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  • Lab tech possibly exposed to Ebola

    ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an …


  • Feds will expand Spokane mining research laboratory

    Federal officials plan to double the number of employees at Spokane’s mine research laboratory, adding more than 40 positions and creating a new Western district office for worker-safety programs. The …


  • Regional federal mining lab restaffing

    The only federal laboratory devoted to mining safety in the West, Spokane’s Mine Research Laboratory, is regaining 12 jobs stripped away in recent years. Two of the jobs have already …


  • Washington’s obesity rate on the rise

    Washington’s obesity rate is projected to hit 55.5 percent by the year 2030 - more than double the rate from 2011.


  • Blood-lead testing crucial for Silver Valley children

    When Shane Stancik grew up near the old Bunker Hill Mine and Smelter complex, it was a magnet for neighborhood kids. He and his friends poked around the rusting equipment …


  • Ex-smoker hopes his loss will be others’ gain

    Shawn Wright was a smoker. Nothing could stop him: not the death of his father; not the scolding of doctors; not the high taxes; not the banishment from bars and …


  • Some folks are missing the point of vaccines

    We’re No. 1. Measles will be overjoyed. A new report shows that more parents in Washington refused to have their children vaccinated than any other state in the nation. I’d …


  • CDC: 1 in 5 kids had flu-like illness this month

    About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.


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