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  1. New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legendRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Lamar Daily News

    Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, somber-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on Oct. 28, 2013.

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  2. Three more people diagnosed with West Nile virus in El PasoRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | El Paso Times

    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health said the three new cases in El Paso include two women and a man, all of whom are older than 50. "Recent rain has created many opportunities for standing water in our area and ponding water makes mosquito breeding very likely," officials said in a news release. One woman diagnosed with the virus is from Canutillo; the other woman is from Northeast El Paso, and the man is from the Lower Valley, officials said.

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  3. David Sarasohn: The time is right for tax reformRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OregonLive.com

    ... school budget outcomes a bit less of a suspense movie. Once again, we're back to the great white whale of Oregon government, a revenue package that would put a foundation under the state school system, from finger painting to physics majors. It may ...

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  4. Coming soon to Oregon: Intel blazes a new path for employee health careRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Dr. Jeanene Smith, chief medical officer for the Oregon Health Authority, left, and Brian DeVore, director of Healthcare Ecosystem & Strategy for Intel, at Oregon Health & Science University's conference on health care payment innovation. Intel Corp. is poised to make a big change to how it structures its health plan in Oregon, similar to an experiment the technology giant has been conducting in New Mexico.

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  5. Health briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

    Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. every day in Las Cruces. Meetings are Sunday at University Church of Christ, 1555 E. University Ave. Monday and Friday at Mesilla Valley Hospital, 3751 N. Del Rey Blvd.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at Community of Hope, 999 W. Amador Ave.; Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Ave. Info: 575-915-2442, gone2nm@yahoo.com .

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  6. Toxic algae warning for popular fishing lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CNews

    Oregon health officials worried about the presence of dangerously toxic blue-green algae in waters used by the public issued a new warning on Tuesday, this time for a lake popular for fishing and camping. Tests on Cullaby Lake, near the northwest Oregon coast, confirmed high levels of microsystin, making waters unsafe for people and their pets, Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie said.

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  7. Oregon issues toxic algae warning for popular fishing lakeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    Oregon health officials worried about the presence of dangerously toxic blue-green algae in waters used by the public issued a new warning on Tuesday, this time for a lake popular for fishing and camping. Tests on Cullaby Lake, near the northwest Oregon coast, confirmed high levels of microsystin, making waters unsafe for people and their pets, Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie said.

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  8. Oregon has the nation's highest rate of fatal falls. Kaiser's working to lower itRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Dr. David Griffin, a podiatrist with Kaiser's Northwest Medical Group, is working to lower Oregon's outrageously high fatal fall rates In Oregon, people 65 years and older die from falls at a rate 68 percent higher than the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 560 Oregonians died and 5,970 were hospitalized due to falls last year, according to the Oregon Center for Health Statistics and Hospital Discharge Database.

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  9. Florence Police Blotter: Male party threatened female with knifeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    Officers spoke to female and male party and everything is OK. Case will be referred to Department of Human Services for assistance.

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  10. Attorney General Eric Holder names Oregon prisons director to national corrections advisory boardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., seen in this recent file photo, has appointed Colette Peters, director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, to a national advisory board on corrections policies. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has named Oregon prisons director Colette Peters to a three-year term on the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board.

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  11. Kill off Oregon's invasive species by eating them: Eradication by Mastication 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Oregonians are actually pretty good at keeping invasive species out of the state, according to the Oregon Invasive Species Council . Sure, we could be checking more boats and planning a little better, but overall we keep those foreign critters and plants out.

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  12. Mass officials confirm first case of enterovirusRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

    An 8-year-old girl from southeastern Massachusetts has tested positive in what public health officials presume to be the first of many cases in the state of a rare strain of enterovirus that has caused severe respiratory infection in dozens of children around the country. Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and State Epidemiologist Dr. Al DeMaria said that for most children, the virus will result in mild symptoms similar to the common cold.

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  13. Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint appearance ...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

    Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber defended his record of achievement Monday morning while Republican and Pacific Green rivals battered him on the Cover Oregon website fiasco, education funding and the economy during an appearance before the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and the East Oregonian Media Group.

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  14. Photo Credit: Contributed Photo - Tim Williams has been named...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | South County Spotlight

    Tim Williams has been named executive director of the Oregon Governor's Office of Film & TV, based in Portland. He officially starts the job Oct. 1. Previously based in London and New York, most recently of Los Angeles, Williams has been an executive and independent producer for more than 25 years.

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  15. First case of enterovirus confirmed in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Home

    An 8-year-old girl has been confirmed as the first case on enterovirus in the state, the state Department of Public Health said. The girl, whose name and town have not been released, has a history of asthma.

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  16. Treating primary elections like gated neighborhoods: Editorial Agenda 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    What would you call an organized effort to minimize the number of voters participating in an election? If you're like most people, you'd call it voter suppression. But if you belong to a well-funded group that benefits from treating elections like gated neighborhoods, you'd mount a campaign to keep out the riffraff and call yourselves - get this - " Protect our Vote ."

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  17. New Mexico reports first West Nile death of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    The Department of Health says an 89-year-old Lea County man who died from West Nile had been hospitalized for encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease. People become infected with West Nile virus from the bite of an infected mosquito, and September is one of the peak months for the virus.

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  18. Business, labor groups join behind Oregon Health Science University cancer pushRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Phil Knight speaks to shareholders at Nike headquarters near Beaverton Sept 18, 2014. Oregon business and labor groups have united behind Knight's $500 million cancer research challenge.

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  19. 'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation to present 5th Annual Hula Exhibition at Alpenrose DairyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Traditional and modern hula honoring Hawai'i's legendary stories and culture, plus Hawaiian food and crafts will be on show Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at the 'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation's fifth annual E Ala E hula exhibition. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding the 'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation's Kulia I Ka Nu'u Program that supports education, youth health and wellness, family and cultural education support.

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  20. FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributorsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

    U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of Botox, fake cancer drugs and other unapproved or contaminated medicines in the U.S. Often those operations will entice physicians by faxing "too good to be true" flyers that offer 75 percent or more off pricey injectable drugs.

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