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  • Empire Health helps fund care ombudsman

    The program charged with protecting the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents will continue in five Eastern Washington counties thanks in part to a grant from the Empire …


  • State withdraws Medicaid coverage for oral care

    Annmarie Dowd had all her teeth pulled a few weeks ago. Her dentist suggested she hurry up and have the procedure because as of Jan. 1 the state stopped providing …


  • State earns bonus for child insurance

    A $17.6 million windfall from the federal government could prevent thousands of children in Washington from losing their health insurance in March if the state decides to spend the money …


  • Final decision on state cuts, layoffs to come by Oct. 1

    State health care programs could shrink or disappear in the coming months, at least one state prison could close and college classes could be more crowded next semester as state …


  • Concern over child care cuts

    Angel Fairbanks, of Spokane, worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


  • Proposed Washington day-care subsidy cuts draw protest

    Angel Fairbanks of Spokane worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


  • WV board president to step down

    West Valley school board director Debbie Hjortedal announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that she will resign her position at the end of February. It’s something that she’s been thinking about …


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