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Category Archives: Healthcare

Patty Murray, Kim Schrier release new ads in wake of Alito court’s Dobbs decision

Excerpt: In the spots, Murray and Schrier speak directly to voters in a single take, emphasizing that they are unequivocally committed to reproductive rights, while noting that their opponents are not.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Alito court overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to criminalize reproductive rights

Excerpt: In an extreme decision, the United States Supreme Court has gutted almost fifty years of precedent and removed recognition of an important right supported by a majority of Americans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful relates how art helped combat AIDS

Excerpt: Lowery chronicles the art installations by the collective Gran Fury, including Kissing Doesn’t Kill and All People With Aids are Innocent, while also describing the tragic consequences AIDS was having on the members themselves.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture, World Commmunity
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Distract and distort: Republicans declare Alito Court the victim after anti-Roe draft leaks

Excerpt: The extreme right wing has moved quickly to distract and distort in the wake of Politico's publication of Samuel Alito's draft opinion holding that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was egregiously wrong.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts admits that leaked Alito draft is authentic

Excerpt: A draft of a majority opinion overturning the United States Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and leaked to Politico is authentic, Chief Justice John Roberts has admitted in a statement released by the Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Biden pitches plan to lower the cost of essential drugs at appearance in Auburn

Excerpt: The 46th President spoke not for the ages, but of years as a widowed parent of two little boys who could not afford childcare even as a U.S. Senator, as an aneurysm patient cared for by nurses.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Transportation providers endanger health of traveling public in rush to abandon masking

Excerpt: The sudden policy shift, made with absolutely no regard for the potential adverse impacts on immunocompromised passengers, children, or those not wishing to travel in mask optional environments, is yet another development that will likely help prolong the pandemic -- with deadly and ominous consequences.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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COVID-19 Update: States, local governments consider drawdown of mask mandates

Excerpt: As the omicron wave begins to fade, states and local governments are considering changes to rules requiring the wearing of masks to protect against COVID-19.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: New Secretary of State Steve Hobbs implements vaccine mandate

Excerpt: Hobbs' predecessor Kim Wyman, a Republican, had chosen not to require employees reporting to her to be vaccinated, in a break with the rest of the state's executive department.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: State, local governments place big orders for COVID-19 test kits

Excerpt: While the federal government is purchasing 500 million rapid tests to distribute free to the public in response to the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, governments in the Pacific Northwest have decided to acquire their own supply.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Need a fresh supply of good masks or COVID-19 at-home tests? Here’s where to get them

Excerpt: With community spread up and the risk of infection growing, now is a good time to stock up on essential protective supplies as well as reviewing safety protocols and reconsidering travel and gathering plans. Here are some recommendations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governments ramp up testing as omicron looms over holiday season

Excerpt: Ahead of Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's, the Biden-Harris administration announced new steps to address the omicron variant, which is rapidly accounting for an increasing percentage of new coronavirus cases.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Pandemic set to enter a new phase as omicron variant spreads

Excerpt: With the omicron variant B.1.1.529 threatening to complicate management of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is working on vaccinating young children against COVID-19 and enforcing vaccine mandates.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Young children are now vaccine-eligible, to the relief of many parents

Excerpt: With the omicron variant B.1.1.529 threatening to complicate management of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is working on vaccinating young children against COVID-19 and enforcing vaccine mandates.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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