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Clark County’s initial unemployment claims up 31 percent

September 24, 2020, 5:25pm Business

Clark County’s initial regular unemployment insurance claims filed last week increased from 891 to 1,168, up 31 percent from the week before. Continued claims fell, though by less than 1… Read story

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September 24, 2020, 2:05pm Clark County News

In 17 hours, Give More 24! blew past its goal of raising $2 million for Southwest Washington charities in a single day. Read story

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Clark County adds 26 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Thursday

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September 24, 2020, 1:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday, as research showed that people are most commonly catching the disease within their own household or at small private social gatherings. Read story

Clark County Historical Museum's upcoming speaker series looks at housing and race in Clark County.

Museum event looks at housing and race in Clark County

Clark County Historical Museum's upcoming speaker series looks at housing and race in Clark County.

September 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The complex history of housing and race in Clark County will be tackled in an upcoming Facebook live event held by the Clark County Historical Museum. Read story

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, left, listens as Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy speaks to the media in March.

Clark County Council Chair Quiring O’Brien challenges scientific consensus on masks

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, left, listens as Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy speaks to the media in March.

September 23, 2020, 10:33pm Clark County Health

As COVID-19 rates increase in Clark County, one of the county’s top officials pushed back against broad scientific consensus and challenged public health efforts promoting the use of face coverings to reduce the spread of the disease Read story

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2 Prairie High School staffers test positive for coronavirus

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September 23, 2020, 7:21pm Clark County Health

Two staff members at Prairie High School were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. No students were exposed. Read story

This graphic from Clark County Public Health shows an age breakdown of new COVID-19 cases by age group.

Clark County adds 34 new COVID-19 cases, second fatality of the week

This graphic from Clark County Public Health shows an age breakdown of new COVID-19 cases by age group.

September 23, 2020, 12:11pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases and one new fatality in data released Wednesday by Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2020, file photo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield appears at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington.

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2020, file photo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield appears at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington.

September 23, 2020, 9:23am Politics

NEW YORK — With the nation’s COVID-19 death toll at 200,000, President Donald Trump is engaged in an ongoing war against his administration’s own scientists. Read story

Single-dose vaccine tested as U.S. experts say no corners cut

September 23, 2020, 8:51am Health

WASHINGTON — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves. Read story

Prosecutors in Greece told to put anti-maskers on trial

September 22, 2020, 4:07pm Nation & World

ATHENS, Greece — Judicial authorities in Greece received instructions Tuesday to pursue the prosecution of anti-mask activists with fast-tracked trials and penalties for convictions of up to a year in prison. Read story