Mingus Mapps is running for Portland city council.

Mingus Mapps is running for Portland city council.

Photo courtesy of Mingus Mapps

 

  

  • More than 3,000 people live on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon. There are currently two positive cases of COVID-19 on the reservation, and tribal leaders are still urging community members to stay home and practice social distancing. Sue Matters, the station manager for the reservation’s news radio station KWSO, tells us what life is like on the reservation during the pandemic.

 

  

  • Harney County officials have sent letters to the governor asking her to reopen their economy as a “pilot project” for the rest of the state. Harney County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. We hear from Harney County Judge Pete Runnels about his ideas for safely reopening.

 

  

  •  In addition to toilet paper and fresh produce, guns have been in high demand since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. OPB reporter Jonathan Levinson fills us in on who is buying guns in Oregon, and Erika Bales tells us how the past few weeks have been at her Hood River shop, Gorge Guns.

 

  

  • Portlanders will be voting on four city commissioner positions in the upcoming May 19 election. One of the most contentious races may be for position #4, currently held by incumbent Chloe Eudaly. This week we’ll talk to some of the most prominent candidates in that race. Today: Mingus Mapps

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