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Lane County Opposes New Gun Background Check Law

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

The Lane County Commission passed a resolution saying the county is "unable to expend any county resources for the implementation" of Oregon's new gun background check law.

State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

County Vs City Laws

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: Gun laws and a proposed sick leave ordinance have caused tension between counties and cities in Oregon.

Lane County Sees Results Of Public Safety Levy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2014

FRIDAY: In Lane County, a public safety levy passed in May means more jail beds and fewer early releases, but so far the crime rate has not gone down.

An Update on the Lane County Jail Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2012

The Lane County Jail was forced to close 96 beds in late June due to budget cuts. Now it's seeing a revolving door of inmates.