The Corporation for Public Community Newspapers
Whole Community News
News of the Future
Whole Community Preparedness
Many victims of the Camp Fire were overtaken in their stopped cars as they tried to evacuate from Paradise, California. With drought, wildfire, extreme weather, and the periodic Cascadia Subduction Zone event threatening millions of residents of the Pacific Northwest, we promote a comprehensive Exercise and Evaluation Plan to help nearby neighbors practice watching out for one another in disasters.
This project seeks to increase reporting on issues facing human beings during the climate change refugee crisis of the 2020s, with an emphasis on our new neighbors in Eugene Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Support for Whistleblowers
This project seeks to demonstrate the need to support government and corporate whistleblowers. Based on our interview with NW Natural Gas whistleblower Gary Dye, we learned that whistleblowers often face strategic lawsuits and other economic pressures from powerful institutions. This project reports on local whistleblowers and their treatment by former colleagues, to advocate for greater support for those who risk their lives and livelihoods in the public interest.