Road Rage: Bikes and Cars Battle

Traffic laws were not written for bicycles. That’s not just a mantra for militant bicycle advocates. It’s a basic fact. Bicycles are tacked to the vehicle code as an afterthought. The law reads, “Every person riding a bicycle upon a public way is subject to the provisions applicable to and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle.”...

MyDeathSpace.com: Where the Internet Goes to Die

A website called MyDeathSpace.com is making dying today a whole lot more public. The site is basically an archive of the dead, from celebrities like the recently deceased Whitney Huston to the everyday deaths of people around the world. ...

New Corvallis Halfway House: Shepherd House Looks to Expand to Corvallis

There is a local man who believes that all of us, especially those coming from dire straits, deserve second chances. If people are ready to try a new approach to become the person they were truly meant to be, and embrace hope, love, and their community, Peter Martin is willing to be that helping hand....

Jonathan, part 4

The fourth part of Daniel Lively's fiction series, Jonathan....

That Tingling Feeling: First International ASMR Day

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (colloquially referred to simply as the "brain tingles") is not officially recognized as a condition by the medical community, but there is a rapidly-growing contingent of us online, swapping videos of people doing nothing more than quietly telling each other what's going on in their lives....

Earth Ball 2012: An All-Species Masquerade

The Corvallis Environmental Center (CEC) is hosting Earth Ball 2012: An All-Species Masquerade—a costume party and benefit concert to celebrate Earth Day and support the CEC’s programs....

Vivi’s Lust & Love: No Blow Zone

Q: Dear Vivi,  I enjoy getting blowjobs, but my girlfriend doesn’t like to give them. Is there anything that I can do to encourage her to give more head?...

Corvallis Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

It’s time to celebrate locally grown food, community and the arrival of spring. The opening of the 32-week outdoor farmers’ market season follows right on the heels of a 14-week indoor market season at the fairgrounds, leaving only six weeks without farmers’ markets....

Co-Existing with Cougars: Are We the Real Predators?

Jayne Miller is a woman of vision and passion, although having grown up on a 7,000 acre cattle ranch, it may be surprising to some where her adamancies lie. You see, while many have heard tales of ranchers’ frustrations towards feline predators whittling away at their livestock, or the campfire hearsay of cougar encounters in national parks and suburbs, Jayne wants to tell a different story....

Karly’s Death; 7 years later – DHS case worker’s careers continue

Karen Spears Zacharias began her presentation last Thursday evening by reading one of the most poignant passages from her book, A Silence of Mockingbirds. The passage, from chapter eleven, is a true celebration of Karly Sheehan and of a father’s love for his daughter....

The Trouble with U.S. Health Care, and a Possible Solution

According to the International Federation of Health Plans, we pay more for every single procedure compared to Spain, France, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Canada, India and Switzerland. There was only one exception: it costs more to have cataract surgery in Switzerland. And our costs are expected to rise....

Corvallis’ Hidden Housing War

The infatuation with OSU and its students seems to have helped to hide a growing problem: college towns come with college kids, and college kids come with parties. Late night rock out sessions, doing God knows what behind closed doors. The issue, however, seems to be that the doors have opened and students have come pouring out into the quiet neighborhoods around the city....

Holocaust Memorial Week

Oregon State University will observe Holocaust Memorial Week April 16-20 with a series of events, including an exhibit of letters from Holocaust survivor Sala Garncarz, a theatrical performance highlighting Garncarz’s struggles in a concentration camp, a talk about the genocide of native peoples and a concert by an acclaimed flutist....

Nobel Peace Prize Winner at OSU

On Friday, April 13, Oregon State University will be hosting a free public talk by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his leadership for human rights and true democracy for the people of Latin America. ...