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The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is extremely disappointed that state legislators have failed to pass legislation removing the personal/philosophical vaccine exemption (House Bill 2009). Given Washington state’s nationally low vaccination rates, this bill was our best opportunity for elected officials to rise above politics on this serious public health issue — all but guaranteeing that many of our state’s children will remain at risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
The non-profit School Nutrition Association has awarded Kim Klapel from Canyon Creek Elementary School in Bothell the Northwest regional Manager of the Year Award, considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn. The award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.