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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

With the closure of Walla Walla General, Providence St. Mary Medical Center is the only remaining hospital in Walla Walla.

Student and Community Activists Respond to Limits in Contraceptive Care

Christy Carley, News Editor April 12, 2018

The closure of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) in July of 2017 left a hole in the healthcare system of the Walla Walla Valley. Beyond increased waiting times at other facilities, WWGH's closure also...

Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger April 4, 2017

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about...

Susanne Beechey on Health Care

Kate Grumbles March 30, 2017

On March 24, 2017, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act before it was put up for a vote. On Tuesday, March 28 Wire reporter Kate Grumbles spoke with Associate Professor of Politics Susanne...

Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

River Sterne November 21, 2013
Bon Appétit employees work long hours in difficult and fast-paced jobs. When injuries occur, they cannot use the Whitman Health Center, and their vacation days and break times are small in number. Though Bon Appétit employees on campus generally have good relationships with higher-up campus officials, nationally the catering company is re-classifying many employees' employment statuses to save money, affecting health insurance for many of them.

Health Center offers free flu vaccinations for staff and faculty

Elise Tinseth October 4, 2012
On Oct. 2, Health Center staff, with funding from the Human Resources Center, gave a free flu shot clinic to all staff and faculty members in hopes to make vaccination convenient and encourage people to stay healthy during flu season.

Meaningful healthcare must be holistic

Julia Stone April 26, 2012
Quality health care stems from a re-imagining of health: not from identifying bodily symptoms but from holistic care, in part from the strength of the relationship between patient and doctor, in part from an appreciation of environmental factors that beget disease.

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le April 19, 2012
Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.
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Climate change inaction too costly

Lisa Curtis October 22, 2009
There's a small office on Capitol Hill that is playing a major role in determining whether Americans will have affordable health care or more renewable energy in the coming year. The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan body in charge of providing economic data to Congress, has an incredible amount of power over our political system.
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Senate must pass health care

jamessledd October 22, 2009
Remember the debate over President Obama's health care plan? It wasn't that long ago that people were bringing guns to town hall meetings where shouting and jeering dominated civilized conversation. Although the furor over health care may have died down—the newspapers aren't filled with pictures of screaming, finger-pointing Tea Partiers—the debate is far from over. On Oct. 13, the Senate Finance Committee, led by Montana senator Max Baucus, passed its version of a health care reform bill.

An alternative health care option: single-payer

Bryant Fong September 27, 2009

The health care system as we know it is out of control. I wrote about the problem this past spring.   I called for action on Obama's part during his crucial first 100 days in office. I suggested that...

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