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Vancouver issues two emergency orders

April 4, 2020, 7:17pm Business

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes issued two citywide emergency orders Friday designed to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses. Read story

More than 300 coronavirus deaths in Washington

April 4, 2020, 7:15pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington health authorities say the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state has reached 310. Read story

Oregon reports 4 more virus deaths, 100 new cases

April 4, 2020, 7:14pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority has reported four more coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 26. Read story

Medical supply hunt sows desperation

April 4, 2020, 7:03pm Nation & World

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane. Read story

Health care jobs down amid outbreak layoffs

April 4, 2020, 6:50pm Nation & World

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor’s offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning. Read story

Coronavirus alters Holy Week celebration but not spirit

April 4, 2020, 5:49pm Nation & World

For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians worldwide from churches large and small, this will be an Easter like none other: The joyous message of Christ’s resurrection will be delivered to empty pews. Read story

Virus limits bring new religious freedom tension

April 4, 2020, 5:44pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services — a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Supreme Court postpones arguments due to virus

April 4, 2020, 5:33pm Nation & World

The Supreme Court on Friday announced it is postponing arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus, but the court didn’t rule out hearing some arguments within months. Read story

Virus leaves van dwellers on the run

April 4, 2020, 5:18pm Northwest

SPOKANE — The changes started slowly — little things like looking just a little harder to find water — then crescendoed, a cascade of closures and cancellations and leery looks leading ultimately to Karen Blaine’s return to Spokane. Read story

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

April 4, 2020, 4:59pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday returned to the idea of opening up the country’s economy as as soon as possible, even as he said the United States was heading into what could be its “toughest” weeks as coronavirus cases swell nationwide. Read story