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Aerial Mosquito spraying coming Sunday to Benton County
Aerial Mosquito spraying coming Sunday to Benton County (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Aerial Mosquito Spraying Coming Sunday August 30 To Benton County

If you look up Sunday evening, you'll probably see the crop duster over Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Grandview, and Prosser after 8pm.

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Get Your Immunizations Done Before School Starts!

The Benton-Franklin Health District would like to remind everyone about vaccinations before you're caught in the mad rush in September!

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle (Getty images)
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Shocker! Former Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle to Plead Guilty to Child Porn

For years, he stood as the symbol of how just about anyone could lose weight, become successful, and he helped the food giant sell millions of sandwiches. Now, he's facing jail time.

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Physician prohibited from prescribing medications
Physician prohibited from prescribing medications (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Walla Walla Doctor Suspended After Patient Death

The license to prescribe medications for a Walla Walla doctor has been suspended immediately by the Washington State Department of Health after one of the patients he prescribed medications for died.

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Aerial spraying to combat mosquitos, West Nile Virus
Aerial spraying to combat mosquitos, West Nile Virus (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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West Nile Virus Claims Elderly Benton County Victim

Man was in the "target" age range for issues from the disease.

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Attorney General's response to calls for Planned Parenthood investigation
Attorney General's response to calls for Planned Parenthood investigation (Washington state legislative website)
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WA Attorney General ‘Blows off’ Citizens Demand for Planned Parenthood Investigation

According to the Family Policy Institute of Washington, the reaction towards  the Planned Parenthood scandal has been lukewarm at best.

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Apples Won’t Keep Doctors Away, But They’re Crazy Good for You!

There are several different apple varieties that are grown in Washington. Most are available starting in the fall but some start as early as mid-August. Apples have a lot of potential, so much so that only a small portion of their health benefits is covered here.

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Washington Now 13th Healthiest State, But Guess Where We Failed

Based on 2014 statistics, Washington is now 13th healthiest state. That's up from the year before, but down from its best year in 2011 when it was 9th.

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Death with Dignity numbers up slightly in Washington state
Death with Dignity numbers up slightly in Washington state (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Death With Dignity In WA Sees Slight Increase in 2014

In 2009 Washington voters approved what was called the "Death with Dignity" initiative, legalizing physician- assisted suicide in Washington state. Since then a total of 726 adults have chosen to end their lives with a physician-prescribed dose of lethal medication. The 2014 numbers show a slight increase over 2013.

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Oregon pot farmers warned about illegal pesticides
Oregon pot farmers warned about illegal pesticides (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Oregon Pot Growers Warned Against Using Illegal Pesticides

Although pot won't appear in Oregon state stores until 2016, approved growers and processors are already ramping up production.

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