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Educators preserve, shape future with 'ALT NEW COLLEGE'; NY appeals court denies delay for Trump civil fraud trial; Michigan coalition gets cash influx to improve childcare.

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A House Committee begins its first hearing in the Biden impeachment inquiry, members of Congress talk about the looming budget deadline and energy officials testify about the Maui wildfires.

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A small fire department in rural Indiana is determined not to fail new moms and babies, the growing election denial movement has caused voting districts to change procedures and autumn promises spectacular scenery along America's rural byways.


Washington state ranked high for its support of family caregivers in a new report. (Studio Dva Kera/Adobe Stock)

Friday, September 29, 2023

Report card ranks WA No. 2 in long-term care

Washington performs well in a new report scoring states' long-term care systems. The Evergreen State ranked second in AARP's Long-Term Services and …

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The Alternatives to Violence Project has been offered in schools across the country. (Wikimedia Commons)

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

WA group brings 'Alternatives to Violence' to secondary students

Skills for reducing violence are becoming essential in schools. At the beginning of the school year, students at a Washington state high school …

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Medicare becomes available for most Americans at age 65. (airdone/Adobe Stock)
Medicare's open enrollment period opportunity to shop for best plan

The open enrollment period for people with Medicare health coverage can feel daunting, but it is also an opportunity get the plan to best meet a …

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Washington state is holding elections on November 7. (Darylann Elmi/Adobe Stock)
Washingtonians Out of Prison Can Participate in Voter Registration Day

It is national voter registration day and one population in Washington state has only recently had their right to vote restored: people who were incar…

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Research has found a small number of social media users are
Fighting Misinformation With a Combination of Strategies

By M. Mitchell Waldrop for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Washington News Service …

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Screen time before bed can be especially detrimental for teenagers and their developing brains. (Brian/Adobe Stock)
Screen Time Driver of Sleep Loss Among Young People

School is back and one way parents can set their kids up for success is ensuring screen time is not getting in the way of sleep. Dr. Maida Chen…

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A decision from the Washington Supreme Court ensures people can bring childhood sexual abuse cases within three years of evidence discovery. (Cagkan/Adobe Stock)
WA Supreme Court Clears Roadblock for Hearing Some Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases

A recent ruling from the Washington state Supreme Court lowers the barriers for bringing some childhood sexual abuse cases to court. Justices …

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Washington home care aides can get health coverage for their kids through age 26. ( Stock)
Relief as WA Home Care Aides' Kids Get Health Coverage Access

Home care aides in Washington state are seeing the benefits of health coverage for their kids. Members of the Service Employees International Union …

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Washington state fared better than most states at preventing infant mortality. (Thanumporn/Adobe Stock)
Racial Disparities Add to Tragedy of Infant Mortality Rates

September brings attention to an unfortunate and painful issue: infant deaths in the United States. This month is Infant Mortality Awareness Month…

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Scammers Pose as NW Credit Unions in Fraudulent Text Messages

Washington and Oregon credit unions are working together to tackle text-message scammers. Credit unions in the region say they're seeing a sharp …

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Buildings are the fastest growing source of climate pollution in Washington. (Casa.da.Photo/Adobe Stock)
Delay of Seattle's Cleaner Buildings Plan Disappoints Climate Groups

The wait to curb emissions from Seattle buildings has gone on long enough, climate groups say. The Seattle City Council is considering Building …

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Washington state food banks are expressing concern about the drop in volunteers since the height of the pandemic. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)
Lack of Volunteers Hurts WA Food Banks at Crucial Time

A shortage of volunteers is taking its toll on food banks in Washington state. Joe Gruber, executive director of the University District Food Bank …

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