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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

Trump meets with U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss virus

April 4, 2020, 3:13pm National Sports

President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” Read story

China-to-New York ventilator shipment shows supply scramble

April 4, 2020, 1:57pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site volunteers make masks

April 4, 2020, 6:03am Community

HUDSON’S BAY — Volunteers of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’s costume department banded together recently to make Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-compliant face masks to donate to local health professionals. Read story

Share House employee sends message of love

April 4, 2020, 6:02am Community

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Holley Walhood helps run the hot meals program at Share House in Vancouver. Like many around the world, she has been feeling helpless during the COVID-19 pandemic, so on March 20, she made a sign. “The world is suffering at the moment, and I was feeling a bit helpless over the fear and pain that is overwhelming so many,” Walhood said in an email. “I wanted to… Read story

Clark County manufacturers make face masks amid business decline

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shut down businesses and create shortages of protective gear among doctors and first responders, several local manufacturers have found themselves in an unexpected new role: mask makers. Read story

You Can Help

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Is your organization offering volunteer or donation opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis? Submit your information to amelia.fisher@columbian.com to be included in this listing. Read story