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Klickitat County seniors deserve better

The rising cost of prescription drugs is forcing seniors and other patients to take drastic measures in Southwest Washington. It’s not uncommon for me to hear from folks who are skipping doses,...

 

Protecting our moms is an important policy

As a young mom and a lawmaker, I often consider the intersection of public policy and family health. It’s this experience that has spurred me to work hard on policy focused on improving health care...

 

Working for you, please speak so I can hear you

Whether you’re a commercial fisherman on the coast or a farmer living in the shadow of Mt. Adams—I work for you. Taking your voice to Congress is not only important, it’s the only way to...

 

County cannot have second-class status

Dwindling health insurance options in the individual market have been a troubling trend under Obamacare in rural communities like Klickitat County. Last week, Washington State Insurance Commissioner M... Full story

 

We need to improve medical care for all our veterans

Those who have served our country deserve the best medical care, because that’s what they were promised and have earned. Yet I hear from veteran after veteran who has to wait too long to see a...

 

Zika needs to be taken seriously and acted on now

Zika is not a theoretical threat; it is very real, and scientists are warning that it could have catastrophic impacts right here in the U.S. We’ve already seen 472 cases within our borders and 658...

 

Forest management needs a new outlook and approach

It only takes a quick look in the newspaper to know that this year’s wildfire season has been bad—endangering communities, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of forest, and costing...

 

Veterans' medical needs require closer attention

For more than 200 years, millions of men and women have become American heroes by bravely serving our nation in the armed forces. Yet the service of these individuals is formally marked only twice a...

 

Compromise at least protects most from devastating taxes

I had hoped Congress and the president would produce a solution that protected families and small businesses from higher taxes, overhauled our tax system to make it simpler and fairer, and...

 

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