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Charity care ills run deeper than Tacoma hospital

A state Attorney General lawsuit raises questions about whether St. Joseph Medical Center is unlawfully denying charity care to some patients. One thing seems clear: The Tacoma hospital is not alone in struggling to meet the state’s 1989 charity care law.

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Vegas feels not so far from Tacoma today

After Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the normal controversies and distractions will wait. For now, the flag for which every American has the right to salute, sit or kneel flies somberly at half staff — but there’s no question that it does yet wave.

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Gov. Inslee: Wages must be competitive at Western State

Gov. Jay Inslee, on a visit with The News Tribune's editorial board, talks about the importance of raising state employee pay, specifically at Western State Hospital.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
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Gov. Inslee: Wages must be competitive at Western State

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WATCH: Tacoma's Crystal Judson center representatives reflect on 10 years of work

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