School, Fire Measures on May Ballot

ELMIRA, Ore. — March 20 is the last day for counties to file for measures ahead of the May primary election. One of the largest measures to hit the May ballot is a $26.7 million school bond to renovate facilities in the Fern Ridge School District 28-J. Most of the money would help replace most … Continue reading »

4J Board May Ask Voters to Renew Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board’s may ask voters to renew a local option levy that’s scheduled to expire in June. The school board talked about the importance of the levy originally approved 14 years ago during Wednesday night’s board meeting. Taxpayers have been paying for it ever since, at a rate of $1.50 … Continue reading »

Forum for East Lane Commissioner Seat

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re starting the countdown to election season and Tuesday was an early start to one race. Three Lane County Commissioner seats are opening up this year. While there’s still a week left to file a petition to be a candidate, the east Lane County seat already has five applicants, including the incumbent. … Continue reading »

Coburg Holds Recall Election

COBURG, Ore. — The City of Coburg is awaiting the final tallies in a recall election Tuesday, after a resident filed a petition to get rid of the mayor and two city councilors. It all started after a resident filed paperwork claiming two city councilors mis-managed money for a wastewater project and that the mayor … Continue reading »

Lawmakers to Hold Short Session

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers will meet in Salem Monday for the Oregon’s second annual legislative short session. The session is set to last just 35 days. Several hot button issues face lawmakers, including marijuana legalization. Senator Floyd Prozankski will introduce a bill that would ask voters whether they want to legalize recreational use of … Continue reading »

Zelenka to Seek Re-election

EUGENE, Ore. — City Councilor Alan Zelenka has announced he will run for re-election to represent Eugene’s 3rd Ward. Zelenka has represented the University Area for the past seven years. He says he’s most proud of his efforts to help redevelop Downtown, pass road repair bonds and help launch Opportunity Village. The 53-Year-old Zelenka says … Continue reading »

Corvallis Mayor Not Seeking Re-Election

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis is looking for a new mayor come next year. Mayor Julie Manning announced Monday that she will not be seeking re-election in the November election. Manning made the announcement at Monday’s City Council meeting. This is her fourth year as mayor, and though she says the position has been a great … Continue reading »

Organization Fighting Logging Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Local environmentalists are speaking out against the proposed O&C Land Grant Act of 2013. The Organization Environment Oregon says the bill would do more damage than good. Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Ron Wyden champion the bill as a balance between logging and conservation, but Environment Oregon says there is a long … Continue reading »

Shot Sergeant Fighting for Justice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The sergeant with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office who was shot three times more than a year ago is now fighting for other first responders. Sergeant David Peterson returned to his old patrol shift Monday night for the first time since August 2012. But recovering from his bullet wounds is not the … Continue reading »

Springfield Reacts to Failing Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is trying to figure out what’s next after its school bond failed Tuesday night 48 to 52 percent. The district says Hamlin Middle School won’t be functional much longer. Morale was low Wednesday at Hamlin Middle School and across the school district. District administrators say it wasn’t the … Continue reading »

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