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 voter 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 »

Ballots Due May 20

EUGENE, Ore. — The May Primary Election is Tuesday, but the number of ballots returned is only a fraction of Lane County residents. Out of 201,375 registered voters, about 42,000 have casted their votes; that’s about 21-percent of all registered voters. The Lane County elections office is hoping at least another 10,000 come in Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Last Push to the Primary

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Primary Election is May 20, and candidates are touring the state greeting voters. Dr. Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stopped in Eugene Thursday to meet and talk with residents at McMenamin’s. You may have seen her commercials talking about how she plans to push for an … Continue reading »

Both Sides of GMO Issue Rally in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two rallies on both sides of the GMO debate were only separated by about an hour Tuesday morning in downtown Medford. Supporters of Measure 15-119, which would ban the growing of genetically modified crops in Jackson County, hit the streets across from Medford City Hall around 10:30 a.m. Supporters chanted and waved … Continue reading »

Super PACs Spend Big in Oregon Primary

SALEM, Ore. — Super PACs are spending big in Oregon’s republican primary this election. According to campaign finance records, three super political action committees and one traditional political action committee have reported spending more than $900,000 to either support or oppose State Representative Jason Conger and Portland physician Monica Wehby. The money was paid for … Continue reading »

Fire Department Seeks New Station

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg’s fire chief says Wednesday’s fire at Smucker Pelleting is a perfect example of why the town needs voters to approve a new fire station in a few weeks. The $4.2 million bond measure is on the May ballot. The fire chief says the current station doesn’t have a live-in area, it … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. – Voters have one more day to register for the primary elections. The primaries are on May 20, but the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 29. Residents have until 4 p.m. to submit a paper form to the Lane County Elections Board. Voters can also submit the form online at oregonvotes.org by midnight … Continue reading »

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 »

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