Initiative 1501 is not what it seems. It will do little to protect seniors and vulnerable individuals and will benefit the union that serves caregivers at the expense of those private caregivers who choose not to join the union. Read the full article . . .
In Washington, grandparents have not had a right to visits with their grandchildren over the objection of fit parents. Now, grandparents do not have such rights even if the children have non-parental custodians. Read the full article . . .
There is a new crime in Washington State prohibiting disclosure of certain intimate images. The crime is intended to protect subjects of intimate photographs from embarrassment. But it may be easy to run afoul of this law inadvertently. Read the full article . . .
Healthcare insurance companies negotiate contract discounts with healthcare providers. High-deductible health insurance policies—attractive because of their low premiums—require policy-holders to pay for all of their normal healthcare. So the benefit of these policies largely comes from the negotiated contract discount. Unfortunately, we have no way of determining what rates each insurance company has negotiated. Read the full article . . .
Every San Juan County citizen should be concerned about the allegations in Albritton v. San Juan County. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the County engaged in a cover-up to avoid public disclosure of the County’s improper handling of a building permit. Read the full article . . .
Advancing technology has made it possible for ordinary persons to purchase and operate small, unmanned aircraft, often with video cameras. These “drones” have been controversial. What is the state of the law as it applies to small drones? Read the full article . . .