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Clark County schools ready for the next hurdle

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Just prior to spring break in a pandemic school year when nothing in education has been perfect, Tiffany Martinson asked her class of first-graders at Washington Elementary an elementary kind… Read story

Clark County COVID-19 cases jumped by 30.4 percent this week

April 16, 2021, 1:40pm Clark County Health

Confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 30.4 percent this week in Clark County as the disease continues to rebound from lows in early March, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

April 17, 2021, 12:49pm Health

RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. Read story

Bloodworks issues urgent call for donors in Washington and Oregon

April 16, 2021, 5:57am Clark County News

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an emergency call for donors in response to continued confusion over post-COVID-19 donation eligibility, warm weather and record-high blood use that has left less than a 24-hour supply of blood for hospitals in Washington and Oregon. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses on a walkway outside the Governor's Mansion after taking part in an AP interview, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee warns of 4th COVID-19 wave in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses on a walkway outside the Governor's Mansion after taking part in an AP interview, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 15, 2021, 3:18pm Health

OLYMPIA — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday warned that Washington state was on the cusp of a fourth COVID-19 wave with case numbers and hospitalizations rising. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 cases continue surge as vaccine opportunities expand

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April 15, 2021, 1:21pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 84 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases Thursday as Washington opened up its vaccination program to anyone age 16 or older. Read story

Patients are given the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday, March 13, 2021, on the first day of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle, which adjoins the field where the NFL football Seattle Seahawks and the MLS soccer Seattle Sounders play their games. The site, which is the largest civilian-run vaccination site in the country, will operate only a few days a week until city and county officials can get more doses of the vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Vaccines open to all as Washington health officials warn of 4th wave

Patients are given the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday, March 13, 2021, on the first day of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle, which adjoins the field where the NFL football Seattle Seahawks and the MLS soccer Seattle Sounders play their games. The site, which is the largest civilian-run vaccination site in the country, will operate only a few days a week until city and county officials can get more doses of the vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 15, 2021, 7:45am Health

SEATTLE — Washington state’s Secretary of Health said a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations suggest Washington is entering into a 4th wave of the pandemic. Read story

Nicholl Acosta-Alaspa of Vancouver walks at Recovery Cafe Clark County in Vancouver. Acosta-Alaspa has gone through the difficult process of recovery during the pandemic, which has been a lonelier, less stimulating time for most people.

Vancouver woman’s journey from addiction included challenges due to COVID

Nicholl Acosta-Alaspa of Vancouver walks at Recovery Cafe Clark County in Vancouver. Acosta-Alaspa has gone through the difficult process of recovery during the pandemic, which has been a lonelier, less stimulating time for most people.

April 15, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

I experienced a lot of abuse growing up, a lot of sexual, emotional, physical — all types of abuse you could experience. I grew up with an abusive father. My mother took us away from that and she moved us down here from Minnesota. I was a pretty angry kid.… Read story

Clark County Public Health chief urges vaccinations as case counts climb

April 14, 2021, 5:41pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues to make progress, but the county’s top health official is concerned about the local, statewide and national uptick in coronavirus cases. Read story

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Clark County reports three new COVID-19 deaths as case counts increase

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April 14, 2021, 12:05pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 70 new confirmed and probable cases Wednesday, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story