Henry Waxenfelter

COVID-19 causes struggles for Oregon punk scene

By Henry Waxenfelter / December 14, 2020

Over the last eight months, the world has completely changed because of COVID-19. Businesses are struggling, families are disconnected, and schools are scrambling with makeshift at home options. But one often overlooked facet of impact is a huge one for Portland and its nearby towns, and that is the booming underground music scene. Small bands…

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Wheeler County reports first COVID-19 case

By Henry Waxenfelter / October 28, 2020

The first positive test of COVID-19 in Wheeler County, Oregon came on Sunday, Oct. 11, according to the Oregon Health Authority. From the CDC, Wheeler County, with a population of only 1,366, was one of only four counties in the continental US that had remained untouched by the virus. Spanning 1,700 miles, social distancing is…

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