Komo, Bill, Carleen Johnson discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

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On Tom hutler with the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. Thanks for joining us this morning. Those four and against the Bill to limit exemptions. For opting out of vaccines. Expected to converge today on Olympia, the Senate will debate a Bill that would eliminate the personal objection as a reason for not having your child. Immunized more from komo's Carleen Johnson. I'm measles outbreak. Led to this debate about making it tougher to opt out Representative Paul Harris event couvert where that measles. Outbreak is centered spoke after a hearing last week referencing all the people who showed up to testify against his Bill. I find it fascinating. Vaccines. Dr Tony bark told lawmakers, there are risks with vaccines and no parent should be forced to immunize their child. It sounds could. And well that vaccines are safe and effective. Just so you understand that there could legally classified as unavoidably and safe and the manufacturers are not liable. This is a liability free product that is being mandated on children the house ended up passing that Bill out of committee last week. Today's Bill goes even further it does away with the personal exemption for all immunizations. Not just measles. They ever had held reports those personal or philosophical objections account for most of the exemptions in our state. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news largest autism study in the country now in its fourth year, and it still needs volunteers. Daniel wise, says his five year old son has very much benefited from the information they've received being part of the spark program tonight day, the the progress he's made spark is a major study recruiting those with autism and their families to find genetic connections. That may lead to a cure the research is being done locally at Seattle Children's with help from the universe. -versity of Washington. Some Washington lawmakers working to amend a new state law to allow even more sick workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production site to be compensated. Komo's Frank Lenzi. The Tri city herald reports that that work is being done while the federal government is suing to put an end to the law. The government sued the state in December to overturn the new law before the legislature eased requirements in two thousand eighteen for approving Hanford compensation claims for workers were required to show that a specific exposure such as too hazardous chemicals or radiation at the nuclear reservation, constant illness or injury. The new law removes the burden of proof from workers or their survivors, unlike requirements for most other workers in the state.

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