The University of Washington listed Cassie McMaster as a member of its 2013 women’s rowing team. But McMaster says that not only has she never practiced with the team, she never even stepped into a boat. Although McMaster didn’t contribute to the crew team on the water, the UW did benefit by counting McMaster on… Continue reading UW women’s rowing-team numbers inflated, avoiding Title IX scrutiny
3:46 p.m. Feb. 10, 2014. Talia Goldenberg emerged from the fog of anesthesia. The 23-year-old wiggled her toes. She wagged her feet. Good signs for a patient coming out of spinal surgery. The doctors at Swedish’s Cherry Hill hospital declared Talia’s surgery a success. Her surgeon noted there had been no complications and told her parents it… Continue reading Quantity of Care
Every fall since 1923, hordes of people enter the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in the town of Ellensburg to watch bulls toss riders off their backs and cowboys wrestle steers to the ground. Just a block away is a 3.5-acre plot of land that could someday add value to the annual rodeo and county fair, the… Continue reading The demise of Shady Brook Mobile Home Park
State Farm collected $350 million in premiums from Washingtonians over a decade by betting against earthquakes in the state. It concluded that wasn’t enough. In 2014, the company filed documents with Washington state’s insurance regulator seeking approval to raise earthquake rates around the state, including by 39 percent for commercial property in King County and… Continue reading Quake insurance companies hold all the power
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The nine people on Red Bus No. 702 were going separate ways on a Tuesday afternoon: to lunch, the doctor, work, home. The youngest was 14, the oldest 78. At 12:51 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2011, most of them had seconds to live. The bus passed a cluster of old, brick buildings… Continue reading A quake worse than ‘The Big One’?