U.S. Sen. Merkley to hold town halls in nine counties this week, including Lane County

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold nine town halls across the state this week, including one in Eugene.

The town halls will be public forums for Merkley to answer citizens’ questions and hear from them about the area’s challenges.

Merkley is scheduled to host the Lane County town hall at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Churchill High School gym, 1850 Bailey Hill Road.

Leading up to Saturday, he will visit eight other counties in this order: Polk, Yamhill, Malheur, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla and Linn.