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How prepared is Minnesota for a health emergency? - St. Cloud Times

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:12

St. Cloud Times

How prepared is Minnesota for a health emergency?
St. Cloud Times
Minnesota is more prepared than many states for public health emergencies, according to a recently released report. Half of the country scored a five or lower, out of 10 factors they measure. Minnesota ranked in the top 25 percent. The report comes ...

Bath wealth management company staff raise nearly £50k for charity with gruelling treks - Bath Chronicle

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:16

Bath Chronicle

Bath wealth management company staff raise nearly £50k for charity with gruelling treks
Bath Chronicle
Barry and Jon traversed the island from east to west to raise funds for the foundation which was set up by former Bath Rugby star and England captain Lewis Moody to help young people living with brain tumours and their families. Over eight arduous days ...

Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Will Spark an Environmental Crisis - Daily Beast

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:26

Daily Beast

Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Will Spark an Environmental Crisis
Daily Beast
The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management has identified 47 areas for offshore oil and gas leases in the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. The plan would span from 2019 to 2024, reversing an Obama-era order that ...

Time For Defiance Of Jeff Sessions' Renewed War On Pot - Honolulu Civil Beat

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:04

Honolulu Civil Beat

Time For Defiance Of Jeff Sessions' Renewed War On Pot
Honolulu Civil Beat
And yet, medical marijuana can be prescribed under Hawaii law for a number of debilitating medical conditions including cancer, glaucoma, HIV and AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, PTSD, wasting syndrome, severe ...

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Ed Hale - The Altamont Enterprise

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:24

The Altamont Enterprise

Ed Hale
The Altamont Enterprise
The Coast Guard was part of the war effort and Mr. Hale served on a number of South Pacific Islands, readying sites for landing. He named his bulldozer The Barbara Jane for the woman who would become his wife. After the war, Mr. Hale went to Dartmouth ...

Ed Hale - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:15

Ed Hale
WatertownDailyTimes.com
The Coast Guard was part of the war effort and Mr. Hale served on a number of South Pacific Islands, readying sites for landing. He named his bulldozer The Barbara Jane for the woman who would become his wife. After the war, Mr. Hale went to Dartmouth ...

A Chinese Empire Reborn - New York Times

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:16

New York Times

A Chinese Empire Reborn
New York Times
Abroad, it is building military installations on disputed Pacific reefs and infiltrating cybernetworks. It pushes the “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure initiative across Eurasia, which will have benefits for other nations but will also allow China to ...

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Guam raises smoking age from 18 to 21 - Thegardenisland.com

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:11

Guam raises smoking age from 18 to 21
Thegardenisland.com
... under 21 to smoke cigarettes or vape or access tobacco products, the Pacific Daily News reported. The new rule was unanimously passed by the Legislature and became law without the governor's signature. Those who are caught smoking illegally will be ...

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California's largest ever fire was a force that could not be stopped - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:01

Los Angeles Times

California's largest ever fire was a force that could not be stopped
Los Angeles Times
But as the sun sank over San Miguel Island, the wind rustled up only a few heavy gusts — the last gasps of the Thomas, as far as the threat to humans and property went. Deep in the Los Padres National Forest, the fight was to protect the wilderness ...

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Unicef predicts number of babies born on New Year's Day and their life expectancy - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:12

Unicef predicts number of babies born on New Year's Day and their life expectancy
New Zealand Herald
"If we look to our own situation, the life expectancy for Maori and Pacific Island people is still a lot lower than for Europeans, and I think we should be putting a lot of focus on understanding the reasons for that. "Part of it will be genetic, but ...

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Our stars for 2017 - Fiji Times

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:24

Our stars for 2017
Fiji Times
THE 2017 awards, known as the PANPAs, attracted a higher number of entries than previous years, coming from publishers across Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Asia. The PANPAs are the region's pre-eminent awards in the news media industry ...

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Debunking Micronesian Stereotypes In Hawaii - Honolulu Civil Beat

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:09

Honolulu Civil Beat

Debunking Micronesian Stereotypes In Hawaii
Honolulu Civil Beat
Even over six decades following the fateful detonation of the first Bikini Atoll hydrogen bomb — a weapon over a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki — residual nuclear contamination continues to ...

I should be dead: Keytruda extending the life of Auckland man with lung cancer - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:03

New Zealand Herald

I should be dead: Keytruda extending the life of Auckland man with lung cancer
New Zealand Herald
Initially most of his bone cancers were healing but now about half were improving while half were growing, however all the fluid around his heart had cleared up. "It's a bit of a mixed bag," Guttenbeil said. While he had gone back to work part-time ...

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste - Rappler

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:39

Rappler

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste
Rappler
Often dubbed a paradise on earth, the Indonesian holiday island has become an embarrassing poster child for the country's trash problem. The archipelago of more than 17,000 islands is the world's second biggest contributor to marine debris after China ...

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Interior funds health program for four RMI communities - Saipan Tribune

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 09:08

Interior funds health program for four RMI communities
Saipan Tribune
Through the program, healthcare services and overall wellness programs are provided for over 18,000 people from the four nuclear-affected atolls in the Marshall Islands. The program covers dental services, women's health and cancer screening, diabetes ...

Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of World War II, dies at ... - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:45

Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of World War II, dies at ...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) — Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of World War II and later helped fellow veterans overcome their trauma, has died. Yellin died Thursday in Florida at the home of one of his four sons after battling lung cancer. He was 93. Yellin ...

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Big Isle boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away' - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 23:30

Big Isle boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away'
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A 6-year-old Big Island boy wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking the jolly figure to remove his grandmother's cancer. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Xaymien Kela also asked Santa for “a new bed for us” and “snorkeling gear for a kid.” Kela got what ...

How Maori actress Keala Settle became the heart of a Hollywood blockbuster - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 10:02

How Maori actress Keala Settle became the heart of a Hollywood blockbuster
New Zealand Herald
Keala Settle is the breakout star of the upcoming musical hit The Greatest Showman - and she didn't even want the part. The singer and actress has Maori heritage, with family still living here in New Zealand. But she was raised in Hawaii, also has ...

Hawaii boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away' - Thegardenisland.com

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 12:32

Hawaii boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away'
Thegardenisland.com
HILO, Hawaii — A 6-year-old Hawaii boy wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking the jolly figure to remove his grandmother's cancer. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Xaymien Kela also asked Santa for “a new bed for us” and “snorkeling gear for a kid ...

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Hawaii boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away' - Island Packet

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 12:28

Hawaii boy asks Santa to 'take Grandma's cancer away'
Island Packet
Goldstein has been receiving treatment for colon cancer at Hilo's Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center, a Hilo Medical Center facility. Staffers from the Hilo Medical Center Foundation were among those watching Xaymien dig into his new gifts. "Thank you ...

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