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Nickels Re-files, Electronic Medical Records and Petitions Made Public

Ross Reynolds
06/02/2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Mayor Nickels Files for Re–election

Greg Nickels explains why he thinks he deserves a third term as Seattle's mayor.

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Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the government to unseal evidence in Guantanamo detainee cases. We'll take a look at what the evidence could tell us.

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Electronic Medical Records

The Obama administration is pouring money into electronic medical records. The goals are lower costs and better medical care. Can it work? Are you comfortable with your medical history going digital?

WhoSigned?

Soon you might be asked to sign a petition to block the state's new domestic partnership law. A group called Whosigned plans to publicize the names of everyone who signs the petition. If you signed up to support a controversial initiative would you want to keep it private?



Guest(s)

Greg Nickels is the mayor of Seattle.

Dr. Thomas H. Wood is Chief Medical Information Officer for Swedish Hospital.

Brian Murphy is director for Who Signed.org, an organization that plans to publicizing the names of people who sign in support of Referendum 71 to overturn the state's domestic partnership law.

Charlie Swift is a criminal defense attorney specializing in national security law at the Seattle law firm, Swift & McDonald. He retired from the U.S. Navy almost two years ago as a Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Prior to retirement, he represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan in the landmark case Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jennifer Wall is the communications director for the Help is Here Express, a traveling program that helps uninsured people pay for prescription drugs.

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