Washington Department of Health

Gorge Health Issues
6:32 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gorge Amphitheater In Violation Of State Health Regulations

Health officials told concert producer Live Nation that the Gorge's waste water practices are inadequate and could pose a threat to public health and the environment.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

One of the largest concert venues in the Northwest is in trouble with the Washington Health Department. The Gorge Amphitheater turns into a small city during summer music festivals like Sasquatch and Paradiso. But in a warning letter this week, health officials told concert producer Live Nation that its waste water practices are inadequate and could pose a threat to public health and the environment.

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Northwest News
1:53 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way

This one's virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December.
Kevin Winter Getty Images for Radio.com

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 8:54 am

If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let's hope you came home with nothing but great memories.

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Northwest Healthcare
5:46 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Online Hiccups Turn Health Care Sign-Ups Old School

New hires train to take calls at Washington's health exchange call center in Spokane Valley.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

It's hard to find anyone who orders anything by phone or through the mail any more, unless they're signing up for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act. With all the online snags in the first month, people are turning to some decidedly old school methods. And some managers in the northwest say snail mail and the phone are the best workarounds for the time being.

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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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Gonorrhea Outbreak
4:02 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Health Officials Perplexed By Number Of Northwest Gonorrhea Cases

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 3:01 pm

Health officials across the Northwest are trying to figure out why they’re seeing a big upswing in the number of people with gonorrhea this year.

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
5:16 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Early Numbers From WA Health Exchange

Credit Credit Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Washington State’s Health Exchange is one week old. To date more than 9,400 people enrolled for health coverage.

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
4:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Washington Health Plan Website 'Cruising At 55'

Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 4:00 pm

After a rocky start, Washington’s health plan finder website is now running smoothly. That’s according to a spokesman for the state’s Health Benefit Exchange.

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
4:18 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

It's OK To Wait A Few Days For Healthcare Exchange Sign-Up

Things are went a little more smoothly Wednesday for Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange website than the first day of operation.

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
3:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Washington Exchange Website Stumbles Out Of The Gates

Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 4:24 pm

It was a rocky start to Obamacare in Washington. The state’s new health insurance website is up now, but it was shut down for most of the day because of technical glitches.

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Washington Healthcare
6:29 am
Mon December 3, 2012

State Agency Offering Help During Last Week Of Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment season ends Friday for those looking to change or sign onto a health program. A Washington state agency has open arms for those scrambling for insurance advice.

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