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Clark County adds 19 new COVID-19 cases Friday, no new deaths for a week

September 18, 2020, 12:07pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 19 new COVID-19 on Friday following a week that saw 182 new cases overall and no new deaths. Read story

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent of those in custody are… Read story

Availability of COVID-19 testing declines in Oregon

September 18, 2020, 6:28pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — The availability of coronavirus testing in Oregon decreased this week due to the massive wildfires and the hazardous air quality that stretched across the state. Read story

Workforce Southwest Washington gets funding for virus worker relief

September 18, 2020, 6:04am Business

Workforce Southwest Washington announced Thursday that it has been awarded more than $2.25 million from three U.S. Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants to support workers in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties who have been laid off due to COVID-19. Read story

CREDC business relief grant deadline today

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

The Columbia River Economic Development Council announced this week that it has extended the application deadline for the Clark County Main Street Support Program. Applications will be accepted through today. Read story

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Salmon Creek chiropractor’s office subject of complaints before COVID-19 exposure

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September 17, 2020, 7:04pm Business

Three months before Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek exposed more than 300 people to coronavirus, complaints started to trickle in to the state Department of Health. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County jobless claims fall, but more slowly

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 17, 2020, 6:04pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County continued a downward trend last week, but the rate of decline is slowing. Read story

This Sept. 4, 2020, photo, shows Regio, a Mexican toilet paper brand, on the shelf at a CVS in New York. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers across the country are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to U.S.

This Sept. 4, 2020, photo, shows Regio, a Mexican toilet paper brand, on the shelf at a CVS in New York. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers across the country are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

September 17, 2020, 2:45pm Business

NEW YORK — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Read story

Missouri poll workers told to ‘act surprised’ if asked about no mask

September 17, 2020, 12:54pm Nation & World

O'FALLON, Mo. — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email to “act surprised” if voters ask why they aren’t wearing masks given the coronavirus threat, but the elections director said Thursday that the message was misinterpreted. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a student wears a protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, Sept. 17,  that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct.

NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a student wears a protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, Sept. 17,  that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct.

September 17, 2020, 12:44pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms closed by the coronavirus suffered another setback Thursday, as the mayor announced he was delaying the start of in-person instruction for most students due to a shortage of staff and supplies. Read story