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Archive: January 11, 2013

GRAPHIC: Projected Jobs with Virginia Medicaid Expansion. Courtesy of The Commonwealth Institute.

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said in his State of the Commonwealth Address this week that he will not support the Medicaid expansion in Virginia, which is part of the federal health care reform law. The governor’s new budget reflects this decision. Jill Hanken, an at ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Oregon's flu season is right on schedule, despite other areas of the nation being hit earlier and harder. State health officials are hoping it prompts more Oregonians to get flu shots.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon has missed the raging flu season that's hit other parts of the country – but that isn't unusual, according to state health officials. They start counting flu cases in September, but say the numbers don't usually peak here until this month or next. One reason it' ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates are urging state legislators to require law-enforcement officials to seek judicial approval before accessing an individual's location tracking information collected by cell phone companies.
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AUSTIN, Texas – Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates are urging state legislators to require law-enforcement officials to seek judicial approval before accessing an individual's location tracking information, such as GPS data collected by cell-phone companies. The U.S. Supreme Court ...Read More

PHOTO: As flu activity in the state jumps, the Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas is reminding residents that a vaccination is your best protection and it's not to late to get. Photo courtesy of the CDC.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There's been a dramatic increase in influenza activity in North Dakota, but health officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated. Sarah Kaspari Baker, a family nurse practitioner at Northland Community Health Center in McClusky, says a vaccine is the best prevention agai ...Read More

PHOTO: California's schools are the big winner in Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposal.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After years of steep budget cuts, California's fiscal outlook is looking brighter thanks to new taxes approved by voters. Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal eliminates the deficit and includes an increase in spending, mostly for education. Under the plan, schools wil ...Read More

PHOTO: Volcanic formations in the newly-designated Pinnacles National Park
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SOLEDAD, Calif. – California is now home to the country's newest National Park. President Barack Obama has signed a measure to re-designate Pinnacles National Monument as Pinnacles National Park. The legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Barbara Boxer and in the House by R ...Read More

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