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A beach-goer walks his dog toward the water at Sunset Beach.

It's safe to say that all Oregonians are living in a different space than they were just a few months ago.

When the Spring edition of The Other Oregon was published at the end of March, Gov. Kate Brown had just issued the executive orders that closed schools and many businesses throughout the state. We would not have guessed then that so much of the economy would be shut down for so long.

At this writing much of rural Oregon is back in business, though in many cases not back to business as usual. In this issue we take a look at how COVID-19 and the response to it has impacted the Oregon outside of urban areas.

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