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44 Americans infected but not all show signs of sickness of coronavirus; and NC counties declare 2nd Amendment sanctuaries.

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - WA: Health

Washingtonians at a public meeting on a Puget Sound clean-fuel standard noted the region's leadership tackling climate change. (Washington Environmental Council)

SEATTLE - The Puget Sound region has proposed cutting emissions from its biggest greenhouse gas source - the transportation sector. Public comment on a new Clean Fuel Standard ends Jan. 6. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency rule aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 26% by

Washington state lawmakers approved a paid family and medical leave program in 2017. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – The state's paid family and medical leave program is gearing up to give workers time off when they need it most. Starting in January, Washington will become the fifth state to offer comprehensive leave, allowing employees to take up to 12 – and in some cases 18 – weeks

A mail-in HPV test increased cervical cancer screening rates by 50%, according to a new study. (Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – An at-home test could be a major breakthrough for screening cervical cancer in women, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington teamed up on a study involving 20,000 women who weren't getting regular screening. Half wer

A Seattle conference is exploring how people can have a healthier relationship with death. (Yes! Magazine)

SEATTLE — Leaders of the alternative death movement are in Seattle today for a conference on how to reclaim the end of life. YES! Magazine will host "A Good Death," bringing together local and national figures thinking about and approaching death differently. Sarah Chavez is conference moder

Transportation accounts for more than 40% of Washington state's carbon emissions. (Oran Viriyincy/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Puget Sound region is striking out on its own with a bold proposal for a clean fuel standard. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has drafted a rule that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 26% by 2030 in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Tr

Nine years after a stroke that left her unable to walk, Courtney Wilkins still is making progress. (American Heart Association)

SEATTLE – The effects of a stroke are different for everyone, and that's why medical professionals say it's crucial to tailor rehabilitation to each individual. Seattle resident Courtney Wilkins in 2010 suffered a stroke in her brain stem at age 30. Afterwards, she couldn't walk, use her rig

Health experts want educators and school staff to consider self-care practices to reduce stress from their demanding work. (Kaiser Permanente)

SEATTLE – Students are back in school and, while much of the education focus is on children, staff members also are back at work – and they're feeling the stress of the job. According to a Gallup poll, 46% of teachers feel high daily stress, which ties them with nurses for the most in

The annual cost of the name-brand cancer-treating drug REVLIMID rose roughly $100,000 between 2012 and 2017. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — New research shows the rising cost of prescription drugs is harming the Washingtonians who need them most. The average annual cost of prescription drugs grew 57% between 2012 and 2017, according to data compiled by AARP Washington. Over that same period, annual incomes in the state

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