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The Canyon Creek Complex Fire in the Malheur National Forest near Canyon City, Oregon began on Aug. 12, 2015 and has consumed an estimated 37, 119 acres. The fire was caused by lightning.

The Canyon Creek Complex Fire in the Malheur National Forest near Canyon City, Oregon began on Aug. 12, 2015 and has consumed an estimated 37, 119 acres. The fire was caused by lightning.

U.S. Forest Service

  • Before the embers were even cold on 2015’s devastating Canyon Creek Wildfire, the Forest Service was planning for recovery. Two years later, what does the forest look like? What does it take for forest ecosystems to recover from wildfire, and how long does it take? Malheur National Forest Supervisor Steve Beverlin fills us in.
  • Ethnic violence and persecution in Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee from the Buddhist-majority country. Oregon has a growing community of Rohingya refugees — we hear from local Rohingya Muslims, including Reza Uddin and
    Sanzidah Ali-Mohammed, about their personal experiences and their reaction to the current humanitarian crisis overseas.
  • Public schools have long offered free and reduced-price lunches for students experiencing poverty, but a University of Oregon professor believes they should go further. Assistant Professor of Education Studies Sarah Riggs Stapleton recently wrote that public schools should offer free lunches to all students as a means of addressing student hunger, lunch shaming and even food quality issues.

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