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  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Opponents and activists for I-1639 sound off

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:16:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Initiative-1639 has been the root of controversy ever since supporters began asking for signatures. It became even more complicated when the Washington Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County judges decision after the judge initially threw out over 300,000 signatures saying the petition didn't follow election law claiming it was unreadable. 

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  • Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Hayden students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:04:30 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.

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  • West Nile virus confirmed in Spokane County resident

    West Nile virus confirmed in Spokane County resident

    Monday, August 29 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-08-29 21:25:59 GMT
    Monday, August 29 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-08-29 21:25:58 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane Regional Health District reports a human case of West Nile virus Monday, as well as four cases in horses, all likely acquired in Spokane County. Washington State Public Health Laboratory confirmed the human case which occurred in a male in his 40s who was briefly hospitalized and has since recovered.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane Regional Health District reports a human case of West Nile virus Monday, as well as four cases in horses, all likely acquired in Spokane County. Washington State Public Health Laboratory confirmed the human case which occurred in a male in his 40s who was briefly hospitalized and has since recovered.

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  • First case of Zika virus confirmed in Grant County resident

    First case of Zika virus confirmed in Grant County resident

    Friday, August 12 2016 3:30 PM EDT2016-08-12 19:30:22 GMT
    Friday, August 12 2016 3:45 PM EDT2016-08-12 19:45:47 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Health officials in Grant County have confirmed that a resident has tested positive for Zika virus. The Grant County Health District t says the man was likely exposed to the virus during his recent trip to Mexico. he was not hospitalized and has since recovered.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Health officials in Grant County have confirmed that a resident has tested positive for Zika virus. The Grant County Health District t says the man was likely exposed to the virus during his recent trip to Mexico. he was not hospitalized and has since recovered. Grant County says this is the first case of Zika virus in a Grant County resident. 

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  • N. Idaho woman tests positive for Zika virus after recent trip

    N. Idaho woman tests positive for Zika virus after recent trip

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 2:15 PM EDT2016-08-03 18:15:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 3 2016 2:15 PM EDT2016-08-03 18:15:04 GMT

    Doctors say a North Idaho woman over the age of 60 has tested positive for the Zika virus after she recently traveled to Mexico. The Panhandle Health District made the announcement Wednesday morning. Doctors say this is the first case of Zika in the state of Idaho. 

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    Doctors say a North Idaho woman over the age of 60 has tested positive for the Zika virus after she recently traveled to Mexico. The Panhandle Health District made the announcement Wednesday morning. Doctors say this is the first case of Zika in the state of Idaho. 

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  • Franklin County man tests positive for Zika

    Franklin County man tests positive for Zika

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 7:14 PM EDT2016-07-27 23:14:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 27 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-07-27 23:40:51 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a Franklin County man in his 30s has tested positive for the Zika virus after a recent trip to Mexico.      The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/2aqjh9U ) the Benton-Franklin Health District announced the diagnosis on Wednesday.     

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a Franklin County man in his 30s has tested positive for the Zika virus after a recent trip to Mexico.      The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/2aqjh9U ) the Benton-Franklin Health District announced the diagnosis on Wednesday.     

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  • Health officials confirm 12th case of Zika virus in state

    Health officials confirm 12th case of Zika virus in state

    Monday, July 18 2016 11:30 PM EDT2016-07-19 03:30:36 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 11:30 PM EDT2016-07-19 03:30:36 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed Pierce County's first case of Zika virus. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Monday that the state's most recent case was a man in his 20s who recently traveled to Puerto Rico, the New Tribune of Tacoma reported.      The man returned from Puerto Rico last Wednesday.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed Pierce County's first case of Zika virus. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said Monday that the state's most recent case was a man in his 20s who recently traveled to Puerto Rico, the New Tribune of Tacoma reported.      The man returned from Puerto Rico last Wednesday.

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  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus west of Moses Lake

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus west of Moses Lake

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-06-30 00:07:39 GMT
    Wednesday, June 29 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-06-30 00:07:39 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Officials in Grant County report that a mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus Wednesday. It's the first detection of the virus in Grant County this season.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Officials in Grant County report that a mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus Wednesday. It's the first detection of the virus in Grant County this season.

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  • Spokane company creates unique mosquito repellent amid Zika fears

    Spokane company creates unique mosquito repellent amid Zika fears

    Friday, June 17 2016 8:43 PM EDT2016-06-18 00:43:12 GMT
    Friday, June 17 2016 8:43 PM EDT2016-06-18 00:43:11 GMT

    SPOKANE - With summer on the way and fears about the Zika virus spreading, mosquito control is on the minds of anyone planning to enjoy the outdoors as the weather warms up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Repellents are the first line of defense against mosquito bites and the diseases they spread.

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    SPOKANE - With summer on the way and fears about the Zika virus spreading, mosquito control is on the minds of anyone planning to enjoy the outdoors as the weather warms up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Repellents are the first line of defense against mosquito bites and the diseases they spread.

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  • U.S. Reports First Zika Virus Death in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Reports First Zika Virus Death in Puerto Rico

    Friday, April 29 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-04-29 18:24:01 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-04-29 18:24:01 GMT

    NBCNEWS.COM - (by Maggie Fox) A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said Friday. The man, in his 70s, died from internal bleeding caused by a rare immune reaction to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It's the first death in the United States from Zika virus.

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    NBCNEWS.COM - (by Maggie Fox) A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said Friday. The man, in his 70s, died from internal bleeding caused by a rare immune reaction to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It's the first death in the United States from Zika virus.

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  • Senate GOP drafts Zika funding bill for Thursday panel vote

    Senate GOP drafts Zika funding bill for Thursday panel vote

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:33:39 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:33:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika virus.  The $1.1 billion measure faces a possible Appropriations panel vote on Thursday and could enjoy support from Democrats.  Top Appropriations Committee Democrat Barbara Mikulski said the Zika issue is "in play" for a Thursday panel vote. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika virus.  The $1.1 billion measure faces a possible Appropriations panel vote on Thursday and could enjoy support from Democrats.  Top Appropriations Committee Democrat Barbara Mikulski said the Zika issue is "in play" for a Thursday panel vote. 

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  • Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

    Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

    Sunday, April 17 2016 3:22 PM EDT2016-04-17 19:22:24 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 3:22 PM EDT2016-04-17 19:22:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point."

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  • Zika virus case confirmed in Spokane County

    Zika virus case confirmed in Spokane County

    Monday, February 29 2016 4:05 PM EST2016-02-29 21:05:27 GMT
    Monday, February 29 2016 4:05 PM EST2016-02-29 21:05:26 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Spokane County. The individual is a woman in her 20's and was in an area where Zika transmission is happening. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Spokane County. The individual is a woman in her 20's and was in an area where Zika transmission is happening. 

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  • CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US

    CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US

    Friday, February 26 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-26 18:50:21 GMT
    Friday, February 26 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-26 18:50:20 GMT

    NEW YORK - The government says Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States. All got the virus overseas. Three babies have been born, one with a brain defect.

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    NEW YORK - The government says Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States. All got the virus overseas. Three babies have been born, one with a brain defect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it is also investigating 10 additional reports of pregnant travelers with Zika. 

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