county government en Finding County Funding Solutions <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The public safety situation is dire in some Oregon counties.&nbsp;</p><p>Some, like Josephine, simply can't afford to put deputies on patrol for more than a single shift on weekdays.&nbsp;</p><p>Major crimes go unreported and uninvestigated, and criminals go unpunished.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Association of Oregon Counties</strong></a> brought reps from all of Oregon's 36 counties together last week in Hood River (June 9-10) to talk about possible approaches to improve county funding and services.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 14180 at Finding County Funding Solutions Timber Subsidy Passes U.S. House <p>A one-year extension of federal subsidies for timber counties has passed the U.S. House.</p><p>Oregon counties would get about $100 million under the extension of the now expired Secure Rural Schools Program. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:53:23 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 532 at Timber Subsidy Passes U.S. House