Corvallis Passes Levy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Voters passed Measure 02-86, a levy that will not only keep the Osborn Aquatic Center and the Chintimini Senior Center open, but it will also fund four new police officers. Voters narrowly passed the measure by about 500 votes.  Tax payers will spend about $17 million for a five-year period. Property owners … Continue reading »

Council Sends Levy to Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Voters will have the option of voting for a property tax levy on the November ballot. The Corvallis City Council voted to send the levy to the ballot Monday night. Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning says the council approved a recommendation for an 81 cent, five year local option levy for $1,000 of … Continue reading »

Voter Turnouts Low for Special Election

EUGENE, Ore. — Elections officials have been processing thousands of ballots as the Tuesday deadline for the special election approaches. As of Monday afternoon, voter turnout was just over 25 percent, but the Lane County Elections Office says it’s expecting better numbers by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voter turnout in Benton County was 13 percent, as … Continue reading »

4J Board to Vote on Bond Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board will decide Wednesday night whether to add a tax measure to May’s ballot. After more than a year of discussion and public polling, 4J might soon ask the public for help with all the work that it says needs to be done. The seven board members will vote … Continue reading »

Residents React to Ballot Initiatives

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Eugene residents could be paying nearly $250 if voters pass three separate ballot initiatives. The Eugene City Council and county commissioners have voted to put initiatives on the May ballot. 4J could also add one into the mix this week. The taxpayers getting hit the hardest would be those who own … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Gather

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a day of love for all of us. Some even head to the alter on Valentine’s Day, and gay and lesbian couples feel they should be able to legally do the same here in Oregon. Oregon United for Marriage is gathering signatures to get a same-sex initiative on the November 2014 … Continue reading »

4J Considers Bond Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — Taxpayers could be looking at a third bond measure in the next year. The 4J School District has been talking about updating its facilities for more than a year now, even reaching out to the community for input. “We’ve been talking about facilities improvements for over a year now, working towards decisions … Continue reading »