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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.
Jan 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Lane County Commissioners have taken the first step toward a putting a tax levy on the May ballot that would fund more county jail beds.

Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the ballot measure idea to first base. They...
Jan 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
The sheriff predicts having to cut another 50 beds from the local jail and reduce the number of deputies on patrol in Lane County to a dozen.
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
Jul 6, 2012 at 5:00 AM

TENMILE, Ore. (AP) — Some landowners in Southern Oregon say a proposed natural gas pipeline is frustrating them.

The 36-inch underground Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would connect a gas hub in Klamath County and a terminal at Coos...
Jun 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM
Members of Congress from timber country came through Friday with a promised one-year extension of federal payments to rural counties dominated by federal lands.
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.
May 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM
Forest policy splits two progressives in the South Eugene commissioners race.
May 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM

EUGENE, Ore. - It's a forest activist versus a four term veteran for a seat on the Lane County Commission.

Pete Sorenson and Andy Stahl have until May 15 to sway last minute voters. Stahl said it's time for a change on the county...
Mar 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM
More details have come out about a proposal to increase logging on certain federal lands in Oregon to help struggling timber counties, but the idea's future in Congress remains uncertain.
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.