, screen shot, or take a reasonably decent photo, send...

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Black Friday came and went in our quaint, twin-valley region without any major disastrous events; unless you count the utter clusterf*ck that is Fred Meyer’s pa...

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Corvallis residents were shocked last week to find that their population was only around 60,000 or so, and that half of that was made up of students. One citize...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Last Wednesday... not yesterday, but last week... the week before this one, some douchebag made a number of threats against Lebanon Walmart employees after havi...

Linn-Benton Backwash

An Albany business is set to appear on Shark Tank, but I don’t know what that is because I don’t watch TV. If it makes you feel any better, I still think the mo...

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Breaking News: Despite legislation passed by the Corvallis Court of Popular Opinion, some art is indeed hideous. Butt ugly. Offensively mundane, thoughtless... ...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Last week in Corvallis, a number of local writers and editors combined their efforts to release a free alternative publication. The best part of it was the “Lin...

Linn-Benton Backwash

I don’t usually do a lot of good news because it’s boring, but the Corvallis School Board voted last week to reboot the title of the stadium in honor of CHS’s c...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Last week saw a rush of Corvallis’ lower income families heading out on the town to look and not shop, because rent is ridiculous. While some citizens have been...

Linn-Benton Backwash

Corvallis Police Department and associated entities are about to go all whoopas* on the homeless and other ne’er-do-wells. Well, maybe not “whoopas*” (seriously...

Linn-Benton Backwash: Low Exposure

Last week the residents of Linn and Benton counties were greeted with weather that included air, wind, humidity of some kind, and a revolving cycle of light and...