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Carol Marley, a hospital nurse with private insurance, says coping with the financial fallout of her pancreatic cancer has been exhausting. CREDIT: Anna Gorman/KHN

Cancer Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls

Coping with the financial fallout of cancer is exhausting — and nerve-wracking. But the worst part, one patient says, is that it’s unexpected. Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without cancer, and bankruptcy puts them at a higher risk for early death, according to research. Continue Reading Cancer Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls

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Dr. Erin Berry, Washington State Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, speaks at a news conference announcing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's Title X "gag rule," Feb. 25, 2019, in Seattle. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Washington State To Sue Over New Trump Administration Abortion Policy

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, calling it “a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood” that would severely impair access to many types of medical care, especially for low-income women in rural areas. Continue Reading Washington State To Sue Over New Trump Administration Abortion Policy

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A protester holds a sign stating during a Kinder Morgan (Trans Mountain) Pipeline rally on Sept. 9, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. CREDIT: WILLIAM CHEN/WIKIMEDIA/CREATIVE COMMONS

Canadian Regulators OK Trans Mountain Pipeline, With Impacts On Traffic Through Washington Waters

On Friday, Canadian regulators endorsed the long-fought oil pipeline, which would bring more oil vessels through Washington state waters. The Canadian government proposal would lengthen the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would allow the country to ship more oil overseas and bring in higher prices. Now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is widely expected to approve it. Continue Reading Canadian Regulators OK Trans Mountain Pipeline, With Impacts On Traffic Through Washington Waters

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Rhonda Johnson with her son Brandon Bielen who was severely brain injured in a motorcyle accident in 2010. COURTESY OF RHONDA JOHNSON

As Brain Injury Patients Struggle To Find Basic Services, Washington Families Look To Olympia For Help

More than a decade ago, Washington state legislators added a $2 fee to most traffic tickets in an effort to improve services for the estimated 145,000 Washingtonians who suffer from TBI. But experts who advise the legislature say it’s not nearly enough. Continue Reading As Brain Injury Patients Struggle To Find Basic Services, Washington Families Look To Olympia For Help

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Brick or unreinforced concrete buildings could crumble in an earthquake, like this one in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011. CREDIT: SCHWEDE66 VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - TINYURL.COM/YCFSUL7Z

Bricks Could Rain Down On Your Head During The Next Major Quake. These Proposals Want To Fix That

Thousands of old brick, stone and concrete buildings in the Pacific Northwest could crumble in the next strong earthquake. To face that challenge, measures pending in the Oregon and Washington legislatures would set up grant programs to help owners of dangerous buildings make seismic safety upgrades. Continue Reading Bricks Could Rain Down On Your Head During The Next Major Quake. These Proposals Want To Fix That

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