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e-cigs to come under state regulations (Getty Images)
e-cigs to come under state regulations (Getty Images)
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Strong Vaping Regulations Coming, Bills Passed by WA Legislature

Most stores won't sell an obviously 14 or 15-year-old an e-cig. But surprisingly, the industry has largely been unregulated since the popularity of the electronic smoking devices has exploded a couple of years ago. Now, get ready for a heavy dose of state regulations.

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USA Today report claims thousands of water systems with too much lead across U.S. (Getty Images)
USA Today report claims thousands of water systems with too much lead across U.S. (Getty Images)
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Report Claims Excessive Lead in Many WA Water Systems, Two in Franklin County

We've heard so much about the Flint, Michigan water woes, where lead from old, decaying water pipes has rendered the city water undrinkable. Now, USA Today as released a report claiming some 2,000 other water systems across the county have lead levels that exceed the EPA 'safe' standards, including several dozen in our state.

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Chicken pox vaccine now required for high school students in WA (Sean Gallup)
Chicken pox vaccine now required for high school students in WA (Sean Gallup)
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Chicken Pox Vaccine Required for All WA High School Students This Fall

State health officials say the virus is becoming more abundant these days, and new studies show it can reportedly cause more health issues in older people.

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Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
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Oregon Health Insurers Blame ‘Sick’ People for Losing Millions in 2015

Although a volatile health insurance market is partly to blame, from the turmoil caused by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), most insurers say it's because people just got sick more often.

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Zika mosquito larvae (Getty Images)
Zika mosquito larvae (Getty Images)
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Zika Virus Bigger Threat to Children Than Expected, Says Seattle Doctor

An expert doctor who helps lead the brain research at Seattle Children's Hospital says the Zika virus is causing much bigger neurological issues in children than expected.

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Amnesty granted to illegals in Flint over water issues (Getty Images)
Amnesty granted to illegals in Flint over water issues (Getty Images)
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‘Water’ Amnesty Given to Illegals in Flint Michigan

You've probably heard the news about the failing, tainted city water system in Flint, Michigan. What you might NOT know is the shocking policy adopted by officials concerning illegal aliens.

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Zika mosquito larvae (Getty Images)
Zika mosquito larvae (Getty Images)
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Zika Virus Bigger Threat to Children Than Expected, Says Seattle Doctor

An expert doctor who helps lead the brain research at Seattle Children's Hospital says the Zika virus is causing much bigger neurological issues in children than expected.

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Baby born successfully to Zika infectted mother (Getty Images)
Baby born successfully to Zika infectted mother (Getty Images)
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Second Case of Zike Virus Confirmed in WA State – Spokane County

Some good news actually, concerning the virus that's been raising havoc with pregnant women, and threatens the safety of people at the upcoming Brazil Olympic games.

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Kennewick Man Gets MAJOR Guinness World Record

Kennewick is ON THE MAP AGAIN!

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Oregon sees first sexually transmitted case of Zika Virus (Getty Images)
Oregon sees first sexually transmitted case of Zika Virus (Getty Images)
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First Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Case Reported in Oregon

Oregon officials say the man had traveled to an area affected by the mosquito-borne virus, and then infected a woman after his return.

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