Bridging the Gap: Juvenile Justice

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has been selected to take part in a juvenile justice program developed by Georgetown University. The program bridges the gap between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Leaders with the Lane County Juvenile Detention Center say the “Crossover Youth Model” will enable those working on a child’s case to … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. – Voters have one more day to register for the primary elections. The primaries are on May 20, but the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 29. Residents have until 4 p.m. to submit a paper form to the Lane County Elections Board. Voters can also submit the form online at oregonvotes.org by midnight … Continue reading »

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

EUGENE, Ore. — Drug-related deaths were up 33% in Lane County last year, compared to the year before. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office found Lane County saw one of the most notable increases with 20 deaths last year, five more than the year before. Thirteen of the 20 deaths were meth related, nine blamed … Continue reading »

Lane County Tackles Mental Health Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is taking major steps to help more people gain access to mental health services by earning a $500,000 training grant to tackle the issue. Lane County Behavioral Health Services Manager Katharine Schneider says many of those who frequent the Lane County Jail may share something in common. “People with a … Continue reading »

County Discusses Glenwood Development

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of development in the Glenwood area now sits in the hands of Lane County Commissioners. Commissioners discussed the logistics of funding for the proposed convention center in Glenwood, Tuesday. Leaders from the city of Springfield and consultants with the project presented their plans in front of the commission. While some … Continue reading »

Advice Radio Show To Hit Airwaves

EUGENE, Ore.– When it comes to our health, some topics are hard to talk about. So Lane County Public Health and Human Services is hitting the radio airwaves on a show called “Health Matters”, where answers to your questions are just a call or click away. The hosts are Jason Davis, Public Information Officer for … Continue reading »

County Moves to Draft NDAA Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — After hearing from the community at a public hearing Tuesday night Lane County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to move forward in an ordinance and resolution opposing specific sections  of the National Defense Authorization Act. All of the commissioners at the meeting Tuesday gave the head nod to start the process … Continue reading »

Dropped Cinder Block Injures Woman

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for dropping a cinder block from an I-5 overpass early Sunday morning. Police say it broke through a passing vehicle’s windshield and injured a woman inside the car. The car was driving northbound on I-5 just before 4:30 … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Clean Turtle Flats

EUGENE, Ore. — Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah have plenty of friends of their own helping them Saturday as they cleaned parts of Turtle Flats. More than 20 people gathered at to help get rid of some invasive plants on the 63-acre land near Seavey Loop Road. Coordinators say this is one of … Continue reading »

National Public Health Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday is the last day of National Public Health week. Lane County Public Health is inviting the public to an open house to talk about creating a healthier community. Currently, when it comes to health issues like immunization rates, smoking rates and access to healthy foods, Lane County ranks 18th healthiest. There … Continue reading »

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