Tag Archives: Lane County

Coronavirus updates Thursday: 10 more cases in Lane County, 5 more deaths in state

Lane County Public Health reported 10 additional positive cases for COVID-19 on Thursday.There have been 484 confirmed and presumptive cases in total. Five people are currently hospitalized and 34 are considered infectious and at least 40,302 tests have been conducted for Lane County residents, the agency said. Source: Coronavirus updates Thursday: 10 more cases in […]
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Coronavirus updates Monday: 21 new Lane cases over the weekend; free testing Wednesday

The total number of known COVID-19 cases in Lane County since the pandemic began rose by 21 over the weekend, reaching 458 cases Monday, local health officials said. The county is aware of 35 people who still are infectious. At least 38,841 tests have been conducted on Lane County residents since the pandemic began. Three […]
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Hunger strike continues over COVID-19 concerns in Lane County Jail

Some pre-trial detainees in the Lane County Jail afraid of contracting COVID-19 have been raising their concerns with a lawsuit, demonstrations coordinated with outside activist groups and a hunger strike that has lasted nearly a month. Lane County Jail officials said they have been following CDC recommendations.Activists with Lane County Mutual Aid told The Register-Guard […]
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Replace Lane County’s racist, warmongering namesake

The sordid racist history of Lane County – and Oregon – is epitomized by my county’s namesake: Joseph “Joe” Lane. A newcomer to the state a decade ago, I first learned about Lane’s ghastly career when I was researching my book, The Elusive State of Jefferson. The settler my county was named after came to […]
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New round of small businesses grants available for Lane County

New local grants are available for small businesses that so far have been unable to get other forms of relief during the pandemic-rooted economic downturn. The state awarded Lane County and Eugene-based Community Lending Works, in partnership with cities in the county, $225,000 through Business Oregon to be granted to local businesses. Source: New round […]
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Oregon Court of Appeals rules in favor of nonbinary legal designations

Jones Hollister’s gender is nonbinary, but their petition for a nonbinary gender marker was denied by Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles D. Carlson last year. Source: Oregon Court of Appeals rules in favor of nonbinary legal designations

Surface testing startup in Eugene is working to stop spread of COVID-19 nation-wide

A new life science startup in west Eugene is carving out a new niche for COVID-19 testing in Oregon. The firm that calls itself Enviral Tech. Their product fits into a pretty small box, but the impact on safety for the public during the COVID era is huge. Environmental surface testing is the goal here […]
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Oregon coronavirus updates, June 30: Gov. extends emergency 60 days; three more Marion County deaths;

We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon on Tuesday, June 30. Source: Oregon coronavirus updates, June 30: Gov. extends emergency 60 days; three more Marion County deaths;

Governor to appoint new Lane County Circuit Court judge

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will appoint a new judge to fill a vacancy on the Lane County Circuit Court by the end of the summer. Judge Maurice Merten is retiring from the court effective Aug. 31, according to an announcement from the governor’s office. Merten became a judge in 1976 and will retire, 44 years […]
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No confirmed local COVID-19 cases have so far been linked to protests, reopened businesses

Oregon is one of the states where COVID-19 cases are on the rise as social distancing restrictions roll back, but as of Friday local health officials have not traced any cases to continuing racial justice protests or to exposure points at any reopened businesses. Source: No confirmed local COVID-19 cases have so far been linked […]
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