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Measles Outbreaks, Rooted in ‘Anti-Vaccination’ Debate, Are a Serious Problem

The so-called "anti-vaccination" movement is causing a destructive rise in the frequency of certain diseases, like measles, that the U.S. had all but eradicated.

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Andrew Kirk
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Why Is Yakima So Fat? [SURVEY]

A recent Gallup study revealed Yakima is the fourth fattest community in the country. Remember last year when Tri-Cities was in the top 10? Bellingham on the West Side is among the healthiest cities (and the West Side did well last year, too). So why are we on the East Side so fat?

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Woman Hearing for the First Time Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

You're about to watch a miracle.

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Inside one of Hanford storage tanks
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More Hanford Workers Treated After Exposure to Vapors in Tank Farm Area

After several Hanford workers complained of various physical ailments, two more were evaluated Wednesday.

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E-Cigarettes May Not Help You Quit Smoking, but Here’s What Can

E-cigarettes may not be the best way to help you kick that smoking habit after all.

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Teen smoking down, tobacco sales up in Washington state
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Washington’s Teen Smoking Rate Dropping, Tobacco Sales to Minors Rising

It's a bit of a Catch-22 situation for the Department of Health.

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Nevada Healthcare advisors - some with criminal backrounds
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Criminals Working as Obamacare Navigators? Amazing Backround Details

If it's happening in Nevada,  chances are it's happening across the country - at least to some degree.

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Public meeting on Obamacare coming to Tri-Cities in March
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How Will Obamacare Affect YOU Directly? Public Forum Coming to Tri-Cities March 24th – Monday

Dr. Roger Stark is an acclaimed physician, author, and expert in the field of medicine as well as what affects the medical field politically.  He's coming to the Tri-Cities Monday.

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Prosecutions down, DUI pot arrests skyrocket in Washington state
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Marijuana Prosecutions Nose Dive After Legalization

Since I-502 was passed,  people being prosecuted for marijuana possession has dropped 98 percent in our state.

Under the "old" laws, possession of 40 grams (1.41 ounces) was considered a misdemeanor,  more than 40 a felony.

Since the passag

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WA AG Bob Ferguson
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Did Washington AG’s Office “Pressure” O’Reilly Auto Parts into Expanding Same-Sex Health Coverage?

The company says they were "surprised" by Attorney General investigation announcement.

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