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Alycia Mitchell, right, joins her son Tavian in his math class during National African American…


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Washington state to receive $14 million in federal compensation

Washington state will get a $14 million Medicare credit from the federal government because the cost of prescription drugs has dropped, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced during a weekend visit to the state.
After Leavitt met with Gov. Chris Gregoire, the governor announced that the state would allocate the $14 million to cover co-payments for the state's poorest residents in the new Medicare prescription drug plan.

Under the plan that began Jan. 1, Medicare beneficiaries — the elderly and the disabled — may enroll in private plans that will pay part of the cost of their prescription drugs with government subsidies.


In Washington, about 96,000 Medicare people whose prescriptions were previously paid in full by Medicaid now face co-payments of $1 to $5 per prescription refill for the first time. Many of them say they are being denied coverage or are being overcharged when there is confusion over eligibility.


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Opponents of discrimination law prepare ballot initiative campaign

OLYMPIA—A gay civil rights law that was defeated quietly in the Legislature for decades…


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Author to address legacy, community and modern feminine rituals

A modern ritual for women will be created during the Women of Wisdom Foundation's 14th annual…


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To View Coretta Scott King Funeral Program Click On This…


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The Last Word

"I certainly appreciate your concern, and I would appreciate anything that you can do to…


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Anthony Chisholm, left, and Rocky Carroll star in August Wilson's Radio GolfOne day last…


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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas--Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during…


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"Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which…


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Coretta Scott King Dies at 78

Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one…


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