Dusty Lane

KATU.com Web Producer

Dusty Lane is a Pacific Northwest native who spent two years in Beijing before landing as a web producer at KATU.com.

Recent stories by Dusty Lane

KATU Investigators Oracle: Cover Oregon website worked, but plug pulled for political reasons Oracle: Cover Oregon website worked, but plug pulled for political reasons (Video)
Software vendor Oracle provided information last week to the U.S. House and Energy Committee claiming the Cover Oregon website was operational in February, but that the state of Oregon pulled the plug on it for political reasons.
KATU Investigators Grand jury to consider Cover Oregon evidence Grand jury to consider Cover Oregon evidence
A grand jury will consider documents related to possible criminal wrongdoing in the building of the failed Cover Oregon website, according to Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson.
KATU Investigators Drastic call for full audit of Cover Oregon edited out of 'missing' Maximus report Drastic call for full audit of Cover Oregon edited out of 'missing' Maximus report (Video)
The On Your Side Investigators found the new information in a batch of emails from late last year sent to and from former OHA CIO Carolyn Lawson, the woman who was originally responsible for building the since-scrapped website.
KATU Investigators Dam shame: KATU investigation finds major issues with Oregon's dams Dam shame: KATU investigation finds major issues with Oregon's dams (Video)
Months of research by the On Your Side Investigators found that Oregon’s dams, which are owned by a messy web of federal, state and private concerns, often lack resources for inspection and maintenance and that some of the state’s most dangerous dams lack an emergency plan in case of catastrophic failure.
KATU Investigators Cancer, birth defects, asthma: Your neighborhood is impacting your health Cancer, birth defects, asthma: Your neighborhood is impacting your health (Video)
Portland's Mary Peveto became a clean-air crusader after she discovered in 2009 that Chapman Elementary School in N.W. Portland – her daughter’s school at the time – ranked in the bottom two percent of U.S. schools for air quality. Portland's air was much worse than she thought - and that it varies wildly from neighorhood to neighborhood.
KATU Investigators Emails further suggest Cover Oregon used 'smoke and mirrors' for fed money Emails further suggest Cover Oregon used 'smoke and mirrors' for fed money (Video)
A new batch of emails released to the On Your Side Investigators on Tuesday shows a software vendor bidding to work on the project and an analyst in the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Office echoing what a former state representative told KATU in February.
KATU Investigators New emails suggest Cover Oregon leaders started celebrating far too early New emails suggest Cover Oregon leaders started celebrating far too early
The On Your Side Investigators uncovered new emails sent to and from the woman who was in charge of building the Cover Oregon website. They suggest everyone from state leaders to project managers to the software vendor powering the project was oblivious to the scope of the website’s failure on the day it was supposed to launch.
KATU Investigators Portland pharmacy-violation map
The KATU On Your SIde Investigators dug into the state's database of pharmacy violations and uncovered plenty problems at local pharmacies, which you can dig into on the map below.
KATU Investigators Cover Oregon confessions: Are they playing games with your health? Cover Oregon confessions: Are they playing games with your health? (Video)
Conversations with one current and one former Cover Oregon application processor revealed an unprofessional processing system that encourages workers to push applications through at all costs, while at times doing little to protect taxpayer money or privacy.