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Sometimes I stick this thumb in the hole where my soul used to be!—Sen. Mitch McConnell
"Sometimes I stick this thumb in the hole where my soul used to be!"—Sen. Mitch McConnell Win McNamee / Getty images

Good morning, Portland! Yesterday I went to Fred Meyer when it opened at 7 am and they had toilet paper, so things are looking up! Also, this is pretty great:

Here are the headlines.

• The Senate, apparently good for something after all, has passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes new sick leave benefits for people affected by COVID-19, and those $1,200 checks for most Americans that you've probably heard about by now. The House is expected to pass it tomorrow.

• An Oregon jail inmate has filed a class-action lawsuit against his jail for its poor response to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. "Columbia County... cannot leave people in jails to suffer and die," the lawsuit reads.

• As of yesterday, there were 266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, and ten deaths.

• Yesterday I spoke with a Portlander who volunteers at a food pantry for HIV-positive people about the impact COVID-19 has on his clients, and what it's like to experience the coronavirus pandemic after living through the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s. "People my age and above are going to be very triggered with memories and flashbacks of loved ones dying, [and] discrimination against people for no other reason than them being who they are," he told me.

• Last week, 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits. That number is unprecedented.

• The Oregon Health Authority began releasing more demographic data about Oregon's coronavirus cases, after facing pressure from Oregonian journalists and the Oregon Society of Professional Journalists. Check out that data for yourself here, under the "demographics" tab.

• Pok Pok's Andy Richter announced he is shutting down all his restaurants for the time being, saying it's impossible to keep them open while following social distancing guidelines.

• Are you in addiction recovery and struggling because meetings have been cancelled? Check out this network of online support options for Oregonians.

• A single postcard detailing Trump's coronavirus """guidelines""" has begun arriving in West Coast mailboxes. Didn't get yours yet? Here's a rundown.

A few good things:

• SPLIFF, the epic amateur stoner film festival presented by the Mercury and our sister paper the Stranger, is going digital! Yep, that's right—you can get stoned on your couch and stream SPLIFF whenever you want! And pay as little as five bucks! (Though more is appreciated, since we're sharing proceeds with the filmmakers.)

• Your new quarantine project: cutting your own bangs!

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