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Category Archives: Healthcare

The Pandemic is Personal: Ed Hodapp on staying at home in America’s wealthiest city

Excerpt: A Sammamish resident discusses what it's like to live with two other people who are also at higher than average risk from COVID-19 under one roof.
Written by:Ed Hodapp
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COVID-19 Update: Illegal openings, legal confusion and questionable tests

Excerpt: Two gyms were given cease and desist orders in Washington State, while Oregon's stay at home order is under review by the state's Supreme Court, and a test used in Eastern Idaho is being questioned as to its accuracy.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Theresa Curry Almuti of NPI on pregnancy during COVID-19

Excerpt: NPI's Documentary Advocate writes about what it's like to be pregnant during the worst pandemic that the world has seen since the early twentieth century.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Sedro-Woolley’s Germaine Kornegay on small town resilience

Excerpt: One of Skagit County's local elected officials writes about what it's like to live in a rural community during a time of great stress and hardship.
Written by:Germaine Kornegay
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Republicans file new lawsuit against Governor Inslee’s stay home, stay healthy orders

Excerpt: Republicans unhappy that Washington State hasn't abandoned its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus have gone to federal court to challenge Governor Inslee's authority.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Elected officials call for testing, tracing, and mitigation

Excerpt: Both Governors of Washington and Oregon have extended their stay at home orders, and both have unveiled plans for reopening their states in conjunction with plans for testing, tracing and mitigation.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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April 28th special election results give boost to public services in Washington’s rural areas

Excerpt: The returns so far suggest people across the Evergreen State understand the importance of investing in the public services that make our communities strong.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: David Johnson of NPI on rooming during a public health crisis

Excerpt: NPI's Literary Advocate writes about what it's like to live with housemates during the worst public health emergency the United States has seen in decades.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Tim Eyman pal Clint Didier: “We can take care of this virus by letting the people catch it”

Excerpt: A group of radical, right wing Republican Social Darwinists are seeking to undo Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Health orders with a malicious federal lawsuit.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Different paths towards reopening in the Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Cascadia's U.S. states are starting to lift restrictions associated with their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders, but at different speeds.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The right wing’s economic livelihood versus public health argument is a false choice

Excerpt: We must collectively recognize that by making responsible choices, we can save most every­one and can have an econ­o­my to which we can return. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Republicans embrace economy as their deity: “There are more important things than living”

Excerpt: Right wing protestors and Republican officials are desperate to restart the economy, even if it results in people dying. Turns out they're not actually pro-life at all. Shocking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Beware the Covidiots: Right wing protesters flock to Olympia despite stay home orders

Excerpt: Backers of Donald Trump and Tim Eyman put their lives at risk -- and ours -- by illegally congregating on the Capitol Campus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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