City Water Woes Worsen Industry Upheaval in Newport, Ore.
A pair of summer crises has taken the "working" out of Newport's working waterfront.
Newport, Ore., takes pride in its waterfront street that, on one side, is lined with processors and docks and, on the other, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. First, a COVID-19 outbreak hit the harbor town and interrupted the usually busy waterfront during the start of coldwater pink shrimp and Pacific whiting seasons.
But at the same time, another crisis was unfolding: iron particles clogging city water filters. City staff noticed the problem in May ...
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