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COVID-19

Yacolt expects shutdown to have negligible impact on revenue

June 22, 2020, 6:19pm Clark County News

The COVID-19 outbreak and economic shutdown doesn’t appear to be having much of an impact on the town of Yacolt’s general-fund revenue. Read story

Clark County tallies 18 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

June 22, 2020, 12:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 18 COVID-19 infections and one new death on Monday morning. Read story

Trump comeback rally features empty seats, staff infections

June 20, 2020, 7:51pm Latest News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his own campaign staff. Read story

Hot food warms up Vancouver Farmers Market’s pandemic-era vibe

June 20, 2020, 5:29pm Clark County News

It’s been about two months since the Vancouver Farmers Market made its 2020 debut after a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health crisis and a spate of rainy weather have caused the market to be a relatively subdued affair, but Saturday marked the return of an important feature: hot food. Read story

Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic

June 20, 2020, 4:00pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Job losses in Washington’s aviation sector are climbing as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Read story

TSA insider faults agency’s response to coronavirus

June 20, 2020, 3:58pm Nation & World

A Transportation Security Administration official charges that the agency helped spread COVID-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners who are in close contact with travelers every day. Read story

U.S. says its embassy in Kabul battling coronavirus outbreak

June 20, 2020, 2:08pm Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. State Department says COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and affected staff include diplomats, contractors and locals. Read story

White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

June 20, 2020, 2:05pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July Fourth, despite concerns from some lawmakers about the crowds the event could generate during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Pandemic becomes a patchwork of small successes and setbacks

June 20, 2020, 2:05pm Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China appeared to be winning their battle against an outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, but in parts of the Americas the pandemic raged unabated. Brazil surpassed 1 million confirmed infections, second only to the United States. Read story

Administration drops secrecy posture on small business aid

June 20, 2020, 2:04pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has abruptly dropped its insistence on secrecy for a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program for small businesses. Read story