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Mar 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM
After Sequestration phases in across the nation, number-crunchers in Eugene are still trying to figure out how the cuts will unfold across Lane County.
Oct 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sheriff's deputy Brad Dyke is on the beat between Corvallis and Philomath.  

Dyke says the best part of the job is unpredictability.

"That's what I like," the deputy said. "It's the best part of it; that...
Oct 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Jail beds and 24-7 sheriff's patrols are up for a vote in Benton County under Measure 02-79
Jun 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM
A one-year extension of federal timber subsidies paid to rural counties has survived conference committee negotiations between the House and the Senate.
Mar 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Oregon's senators and several county commissioners urged the U.S. House to help keep rural counties from going under.
Mar 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM
The Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul transportation programs and keep aid flowing to thousands of construction projects while strengthening highway and auto safety.
Mar 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM
The Senate has agreed to keep compensating rural counties for a decline in federal timber payments because of environmental protections for the spotted owl, salmon and other species.
Mar 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM
The Legislature has passed a bill that allows cash-strapped timber counties to tap federal funds currently restricted to road maintenance in order to pay for sheriff's patrols.
Mar 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM
The widespread impact — money goes to more than 700 counties in 41 states — could be the program's salvation in tough budget times.
Feb 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM
As federal forest payments come to an end, Curry County in southwest Oregon is considering raising taxes and other measures to stay afloat.
Feb 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken weighs in on the future of county payments
Dec 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM
County officials were in Salem on Monday to explain their dire financial situation to Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Sep 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM
A federal law that has sent billions of dollars to schools and counties in timber country is expiring, and there is no clear picture of what lies ahead.
Sep 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM
After years of isolation in California, sudden oak death is spreading in Southern Oregon.
Jul 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM
In 2000, a federal program sent $44 million to Lane County to support vital services like law enforcement and roads. That payment has dwindled to $15 million this year - and flatlines at zero next year unless Congress takes action.