Lane County

Free Speech Plaza
4:47 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Eugene Judge Rules In Favor Of Protesters

A Eugene municipal judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong to close the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza to protesters last December.

Read more
Lane County Administrator
4:17 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Lane County Administrator On Leave While Under Investigation

The administrator for Lane County, Ore., government has taken paid leave after questions about her paycheck were raised.

Read more
Public Safety Measure
6:32 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Lane County Public Safety Measure Passes

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.

Read more
Lane County Jail
4:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Public Safety Levy Will Be On May Ballot In Lane County

Lane County Jail
Credit KLCC

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.

Read more
Lane County Jail
4:33 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Lane County May Put Jail Levy On May Ballot

The Lane County Board of Commissioners will make a final decision next week on a property tax levy to fund jail beds.

Read more
Oregon Budget Cuts
4:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Oregon's Lane County Faces Continued Dismantling Of Public Safety

Inmates were released early from the Lane County Jail in July when 100 beds were cut.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

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.

Read more
Oregon Jail Inmates Released
5:24 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Lane County Sheriff Watches Inmates Walk Out Jail Door

Inmates walk out of Lane County Jail Tuesday morning.
Rachael McDonald KLCC

Nearly 100 inmates of the Lane County Jail will be released this week. Not because they've served their time, but because the county can't afford to keep them. This after commissioners cut nearly $100 million from the general fund.

Read more
Lane County Budget
7:17 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Lane County To Cut Budget By More Than 15 Million

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's office and medical examiner among others. Desmond O'Boyle has more.

Read more
Lane Country, Oregon, DA
3:49 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Budget Cuts Force DA to Close County Coroner's Office

Lane County DA Alex Gardner
Photo Credit: Lane County DA KLCC

The Lane County District Attorney, in Oregon, will have to close the medical examiner's office and cut back drastically on criminal investigations. The DA faces a 25 percent reduction in its budget for next year.

Read more