The price of Eugene’s new city hall keeps climbing. It’s almost $7 million over the original estimated budget and it hasn’t yet been built. The City Council got an update on the design at Monday’s work session.
With the Republican presidential race still very much up in the air, the GOP primary in Washington state is more important than ever before. Republicans will be voting on May 24th. The results will determine how the state's 44 GOP delegates vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – at least on the first ballot.
Lane county residents can get tips on everything from canning to animal husbandry through Oregon State University Extension. That service requires funding. A political action committee hopes to convince voters to approve a local option tax in the May Primary.
Passage of Ballot measure 20-239 would restore county funding to the Oregon State University Extension Service for the first time since 2010. Leigh Rieder is a Master Gardener who volunteers for the service. She says Extension programs benefit Lane County residents in very real ways.
The Springfield City Council voted 4 to 1 Monday night to pass an ordinance that prohibits motorists from giving money or other items to panhandlers from their cars while in traffic. It does not offer exemptions for charitable organizations.