Snow falls on Mount Ashland. Snow here drains into both the Klamath and Rogue basins.

Snow falls on Mount Ashland. Snow here drains into both the Klamath and Rogue basins.

Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix

  • Oregon’s snowpack is currently only 72 percent of normal levels for this time of year. But it’s been below normal most of the last 10 years. Oregon State University climate scientist Kathie Dello tells us what this year’s snowpack mean for drought and fires this summer, and what we can expect from winter precipitation in the future.
  • A formerly homeless man in Bend has created a website to help others find resources for housing, social services and other aid. The Manila Project was created by 24-year-old Zachary Cota. We sit down with him to hear about the project.
  • The Portland Public Schools board agreed Tuesday night to back out of an agreement with the City of Portland over how to pay for nine armed campus officers. OPB’s Ericka Cruz Guevarra fills us in.
  • Oregon illustrator and comic book writer Terry Blas draws on his biracial and cultural background, growing up and discovering he was gay in a Mormon family in Idaho. He’s created “Ghetto Swirl,” “You Call It Latino,” “Hotel Dare” and more. His new graphic novel is “Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom.”

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