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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a student wears a protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, Sept. 17,  that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct.

NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a student wears a protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, Sept. 17,  that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct.

September 17, 2020, 12:44pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms closed by the coronavirus suffered another setback Thursday, as the mayor announced he was delaying the start of in-person instruction for most students due to a shortage of staff and supplies. Read story

Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

Virus infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

September 17, 2020, 12:42pm Nation & World

MUNCIE, Ind. — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Read story

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

Clark County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

September 17, 2020, 12:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths since Sept. 11, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. Hundreds of thousands of Americans likely applied for unemployment benefits last week, a high level of job insecurity that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Economists expect that 850,000 people sought jobless aid, down from 884,000 the week before, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Gene J.

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. Hundreds of thousands of Americans likely applied for unemployment benefits last week, a high level of job insecurity that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Economists expect that 850,000 people sought jobless aid, down from 884,000 the week before, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Gene J.

September 17, 2020, 10:22am Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. Read story

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

Plight thickens for Clark County restaurants

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

September 17, 2020, 6:04am Business

This past week, smoke lingering in Clark County has given restaurants a bitter taste of the lost business they’re expecting when outdoor seating disappears in the colder months to come. Read story

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Chiropractic COVID-19 exposure might have spread virus to over 300 people

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September 16, 2020, 12:22pm Clark County Health

More than 300 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 last week at a Salmon Creek chiropractic office, Clark County Public Health announced Wednesday. Read story

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

Clark County clocks 23 new COVID-19 cases

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

September 16, 2020, 12:01pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 23 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning. Read story

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, left, joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco, leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump's public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Sept. 14, 2020 that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. (AP Photo/J.

U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, left, joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco, leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump's public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Sept. 14, 2020 that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. (AP Photo/J.

September 16, 2020, 10:48am Health

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. Read story

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Washington surpasses 2,000 COVID deaths

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September 16, 2020, 9:46am Health

Spokane — While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Washington are declining overall, the state recently passed a new marker for deaths from the virus. Read story

COVID-19 testing in Seattle homeless shelters highlights risks of communal conditions

September 16, 2020, 9:43am Northwest

SEATTLE — Border detention facilities, prisons and refugee camps have something in common with communal homeless shelters, University of Washington School of Medicine researchers say. Read story