Ruby de Luna

Reporter, KUOW

Ruby de Luna is a features reporter at KUOW. She had originally planned to go into TV, but ditched the idea after discovering public radio. Ruby reports on a wide range of issues, but her focus has been on Seattle's immigrant community. It's a natural draw because Ruby is a transplant from Taipei, Taiwan. Before KUOW, Ruby worked in the Washington State Legislature as a broadcast information assistant for the House Democrats.

Ruby holds a BA in communication from Seattle Pacific University. She was a Jefferson fellow at the East–West Center Media Program in Honolulu, Hawaii. She's a mentor for the student radio project at AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association). She is former Western Washington Pro Chapter president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

In the age of computer/digital audio editing, Ruby is proud to be one of the few old–schoolers who can still edit tape with a razor blade.

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
6:28 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Washington Health Exchange Is Making Progress As New Deadline Approaches

The holiday frenzy isn’t the only deadline looming. For people who expect to have health coverage when the new year starts, the deadline to enroll for a health plan is December 23rd. But signing up through the state’s health exchange has been rough for the last several days. As of Tuesday morning, the site is back up and running.

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Health Exchange Tax Error
5:36 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Tax Credit Error Uncovered in WA Health Exchange

This week the state discovered an error that could mean some people would be paying more in premiums. 

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Washington Health Care
7:14 am
Wed October 2, 2013

ACA's Early Enrollees

Washington’s health exchange got off to a bumpy start on its first day Tuesday. The website was temporarily shut down all morning. People who tried to access the website experienced slowdowns and technical problems. But there were some people who managed avoid the glitches and sign up for health coverage.

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Anti-Discrimination Law
6:22 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Washington Exemption For Faith-based Employers Challenged

The Washington State Supreme Court Thursday heard arguments in a case that could decide whether faith-based employers have some exemption from the state’s anti-discrimination law.

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Wash. Health Exchange
4:57 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

States Making Progress On Health Exchange

It’s official. Washington has reached a milestone in creating its own health exchange. Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Washington is among six states to make significant progress in developing an online market for health plans.

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Wash. Health Exchange
5:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Wash. Moves Forward With Health Exchange, But How To Pay For It?

Washington's Health Benefit Exchange is an online market for health plans.
Credit Bluedisk / Wikimedia Commons

Next fall, Washington’s health exchange is expected to be up and running. The exchange is an online market for health plans. Right now the Health Exchange Board is trying to figure out how to pay for itself. On Friday, the Board is considering different options.

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WA First District
7:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Del Bene Wins WA First Congressional District

Democrat Suzan Del Bene has won. She beat Republican John Koster in the congressional race for the newly drawn first district. Election returns show Del Bene ahead in three of the four counties.

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WA 1st District Congressional Race
7:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Del Bene Wins WA First Congressional District

Democrat Suzan Del Bene has won. She beat Republican John Koster in the congressional race for the newly drawn first district. Election returns show Del Bene ahead in three of the four counties.

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Autism Therapy
5:51 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Washington State To Cover Autism Therapy For Medicaid Kids

Low income parents will soon have a way to get treatment for their children with autism. Starting in January, Washington state will cover applied behavior analysis therapy for kids with Medicaid coverage. The new benefit is part of a legal settlement between the state, and a local advocacy group for children with autism.

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Pertussis Vaccine Recommended
5:05 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

CDC Recommends Pertussis Vaccine For Expectant Moms

Public health experts are now recommending that pregnant women get the vaccine for whooping cough during pregnancy.
CDC

Public health experts are now recommending that pregnant women get the vaccine for whooping cough during pregnancy. The recommendation is in response to the growing outbreak of the disease in the U.S.

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