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WIC now only allowing low-fat milk to be purchased
WIC now only allowing low-fat milk to be purchased (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Nanny State Hits Washington WIC Program – Low-Fat Milk Only Now?

Ok - the state's paying for it - we suppose they have a say.  But here comes another thinly disguised "nanny" doctrine from the government.

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CDC may, if needed, send US Ebola evacuees from Africa to Harborview
CDC may, if needed, send US Ebola evacuees from Africa to Harborview (Townsquare media image)
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Seattle’s Harborview Hospital Asked to Take Ebola Evacuees If Needed

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC has asked the noted Seattle hospital to consider taking US residents who may need treatment after evacuation from West Africa.

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Healthcare providers preparing for Ebola just to be safe
Healthcare providers preparing for Ebola just to be safe (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington State Health Officials Preparing for Possibility of Ebola – Just In Case

the Washington State Department of Health reports precautions are being put in place.

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Facebook to create healthcare groups?
Facebook to create healthcare groups? (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Facebook Wades into Health Care Industry

Facebook already knows a ton about you and your personal life.   Now, it might know about your physical and mental status.

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Ebola not the most frightening virus in the world today
Ebola not the most frightening virus in the world today (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
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Worried About Ebola? Experts Say We Live With Deadlier Illnesses Every Day

The recent panic headlines over the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and subsequent exposure to people in the U.S. have many news outlets sputtering in panic.  But it needs to be kept in perspective.

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Medical supplier was giving old used chairs to clients
Medical supplier was giving old used chairs to clients (Townsquare media image)
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WA Medical Supplier Convicted of Giving Used, Substandard Wheelchairs to Elderly

The owner of a Seattle-based medical supply company was found guilty on 119 counts!

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Funny restroom photo
Funny restroom photo (Newstalk 870 image)
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Weird, Strange, Stupid Actual Warning Labels and Signs

With the recent story about many i-Phone users reportedly trying to recharge their phones in microwaves (it turned out to be a clever hoax ad on the internet), we were inspired to look up similar signs of stupidity.  Other times, signs are posted where they're not necessary - the point of us thinking "nice job, Captain Obvious."    Sometimes they're done by well-meaning people,  sometimes not.

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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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Mental Health counselor in Richland suspended
Mental Health counselor in Richland suspended (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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State Suspends Credentials of Richland Mental Health Counselor

The Washington State Department of Health has suspended the counselor for at least two years.

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Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants
Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Plant Theft Highlights Ongoing Problem in Tri-Cities, Elsewhere

The apprehension of multiple suspects Sunday by Kennewick police spotlights a recurring problem with pot plant thefts, usually involving legal medical marijuana patients.

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