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For thousands in the state, razor clamming represents culture and heritage. But state and tribal agencies are trying to protect people from harmful toxins.
Medical research in the U.S. has a dark history, particularly when it comes to the Black community. This has led many in communities of color to distrust the institution of medicine.
Once known for having some of the lowest vaccine rates among local public school districts, it now has among the highest COVID vaccine rates in King County.
A landmark bill in the state Legislature has split environmentalists, with some questioning whether it will reduce pollution in communities hardest hit by it.
Diversity at U.S. medical schools has barely inched forward in the past 40 years, and underrepresented students still face countless barriers to getting a medical degree.
The state Legislature passed the ban on single-use plastic bags with bipartisan support in 2020, but the pandemic has delayed its implementation.
The recent cancellation of ICE contracts and possible action from the Washington state Legislature could curtail detention in the near future.
Washington mandates language-access services for patients who speak limited English, but lack of oversight means many fall through the cracks. A growing immigrant population means that these services are more crucial than ever.
Students who depend on part-time jobs to help pay tuition and other expenses are making difficult choices during the COVID-related economic downturn.