Richardson Investigation Request

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Lane County commissioners are asking the Oregon State Bar to re-open an investigation involving former county administrator, Liane Richardson, now known as Liane Inkster. Commissioner Jay Bozievich says Inkster was seeking a position with the Oregon State Bar’s ethics committee earlier this year after being terminated from her job as the … 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 »

Four Arrested During SLEEPS Protest

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners voted Wednesday morning to temporarily close the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza citing public and safety concerns. Protesters had the day to pack up their belongings, and then a fence was put up around the plaza. At 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, the barricades came out and Eugene Police officers assembled … Continue reading »

Lane County to Consider Plaza Closure

EUGENE, Ore. — The battle over the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza will continue this week as the Lane County Board of Commissioners will hold a special session on Wednesday to discuss how they will deal with the growing protest site and its related problems. The board is considering an emergency closure of the plaza … Continue reading »

County to Address SLEEPS Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners are putting together a plan to address safety and sanitation concerns after human feces were discovered near the SLEEPS camp downtown. Protesters are still camped out in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and say they have no plans to leave the area any time soon. In fact, they … Continue reading »

Travel Lane County Wins Contract

EUGENE, Ore. — At least for another three years, Travel Lane County’s budget is safe. The non-profit’s contract as the sole destination marketing agency was up for grabs this year, drawing attention and interest from out of state. A review committee recommended to the Lane County Board of Commissioners that the destination marketing contract be … Continue reading »

County Discusses 10-Year Safety Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners know that even if a public safety levy passes in May, they have a lot of work to do to shape up the county’s future. As May elections approach, discussions have increased about the county public safety levy or measure 20-213 and its impact to the jail. The county’s … Continue reading »