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KOMO News: State senate passes bill that would require insurers to cover 3D mammography

KOMO News: State senate passes bill that would require insurers to cover 3D mammography

From KOMONews.com: OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Senate voted Wednesday to pass legislation that could help improve the early detection of breast cancer in women, according to a Senate press release. Senate Bill 5912 would require that health insurance providers cover the 3D mammography, which has been show to improve the early detection of breast cancer by 40 percent, according to the release. "This legislation will help ensure that economic circumstance or the type of insurance you have is not a barrier to accessing this life-saving technology," Sen. Patty Kuderer said in the release. The bill will now move to the ...

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The Redmond Reporter: State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

The Redmond Reporter: State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, recently co-taught a math lesson in an eighth-grade Algebra I class at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond. Kuderer was invited into the classroom by National Board Certified teacher Brigitte Tennis. The two led the lesson on the core concepts of logical thinking and perseverance using a problem involving gummy bears on gymnastics teams. After solving the original problem, students were given an enrichment extension so they could apply the pattern they had discovered to move gummy bears on mats from one side to the other, within given parameters. Student Sarrah Khan commented, “This was ...

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New Day Northwest: Contest spotlights local, women-owned businesses

New Day Northwest: Contest spotlights local, women-owned businesses

The following segment with Sen. Patty Kuderer appeared on KING 5's New Day Northwest on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Sen. Patty Kuderer and Chaitra Vedulapalli from Ignite Washington talk about the importance of women-owned businesses and the role they play in our state's economy. They also discuss the upcoming InnovateHER challenge for women business owners. https://king5.com/embeds/video/281-2595050/iframe?jwsource=cl

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Seattle Times: Bills in Olympia aim to remove lead from school water supplies

Seattle Times: Bills in Olympia aim to remove lead from school water supplies

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are looking at ways to remove lead from public water lines that connect to schools, day-care centers and other facilities. Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, has sponsored House Bill 1805, which is scheduled for a public hearing 8 a.m. Thursday in the House Environment Committee. Farrell’s proposal would require public water systems by 2020 to replace water lines that are not lead-free and that hook up to buildings providing public K-12 and charter schools, preschools, early child-care programs and family day-care providers. The bill sets a more ambitious long-term goal: By 2030, public water systems would have ...

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