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Hospital District

Washington state ferries are docked on the north end of Vashon Island, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, near Seattle. There's no hospital or urgent care clinic on Vashon and the one primary care clinic is having trouble meeting making ends meet.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press


On Vashon Island, voters are deciding whether to create a special hospital district. It wouldn’t be used to build an actual hospital, but rather to subsidize a primary care clinic on the island and possibly bring other health care services there. Like other rural areas, Vashon Island struggles to provide basic health care.