Fire Bond Measure Fails

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Third time was not a charm. Voters have rejected a fire services bond measure in Harrisburg for a third time this week by about 40 votes. Just weeks after a fire ripped through a nearby business, the residents in Harrisburg said no to passing the measure to give its firefighters a new … Continue reading »

Linn County Law Enforcement Levy Passes

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — Linn County voters approved to extend a four-year law enforcement levy on Tuesday. The levy, which will cost tax payers just over $100 million over the next four years, will go towards the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Juvenile Department. “During these tough economic times, for … Continue reading »

School Bond Measure Narrowly Winning

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — The results for the Pleasant Hill school bond measure are too close to call. But school district officials say they’re hesitantly optimistic the bond will pass and schools will get the improvements they need. The Pleasant Hill School District wanted to hear what voters thought of the bond measure. And although … Continue reading »

Close Race for West Lane Commissioner

EUGENE, Ore. — With the county commissioner position too close to call, we wanted to know how the candidates are dealing with this period of uncertainty. The last round of results came out just after midnight, and Jay Bozievich leads by 45 votes. Lane County elections officials still have 20 days to solidify the numbers, … Continue reading »

School Bond Vote Narrowly Passing

UPDATE — As of Wednesday morning, the Pleasant Hill school bond was passing by 19 votes. PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — School administrators and Pleasant Hill families were among those who gathered to watch the results of the school bond measure Tuesday night. With the race within a handful of votes all night, bond supporters say … Continue reading »

Commissioner Race Yet to Be Called

EUGENE, Ore. — Many of the candidates in the Oregon Primary Election held watch parties Tuesday night, including those in the tightest commissioner race, western Lane County. It was a close race between Commissioner Jay Bozievich and opponent Dawn Lesley. Bozievich and his supporters eagerly awaited results at his watch party in Veneta. He was … Continue reading »

Local 2014 Primary Election Results

EUGENE, Ore. — Local county elections offices released the first round of results for the May 2014 Oregon Primary Election just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Here are the results, as of 5 a.m., for the contested races in western Oregon: Lane County: LANE CO. COMMISSIONER – WEST BOZIEVICH – 50.04% LESLEY – 49.73% LANE CO. … Continue reading »

Lane County Commissioner Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Three county commissioner seats are up for re-election, and each of them are contested. Commissioner Jay Bozievich is running for re-election for Position 1 of west Lane County against one opponent. Commissioner Sid Leiken is running for his second term in office for Position 2 of Springfield, running against two opponents. Commissioner … Continue reading »

Pleasant Hill $17.995M School Bond

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — The Pleasant Hill School District is hoping voters will pass a multi-million dollar bond measure Tuesday night. The money would be used to upgrade the school buildings, school security and technology. Members of the Pleasant Hill School Board say improvements haven’t been made to the districts high school and elementary school … Continue reading »

Primary Election Voter Turnout Low

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday is election day and┬ávoter turnout is relatively low this year. Lane County typically sees 37 to 42 percent turnout for a primary election. But at 21 percent this year, it’s one of the lowest turnouts so far. The elections office says two things really compel people to vote. One is that … Continue reading »

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