Lane County http://nwpr.org en Eugene Judge Rules In Favor Of Protesters http://nwpr.org/post/eugene-judge-rules-favor-protesters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Eugene municipal judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong to close the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza to protesters last December.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:47:13 +0000 Rachael McDonald 32267 at http://nwpr.org Lane County Administrator On Leave While Under Investigation http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-administrator-leave-while-under-investigation <p>The administrator for Lane County, Ore., government has taken paid leave after questions about her paycheck were raised.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:17:20 +0000 Rachael McDonald 31543 at http://nwpr.org Lane County Public Safety Measure Passes http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-public-safety-measure-passes <p>The Lane County levy for jail and youth services passed with 56%. KLCC’s Lucy Ohlsen was at the yes-on-213 watch party, where Sheriff Thomas Turner celebrated with supporters.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:32:36 +0000 Lucy Ohlsen 27948 at http://nwpr.org Public Safety Levy Will Be On May Ballot In Lane County http://nwpr.org/post/public-safety-levy-will-be-may-ballot-lane-county <p></p><p>Lane County residents will vote this May on a property tax measure to fund jail beds. The Board of Commissioners Tuesday decided to put a five year public safety levy on the ballot. It was a 4 to 1 vote. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:35:08 +0000 Rachael McDonald 22666 at http://nwpr.org Public Safety Levy Will Be On May Ballot In Lane County Lane County May Put Jail Levy On May Ballot http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-may-put-jail-levy-may-ballot <p></p><p>The Lane County Board of Commissioners will make a final decision next week on a property tax levy to fund jail beds. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:33:11 +0000 Christina Kempster 22348 at http://nwpr.org Oregon's Lane County Faces Continued Dismantling Of Public Safety http://nwpr.org/post/oregons-lane-county-faces-continued-dismantling-public-safety <p></p><p>The Lane County Sheriff expects to have to cut more jail beds next year and the year after that. In two years, the county may have only 26 beds for local offenders and no sheriff's patrols. With the current 135 local beds, offenders are being released from the jail after serving only hours. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:41:32 +0000 Rachael McDonald 21012 at http://nwpr.org Oregon's Lane County Faces Continued Dismantling Of Public Safety Lane County Sheriff Watches Inmates Walk Out Jail Door http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-sheriff-watches-inmates-walk-out-jail-door <p>Nearly 100 inmates of the Lane County Jail will be released this week. Not because they&#39;ve served their time, but because the county can&#39;t afford to keep them. This after commissioners cut nearly $100 million from the general fund. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:24:04 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10684 at http://nwpr.org Lane County Sheriff Watches Inmates Walk Out Jail Door Lane County To Cut Budget By More Than 15 Million http://nwpr.org/post/lane-county-cut-budget-more-15-million <p>Like many Northwest counties, Lane County is experiencing a budget shortfall. The county Budget Committee has approved more than 15 million dollars in cuts to youth services, the sheriff&#39;s office and medical examiner among others. Desmond O&#39;Boyle has more.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:17:23 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8789 at http://nwpr.org Budget Cuts Force DA to Close County Coroner's Office http://nwpr.org/post/budget-cuts-force-da-close-county-coroners-office <p>The Lane County District Attorney, in Oregon, will have to close the medical examiner&#39;s office and cut back drastically on criminal investigations. The DA faces a 25 percent reduction in its budget for next year. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:49:18 +0000 Rachael McDonald 7172 at http://nwpr.org Budget Cuts Force DA to Close County Coroner's Office