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Coronavirus crisis exacts toll on people with disabilities

Even before the coronavirus hit, cystic fibrosis meant a cold could put Jacob Hansen in the hospital for weeks. He relies on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to stay healthy because he also has cerebral palsy and can’t easily wash his hands from his wheelchair, but these days shelves are often bare.

Support organization seeks volunteer drivers to transport veterans

Most of the veterans who need a lift to Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center don’t talk about what they did in the military, but they often talk about the far away places they ended up during their service. Deb Mallion, 61, has worked as a volunteer driver for the past six years. After having served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, Mallion helps other veterans with a free van ride to the hospital through Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization that purchases the vans.

Creative Studio for Variously-abled Adults working to end social isolation

Creative Studio for Variously-abled Adults is held for people of all abilities, including people who have autism or disabilities, who can gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests. Members can browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color or just hang out.

Mariners place ace James Paxton on DL with forearm bruise

The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive. Right-hander Christian Bergman was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to fill Paxton’s roster spot. Felix Hernandez is likely to take Paxton’s turn in the rotation.

2 charged in death of Missouri man entombed in concrete

More than a year after a developmentally disabled Missouri man’s body was found encased in concrete, two people who are accused in a lawsuit of making him fight for their entertainment have been charged in his death, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Goodman: Tax bill passes on darkest day

A country’s annual budget is often described as a moral document, defining the nation’s values. Its tax system codifies its fairness. Who pays into the system, and who reaps the rewards?