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US capital city issues sweeping mask requirement

Masks will be required indoors in Washington, D.C., for everyone 2 years and older starting Saturday. The mandate will put the nation’s capital in line with updated guidance that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week in an effort to contain the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Portland bans homeless camps in forest areas amid wildfires

The City Council adopted the rule Wednesday for “high-risk hazard zones,” including in and around Portland’s famous Forest Park and in heavily forested wetlands and natural areas around the city. The ban will apply during wildfire season or whenever a county burn ban is in effect. The 8-square-mile (21-square-kilometre) Forest Park in the heart of …