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Clark County communicating with state over Phase 2 application

May 29, 2020, 10:07am Breaking News

Clark County Public Health provided the state Department of Health with additional information for its Phase 2 application on Thursday, according to a tweet from Public Health. Read story

Half of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases in Washington are younger than 40

May 29, 2020, 8:30am Health

Half of new coronavirus infections in Washington are now occurring in people under the age of 40, a marked shift from earlier in the epidemic when more than two-thirds of… Read story

Rachel Pinsky asks: Has the pandemic changed dinnertime at your house?

May 29, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Food writer Rachel Pinsky is working on a story about how family dinners have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Do you have more people around the table as college kids return home? Is someone else doing the cooking? Are you eating at strange times? Are you dining in different parts of the house? Are you trying new things? Email Rachel Pinsky at couveeats@gmail.com. Read story

Reserve of $4.9 million will soften La Center’s revenue hit from pandemic

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

La Center is expecting to lose nearly 34 percent of its general-fund revenue as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, drastically altering a previously promising economic picture. Read story

‘Dramatic decline’ in initial jobless claims in Clark County, Washington

May 28, 2020, 6:59pm Business

Clark County’s initial unemployment insurance claims show the largest week-over-week drop since the pandemic began, down 63.3 percent. Read story

Property manager agrees to $300,000 in virus eviction ban

May 28, 2020, 5:06pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — A Nevada-based property management company that issued eviction notices to tenants in Tacoma during the coronavirus pandemic has agreed to pay nearly $350,000 to resolve a lawsuit by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Read story

Coronavirus outbreak sickens dozens at Townsend Farms

May 28, 2020, 4:19pm Business

PORTLAND -- State officials have confirmed that a fruit company with two Portland area facilities is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected dozens of workers. It's Townsend Farms' second COVID-19 outbreak since late April, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Read story

Judge considering challenge to Inslee emergency virus orders

May 28, 2020, 3:58pm Latest News

SPOKANE — A judge in central Washington state is considering whether Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency stay-at-home orders issued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are constitutional or should be lifted. Read story

15 new COVID-19 cases reported; 13 linked to Firestone outbreak

May 28, 2020, 12:54pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 15 COVID-19 cases Thursday morning, with 13 of the cases linked to the outbreak at Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver. The cases connected to Firestone are close contacts of employees.  Read story

Washington doctor fired after blasting COVID preparations sues hospital

May 28, 2020, 12:06pm Northwest

SEATTLE — An emergency room doctor who was fired after he publicly criticized the coronavirus preparations at his hospital in Washington state is suing for wrongful termination. Read story