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One day last September,playwright August Wilson called Kenny Leon, director of Wilson's final…


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A North Portland-based thespian ensemble PassinArt: A Theatre Co., is holding its first…


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The North Portland Library will host a free Jump-Start Your African American Genealogy program from…


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Washington state will get a $14 million Medicare credit from the federal government because the…


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Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh SteelersSeahawks cornerback and Tacoma native Marcus…


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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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