Heat wave sparks 'absolutely miserable' memories at Portland mobile park
Census figures estimate that 78% of Portland metro residents have air conditioning, but that means 22% don’t. And those people are still suffering.
On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, we chat with breaking news reporter Austin De Dios, who covers public safety issues and diversity, equity and inclusion issues for the Oregonian and OregonLive.
We talked about his recent reporting trip to a mobile home park, why people are still thinking about last year’s deadly heat dome, which killed nearly 100 people across the state, how things have improved a bit this year in terms of government outreach but why there’s so much work to be done.
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