John Ryan

Politics & Government
7:33 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Despite Vow, Wash. Lands Chief Takes Timber Money

A fundraiser for Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), at which Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark were scheduled to speak.
Credit John Ryan / KUOW

Fundraising for this November's elections is kicking into high gear. That means candidates are cozying up to people with money. Sometimes, elected officials even get friendly with the companies they regulate.

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Washington Landslide
6:28 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Logging Crossed Line into Oso Landslide Zone

Credit Washington State Patrol

Seattle just wrapped up its wettest March on record.
Geologists say heavy rain in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle was key in triggering the landslide that killed at least 24 people in the town of Oso last week.
But they say clearcutting nearby could also have worsened the risk of the hillside collapsing.

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Shots - Health News
2:17 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

To Reduce Patient Falls, Hospitals Try Alarms, More Nurses

Some patients at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Washington are given wristbands showing that they have a high risk of falling.
John Ryan KUOW

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:39 pm

A bad fall in the hospital can turn a short visit into a long stay.

Such falls featured in congressional discussions about patient safety, and in a new study in the Journal of Patient Safety about medical errors. Falls are one part of a multistate clash between nurses and hospitals over how to improve the safety of hospitalized patients.

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