Firefighters respond to wildfires in the Umpqua National Forest in this Sept. 8, 2017 photo.

Firefighters respond to wildfires in the Umpqua National Forest in this Sept. 8, 2017 photo.

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  • After over nine months of work, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Wildfire Response Council has released a report detailing how the state can be better prepared for catastrophic fires. The price tag is at least $4 billion. Matt Donegan is chair of the council and tells us about their final report and recommendations.

 

  

  • People in state custody are required to have access to legal resources. But the legal books available to prisoners can vary widely at different institutions. Now, prisoners across Oregon will be able to look up legal resources online in a new secure web portal. Cathryn Bowie is the state law librarian. She coordinated with Kelly Raths, an administrator for the Department of Corrections, on this project.

 

  

  • Maya Reddy decided to try archery because she wanted to emulate “The Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen. Now, the 17-year-old is on the Cadet USA Archery Team and is ranked fourth in archery in the nation.

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