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Pineview, Causey beach booze ban comes up for final vote Tuesday

Beach booze ban to come up for vote Tuesday

If approved Tuesday in its current form, only Anderson Cove and Jefferson Hunt Campgrounds, along...

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Pineview, Causey beach booze ban comes up for final vote Tuesday

Beach booze ban to come up for vote Tuesday

If approved Tuesday in its current form, only Anderson Cove and Jefferson Hunt Campgrounds, along with marinas and boats on the water would be exempt from the alcohol prohibition.


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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his...


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‘You’ve Got Mail’: Emails And Robocalls Hit Home In Promoting Medicaid

Postcards, robocalls and other low-tech outreach tools can be as effective as personalized enrollment assistance at encouraging eligible people to sign up for Medicaid, a new study found. Researchers conducted two randomized, controlled trials in Oregon that evaluated the extent to which people who...


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A Busy Week For Health: Budget Cuts, CBO Scores And Mitch McConnell’s Cryptic

It was a hectic week for people who follow news about health politics. Kaiser Health News veteran reporters Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner sat down to discuss some of the major developments. MARY AGNES CAREY: Hello, and thanks for joining us. I’m Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and a...


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Molina Healthcare, A Top Obamacare Insurer, Investigates Breach Of Patients’

Molina Healthcare, a major insurer in Medicaid and state exchanges across the country, has shut down its online patient portal as it investigates a potential data breach that may have exposed sensitive medical information. The company said Friday that it closed the online portal for medical claims...


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‘Health Care’ = Fighting Words In Montana

There was likely good reason why Greg Gianforte, successful Republican candidate for Congress from Montana, lost his cool on the eve of the election — scuffling with a reporter, breaking the man’s glasses and ending up with a misdemeanor assault charge: He, like many Republicans these days, walks a...


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Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Missile Interception

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American...


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The Latest: Lawyer says Kushner wants to cooperate in probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia investigations (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Jared Kushner’s role in his father-in-law’s campaign and now his presidency make him a seemingly obvious person that investigators would want to know more about and possibly speak with as they probe connections...


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US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate

APTOPIX Economy GDP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper — though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated. The gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of the economy — expanded in the January-March quarter at a 1.2 percent annual rate, the government said Friday....


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As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

US Food Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His...


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