1. Dozens of wildfires are devastating small communities and leaving thousands in the West without power.
2. Pharmaceutical powerhouse AstraZeneca is putting a hold on its coronavirus vaccine clinical trials. The British-Swedish company announced the pause after finding a “potentially unexplained illness” in one of the trials.
3. The Jefferson County Health Department strongly encouraged mask-wearing and mitigation efforts Tuesday as the county entered the department’s coronavirus “red zone” due to increasing cases and positivity rate.