Tag Archives: Washington

Washington Declares Emergency For Measles Outbreak: How This Affects You

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency due to the continuing measles outbreak. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Still think that telling people to avoid vaccination doesn’t have consequences? Here are the latest consequences of people not getting the measles vaccine. On Friday, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington declared a State… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Washington woman dead from brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot filled with tap water, report says

The woman filled the neti pot with tap water, doctors said. (iStock) A Seattle, Washington woman whose brain was partly a “ball of bloody mush” after rare brain-eating amoebas infected her likely contracted the organisms after she used a neti pot full of tap water to clear her sinuses, according to a report. The woman,… Read More »