Giving medication — and getting the dose right — can be more challenging than you might think. A recent industry-sponsored survey suggests most parents aren’t as vigilant as they need to be when it comes to measuring. Continue Reading Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky
With the threat of right-wing violence on the rise, some activists on the left are taking a page out of the 1960s civil rights movement: armed self-defense. Continue Reading ‘What If They Want You Dead?’ Bearing Arms For Self-Defense From The Political Left
As the clock ticks towards a Friday deadline to avert another partial government shutdown, a new stumbling block has emerged in talks between Congressional Democrats and the White House: Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds. Continue Reading ICE Detention Beds New Stumbling Block In Efforts To Prevent Another Shutdown
Ethan Lindenberger is 18 years old, but had never received vaccines for diseases like hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, or the chickenpox. Lindenberger’s mother, Jill Wheeler, is anti-vaccine. He said she has been influenced by online misinformation, such as a debunked study that claimed certain vaccines were linked with autism, or a theory that vaccines cause brain damage. Continue Reading ‘God Knows How I’m Still Alive.’ A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated, Questioning Mother’s Judgment
As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee inches closer to a likely run for president, he’s starting to sound more and more like a candidate on the stump than a two-term incumbent, even when addressing audiences at home. At a recent legislative forum in Olympia, Inslee recounted his first foray into politics 30 years ago and told the story behind one of his first votes as a freshman state lawmaker to extend unemployment benefits to migrant farm workers. Continue Reading ‘Hey Guys, How You Doin’?’ How Jay Inslee Introduces His Ambition Beyond Washington State
A public art project proposed to be built beside the now-inundated great falls of the Columbia River has been put on indefinite hold by its sponsor. The installation was planned for Celilo Falls — east of The Dalles, Oregon — as the sixth and final outdoor artwork in a series by celebrated designer Maya Lin along the Columbia and Snake rivers. Continue Reading Columbia River Art Installation At The Dalles Put On Hold By Yakama Nation Opposition
Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill Limiting Vaccine Exemptions Amid Measles Outbreak
How can I find out if my plastic waste is really being recycled What makes some plastic recyclable and some not? Here are answers from the NPR correspondents working on “The Plastic Tide” series. Continue Reading Your Questions About Plastic Waste, Answered
Washington regulators want water at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers to meet state standards. Continue Reading Federal, Washington Officials Spar Over Water Quality Regulations At Dams
The Environmental Protection Agency set new clean-air standards four years ago for wood stove and hydronic heater manufacturers. These manufacturers were told that by 2020 they would have to sell off older models of stoves and heaters that did not meet the new standards that limit fine particulate matter. Now the EPA is proposing a two-year delay to that sell-by deadline. Continue Reading Northwest Air Quality Agencies Oppose Possible Delay To Federal Wood Stove Compliance Rules
Every week, tens of thousands of Americans complete intensive drug and alcohol rehab programs. The next months, however, are fraught with risk of relapse. A treatment counselor or supporter can’t monitor you around the clock. But now your always-on smartphone can watch you, coach you, alert your mom and even give rewards. Continue Reading Technology Is Taking On Addiction. Now There Are Smartphone Apps To Help Prevent Relapse
Drastic increases to the cost of college have discouraged many families from saving for their child’s tuition — or even thinking of it as a possibility. But some state lawmakers think that could change for as little as $100. Continue Reading Washington State Lawmakers Want You To Save For College — And They’re Willing To Help
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