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Bill on medical aid in dying assessed

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    John Radcliffe, top, testified for the death-with-dignity bill Tuesday during a hearing at the state Capitol. Radcliffe has terminal cancer.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, proponents and opponents of the bill filed into the Capitol auditorium to testify before the House Health and Human Services and Judiciary committees.

Kathleen Hashimoto — who says she underwent 18 surgeries, chemotherapy and lengthy hospital stays after contracting a rare form of kidney cancer from a transplanted kidney — implored lawmakers Tuesday not to advance a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain prescriptions for lethal doses of medication. Read more

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