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Even Oregon’s smallest streams play big role in fate of the climate

BY: - October 7, 2021

A river, as all great things, must start somewhere. Like the network of blood vessels in your body, our watersheds are interconnected. You have big arteries running to your organs, and from those arteries stems a complex network of millions of tiny blood vessels that allow the rest of your body to function. So too […]

As Oregon’s wildfire season fades, new approaches to managing risk need to take hold

BY: , and - October 6, 2021

In 1910, fire rampaged through western Montana and northern Idaho, burning more than 3 million acres of prime timber, destroying towns and buildings, and causing many fatalities. This Great Fire of 1910, or “Big Burn,” was a political catalyst for our current human-fire relationship. Multiple policies followed that focused on and prioritized fire exclusion, suppressing […]

Vaccinations advance at Southern Oregon University despite regional challenges

BY: - October 5, 2021

ASHLAND – Education works. Outreach makes a difference. Encouragement is a key. Southern Oregon University is located in and serves a region where COVID-19 vaccination is not yet universally accepted as the most effective weapon against our ongoing pandemic, and the most direct path toward a pre-COVID way of life. But SOU gladly qualifies as […]

Earning reader trust is a central goal for your new Oregon Capital Chronicle

BY: - October 5, 2021

SALEM – These days, not enough journalistic eyes are keeping watch on Oregon state government. That isn’t good for Oregonians or even for those in government. Every aspect of life connects with state agencies and officials. Decisions by the state can affect where you can build a house, how well your kids will be educated […]