• In 2016, the Oregon Department of Corrections agreed to make significant changes to the way it treats people housed in the Behavioral Health Unit at the Oregon State Penitentiary. We’ll talk to DOC director Colette Peters about the progress the department has made, and about what improvements are still on the horizon.



  • Last week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released a draft plan for wolf conservation and management. Among other things, the new plan details how and when wolves can be killed for preying on livestock. It also contains a section on how to resolve conflicts without killing wolves. Derek Broman, the carnivore furbearer coordinator for ODFW, shares the state’s strategy for managing Oregon’s wolf population.

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