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Health

Proposed Title X cuts could harm over 60,000 Washington women

Senator Patty Murray released a report on Thursday in response to President Trump’s proposal this week to cut Title X funds to family planning clinics, like Planned...Read More

Governor Inslee pushes for mental health system transformation

Governor Jay Inslee met with staff and leadership at Western State Hospital to announce a five-year plan to modernize and transform...Read More

Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in King County

Two new reports out of the UW and King County's Public Health Department show drug overdose deaths continuing to rise....Read More

Opioid epidemic cost Washington State over $9 billion in 2016

In 2016 alone, the opioid epidemic cost Washington state over $9 billion in fatalities, health care spending, treatment, criminal justice and lost productivity....Read More

Number of students experiencing homelessness largest in state history

About one out of every 25 K-12 students in Washington state – nearly one in every classroom – is homeless, living in hotels or in...Read More

Morning Wire: I-1631, I-1600, I-1621

Washington's single-payer initiative, congressional races, and the resignation of the King County Dem Chair are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Q&A with Erin Georgen on Washington’s single-payer healthcare initiative

Erin Georgen, Whole Washington's Chair of the Initiative Writing Committee, spoke with us about her organization's single-payer healthcare initiative....Read More

Washington becomes 10th state to ban conversion therapy

Washington becomes the 10th state to ban conversion therapy following years of medical associations condemning the practice....Read More

Sexual harassment, equal pay, and women’s health bills signed into law

On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of bills aimed at improving women's health and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Inslee also signed a...Read More

Lawmakers pass bill to identify missing Native American women

During the 2018 session, the Washington Legislature took a step forward in addressing the under-reported epidemic of missing Native American women in the United States....Read More