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Clark County reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, one new death as fall-off in cases ends

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February 26, 2021, 1:29pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 50 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday, as weekly case totals edged upward after weeks of steady declines. Read story

PeaceHealth lifts ‘no visitor’ policy

February 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has lifted its "no visitor" policy and is now allowing one visitor per day, per patient, with some limited exceptions. Read story

CDM Caregiving Services employee Ginger Barnwell picks up six meals for seniors in need at Pizzeria La Sorrentina in Vancouver.

Providing food to Clark County seniors in need boosts eateries

CDM Caregiving Services employee Ginger Barnwell picks up six meals for seniors in need at Pizzeria La Sorrentina in Vancouver.

February 26, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Start with one drop in the bucket, pass it on to another bucket, and then cook and feed. Read story

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

Clark County business owners say bill to tax sweet drinks will cost jobs

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

A new tax on sweetened beverages introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week is upsetting Clark County business owners who see it as a threat to their enterprises already suffering during the pandemic. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Southwest Washington legislators, state to meet over vaccine allocation inequity

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

February 25, 2021, 5:39pm Clark County Health

A group of legislators from Southwest Washington have secured a meeting with the state Department of Health on Saturday to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine allocation disparity that exists for Clark County. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee announces pause in rollbacks in reopening plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 25, 2021, 3:43pm Health

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan under a pause in potential rollbacks the Democratic governor announced Thursday amid dropping case counts. Read story

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Clark County reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths on Thursday

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February 25, 2021, 2:22pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 40 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

A youth rests on his empty oxygen cylinder waiting for a refill shop to open in the San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

A youth rests on his empty oxygen cylinder waiting for a refill shop to open in the San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.

February 25, 2021, 8:09am Health

DAKAR, Senegal — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths. Read story

Shoppers rest on recently upgraded seating while others walk by in front the future Tillys storefront at the Vancouver Mall. The casual apparel retailer is set to open in the second quarter of this year, and another big-name clothing chain, Windsor, will debut in the third quarter.

Vancouver Mall bucks retail trend with new businesses, interior redesign

Shoppers rest on recently upgraded seating while others walk by in front the future Tillys storefront at the Vancouver Mall. The casual apparel retailer is set to open in the second quarter of this year, and another big-name clothing chain, Windsor, will debut in the third quarter.

February 25, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Business

Two major clothing retailers are about to set up shop at Vancouver Mall. Casual apparel chain Tillys and women’s fashion store Windsor will both join the tenant lineup later this year, the mall announced last week. Read story

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

Herrera Beutler grills state health secretary over vaccine allocation

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

February 24, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County Health

A day after Clark County Public Health released data showing the state’s vaccine allocation to the county hasn’t been proportional to other counties, Washington’s secretary of health admitted the state needs to better help local health jurisdictions that have received smaller allocations from the state. Read story