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Town where kids cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

58 min 21 sec ago

A proposed settlement between New Jersey and the current owner of a notoriously polluted industrial site is drawing fire from residents of Toms River, where memories of children getting cancer at elevated rates are still a fresh source of pain.
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Alaska USA will change its name to Global Credit Union this spring

1 hour 13 min ago

The name changes follows the merger last year of Alaska USA and Spokane-based Global Credit Union.
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Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

1 hour 17 min ago

A newly released report from the Mississippi State Department of Health finds that an increasing number of mothers in the state have died in recent years due to pregnancy complications.
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Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

2 hours 4 min ago

A group of Texas death row inmates have filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution.
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WA law schools pull out of U.S. News rankings over equity concerns

2 hours 10 min ago

Seattle University and Gonzaga University law school leaders said this week they won't provide data to U.S. News & World Report.
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FDA’s advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

2 hours 29 min ago

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot.
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Ranks of quiet quitters climb as layoffs mount, surveys

2 hours 38 min ago

The discontent, while widespread, was most acute among younger workers, women and those managing multiple teams across remote and on-site schedules.
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California prison inmates to get some Medicaid care

3 hours 36 min ago

The federal government will allow Medicaid dollars to treat some people in prisons, jails or juvenile detention centers for the first time ever.
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What Seattle police has said about pedestrian killed by cop; what remains unanswered

4 hours 21 min ago

Seattle police has shared few details about the moments leading to the death of 23-year-old woman, who was struck by a police officer in South Lake Union
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US moves to protect Minnesota wilderness from planned mine

4 hours 41 min ago

The Biden administration has moved to protect the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota from future mining.
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Western WA wildlife park welcomes 3 orphaned moose calves from Alaska

4 hours 44 min ago

After arriving this summer from Alaska, the three young moose will make their public debut Friday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville.
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Alaska library board keeps LGBTQ books in youth sections

5 hours 34 min ago

An advisory board overseeing a public library in Alaska has voted to keep scores of books containing supposed LGBTQ themes in the children’s and young adult sections instead of moving them to a separate location after complaints were made.
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SC abortion ban gets hearing for first time this session

6 hours 5 min ago

An abortion ban is once more beginning to move through the South Carolina General Assembly.
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FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

6 hours 29 min ago

The Food and Drug Administration says there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements.
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NASA marks 20 years since space shuttle Columbia disaster

7 hours 13 min ago

NASA is marking the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy with somber ceremonies during its annual tribute to fallen astronauts.
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Missouri Senate GOP backs bills on transgender children

7 hours 30 min ago

The leader of Missouri's state Senate says Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams.
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Seattle to resume late fees for unpaid parking, camera and traffic tickets

7 hours 59 min ago

Seattle Municipal Court will resume charging late fees for unpaid infraction tickets, after suspending them early in the pandemic.
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Missing teenage snowmachiner found dead in northwest Alaska

8 hours 26 min ago

Alaska State Troopers say a teenager missing in northwest Alaska for nearly 10 days was found dead Wednesday.
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Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

9 hours 21 min ago

Federal authorities have charged 25 people accused of participating in a wire fraud scheme in Florida that they say created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.
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Man tried to rape Seattle woman after following her home, prosecutors say

9 hours 38 min ago

The man later groped an EMT as he was being taken from Harborview to jail, according to King County prosecutors.
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