Lane County

Lane County

This week Lane County Commissioners decided to change how weeds and invasive species are managed on roadways. This shift ends a "last resort" policy on the use of herbicides.

Lane County

Eugene might not construct its City Hall on the lot of the former building. It’s exploring other options, including on a county-owned property. The City and Lane County have teamed up to explore what could end up as a land swap.

Fire Near Junction City Expected To Grow Due To Heat, Wind

Aug 26, 2016
Oregon Department of Forestry

Lane County firefighters are being kept busy by a fire 10 miles west of Junction City.

Lane County

Lane County Commissioners Tuesday voted three to two in favor of negotiating a long-term lease of the Forest Work Camp.

KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer has more.

Lane County Puts 3 Percent Pot Tax On November Ballot

Aug 4, 2016
Lode Van de Velde

Lane County residents in unincorporated areas will vote on a measure to levy a local three percent tax on recreational pot in November.

worksource Oregon

Unemployment went up last month in Lane County. The rate rose from 4.8% in May to 5.5% in June.

Lane County

Lane County’s only landfill is facing a fiscal imbalance. Short Mountain collects waste from households and businesses—and it may have to rein in services. That means some users would have to pay a private company to haul their trash, or do it themselves.

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.