News Production Assistant
Donald Orr is a general assignment reporter for OPB.
Most recently he was a news production assistant for OPB through the Emerging Northwest Journalists Internship created by AAJA-Portland and SPJ Oregon. He is an alum of NPR’s Next Generation Radio.
He’s previously worked as station manager and productions director for his college radio station, KBVR-FM, and was a news contributor for Orange Media Network at Oregon State University.
Send Donald story ideas at email@example.com.
Oregon's known coronavirus cases now number 1,070.
Travel Portland, the destination marketing and management organization for the city, announced Wednesday it’s cutting staff by 40% due to a massive dropoff in tourism and hotel revenue amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Oregon state and local health officials have now reported new cases of COVID-19 that brought the state total to 606 as of Monday.
Oregon reports new COVID-19 diagnoses, including one student at Oregon State University. Columbia Sportswear's CEO has cut his pay in order to maintain employee salaries during store closures.
Governors in the Northwest have ordered people to stay home as much as possible as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Suspension of the Tokyo Olympics will likely delay the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track and field in Eugene.
The Metro Council and a coalition of Portland-area mayors are calling on Gov. Kate Brown to issue shelter-in-place orders.
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As the novel coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life, businesses and restaurants are limiting their hours or closing their doors to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon communities.
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Thousands of people from around the world flock to the Oregon Coast to go whale watching each year, as nearly 25,000 gray whales migrate north along the coast toward Alaska. But now, Oregon State Parks have asked volunteers to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Kate Brown wants Oregonians to take social distancing guidelines seriously.
Local and state leaders held a news conference Thursday morning to outline the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. As of Thursday afternoon, the total number of confirmed cases in Oregon is 24.
The Oregon Health Authority reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 19.
The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday afternoon the first case of the novel coronavirus affecting a person who lives in Multnomah County.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus.
Oregon’s count of novel coronavirus cases still stood at three Thursday. Oregon Health Authority said it hadn't been able to run tests by Thursday evening, so new results would wait until Friday.
As of Wednesday morning, Oregon still has three cases of the novel coronavirus.
In a letter to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has asked for federal assistance toward stopping the community spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.
Oregon health officials have identified a third presumptive case of COVID-19 Monday for an adult living in Umatilla County. The person has been hospitalized in Walla Walla, Washington.
Officials with the Oregon Health Authority announced Sunday evening the second presumptive case of COVID-19 in Oregon.
As presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus appear in Oregon, grocery and department stores notice that shoppers are trying to prepare.