Morning Press ACLU sues PeaceHealth Jollies closes pier appears

first_imgFind out what it might be like outside this week with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this weekend.ACLU sues Vancouver-based PeaceHealthA longtime worker for a Catholic health care system in the Northwest sued the organization Thursday, saying its employee insurance plan refused to cover gender-reassignment surgery for her teenage son.The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed the discrimination lawsuit against PeaceHealth in federal court on behalf of Cheryl Enstad of Bellingham and her son, Paxton Enstad, 17. She said she and her husband eventually took out a second mortgage and dipped into Paxton’s college fund to pay more than $10,000 for his surgery last fall.“PeaceHealth was telling me my son was undeserving of medical care simply because he’s transgender,” Cheryl Enstad told a news conference Thursday. “It’s heartbreaking. It is not fair.”Woman in critical condition after fall from horse in RidgefieldParamedics rushed a woman to the hospital in critical condition after her neighbors found her on the ground unconscious after an apparent fall from her horse Thursday.Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said firefighters were called to in the 25000 block of Northeast 18th Court in Ridgefield around 2:15 p.m.last_img

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