PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As temperatures hit 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius) in Salem, Ore., during June’s unprecedented heatwave, Bryleigh O’Neil and three housemates couldn’t afford or find air conditioners .
They spent their days seeking relief from record temperatures in grocery stores and classrooms. At night, the housemates slept downstairs on the floor next to fans blowing on bowls of ice cream.
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