Oregon’s emergency management director testifies to Congress about wildfire issues

Wildfire responders urge Congress to improve disaster aid process for at-risk communities

By: - October 27, 2021 6:00 am

The Oregon Legislature has passed several environmental bills aimed to protect communities, including preventing wildfires like the one in 2020 that damaged the Santiam Canyon east of Salem. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter)

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Allison Winter
Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Oregon Capital Chronicle.