Oregon's rate of new cases dropped, with 125 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the coronavirus reported Wednesday. Follow this story for the latest news and information on COVID-19 in the Northwest.
In August of 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon was slated to come to Portland, and so were thousands of antiwar protesters. That's when some young liberal Oregonians teamed up with Republican Gov. Tom McCall on a plan to lure thousands of potential antiwar demonstrators into the woods for a weekend of rock 'n' roll and avoid a projected violent clash in the City of Roses. This is the story of Oregon Vortex 1: A Biodegradable Festival of Life.
Oregon reported 342 new confirmed or presumed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, with five new deaths linked to the contagious disease. The new numbers put the state’s total cases at 19,699 since the outbreak reached the state earlier this year; 333 people have died from the virus as of Tuesday.
Is there something about Oregon or Southwest Washington which you find curious? Whether it's a person, a place, a custom, or something else entirely, tell us about it. We might look further into it for a story.