Lane County

Rachael McDonald

Lane County voters may consider a tax on recreational marijuana in the November election. The Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the idea of a local pot tax.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Lane County’s Board of Commissioners wants to raise the tobacco sale age to 21. Earlier this month the board asked staff to develop a policy proposal. Local efforts may be a precursor to a statewide initiative.

Karen Richards

Oregon communities struggling to create jobs will soon have access to tens of millions of dollars in state tourism funds. July 1st, a new lodging tax goes into effect. The city of Oakridge embraced mountain biking as its road to economic recovery. Residents there may consider several ways to further attract visitors.

Rachael McDonald

Officials have drafted a management plan for one of the most popular hiking spots around Eugene / Springfield. The public can comment on the future of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah in several ways.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County may reduce the amount of money it’s collecting from its jail bed levy. That’s up to the county’s budget committee, which meets Thursday, May 19th.

Rachael McDonald

Ten refugees from Syria and Myanmar will settle in Eugene in the next couple of months. All of them have a connection to a resident of Lane County.

City of Eugene

The term accreditation is mostly associated with colleges and universities. But what does it mean for a 911 center to become accredited? Central Lane 911 today announced their new status. 

Craig Daily Press

Soon smokers in Lane County may have to wait until age 21 to buy tobacco. County Commissioners backed a proposal Tuesday night to raise the legal age.

City of Gresham

Areas in Oregon most affected by December’s severe storms will receive federal aid. Wednesday President Obama signed a disaster declaration releasing funds to a dozen counties hit hardest by winter weather.

Douglas County Public Works

Heavy rain in Lane County has increased the threat of landslides on roadways. Part of North Fork Siuslaw Road is closed due to soil instability. A slide closed Big Creek Road early this week; it re-opened Wednesday. 

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