Arrest Made in Death Investigation

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following an investigation into a woman’s body found on the side of USFS Road 2212. On July 9, 2014, deputies found the body of Heaven Raynell King, 36, of Sweet Home, about 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. Detectives and the Lane … Continue reading »

County Passes Sick Leave Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene will take public comment Monday night on a proposal that would require paid sick leave for workers. Lane County took action Monday morning with three new ordinances. Monday morning dozens of business owners and union members packed into Harris Hall to voice their opinions to commissioners about the … Continue reading »

Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday, the topic of mandatory sick leave will be up for discussion. The Eugene City Council is scheduled to listen to public comment on a sick leave ordinance Monday night, but the Lane County board is holding an emergency meeting that morning in hopes of halting the decision. The board believes … Continue reading »

High Obesity Rates in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — 60 percent of people in Lane County are obese or overweight. That’s according to new numbers from Lane County Public Health. Lane County Public Health says the numbers aren’t as surprising as you might think, even in a county that is known for being active and having access to fresh produce, there … Continue reading »

LULAC Celebrates Young Adult Council

Eugene, Ore.– A local non-profit organization that advocates for Latino civil rights is celebrating a milestone. The League of United American Citizens, or LULAC, created the Young Adult Council. It’s the first of its kind in Oregon and it’s open to young adults in Lane County. The goal of this council is to guide youth towards … Continue reading »

Hay Baler Damaged in Goshen Grass Fire

Goshen, Ore. — Warm temperatures and dry conditions posed a challenge to firefighters who battled a grass fire at a Goshen farm Monday afternoon. Crews from Goshen and Pleasant Hill Fire Districts, along with South Lane Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to the emergency around 12:45 p.m., after someone reported … Continue reading »

Pursuit Ends With Motorcycle Into Tree

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a 26-year-old North Carolina man Friday evening after he attempted to elude officers. A sergeant tried to stop a motorcyclist on US Forest Service Road 15 just after 6 p.m. The driver failed to yield and sped off before crashing into a tree near Blue River Reservoir. … Continue reading »

DHS Offers New Child Welfare Approach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Child Welfare is changing in Oregon, offering more options for families who need help. The new approach called Differential Response is available to families in Klamath, Lane, and Lake counties. This new approach aims at giving families struggling with abuse or neglect more flexibility when it comes to Department of Health … Continue reading »

City and County Consider Land Swap

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene and Lane County are considering partnering together in a land swap that could give the farmers market a permanent year-round site. Organizers with the Lane County Farmers Market say it’s grown over the years, and has used all of its space in the park blocks. Farmers are asking for more … Continue reading »

Ballot Fix Deadline Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday is the deadline for voters to fix their ballots. In the May primary elections, there were two close commissioner races. The Lane County Elections Office says hundreds of ballots are still under review because they were either unsigned or the signature didn’t match the voter  registration form. On Friday, there were … Continue reading »

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