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February 03, 2024
Advocates express relief but push for greater oversight of facilities statewide.
December 05, 2023
The mortality rate for mothers rose 121.5%, while the rate for children rose 18%, the report found. It recommended overhauling Medicaid coverage for children and pregnant women by updating income cutoffs that haven’t been adjusted in decades and extending postpartum coverage to match what other states are doing.
November 07, 2023
Legal experts say the case underscores Idaho’s weak protections for workers facing retaliation.
October 23, 2023
The disparity between Indigenous and white incarceration in Washington has roughly doubled over the past decade.
October 21, 2023
Restaurants were eligible for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28 billion federal program created in 2021. But that money disappeared quickly, offering up to $10 million to some restaurants while leaving many smaller and more rural establishments with nothing, as Crosscut reported last year.
October 01, 2023
Employees at Cornerstone Cottage alerted state officials to the dangers, only to be fired themselves.
In Eastern Washington, Victims Seeking Protection Steer Clear Of A Judge Accused Of Domestic Violence Himself
June 30, 2023
Attorneys say there’s little accountability for judges who may show bias against victims.
June 14, 2023
A Seattle law could provide a model for protecting independent workers in Washington.
May 08, 2023
Former colleagues blame a lack of oversight for continued exploitation of practitioners and patients. InvestigateWest spoke with 10 current and former workers who said they had been paid just a portion or none of what they were owed for their work.
April 10, 2023
Community organizers band together to tackle pollution from food processors and industrial farming. The region is home to several large farming and food processing operations that for more than 30 years have been overapplying nitrogen to the soil for use as a fertilizer.
March 27, 2023
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows that between 2019 and 2021, the shortage of affordable housing for extremely low-income renters in the country worsened by more than 8%, or 500,000 housing units.