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Aerial view of Bradford Island located near Cascade Locks on the Columbia River.

Bradford Island gets new push for Superfund status

Indigenous tribes and environmentalists are calling on the Biden administration to live up to its commitment to environmental justice by cleaning up a contaminated Columbia River island adjacent to Bonneville Dam.

Oregon COVID-19 cases

Source for all charts: Oregon Health Authority
Created by Jacob Fenton

Oregon hospital capacity

Depending on staffing, Oregon has between 600 and 800 adult ICU beds and between 4,000 and 7,000 regular beds.

Oregon vaccinations

Line does not distinguish between first and second doses. Researchers estimate Oregon will reach herd immunity when around 6 million doses have been distributed.
Vaccine doses are prepared in syringes and packaged in zippered plastic bags.

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the United States now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the vaccines have been and an indication that daily deaths — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the shots.




Culture

Poison Waters dives into the history, craft and politics of drag

Kevin Cook is a staple in the Portland community. You may know him better by his drag alter-ego Poison Waters. Since the late 1980s, Waters has been performing and co-hosting at the legendary drag club Darcelle XV and now, they're adding a new title to the resume: professor — teaching a course on the history of Portland drag at Portland Community College.