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. 

Lane County

Lane County Commissioners have dropped plans to place a public safety levy on the May 17th ballot. The proposal would have funded more sheriff patrols in the rural communities west of Eugene.

The question of whether a contractor providing services to local government is subject to Oregon public records laws went before a Lane County Circuit Judge Monday. The case has to do with a request for information about the euthanizing of dogs and cats at 1st Avenue Shelter in Eugene.

The News Guard

Archie Knowles Campground, located 18 miles east of Florence, has been closed for 5 years. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, work will begin immediately to rehabilitate the site.

Oregon Employment Department

In both Lane and Douglas Counties, the unemployment rate was down last month.

Sheltercare.org

Sheltercare of Lane County has received a half million dollars to get mentally ill homeless people into housing. That’s as the Eugene City Council passed a resolution calling for a Housing First model to address homelessness.

Rachael McDonald

The largest mental health facility in Lane County isn’t a hospital. It’s the county’s only nightly shelter for homeless folks. That’s according to Eugene Mission Executive Director Jack Tripp. Earlier this month, he took county leaders on a tour of the mission.

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