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Morning Press: Clark County COVID-19 explosion; fatal crash; Camas schools rally

By , Columbian Web Editor

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Melnick: Clark County in midst of COVID-19 ‘explosion’

Clark County is in the midst of a COVID-19 “explosion,” according to its highest-ranking health official.

Case counts, infection rates and hospitalization numbers for coronavirus in Clark County have hit new heights, two weeks before Thanksgiving and about seven weeks before Christmas.

Clark County businesses see dark days ahead after state mandates more COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Sunday announcement of a new set of statewide COVID-19 restrictions has left Clark County business owners across multiple industries — particularly restaurants, gyms and movie theaters — wondering whether they’ll survive the winter.

“The downward spiral is now happening,” said Bryan Shull, owner of Trap Door Brewing in Vancouver. “The thing we’ve been talking about for months, we’re in it now.”

14-year-old girl killed in two-vehicle crash north of Vancouver

A 14-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night north of Vancouver.

First responders were called to the intersection of Northeast 139th Street and Northeast 72nd Avenue at 8:55 p.m. Saturday.

ilani to remain open despite restrictions

ilani Casino Resort announced Tuesday that it intends to remain open during the renewed round of COVID-19 restrictions that Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday in response to a spike in novel coronavirus cases.

Tribal casinos enjoy sovereign rights and are not bound by state business restrictions, although ilani and many other Washington casinos did voluntarily close during Washington’s initial stay-at-home order in March. Most, including ilani, reopened in May.

Group rallies at Camas district headquarters for in-person school

CAMAS — Several Camas School District families rallied Tuesday afternoon to pressure district officials to allow students to return to the classroom in person.

The rally, organized by a group calling itself “Open Camas Schools,” took place outside the Camas School District Building, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. About 30 people stood in front of the building, conversed and held signs. All but a couple of them wore masks.



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