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Health

Schrier and DelBene lead the charge for expanded Medicare vision coverage

Two members of the Washington State congressional delegation, Representatives Kim Schrier and Suzane DelBene, are leading a legislative attempt by House Democrats to expand Medicare...Read More

Q&A: Commissioner Jill Johnson on the Island County Stabilization Center

Commissioner Jill Johnson is the Chair of the Board of Island County Commissioners. Her district (#2) encompasses the greater Oak Harbor area. We spoke with...Read More

King County parents search for answers after fentanyl overdose deaths

During the past 75 days, three King County teenagers have died after ingesting fentanyl-laced pills. Two of them died within one day of each other....Read More

Q&A: Rep. Kim Schrier discusses the cost of prescription drugs, her bill to expand medicare benefits, and the perspective she brings to health legislation.

Representative Kim Schrier was elected to represent Washington’s 8th congressional district in 2018, a seat no Democrat had previously held. After a narrow jungle primary...Read More

Universal health care work group holds first meeting

Members of a work group directed to provide recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on how to create, implement, maintain, and fund a universal health...Read More

Inslee issues executive order regulating vaping industry

On Friday, Governor Inslee announced an executive order implementing a broad range of regulations on e-cigarette and vaping products. The executive order comes on the...Read More

Morning Wire: Capital gains tax, Sen. Randi Becker, Joshua Freed

“Committee Days” last week held a few nuggets about what may be lined up for the 2020 session.  And, the governor’s race starts to pick...Read More

Keynote: Legislative leaders discuss the dynamics of the Washington State Legislature

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, and House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby offered their thoughts on state...Read More

Insurance Commissioner releases 2020 legislative priorities

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently released his 2020 Legislative Priorities....Read More

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tours local health organizations in Spokane

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers toured two Spokane community resources aimed at addressing major health challenges facing the region: homelessness and the opioid...Read More