Washington

Homelessness
12:01 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Family Escapes Homelessness Thanks To Housing Pilot Program In Tacoma, WA

Across the country more than one million kids may not know where they’re going to sleep tonight. It could be in a car, on a friend’s couch, in a homeless shelter, or even on the street. In Washington State alone there are more than 30,000 homeless children and for these kids getting their homework done is the least of their problems. Now a unique program out of Tacoma is trying to help those kids do better in school, one family at a time.

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Ducks Basketball
10:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Oregon Women Come Out Strong In NIT With 90-63 Win

Ducks defeated Pacific in first round of the post season NIT.
Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon women's basketball team opened the first round of the National Invitational Tournament with a 27 point win Thursday night in Eugene.

The Stockton, CA-based University of the Pacific had a nice season in the West Coast Conference going 12 and 6.  It was the exact opposite of the Ducks in the PAC-12. In fact, Oregon just barely had enough overall wins to even qualify for the NIT. 

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Affordable Care Act
6:48 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Tracking Health Care Exchange From Consumer To Call Center

A health exchange call center in Spokane.
Credit Jessica Robinson

Washington’s health exchange has been up and running for a month now. It got off to a rocky start—from the temporary shut down on its first day to the recent errors in calculating tax credits. Even so, Washington’s technical problems pale in comparison to the federal website’s. We have two reports checking in on Washington’s health exchange. We’ll hear from a call center in Spokane. But first, we begin with KUOW’s Ruby de Luna in Seattle, who talked with some of the users of the website.

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