Lane County

Oregon State Police

Lane County has the unhappy distinction of having the highest rate of traffic fatalities of any Oregon county. Leaders hope to increase road safety and heighten awareness of the problem.

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The EPA has awarded half a million dollars to a coalition representing Eugene-Springfield and Lane County, for possible clean-up of former or potential business sites.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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For the third year in a row, an independent audit shows Lane County has maintained jail bed and youth treatment facilities in accordance with a levy passed in 2013.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, backers hope this makes the case for renewing the levy in May.  

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Lane County Commissioners voted Tuesday to raise the legal age for tobacco purchase or possession from 18 to 21 years of age.  Lane is the first county in Oregon to make this change.

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Lane County’s credit rating has been given its best score ever.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners plans to ask voters to renew a public safety levy to fund jail beds. The 5-year levy will be placed on the May 2017 ballot.

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved a ban on smoking and tobacco use in all the county’s parks.

The ordinance includes an exception for ceremonial tobacco use by members of Native American tribes.

Lane County Geographic Information Services.

Travelers wanting the most up-to-date information about Lane County roads have a new tool.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the app can help them avoid weather-related closures and hazards.  

Lane County Sheriff's Office

According to the National Weather Service a new ice storm is on its way to Lane County this weekend that could wreak as much havoc as the December ice storm.

Democratic Party of Lane County

A former Lane County Commissioner got a favorable ruling from the Oregon Supreme Court last month. Rob Handy sued Lane County in 2012 claiming 3 commissioners violated Oregon’s public meeting laws.

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