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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

State Parks releases ADA recreation map

Washington State Parks launched an interactive online recreation map specifically developed for people with disabilities Thursday.

Breaking with GOP, McMorris Rodgers votes against major change to the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers broke with most of her Republican colleagues Thursday by voting against a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act, siding with critics who say …

Eye on Boise: Weighing true cost of new legislation

When Idaho lawmakers propose new laws, they are required to include a “fiscal note” with their bill detailing the cost to the state over the coming year. But there are …

Idaho tests new voting machines for people with disabilities

BOISE – Since 2004, all states have been required to have at least one voting machine that works for people with disabilities in every one of its in-person polling places. …

Idaho man remembers life before Disabilities Act

BOISE – Kelly Buckland remembers what it was like to live as a person with a disability in Idaho long before the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. A lifelong Idahoan …

Idaho officials were warned about Capitol makeover shortcomings

BOISE – When Kelly Buckland and Bobbie Ball rolled their wheelchairs into a meeting with state public works officials several years ago, bringing a list of specific changes needed in …

Huntington Park’s wheelchair accessibility limited

Wheelchair access requirements at the new City Hall plaza and Huntington Park below it were eased by Spokane building officials because of terrain impediments, prompting mixed reactions within the region’s …

‘Inclusion ministries’ has become her calling

Lynn Swedberg has applied her 32 years of experience as an occupational therapist to make her Spokane church, Manito United Methodist Church, more inclusive. Now she’s moving beyond that by …

A home to suit his needs

When Jason Peterson set out to find a new apartment, he knew it wouldn’t be easy. Peterson, who is 31 and uses a wheelchair, anticipated the difficulty in finding a …