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Vancouver construction remains strong during pandemic

August 4, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Business

Building development at all stages, from planning to breaking ground to construction, is advancing in Vancouver under the pandemic. It’s a big difference from the Great Recession, when development essentially… Read story

CARES Act to send nearly $5.5 million in rent assistance to Clark County

August 3, 2020, 5:44pm Clark County News

Nearly $5.5 million in rent assistance is coming to Clark County to help lower income tenants weather the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. Read story

Clark County adds 107 new COVID-19 cases

August 3, 2020, 12:26pm Clark County Health

More than a hundred new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by Clark County Public Health early this afternoon. Read story

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

August 3, 2020, 7:50am Health

DALLAS, Ga. — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Read story

Ed Lynch Estate buys downtown Vancouver block, but plans unclear

August 2, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A square block of downtown Vancouver containing offices and a former church and performing arts center could someday house a nonprofit organization. Read story

Vote by mail in Washington is the one constant amid COVID-19

August 1, 2020, 7:27pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Washington’s nearly 4.6 million voters received their ballot in the mail, just as they have in previous elections, long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. Read story

Judge: Thurston County Sheriff removal petition to advance

August 1, 2020, 7:26pm Northwest

OLYMPIA (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a petition to remove a Washington county sheriff from office can move forward after he was accused of not enforcing a state mask mandate during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Oregon to offer quicker benefits to state’s unemployed workers

August 1, 2020, 7:23pm Northwest

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon officials said Friday that an administrative change will enable the state to offer early prepayments to “tens of thousands” of unemployed workers waiting to have their claims adjudicated. Read story

Parade past Felida home supports nLIGHT employee with cancer

August 1, 2020, 7:09pm Clark County News

Tears started to well up in Heather James’ eyes as the last of dozens of vehicles decorated with pink ribbons and hand-painted signs reading “Kick cancer’s ass” and “You are loved” passed her home in Felida on Saturday afternoon. Read story

Homicides, shootings rise sharply in Chicago

August 1, 2020, 3:52pm Nation & World

CHICAGO (AP) — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. Read story