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Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by Eastern Washington

July 3, 2020, 12:20pm Health

SPOKANE — Cirio Hernandez Hernandez was thinning apple trees on a June morning in Yakima, grabbing a fistful of tiny apples and knocking off all but one that was left to grow to a marketable size. Read story

Oregon thought it had controlled COVID-19, then came surge

July 3, 2020, 10:19am Health

SALEM, Ore. — It was early June when the mayor of Newport a small city perched on Oregon’s coast, received a phone call that he had been dreading. Read story

July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

July 3, 2020, 8:44am Latest News

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans’ self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Ridgefield plans virtual Fourth activities

July 3, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Ridgefield will hold a series of virtual Fourth of July events that will encourage participants to complete activities remotely. Read story

Letter: Wrong people are targeted

July 3, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Why is it a crime for the Battle Ground pet groomer to defy the stay-home order? Read story

Vancouver ready to drop boom on illegal fireworks

July 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Lighting off illicit fireworks isn’t exactly stealthy, as far as crimes go. And in Vancouver, where fireworks have been banned since 2016, code enforcement officers from the fire marshal’s office have already started issuing tickets in the week leading up to the Fourth of July. Read story

Clark County to stay in Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening plan at least 2 more weeks

July 2, 2020, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County will remain in Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening plan for at least another two weeks, according to new guidance issued Thursday afternoon by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Initial jobless claims up slightly in Clark County

July 2, 2020, 5:49pm Business

Initial unemployment insurance claims rose in Clark County by nearly 2 percent last week, from 1,336 to 1,357 claims, continuing a trend of rising jobless claims. Read story

Vancouver’s Historic Trust lays off four staffers

July 2, 2020, 4:46pm Clark County News

In a normal year, this would have been the week when The Historic Trust got ready to host a crowded, joyful fireworks spectacular on the Fort Vancouver campus. Read story

Inslee expands virus mask order, puts two-week pause on changes in phases for counties

July 2, 2020, 3:34pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that because of an increase in the rate of COVID-19 infection, starting next week, bar seating will no longer be permitted for counties currently in Phase 3 of the state’s four-stage reopening plan and businesses statewide will not be able to serve customers who don’t wear facial coverings. Read story