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Helping Parkinson's Patients Regain Their Voices

Mar 15, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

When you say Parkinson's Disease, you think tremors or shaking. At least I did. And the other day I was talking about it with Samantha Elandary of the Parkinson Voice Project near Dallas, Texas.

One of the topics that may come up during SPR’s upcoming health forum is the possibility of a single-payer health care system, such as what Canada and other industrialized nations use. The concept has been raised many times, including by Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Steve Jackson Previews SPR Health Care Forum

Mar 15, 2018

No one can say when exactly the next Cascadia megaquake will strike other than there's a fair chance it'll happen in our lifetimes. A new study of likely earthquake impacts in the Greater Portland region finds the exact timing and season make a big difference when it comes to casualties and damage.

The Pacific Northwest’s beloved orcas will not survive unless humans do more to ensure adequate food and cleaner, quieter waters. That was one of the messages at a crowded signing ceremony in Seattle convened by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.