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Longtime referee Dick Ford signals two points for a takedown as Camas’ Porter Craig wrestles Mountain View’s Noah Messman at a 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League meet on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

COVID-19 outbreaks connected with high school wrestling tournaments being investigated by state department of health

Longtime referee Dick Ford signals two points for a takedown as Camas’ Porter Craig wrestles Mountain View’s Noah Messman at a 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League meet on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

December 15, 2021, 3:00pm Latest News

Three tournaments included wrestlers from Clark County high school teams Read story

President Joe Biden speaks at a Democratic National Committee holiday party, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in Washington.

COVID-expanded child tax credit benefit nears lapse

President Joe Biden speaks at a Democratic National Committee holiday party, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in Washington.

December 15, 2021, 12:34pm Politics

It’s one of the most far-reaching of all the federal aid programs launched during the COVID-19 pandemic — up to $300 per child going directly into the bank accounts of families on the 15th of every month. Read story

High school wrestling tourneys linked to dozens of COVID cases

December 15, 2021, 12:33pm Northwest

Health authorities in Washington state say nearly 100 COVID-19 cases have been linked to recent high school wrestling tournaments. Read story

FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Dec. 13, 2021. The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, threatening to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row.

U.S. faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances

FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Dec. 13, 2021. The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, threatening to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row.

December 15, 2021, 12:29pm Health

The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, threatening to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row. Read story

A boy receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 - 11, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Italy has started vaccinating children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 as the government braces for the spread of the omicron variant during the holiday season.

Omicron to be dominant variant in EU by mid-January

A boy receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 - 11, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Italy has started vaccinating children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 as the government braces for the spread of the omicron variant during the holiday season.

December 15, 2021, 10:27am Health

Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the European Union’s 27 nations by mid-January, the bloc’s top official said Wednesday amid concerns that a dramatic rise in infections will leave Europe shrouded in gloom during the holiday season. Read story

FILE - Medical staff move a COVID-19 patient who died onto a gurney to hand off to a funeral home van, at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La., Aug. 18, 2021. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 800,000, a once-unimaginable figure seen as doubly tragic, given that more than 200,000 of those lives were lost after the vaccine became available practically for the asking.

U.S. COVID death toll hits 800,000, a year into vaccine drive

FILE - Medical staff move a COVID-19 patient who died onto a gurney to hand off to a funeral home van, at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La., Aug. 18, 2021. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 800,000, a once-unimaginable figure seen as doubly tragic, given that more than 200,000 of those lives were lost after the vaccine became available practically for the asking.

December 14, 2021, 6:01pm Health

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 800,000 on Tuesday, a once-unimaginable figure seen as doubly tragic, given that more than 200,000 of those lives were lost after the vaccine became available practically for the asking last spring. Read story

People wait to be vaccinated by a member of the Western Cape Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) at a mobile "Vaxi Taxi" which is an ambulance converted into a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Blackheath in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. The omicron variant appears to cause less severe disease than previous versions of the coronavirus, and the Pfizer vaccine seems to offer less defense against infection from it but still good protection from hospitalization, according to an analysis of data from South Africa, where the new variant is driving a surge in infections.

Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

People wait to be vaccinated by a member of the Western Cape Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) at a mobile "Vaxi Taxi" which is an ambulance converted into a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Blackheath in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. The omicron variant appears to cause less severe disease than previous versions of the coronavirus, and the Pfizer vaccine seems to offer less defense against infection from it but still good protection from hospitalization, according to an analysis of data from South Africa, where the new variant is driving a surge in infections.

December 14, 2021, 9:52am Health

The omicron variant appears to cause less severe disease than previous versions of the coronavirus, and the Pfizer vaccine seems to offer less defense against infection from it but still good protection from hospitalization, according to an analysis of data from South Africa, where the new variant is driving a… Read story

California brings back mask mandate as virus cases rise

December 13, 2021, 3:12pm Nation & World

California is bringing back a statewide indoor mask mandate. Read story

Air Force discharges 27 for refusal to get COVID vaccine

December 13, 2021, 3:11pm Politics

The Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots. Read story

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media after meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021 . Kenyatta is in South Africa on a state visit to discuss political and economic issues.

South African president tests positive for COVID, mildly ill

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media after meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021 . Kenyatta is in South Africa on a state visit to discuss political and economic issues.

December 13, 2021, 11:34am Nation & World

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the disease Sunday, his office said. Read story