Local business owners feel fear and hope as a federal program runs out of money

Johnathan Thompson stands in the hallway of Northwest Dental Arts. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Depending on the hour, Johnathan Thompson alternates between nervous and hopeful.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Thompson closed Northwest Dental Arts, a clinic he’s owned with his wife in Keizer since 2013. Still, he kept his staff of nine in hopes that a new federal program would . . .

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