Tag Archives: Lane County

5 facilities on tap for toxic emissions review in Lane County

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency will begin reviewing industrial sites as it starts to implement the first year of the state’s Cleaner Air Oregon rules. Cleaner Air Oregon’s purpose is to protect the health of Oregonians by analyzing the public health risks of air pollution and reduce exposure to that pollution. This week, LRAPA […]
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LRAPA to review 5 companies under new Cleaner Air Oregon rules

EUGENE, Ore. — Five local facilities will be reviewed by the Lane Regional Protection Agency under the new Cleaner Air Oregon program. The program aims to get an idea of how facilities affect air quality in their communities . Source: LRAPA to review 5 companies under new Cleaner Air Oregon rules | KVAL

Student demand for mental health resources at UO outweighs resources

Colleges have been navigating the heavy stream of students who need mental health support for the last decade, but despite expanded resources, the need appears to be increasing. Source: Student demand for mental health resources at UO outweighs resources – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Trillium Gets Hammered In Lane County – As Well As In Portland Area

Trillium Community Health Plan is being hammered not only in the Portland-area market, where it’s been spurned by large provider groups. It is also being squeezed on its own turf in Lane County, where it has enjoyed a monopoly in the Medicaid market. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium Gets Hammered In […]
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State, federal estimates agree: Eugene’s population tops 170,000

Lane County’s largest city has added more than 10,000 residents in last five years, data shows. State and Federal population estimates finally have reached a consensus: Eugene has more than 170,000 people. Source: State, federal estimates agree: Eugene’s population tops 170,000 – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Opinion: We have a duty to protect natural resources for future generations

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Lane County Chair Pete Sorenson write in support of plaintiffs suing the state over its failure to take adequate steps to protect natural resources and the atmosphere from climate change. Source: Opinion: We have a duty to protect natural resources for future generations – oregonlive.com

Lane County wants state to instigate homeless death count

Multnomah County was able to create a process to account for people who died while homeless and just released its eighth report. Horrific, unusual and public deaths of people who are homeless force the community, policymakers and activists to pay attention. Source: Lane County wants state to instigate homeless death count – News – The […]
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Regulators reassign Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County

Starting Jan. 1, Lane County residents who are on the Oregon Health Plan and had received their primary care from a Trillium-affiliated doctor will shift over to PacificSource, state regulators said Monday. The announcement is the latest fallout from the recent severing of ties between Trillium and PeaceHealth, the county’s largest health care provider. Source: […]
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Lane County average wages rose over last decade, but other counties did better

The Oregon Department of Employment said average annual wages in Lane County rose by about $2,700 between 2008 and 2018 Source: Lane County average wages rose over last decade, but other counties did better – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke from chimneys extended in Eugene/Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. – The RED home wood heating advisory issued Monday for Eugene and Springfield has been extended until at least 4 p. m. Wednesday. Conditions have improved in Oakridge, where the RED advisory will expire at 4 p. m. and be replaced with a YELLOW advisory urging caution. Source: ‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke […]
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