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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

  • Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

  • Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community.

  • WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

    LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

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Oregon gov under fire after fiancee admits getting $118G in consulting role

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has called a press conference for Friday morning after his fiancee disclosed that she had collected $118,000 from an out-of-state clean energy group while advising the governor on clean energy policy. 

White House acknowledges -- but also denies -- that Taliban are a terrorist group

The White House once again Thursday agonized to draw a fine-tuned distinction between the Taliban and terror networks like Al Qaeda, even as Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged that, technically, the Taliban are still on an official terrorist list.

McCain rips protesters during Kissinger hearing, calls them ‘low-life scum’

Sen. John McCain lashed out Thursday at protesters who loudly interrupted a hearing with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, calling their demonstration "disgraceful" and the protesters "low-life scum."

Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling sidewalk in Boston

Secretary of State John Kerry was fined $50 for failing to clear the snow from sidewalk on the side of his home in Boston.

Krauthammer: Obama’s new budget battle

Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama is “doing a dance in the end zone” over the new budget battle started with Republicans to end automatic budget cuts known as sequestration when he’s “not even past the 50-yard line.”

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LOCAL HAPPENINGS

  • Samaritan Health Services offers CNA course

    Samaritan Health Services is offering a Nursing Assistant Training Program. Candidates accepted into the program will be hired as nursing assistants with full benefits, including medical and d…

  • LBCC offers 2-day triathlon clinic

    Jump start or accelerate your triathlon experience in this two-day Triathlon Training Clinic offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

  • Parks & Rec hosts class on Facebook

    Albany Parks & Recreation Department will offer a class on how to use Facebook from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW.

  • Albany Helping Hands sells seasoned firewood

    Albany Helping Hands has seasoned firewood for sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at its wood lot, 5150 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany.

  • Jefferson Church hosts groundhog day event

    JEFFERSON — Jefferson Evangelical Church, located at 552 N. Second St., will have its annual Groundhog Celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.

  • LBCC Culinary Arts Program hosts "An Evening In"

    The Linn-Benton Community College Culinary Arts Program will host "An Evening In The Santiam," beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Santiam Restaurant on the LBCC Campus, 6500 Pacific B…

  • Albany man reunites Navy SEAL with trident

    As soon as he found it, Rob Williams knew it was military. And he was pretty sure he knew who it belonged to.

  • Brownsville considers zoning for marijuana operations

    BROWNSVILLE — City councilors agreed Tuesday evening to examine the possibility of adding zoning restrictions for businesses that process or sell either recreational or medical marijuana.

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