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UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington Supreme Court says

People with obesity qualify for some workplace protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, state Supreme Court rules.


Disabled hunter open house Saturday

The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is hosting a disabled hunter open house Saturday.


University of Washington agrees to improve parking access

The University of Washington has agreed to improve its parking access for people with mobility impairments in response to a federal lawsuit.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

To spot a true service dog, check its behavior – not its vest

A new law on service animals will hinge on behavior and training, because few owners put the time and money to turn their pet into a specially trained service dog.


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 …


Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access

Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal …


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 …


Idaho Capitol’s disability access spurs more remodeling

BOISE – After spending $120 million to renovate its state Capitol, Idaho will pay $400,000 more to make the building more accessible to people with disabilities. State officials wrongly assumed …


Service dog exemption to Yakima pit bull ban

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima City Council has approved an exemption to a ban on pit bull dogs in the city. They’ll be allowed as service animals.


ADA complaint filed against North Idaho College

COEUR D’ALENE — A man has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint against North Idaho College because he says the school wrongly required documentation before it would allow him …


Service animals help more than the blind

Max drags a laundry basket over to Charlie Bales and passes her clothes as she loads the washing machine. Max, a German shepherd, also shuts off the lights, opens the …


‘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 …


Picnic, rally mark ADA anniversary

People with disabilities and their advocates celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Monday at a picnic in Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley and a rally …