Lane County

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. 

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.

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