Monday, August 7, 2017

Innovation preventing heat illness at Hanford, some insurers pushing brand-name drugs, and morning headlines

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IN OTHER NEWS

Beating the heat

A contractor working on Hanford's tank farm has a new way to keep workers from overheating while they work in suits that keep out radiation but trap heat in triple-digit temperatures, the Tri-City Herald reports.

Buy generic, except when you can't

ProPublica and the New York Times report that insurers are increasingly requiring patients to buy brand-name drugs, even when generic versions that would save money are available.

Israel plans to shut down media outlet in Jerusalem

The Israeli communications minister announced Sunday that he would attempt to shut down Al Jazeera's Jerusalem operation and revoke press credentials for its journalists, the news outlet reported.

"Al Jazeera denounces this decision made by a state that claims to be 'the only democratic state in the Middle East,'" the network said in a statement.

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Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...