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Judge rules against unvaccinated Ky. teen

A Kentucky judge rejected the claims made by a teenager who sued his local health department for temporarily barring students at his school who aren't immune against chickenpox from attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities.

Health agency concerned about Hanford contamination spread

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant continues without better controls to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination.The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday that over the last year the Department of Health has requested information and made recommendations.