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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.
A state program launched in 2018 for people with disabilities and their families to use savings accounts toward living expenses that also won’t risk federal benefits that require asset limits. Based on estimates, more than 130,000 people are eligible for the Washington state ABLE Savings Plan.
The Double J Dog Ranch’s Filbert and Daphne, competed in the Puppy Bowl Sunday and another dog from the ranch, Lulu, scored multiple touchdowns in the Dog Bowl on Saturday.
Competitors are the from the Double J Dog Ranch near Hauser.
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.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday.
The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is hosting a disabled hunter open house Saturday.
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.
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.
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will miss at least six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot while leaving the batter’s box in Kansas City’s series opener against Houston.
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.
Records show Oregon Congressman Greg Walden paid $7,000 in a secret settlement with a staff member to resolve the man’s complaints that Walden unfairly cut his hours because of health-related problems.
The state health department is ending its contracts with four organizations that provide case management services for 2,100 adults with developmental disabilities, a move that will put about 70 people out of work.
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?
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.
The effort to kill Obamacare is not complete. Expect vigorous protests throughout August, led by the activists of ADAPT and their allies.
The city of Seattle has agreed to install or fix 22,500 curb ramps throughout the next 18 years as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three men with disabilities.
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of millions of Americans.
More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.