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How ‘the rona’ is changing everyday vocabulary

April 2, 2020, 6:01am Life

Four months ago, as the new year approached, the only people in America who regularly used the phrase “social distancing” were epidemiologists. Read story

Clark County attorneys navigate legal system amid pandemic

April 2, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

With social distancing guidelines preventing attorneys from meeting with their clients face-to-face, a law office in Clark County has opted to host a free legal clinic over video, while another organization has posted resources online. Read story

Planners of all types of Clark County events see logjam down road

April 2, 2020, 5:00am Business

Jesse Pack and Ruth Mess had been planning their wedding for six months. It was going to be March 21 at Providence Academy in downtown Vancouver, with more than 150 guests including friends and family flying in from far-flung parts of the country. Read story

Fred Meyer, QFC parent company to raise workers’ pay

April 1, 2020, 6:38pm Business

Kroger, the parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, announced Wednesday that it will offer a temporary $2-per-hour pay raise and additional benefits to workers at its stores due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kroger operates six Fred Meyer locations and one QFC in Clark County. Read story

Clark County parks restrooms close

April 1, 2020, 6:05pm Clark County Life

Restrooms at parks in unincorporated areas of Clark County have closed. Read story

Vancouver Mall parking lot clears 40-space camp for homeless

April 1, 2020, 5:49pm Clark County News

A portion of the Vancouver Mall parking lot has been set up as a zone for people living in their cars, in an effort to encourage shelter-in-place protocols during the coronavirus pandemic even among those without homes. Read story

Inslee seeks help from manufacturers for COVID-19 supplies

April 1, 2020, 4:53pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he is asking Washington manufacturers to start producing personal protective equipment, saying that the federal government has not been able to supply the state fast enough to meet the growing need amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Food-processing operations safe, Washington agriculture officials say

April 1, 2020, 4:10pm Newsletter

With about 75 percent of the nation under stay-at-home orders, regional agriculture officials said they do not fear that food-processing operations pose a risk for spreading the coronavirus. Read story

Study: COVID-19 can be spread by people who are showing no symptoms

April 1, 2020, 3:31pm Health

NEW YORK — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. Read story

National Guard to support food banks during virus crisis

April 1, 2020, 3:30pm Newsletter

SEATTLE — A look at virus-related developments in Washington: Read story