Jose Ortal Running For East Lane Commish

The name may not be familiar, but the ideas might be refreshing in relatively conservative east Lane County. Jose Ortal is one of the challengers eyeing incumbent Faye Stewart’s East Lane County commissioner position in 2014. Also on the record planning to file are former EWEB commissioner Joann Ernst and longtime environmental land use activist Kevin Matthews. Continue reading 

Greenhill lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit filed against Greenhill Humane Society by former employee Heidy Hollister has been dismissed. The case was officially dismissed on July 25. “All disputes between the parties have been resolved,” said Scott Meyer, the attorney who represented Greenhill in the lawsuit. Hollister declined to comment, and Jaclyn Semple, the assistant director of Greenhill, could not be reached for comment. “The parties mutually agreed that all details will be kept confidential,” Meyer said. Continue reading