State Picks Up AP Test Fees

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is lending a helping hand to students who can’t afford to take advanced placement tests. Low-income students can take AP tests for a discounted price, thanks to a federal grant. With new funding the state legislature approved last year, those students will be able to take the $89 tests for free. … Continue reading »

No Decision Made to Change Bag Ban Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — Just weeks after its implementation, the city revisited the plastic bag ban. Councilors met Monday night to open discussions about suspending the required 5-cent charge for paper bags. Councilors heard public comment about the changes. Most seemed to be in favor of keeping the ordinance as is. The city did not take … Continue reading »

City Council to Revisit Paper Bag Fee

EUGENE, Ore. – Residents continue to talk about the plastic bag ban, which went into effect May 1. The most recent topic for discussion: whether the 5-cent fee on paper bags was a good idea. “We used to get bags, paper or plastic regardless of the ban or not so they should keep to what we … Continue reading »

One Week Left to Register to Vote

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County voters have one more week to register to vote during May’s elections. The voter registration deadline is April 30. Eligible Oregonians can even make the process easier by registering online. Lane County voters will decide the fate of three big issue on this year’s ballot for elections in May. Voters … Continue reading »

Eugene Considers New Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — A new city fee may soon be put on the May voting ballot in Eugene. That fee totals an extra $120 a year per household if approved. City Manager Jon Ruiz says administrators have cut Eugene’s debt by $24 million over the last four years, but the deficit still stands at $6 … Continue reading »

Eugene Councilors Explore New Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council made its first move toward finding a solution to ease budget concerns. The city manager pitched adding a $10 monthly service fee for all residents at Monday’s work session. The city’s projecting a multi-million dollar budget gap and the new fee would go to help offset potential cutbacks. … Continue reading »