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Media coverage of new law falls disappointingly short | EDITORIAL

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:22AM

When it comes to the media, it's often what you don't see that is the most telling.

 

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COMMENTARY: VYFS can help families navigating the challenges of raising a disabled child

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

It is a sacred moment in life, expecting a child. Pregnant mothers and their partners spend hours rubbing the swollen belly, talking to the growing child inside and dreaming of the future. Parents who create their families through adoption ready themselves for the child who will arrive at an unexpected moment. We know our children will take us to new places and adventures.

COMMENTARY: With trails like these, who needs video games?

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

There is a popular trend you've probably noticed over the past few years. It's a trend that confirms what many of us have intuitively known our whole lives: Spending time in nature is good for us. It's good for the brain, it's good for the body, it reduces stress, it slows us down, and it teaches us about our environment and our role within that environment.

Franciscan fees for medical records are in excess of what the law allows

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

You don't have to pay a per-page fee to get your medical records from CHI Franciscan Health. CHI states that I would have to pay 39 cents per page, after a complimentary 10 pages, to get a copy of my medical records. However, you have the right to ask for an electronic copy of your medical record, and CHI cannot charge you a per-page fee. CHI can charge you the cost of the CD or USB drive, the cost of postage for the records to be mailed and the cost of transferring the information from CHI's computer to the portable media. CHI can't include the cost of time to search for the records, just the hourly rate of the employee doing the transferring of data and the time it took that employee to transfer the information from CHI's computer to the portable media; the hourly rate must be reasonable. Alternatively, CHI can charge a flat fee that does not exceed $6.50.

Necessary restraint around lawsuit applies to social media

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

As more facts about the lawsuit filed by two families against Vashon Island School District are made public, the accompanying commentary on social media seems to gain fervor and anger.

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