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West Nile virus found in more Franklin County mosquitoes
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West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Spreading in Franklin County – Another Detection This Week

The West Nile Virus appears to be steadily making it's way across Franklin County.

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Get Obamacare answers September 25th
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Local Event Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Obamacare – September 25th

Confused by the Affordable Care Act?  Need answers, especially if you're a business owner?

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More spraying coming to North Franklin County
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2nd Discovery of West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Found in Franklin County

The Franklin County Mosquito Control District announced Wednesday another batch of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus.

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Free Prostate Screening Sept. 23-25 — Set Your Appointment Today [SPONSORED]

What's the surest sign of a REAL MAN? He gets his prostate checked. Woody and I are going (we might stop at Red Lobster and get liquored up first, though) and you should too. Here's how to set an appointment:

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2013 Walkabout to Prevent Suicide event
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Suicide Prevention Walk Coming to Tri-Cities September 21st.

A special walk to call attention to the issue of suicide is coming later this month, and the public is invited to participate.

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Pregnant women urged to get immunized against whooping cough
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Whooping Cough Cases Triple in Pacific Northwest

The Washington and Oregon State Departments of Health have issued an alert to all pregnant women to get immunized against pertussis.

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NFL and Former Players Reach $765 Million Settlement on Concussions

The National Football League and its former players have reached a settlement regarding concussion-related injuries, avoiding what could have been years of court battles. The league will pay out $765 million to its former players.

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Richland’s Tri-Cities Community Health Center Now Caring for the Underserved

The brand new Tri-Cities Community Health Center at 829 Goethals Drive in Richland is now open after a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. Check out our exclusive interview with CEO Al Cordova.

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Cable Bridge lights turn teal for ovarian cancer awareness
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Cable Bridge Geting the ‘Light Treatment’ Thursday Evening — Find Out What’s Happening!

Don't be alarmed if the Cable Bridge looks "different" tonight!

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Benton Franklin Health District office in Prosser will be closing.
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Benton Franklin Health District to Close Prosser Office in September

Due to what officials are calling a lack of clients, the Prosser branch of the county health department will shutter its doors Sept. 19.

BFHD officials say immunizations have dropped at the office because many are now available through privatized clinics in the area.

They also say while overall interaction with clients has increased at the Environmental Health clinic, it's been due to

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