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Lynette M. Fraga and Deeann Puffert: The COVID-19 math doesn’t work for Washington’s child care providers

This is a critical time for our economy. It is also a critical time for the most important workforce support of all – child care. Parents cannot work, no matter how essential they are, if they do not have child care for their children. Earlier this spring, nearly 6% of Washington nurses who responded to a survey reported they had to use sick time, or not work at all, due to not having child care.

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Nicole S. Hughes: Washington is a leader in establishing a new paradigm on a decarbonized energy grid

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

In response to Andy Barth’s op-ed in The Spokesman-Review, “Hydropower plays key role in Washington’s energy needs” (Oct. 6), Renewable Northwest agrees that hydropower plays a critical role; however, the headline is misleading in that the main point of his opinion piece is how Washington should learn lessons from California’s “failed energy policy.”
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Carolyn B Bridges, MD, FACP: Prioritize prevention

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2020

Reduced availability of medical visits and concerns about contracting COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic contributed to large drops in medical visits, including for preventive care. But now is the time to makes sure you are up-to-date on prevention. Even though I have no family history, really don’t enjoy a colonoscopy and wanted to use COVID-19 as an excuse to cancel, I got my colonoscopy earlier this month. I had a precancerous polyp detected, and its removal probably prevented cancer for me down the road.

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