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Benton County Up to 845 COVID-19 Cases

As of 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 2, 18 more Oregon citizens have died from COVID-19 and 1,244 new confirmed and presumptive cases have been reported...

Xmas Tree Prices Rise

In the past 10 year, the average price of a Christmas tree “more than doubled from $36.50 in 2008 to $78 in 2018,” according to an article ...

As the Crow Reads: Old Newgate Road

 Hometowns always seem to pull us back toward the people we once were. Being back at “Home” often dredges up memories and experiences th...

Brown Considers Prison vs. Preschool Decision

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is set to release her blueprint for the next two years of state government spending. While the needs created by the pandemic are at the f...

The Lockdown Is Hurting Our Children 

While other countries are beginning to remove the restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, the pandemic is still active in the U...

Oregon Mink Farm has COVID Outbreak

A coronavirus outbreak has been reported at an Oregon mink farm, spreading among animals and workers, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Environ...

Landlords Getting a Bit of the Brunt

There’s a lot to be said about making rent through a pandemic, and Oregon’s moratorium on evictions was meant to alleviate hardship for people just getting by. ...

World AIDS Day 2020

On December 1, 2020, people and organizations around the world will observe World AIDS Day, to help bring awareness to the HIV epidemic. According to Hiv.gov, ...

As the Crow Reads: My 2020 Top 10

It has been my pleasure over the last few months to review locally written books for you in The Advocate. But those aren’t the only books I’ve read this year; i...

Local Holiday Shopping in Corvallis

The Advocate wants to remind everyone that one of the best ways to keep our community healthy is to shop locally. Here are a few options.    Browsers Books...

Old thing back: records all the rave  

The holidays are coming — and even though everything is a bit different this year, many local stores are finding new ways to do business. Something which isn’t ...

As the Crow Reads: Advocate Book Picks

As the year winds down and the days get darker, now is the perfect time to pick up a good book. Reading is great for your brain, and helps with relaxation and s...

Masks — Masks Everywhere

If you’re fighting a battle and the cavalry is on the way, you don’t stop shooting; you keep going until the cavalry gets here, and then you might even want to...

A Quirky Piece of History: Sidewalk Stamps

Undated Sidewalk Stamp From Atlas Obscura R Stemple Did you know that contractors in Corvallis have been stamping their names into sidewalks since the early...

You’re Welcomegiving Day

In case you’ve ever wondered, yes, there is such a day as You’re Welcomegiving Day.   It takes place annually on the day after Thanksgiving, but it’s substa...

Cory Frye: Making Noise Online

Back in October, Cory Frye, a music journalist formerly associated with the Democrat-Herald  and Gazette-Times, launched his website Mid Valley Noise where he c...

National Day of Mourning

The fourth Thursday in November is not only Thanksgiving Day, but also the National Day of Mourning.   The National Day of Mourning was first observed in 197...