Death With Dignity http://nwpr.org en Death With Dignity Study Shows Many Terminal Patients Not Ending Own Lives http://nwpr.org/post/death-dignity-study-shows-many-terminal-patients-not-ending-own-lives <p></p><p></p><p>People in Washington state with terminal illnesses are not deciding en mass to end their own lives. That’s the upshot of a new study some four years after Washington’s Death with Dignity law was approved by voters. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:16:03 +0000 Lisa Brooks 25758 at http://nwpr.org Death With Dignity Study Shows Many Terminal Patients Not Ending Own Lives Search For Jazz Singer’s Roots Brings Together Two Julias http://nwpr.org/post/search-jazz-singer-s-roots-brings-together-two-julias <p>In the late 1930s, a sweet-voiced singer from the Northwest helped propel the nation into a new era of music, known as swing. Her name was Mildred Bailey -- sometimes called the &ldquo;Rockin&rsquo; Chair Lady,&rdquo; for her signature song ...</p><p>Bailey went down in history as a white vocalist who helped popularize jazz singing. Except, she wasn&rsquo;t white. Bailey was half Coeur d&rsquo;Alene Indian &ndash; a fact that received little attention, until recently. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has this story of two women, both named Julia, who Mildred Bailey brought together decades after her death. Thu, 03 May 2012 13:39:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7686 at http://nwpr.org Search For Jazz Singer’s Roots Brings Together Two Julias One Story Behind Washington 2011 Death With Dignity Act Statistics http://nwpr.org/post/one-story-behind-washington-2011-death-dignity-act-statistics <p>Seventy. That&#39;s how many terminally people hastened their deaths in 2011 with the help of a doctor&rsquo;s prescription in Washington, according to a report out Wednesday from the state Department of Health. Since 2009, a total of 255 terminally ill adults have ended their lives in this way. One of them was Meg Holmes.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:15:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty 7684 at http://nwpr.org One Story Behind Washington 2011 Death With Dignity Act Statistics Doctor Who Helped Pass Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law Ends Own Life http://nwpr.org/post/doctor-who-helped-pass-oregons-assisted-suicide-law-ends-own-life <p>PORTLAND -- A medical doctor who helped pass Oregon&rsquo;s assisted suicide law used the state&#39;s &quot;Death with Dignity&quot; Act to end his own life Sunday. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:06:37 +0000 Julie Sabatier 4835 at http://nwpr.org