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Rare birth defect rate again higher in Benton-Franklin Counties
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Rare Birth Defect Occuring Four Times Higher in Benton-Franklin Counties Again This Year

The Washington State Health Department Tuesday released more data about the rare birth defect Anencephaly.

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Pot store lottery starts this week
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Pot Store Applicants Hoping to “Get Lucky” in State Lottery

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has kicked off a lottery this week, but it's one 99% of you won't be a part of.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
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Irrigation Districts Remind Us – Don’t Drink the Water!

As the irrigation comes on, water sprays, and plants come to life,  there's the reminder of how and when to use the water.

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Obamacare leaves woman with brain disease without medicine, operations
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Woman With Rare Neurological Disease Left High and Dry by Obamacare

In perhaps the MOST shocking case of the failure of Obamacare so far, this woman's new healthcare plan won't cover her meds, or pay for her surgeries.

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Toyota Arena evacuated due to ammonia leak Sunday
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Investigation Continues into Ammonia Leak that Forced Toyota Arena Evacuation

A number of junior hockey players had their games interrupted Sunday at Toyota Arena in Kennewick due to an ammonia leak.

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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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woman smoking e-cigarette
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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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