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Clark County COVID-19 cases: 17 new reported for total of 843

June 30, 2020, 12:34pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after the county saw a 68-case jump. Read story

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

June 30, 2020, 11:50am Health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Read story

United Grain halts operations due to COVID-19 cases

June 29, 2020, 5:08pm Business

Vancouver-based United Grain Corporation has suspended operations at its grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver after two of its on-site staff tested positive for COVID-19, the company announced Monday. Read story

Washington likely to seek loan to keep jobless fund solvent

June 29, 2020, 4:35pm Business

OLYMPIA — Washington state could make a request for a federal loan as soon as August or September to secure funds by the end of the year in order to keep its unemployment trust fund solvent as it continues to pay out benefits to those affected by the coronavirus shutdowns, Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday. Read story

Clark County confirms 68 new COVID-19 cases

June 29, 2020, 3:34pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 68 new COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, the second-highest county tally reported in one day. Read story

Masks to be required throughout Oregon starting Wednesday

June 29, 2020, 3:23pm Latest News

PORTLAND -- Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that people throughout Oregon will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

Governments backtracking as confirmed virus cases surge

June 29, 2020, 8:50am Health

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August, ordered the wearing of face coverings Monday, joining the list of state and local governments reversing course to try to beat back a resurgence of the coronavirus. Read story

UK city of Leicester awaits lockdown fate after virus spike

June 29, 2020, 8:31am Nation & World

LONDON — Residents of the central English city of Leicester waited Monday to hear whether lockdown restrictions will persist for their area for two weeks longer following a spike in coronavirus infections. Read story

2021 Golden Globes move to Feb. 28

June 28, 2020, 6:04am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — With the COVID-19 pandemic upending Hollywood traditions, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday that next year’s Golden Globe Awards would be held on Feb. 28, the date originally slated for the 2021 Oscars. Read story

For Clark County movie theaters, Phase 3 will be just the ticket

June 28, 2020, 5:12am Business

Clark County is moving closer to Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start reopening plan, and area movie theaters are banking on the jump happening sooner rather than later. Local, independent theaters and larger corporate chains have all announced plans to reopen by mid-July. Read story