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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

SEATTLE TIMES

1,100 health care workers set to strike at Tacoma, Lakewood hospitals

"More than a thousand union health care workers will strike on Nov. 18 at two hospitals in the CHI Franciscan Health system alleging unfair labor practices while their contract is being negotiated."

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Brittany Maynard, right-to-die advocate, ends her life

Brittany Maynard captivated millions via social media with her public decision to end her life. She died peacefully on Nov. 1 in her Portland home surrounded by friends and family. 

KING5.COM

Court order restricts nurse Kaci Hickox

The Maine nurse who refused to quarantine herself has been given a court order to stay three feet away from anyone. 

ABC NEWS

Officials defend canceling Harborview flights for shooting victims

They say time and the capabilities of the nearby Providence hospital factored into the decisions.

SEATTLE TIMES

Medical helicopters turned away from Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting

Air ambulances hovering over the school were turned away as students were taken by by ground to a hospital "less equipped to handle critical trauma cases, particularly involving juvenile or pediatric victims."

SEATTLE TIMES

"Could Seattle find an Ebola vaccine?"

Paul Allen, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and researchers at the University of Washington are just some of the players funding research on an Ebola vaccine.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Seattle scientists believe an older HIV vaccine may show new promise

They plan to lead a new trial on it next year. 

KPLU-FM

How Ebola could become a permanent threat

Actually, the response has been so bad that it may be too late. 

WIRED

Assessing Obamacare

An extensive look at the successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act.

NEW YORK TIMES
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