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Algae health alert issued for part of Lake Billy Chinook

A health advisory due to blue-green algae was issued Friday for the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook from Perry South Campground to and including the area around Three Rivers Marina, about 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County.

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Oregon finalizes health insurance rate hike decisions

The state announced Thursday its final decisions for 2017 individual and small employer health insurance rates -- and like the preliminary figures, many are seeing double-digit increases that officials blamed on a drop in federal funding and insurer losses, among other factors.

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Butter not as bad as you thought, study suggests

Have we gotten the health risks of butter all wrong?

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Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that...

Fireworks tent, 4th of July

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As fireworks laws are relaxed, injuries increase

Fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. But as entertaining as sparklers, bottle rockets and other consumer items can be, they're also responsible for many injuries, which can sometimes result in death.

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World's largest air purifier takes on China's smog

When artist Daan Roosegaarde visited Beijing in 2014, he was inspired by what he didn't see.

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Unsafe lead levels discovered in North Douglas schools

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The North Douglas School District has announced that unsafe lead levels have been found in several water sources throughout the district.

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Wash. finds undisclosed pesticides in pot-growing products

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Department of Agriculture says it has found traces of undisclosed pesticides in many of the marijuana-growing fertilizers and other products it tested recently.

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