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Local health agencies struggle to ramp up virus tracking

May 16, 2020, 3:50pm Nation & World

ATLANTA (AP) — As state after state begins to reopen, local health departments charged with tracking down everyone who has been in close contact with those who test positive for the new coronavirus are still scrambling to hire the number of people they need to do the job. Read story

Medics around the world face hostility over virus stigma

May 16, 2020, 3:50pm Nation & World

CAIRO (AP) — Dr. Dina Abdel-Salam watched in terror last month as scores of strangers gathered under the balcony of her aunt’s empty apartment in the Egyptian city of Ismailia, where she’d temporarily sheltered after leaving her elderly parents at home to protect them from exposure to the coronavirus. Read story

Navajo Nation residents to be under strictest lockdown yet

May 16, 2020, 3:48pm Nation & World

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of the Navajo Nation will be under the strictest weekend lockdown yet, with grocery stores and gas stations closed, and even essential workers ordered to stay home. Read story

Obama criticizes virus response in online graduation speech

May 16, 2020, 2:39pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Read story

Boomerang Therapy Works in Vancouver restarts in-person care for some

May 16, 2020, 2:34pm Clark County Health

On March 20, Boomerang Therapy Works closed its downtown Vancouver location for in-person appointments and switched to telehealth visits, citing safety concerns due to COVID-19. Read story

Washington governor retracts restaurant contact requirement

May 16, 2020, 2:13pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington will not require restaurants to get customers’ contact information as initially planned as part of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Jay Inslee said. Read story

Sea stars face uncertain future

May 16, 2020, 12:57pm Northwest

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Lisa Habecker almost missed the orange sea star right in front of her. Read story

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics

May 16, 2020, 12:55pm Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Read story

Restaurants and racing can resume, but new rules abound

May 16, 2020, 12:52pm Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restaurants can reopen in New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine, but they must take reservations and limit the number of diners. Auto and horse racing tracks in New York can resume competitions but without spectators. Read story

Clark County housing market feels virus’s effects in April

May 16, 2020, 6:01am Business

Clark County’s housing market saw major slowdowns in listing and sales activity in April, according to the latest data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The new report chronicles the market’s first full month of operation during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read story