Lane County http://klcc.org en Number Of Lane County Unemployed Ticks Up http://klcc.org/post/number-lane-county-unemployed-ticks <p><br />The number of unemployed people in Lane County increased by more than 650 between May and June.&nbsp; The unemployment rate remained the same at 6.8%.<br /><br />But that could change in July, after this month's mill fire in Springfield.</p><p></p><p><br />Oregon Regional Economist Brian Rooney says Lane County has been in a period of positive employment growth.&nbsp; But he calls the unemployment numbers for June…<br /><br />Rooney: "A little bit of a step back."</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:18:13 +0000 Jes Burns 17923 at http://klcc.org Number Of Lane County Unemployed Ticks Up Monday Could Be Pivotal for Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/monday-could-be-pivotal-eugenes-sick-leave-ordinance <p>Lane County residents might be tempted to call in sick to work Monday to get to two important public hearings. Both of them have to do with Eugene's proposed <a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/sickleave">sick leave ordinance</a>. The public is invited to comment on three <a href="http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/BCC/Pages/default.aspx">Lane County</a> ordinances put forward in reaction to Eugene's efforts. The first exempts the county from Eugene's ordinance. The second exempts other cities in Lane County. The third actually prohibits municipalities from passing labor laws. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17679 at http://klcc.org Monday Could Be Pivotal for Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance Eugene Mayor Pursues Sick-Leave Despite County Opposition http://klcc.org/post/eugene-mayor-pursues-sick-leave-despite-county-opposition <p>Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners moved to stymie the City of Eugene's<a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/sickleave"> sick leave ordinance</a> before it's passed. It's unclear what effect the county's actions will have.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:09:37 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17135 at http://klcc.org Eugene Mayor Pursues Sick-Leave Despite County Opposition Lane County May Hinder Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/lane-county-may-hinder-eugenes-sick-leave-ordinance <p>Lane County may throw a wrench in the City of Eugene's efforts to pass a sick leave ordinance.<br /><br />The Board of County Commissioners Tuesday&nbsp; moved forward on their own ordinance that exempts Lane County from the city's sick leave. It may also exempt any business outside Eugene and restrict the ability of other cities in Lane County from passing similar sick leave rules. Board Chair Pat Farr says there are a lot of unanswered questions about how the city's ordinance would affect county government and private businesses outside Eugene.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:56:04 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17084 at http://klcc.org Lane County May Hinder Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance Law Enforcement To Focus On Boating Under The Influence http://klcc.org/post/law-enforcement-focus-boating-under-influence <p>This weekend, the Lane County Sheriff’s Department is focusing on waterways to prevent boating under the influence. Operation Dry Water is a nationwide effort from law enforcement agencies to catch and prevent BUI’s.&nbsp;</p><p>The leading factors in boater deaths are directly related to alcohol and drug use. Lane County Sheriffs' Spokeswoman Carrie Carver says drinking a beer or two on a boat isn’t the same as having one at the house.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 16384 at http://klcc.org Law Enforcement To Focus On Boating Under The Influence Meeting The Medical Needs of Lane County's Newly Insured http://klcc.org/post/meeting-medical-needs-lane-countys-newly-insured <p>Meeting Date: June 20th, 2014</p><p>Air Date: June 23, 2014</p><p>Some 30,000 Lane County residents who had no health insurance last year are now covered by the Affordable Care Act. To provide care to the newly insured requires meeting challenges, not least of which is the nationwide shortage of primary care physicians.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 16030 at http://klcc.org Burn Ban Starts Monday In Most Oregon Counties http://klcc.org/post/burn-ban-starts-monday-most-oregon-counties <p>This weekend is the last chance for backyard and open burning in many places in Oregon. Lane, Linn, Benton and Marion Counties have all declared June 15 as the last day.</p><p>Neil Miller is with the Oregon Department of Forestry. He says early this year, they considered starting the burn ban sooner than usual. But spring rains relieved their concerns about fire danger:</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:21:01 +0000 Karen Richards 15536 at http://klcc.org Burn Ban Starts Monday In Most Oregon Counties Close East Lane County Commissioner Race Triggers Recount http://klcc.org/post/close-east-lane-county-commissioner-race-triggers-recount <p>The Lane County Elections Office announced Tuesday that the East Lane County Commissioner's race will require a recount. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:42:40 +0000 Jes Burns 15339 at http://klcc.org Close East Lane County Commissioner Race Triggers Recount Lane County Historical Photographic Negatives Poised For Incineration http://klcc.org/post/lane-county-historical-photographic-negatives-poised-incineration <div>Many families preserve their histories by keeping photographs from the distant past. &nbsp; But what most don’t realize is that many, if not most, photographic negatives produced before 1950 are now considered hazardous waste. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 04:40:29 +0000 Jes Burns 14569 at http://klcc.org Lane County Historical Photographic Negatives Poised For Incineration Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Lane County http://klcc.org/post/same-sex-marriage-licenses-issued-lane-county <p>Same-sex couples in Lane County took advantage of a federal ruling Monday legalizing gay marriage in the state.<br /><br />KLCC’s Jes Burns reports from the county building in downtown Eugene, where Dozens of same-sex couples lined up to apply for marriage licenses. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 02:56:41 +0000 Jes Burns 13967 at http://klcc.org Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Lane County