Lane County To Propose Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore.– The vote to legalize marijuana in Oregon is just around the corner, and local governments are considering imposing a tax should Measure 91 pass in November. For the first time, Lane County commissioners will present their proposed ordinance. They are calling for a county tax equal to 50 percent of the state tax rate … Continue reading »

Raising Awareness Over Hunger Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people walked around Alton Baker Park Sunday to raise awareness over the issue of hunger. Organizers of the Crop Walk said 18% of families in Oregon are hungry. That’s why around 300 people walked along the riverfront to spread the word about local hunger issues. Organizers said one in three … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that Ebola is confirmed in the United States, what are the chances of it reaching the Pacific Northwest and Oregon? Like any disease or virus, health officials say it’s possible Ebola could reach Lane County. But public health and local hospitals are working together to be prepared if it reaches the … Continue reading »

Lane County Juvenile Youth Programs

EUGENE, Ore. — The arrest of a teenager from Washington County sparked talks in the community after he allegedly raped a woman near Autzen Stadium while on a supervised outing with a juvenile youth program. After Washington County’s Juvenile Department confirmed Jaime Tinoco, 17, was arrested for allegedly beating and raping a 39-year-old woman in … Continue reading »

Willakenzie Historic Hall Turns 100

EUGENE, Ore. — A historic building in Lane County is celebrating a milestone Saturday—turning 100 years old. The Willakenzie Historic Hall, located off Coburg and Willakenzie, broke ground in 1913. It’s still being used today by the Mohawk McKenzie Grange. On Saturday, they held an open house for the public to see the historic structure … Continue reading »

Pocket Neighborhoods Pop Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Pocket neighborhoods are starting to pop up in Lane County. A new housing complex is close to completion near Oakway Center. The general contractor says what makes them unique is homeowners will have no energy costs. All of the lights are LEDs and there’s solar panels on the roofs and on-demand water … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Attempted Murder Case

YACHATS, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Sunday of a man wanted in an attempted murder case. The Sheriff’s office received a tip regarding the location of Buddy Valentine, 62, of Yachats, he was located in a vacant home near Ten Mile Creek Road. Valentine was taken into custody and lodged … Continue reading »

Glenwood Center Talks Being Reorganized

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are once again talking about a proposed multi-million dollar conference center and hotel in the Glenwood area. The price tag on the project is nearly $43 million. Although financial discussions with Lane County has hit a snag, county commissioners say they’d still like to be a part of the … Continue reading »

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 »

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