Week of successes in Oregon brings hope during pandemic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For most of the year Oregonians have faced challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but on Tuesday Gov. Kate Brown said people finally caught a glimpse of the “light at the end of this long tunnel.” In the past week thousands of Oregon healthcare workers were vaccinated, weekly coronavirus cases decreased and on Monday Oregon lawmakers passed COVID-19 related bills that include $800 million in relief to people struggling from the pandemic and wildfires.