Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senate plan would cost 22 million Americans their health insurance, fires ignite in central Washington, and morning headlines

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click to enlarge Alice Jacobs, a 90-year-old from Virginia, relies on Medicaid for health insurance. - KHUE BUI/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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  • Alice Jacobs, a 90-year-old from Virginia, relies on Medicaid for health insurance.
NEWS: 22 million more people would be left without health insurance by 2026 under the Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That's slightly better than the 23 million who would be left uninsured in the House health care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, facing opposition from within his own party, has delayed a vote on the bill. (New York Times)

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Lighting strikes twice (and twice more)
Last night's storm was fun, and beautiful, but the lightning sparked fires in central Washington, burning an estimated 4,400 acres. Together, the fires in Douglas and Chelan counties are being called the Spartan Fire. (KHQ)

You've got mail, if you work for it
Mail delivery to one neighborhood in the Shadle area has been cut off due to safety concerns to the mail carriers. Now, those residents are being asked to go to the post office, something many have trouble with. (KHQ)

Say hello to the future
Washington can now say it has the first electric-vehicle-friendly scenic byway in the entire country, U.S. Highway 2 from Spokane to Everett. (Spokesman-Review)

Travel ban partially reinstated
In a small victory for the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court has permitted a limited version of President Trump's travel ban on those coming from six mostly Muslim countries. The justices will hear the the case in the fall. (Washington Post)
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