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Pyrosomes Invade Northwest Waters

An unprecedented number of unusual, tube-like organisms have begun to appear along the Oregon Coast. Called pyrosomes, these small invertebrates are usually f...

Humbolt Martens at Risk

A study published early this April estimated the home ranges, density, population size, and viability of Humboldt martens (Martes caurina humboldtensis) in the ...

In Memoriam: Eric Austin

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the death of our Copy Editor and Reporter Eric Austin. Eric died at the young age of 32 last Wednesday whi...

Storytelling Night, Interzone This Tuesday

Whether it's from a person, place, or thing, we've all declared our independence at one point or another in our lives, and The Advocate's next Storytelling Nigh...

Local Restaurants Reduce Plastic Straw Use

If you haven’t seen the numbers yet, beware: plastic is our planet’s arch nemesis. National Geographic’s mid-June spread featured some horrifying figures, along...

Recreational Therapy For Vets

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recreational therapy can provide additional coping mechanisms related to stress and intense emotions by lo...

Shelter Services in Limbo

Both the Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center and Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. exist to meet needs. Stone Soup, a volunteer-run nonprofit, provides one hot meal each...

Corvallis’ Secret Speakeasy

Justin Gella and Branden Johnson. Corvallis’ first and only secret bar, The Whisper Project, is the brainchild of local bartenders Justin Gella and Branden Jo...

Dam Right Drag At Majestic

Dam Right Drag Night, also known as DRDN, had been a monthly staple of the local drag community since its inception in January of 2017. What has not been as con...

Salem Water Alert Reinstated

On June 8, a water quality advisory was reissued by the Oregon Health Authority for the Salem area. Residents under 5 years of age, pregnant/nursing mothers, ...

Personal Disaster Preparedness Bingo

On May 29, my phone freaked out and told me something vague and ominous: CIVIL EMERGENCY, PREPARE FOR ACTION. “Finally,” I thought. First, I consulted my ears...

New Beginnings at the Literacy Center

The newly expanded kitchen will have ample space for cooking classes and other cultural events. Volunteers lead most of the programming at the CMLC; photo by C...

Celebrate: World Oceans Day, June 8

Mainstream Corvallisites are probably familiar with a special day, called Earth Day, where people the world over spend April 22 bringing awareness and action to...

2nd Annual Guitar Fest!

Buy the Festival package ($52) and get tickets to both concerts plus this t-shirt designed by Jennifer Lommers. Music lovers, take note! Enjoy performances by...