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Inslee: Special session likely because of virus outbreak

April 7, 2020, 2:45pm Latest News

SEATTLE  -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the Legislature may need to be called back for a special session because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

U.S. top doctor hopeful as NYC death toll tops 3,200

April 7, 2020, 9:48am Latest News

New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was… Read story

Two more Clark County COVID-19 cases die for 13 total deaths

April 7, 2020, 3:06pm Breaking News

Clark County Public Health confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, and two new deaths from the virus. The county now has 185 confirmed cases and 13 deaths, according to Clark County Public Health’s official Twitter. Public Health reported that at least 1,616 people have been tested so far. Eleven of… Read story

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

April 7, 2020, 8:22am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown. Read story

UW model offers hope for Washington’s coronavirus response, but still forecasts 82,000 dead nationwide

April 7, 2020, 8:14am Health

Updated modeling from the University of Washington suggests the state has been effective at “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 cases through business closures and social distancing, though public health experts say those measures must continue to prevent a second wave of the disease. Read story

As coronavirus economic effects strain food banks, Gov. Inslee announces statewide food relief fund

April 7, 2020, 8:11am Northwest

Second Harvest’s team in Pasco wanted to try a new way to hand out food, so they made an event on Facebook. Read story

Paddle for Life’s dragon boat fundraiser off, but aid still sought

April 7, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Health

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paddle for Life's annual dragon boat fundraiser was canceled. Read story

Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County’s Mother’s Day plant sale canceled

April 7, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Out of concern for the safety of volunteers and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County canceled its popular Mother's Day weekend plant sale at the 78th Street Heritage Farm. It hopes to offer a sale this fall. Read story

Distance learning reunites classmates, teachers in Clark County

April 6, 2020, 7:59pm Clark County News

The news of extended school closures hit hard in Clark County, where many teachers were beginning distance learning for the first time Monday. Read story

Clark County reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 31 new cases

April 6, 2020, 7:00pm Clark County Health

COVID-19 has been confirmed in nine long-term care facilities in Clark County, and five deaths from the disease have been associated with those facilities. Read story