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5 things to know about voting in California

A look at the basic rules of voting in California:

3 West Nile risk areas identified in Longmont

Boulder County health officials say they've identified three locations in Longmont where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.

Mascherano, Zabaleta play on after blows to head

Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta both played on for Argentina on Tuesday after being knocked down by blows to the head.

Nuclear site workers test thousands of air samples

About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday.

Jury finds Iowa man with cancer guilty in pot case

An Iowa man who said he grew dozens of marijuana plants to help treat his cancer was found guilty Wednesday of drug charges.

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Faced with major changes to their health insurance benefits, more than 500 Memphis police officers called in sick Wednesday for the second consecutive day to protest cuts aimed at helping buttress the city's troubled pension program in a showdown that reflects wider struggles in cash-strapped urban centers across the country.

Seattle hospital testing brain trauma drug

Patients who arrive unconscious with a head injury at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle may be given a drug being tested to prevent bleeding in the brain, even though they are unable to give their consent.

1 year later, no new abortion rules in N. Carolina

Abortion rights advocates in North Carolina say they are in the dark about new rules required by a year-old law that they fear could effectively shut down many of the state's clinics.

State seeks more marijuana dispensary proposals

Four companies will have another shot to operate one of Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state announced on Wednesday.

Acting VA secretary: Dorn Center improving

The Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia has reached out to veterans, added staff and extended clinic hours to add 1,700 new appointments in coming weeks for veterans awaiting care, acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

A new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults.

Arizona health director allows use of pot for PTSD

Arizona's top health official has accepted a judge's decision adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

State health officials say mosquitoes in two Indiana counties have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, July 2, 2014

Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

Tennessee health officials said Wednesday they disagree with a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide certain services as required by the federal health care law.

Man gets 17 years for nursing home beating death

A New York City man will spend 17 years in prison for beating his nursing home roommate to death with a metal piece from a wheelchair.

Marijuana ban initiative likely won't make ballot

A measure that would have overturned Montana's medical marijuana law likely will not appear on the November ballot.

Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials

July 3

Locally acquired dengue fever confirmed in S Fla

Health officials say a 50-year-old Miami-Dade County woman is the state's first case of locally acquired dengue fever so far this year.

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