‘A hand up, not a hand out’

By Alysen Boston, Daily News staff writer, Jun 30, 2018 As housing costs continue to rise, families on the Palouse are feeling the crunch as they try to secure their own slice of the American Dream. Jennifer Wallace, executive director of Palouse Habitat for Humanity, said ...

More training and opportunities for those with disabilities

With reference to the Gerald E. Weitz letter titled “About 20 percent of population is dyslexic” (May 7), I applaud Weitz’s call for more and better postsecondary training avenues outside traditional professional educational tracks. Many people – ...

The Value of Peer Support

    Back in 1988, I was a very angry teenager. I just turned 17 and had a nasty car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I was considered a ‘complete’ spinal cord injury, meaning that there was not even a slight chance that I would walk again. I was ...

Fair hopes to provide more services

April 20, 2018 College students are a large population on the Palouse, but this doesn’t mean the community leaves senior citizens or members with disabilities without any help or support system. The WSU Human Development 415 class has worked with Disability Action Center in ...

HD students apply HD students apply leadership skills to help community

Students in HD 415learn about leadership skills and theories, and apply them real-world efforts, while helping the community along the way. Partnering with different organizations through the Center for Civic Engagementat Washington State University, CTLL Clinical Assistant ...

Utilizing an Apple Watch

When it comes to change, I am an old soul, or as my husband likes to say “set in my ways.” Well the joke’s on him for I have known this since I was 3, just ask my siblings. I’m a total Type A personality.  I hate change and it takes me a while to […]

Residents honor those murdered for having a disability

By Garrett Cabeza, Daily News staff writer   Mar 5, 2018 Updated Mar 5, 2018 Rev. Elizabeth Stevens of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse and about 15 others gathered Saturday at Friendship Square in Moscow to honor people with disabilities who have been ...

WSU study finds people with disabilities benefitted from health reform

People with disabilities benefited significantly from the Affordable Care Act through both expanded access to Medicaid and being able to purchase private insurance, a Washington State University study found. The paper, published in late 2017 in the journal Inquiry, compared ...

UNDERNEATH IT ALL

Recent enforcement of a longtime Medicaid policy in Idaho has loved ones and caregivers of some disabled individuals up in arms. For years, a flaw in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s electronic Medicaid claims processing system allowed pull-up protective ...

Troy man has a passion for people with disabilities

Steve Corr is a big man with a big dog and a big love for the Denver Broncos. His office manifests those things he loves; sprinklings of orange and blue point to his home state, a map of Ireland symbolizes the family bloodline. He has even tracked the royal lineage of his ...