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Legislature misses the chance to limit vaccine exemptions | Guest Column

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The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is extremely disappointed that state legislators have failed to pass legislation removing the personal/philosophical vaccine exemption (House Bill 2009). Given Washington state’s nationally low vaccination rates, this bill was our best opportunity for elected officials to rise above politics on this serious public health issue — all but guaranteeing that many of our state’s children will remain at risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough.

 

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Lawmakers can ensure opportunity for students, economic growth with STEM education investments | Guest Column

  • Today at 4:00AM

Innovative companies across the state such as Avista and Zulily have made Washington one of the leaders in the country in the concentration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs.

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act | Guest Column

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality health-care coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are what consumers need, want and like. They have also made it clear they don’t want this coverage taken away.

When a new emergency radio tax levy doesn't make sense | Cartoon

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

When a new emergency radio tax levy doesn't make sense | Cartoon for April 25

I hate highway construction | Cartoon

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 5:00AM

I hate highway construction | Cartoon for April 23

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