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Sue Vanlaanen and her husband, Mike Koon, spent last Thanksgiving in Hawaii. This year, they will spend the holidays at home, apart from most of their family as a safety precaution. Koon has Alzheimer's, and the pandemic has been particularly hard for him to understand.

Pandemic can add holiday challenges for those in Clark County with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s

Sue Vanlaanen and her husband, Mike Koon, spent last Thanksgiving in Hawaii. This year, they will spend the holidays at home, apart from most of their family as a safety precaution. Koon has Alzheimer's, and the pandemic has been particularly hard for him to understand.

November 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Sue Vanlaanen, 68, knows she might get a confused question or two on Thanksgiving. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 file photo, manager Yllka Murati waits for a delivery driver to pick up takeout orders behind a partition displaying a sign to remind customers to wear a mask, at the Penrose Diner, in south Philadelphia. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months -- probably well into 2021 -- before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game or give Grandma a hug.

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 file photo, manager Yllka Murati waits for a delivery driver to pick up takeout orders behind a partition displaying a sign to remind customers to wear a mask, at the Penrose Diner, in south Philadelphia. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months -- probably well into 2021 -- before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game or give Grandma a hug.

November 24, 2020, 1:34pm Health

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work – again – as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing hopes for a quick economic recovery. Read story

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Positive COVID-19 tests jumped in Clark County as autumn surge took hold

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November 24, 2020, 1:10pm Clark County Health

The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests leapt to 14.23 percent for the most recent reported period as the pandemic's autumn surge took hold on the region, according to new testing data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 file photo, manager Yllka Murati waits for a delivery driver to pick up takeout orders behind a partition displaying a sign to remind customers to wear a mask, at the Penrose Diner, in south Philadelphia. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months -- probably well into 2021 -- before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game or give Grandma a hug.

Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the U.S. crisis right away

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 file photo, manager Yllka Murati waits for a delivery driver to pick up takeout orders behind a partition displaying a sign to remind customers to wear a mask, at the Penrose Diner, in south Philadelphia. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months -- probably well into 2021 -- before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game or give Grandma a hug.

November 24, 2020, 10:43am Nation & World

NEW YORK — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Read story

COVID test crunch means hours-long waits before Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020, 8:20am Health

You can bring wine to Thanksgiving, bring sweet potatoes, bring congealed salad if you must. But you can’t bring COVID-19, and that’s causing hours-long lines at U.S. testing centers, triggering desperation among people yet to be cleared for the holiday meal. Read story

A sign for curbside pickup is shown outside the Cascadia Grill, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in downtown Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington in ‘very dangerous time of this pandemic’

A sign for curbside pickup is shown outside the Cascadia Grill, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in downtown Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 24, 2020, 8:13am Health

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has reported more than 6,200 new cases of the coronavirus, representing roughly three days of cases. Read story

Molina Healthcare aid tops $16 million for COVID-19

November 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Molina Healthcare of Washington announced Monday that it has committed more than $16 million over the past six months to aid communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Ridgefield School District has decided to postpone bringing kindergarteners into the classroom at Union and South Ridge elementary schools.

Ridgefield delays hybrid in-person learning for kindergartners

The Ridgefield School District has decided to postpone bringing kindergarteners into the classroom at Union and South Ridge elementary schools.

November 23, 2020, 4:58pm Clark County News

Kindergarten students in Ridgefield will have to wait until January to see their classrooms for the first time. Read story

Chef Caleb Johnson plates up a shrimp teriyaki rice bowl for a customer while working at Beaches restaurant Monday morning. Restaurants are required to switch to take-out or outdoor-only seating starting Tuesday.

New shutdown expected to cost Washington restaurants $800M

Chef Caleb Johnson plates up a shrimp teriyaki rice bowl for a customer while working at Beaches restaurant Monday morning. Restaurants are required to switch to take-out or outdoor-only seating starting Tuesday.

November 23, 2020, 3:27pm Business

SEATTLE — A four-week shutdown on indoor service at restaurants and bars prompted by an alarming statewide spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to cost the industry some $800 million, a representative said Monday. Read story

Travelers leave the AirTrain at JKF International Airport Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. Rising U.S. coronavirus cases, a new round of state lockdowns and public health guidance discouraging trips are dampening enthusiasm for what is usually the biggest travel period of the year.

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Travelers leave the AirTrain at JKF International Airport Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. Rising U.S. coronavirus cases, a new round of state lockdowns and public health guidance discouraging trips are dampening enthusiasm for what is usually the biggest travel period of the year.

November 23, 2020, 12:41pm Nation & World

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. Read story