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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 …


Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


Seattle agrees to build 22,500 curb ramps to settle lawsuit

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 …


How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

South Sudan’s war leaves disabled, elderly at special risk

More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Lawsuit over sidewalks could cost Seattle millions

The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps more usable for people with wheelchairs and …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

In rebuff to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, justices rule for children with autism

A unanimous Supreme Court strengthened the rights of nearly 7 million schoolchildren with disabilities Wednesday, and did so by rejecting a lower standard set by Judge Neil Gorsuch.


Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid needs long-term solution

Doesn’t Medicare – not Medicaid – cover the elderly and disabled? Well, yes, but there’s a giant omission: nursing home and other long-term care. Medicaid covers these for the poor …


A transplant-ethics fight for the mentally disabled

Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. But Corby, who lives in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is autistic, suffers from several psychological conditions and takes 19 medications. …


5 bodies found in burned California care home for disabled

The bodies of five people were found after a fire gutted a board-and-care home for developmentally disabled people southeast of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday.


Japan knife attack leaves at least 19 dead, many injured

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, according to news reports.


Jails spend millions to house mentally ill, report shows

Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of Washington millions of dollars. That’s according to state officials who …


Spate of parking tickets has Cassano’s owner upset

At Cassano’s Italian grocery store in northeast Spokane, there’s a chance you can get homemade cannoli, imported soppressata or maybe some fresh ravioli. You might also get a $450 parking …


Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers

Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …


Court tells Disneyland to study Segway use

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California appeals court told Disneyland it must consider allowing use of two-wheel Segways by disabled people.


More seeking property tax exemptions

When Rose Fanger reached retirement age, the Spokane resident began looking for ways to save. “It’s scary going on a fixed income,” she said.


Kootenai County bringing back paratransit service

Joe and Lydia Sokol say it might be nice to visit downtown Coeur d’Alene from time to time to do a little shopping, then sit outside and have a snack. …


Officials seeking paratransit provider

Public transportation officials in North Idaho are working with the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners to revive a recently discontinued bus service primarily used by seniors and people with disabilities. …


Seniors, disabled lose bus service in North Idaho

Public transportation officials in North Idaho are working with the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners to revive a recently discontinued bus service primarily used by seniors and people with disabilities.


Disabled get roads to success

Disabled hunters can get special privileges to drive through locked gates onto some forest roads that are otherwise closed to public vehicle travel. The first step is to get the …


Wash. ombudsman sues over cuts to health program

A judge in Seattle has been asked to halt cuts to a health care program for disabled adults living in Washington state-sponsored homes.


Fit to be tried

Ma’lena Walley wants to get you moving. Even if you’re overweight. Even if you have a disability. Even if you’ve never exercised before in your life.