Stories tagged: disabled
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
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 …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
Tue., July 18, 2017
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 …
Thu., June 22, 2017
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
More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017
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
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.
Tue., March 21, 2017
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 …
Mon., March 6, 2017
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. …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
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.
Mon., July 25, 2016
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, according to news reports.
Tue., April 19, 2016
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 …
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
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 …
Thu., July 19, 2012
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California appeals court told Disneyland it must consider allowing use of two-wheel Segways by disabled people.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
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.
Sat., July 23, 2011
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. …
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010
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. …
Thu., Dec. 30, 2010
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.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009
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 …
Wed., July 8, 2009
A judge in Seattle has been asked to halt cuts to a health care program for disabled adults living in Washington state-sponsored homes.
Tue., April 3, 2007
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.