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

Huskies, Cougars are going to war over medical school

A major public relations battle is shaping up over WSU's plan for a new medical school.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Virginia Mason opens new critical care unit

The new critical care unit opened on Sunday, with 28 beds. A new surgery center is scheduled to open on September 22nd. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Several patients at Children's in Seattle show signs of mystery virus

They tested positive for EV-D68, according to Public Health-Seattle & King County.

SEATTLEPI.COM

The World Health Organization can't afford to fight Ebola

"The international response to the disease has been a failure," said vice president of government relations for Samaritans Purse, Ken Isaacs. 

MOTHER JONES

In Liberia another U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola

An American doctor working in Monrovia, Liberia isolated himself after noticing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. It is unknown if the doctor will be treated in the United States. 

BLOOMBERG.COM

ACA's expansion of mental health care stresses system

A patient finds help with a therapist whose workload has doubled.

NEW YORK TIMES

How to understand c-section rates in Washington

KUOW reporters try to demystify why C-section rates are so much higher in certain hospitals. 

KUOW-FM

First U.S. Ebola patients have been released

Dr. Kent Brantly and missonary Nancy Writebol -- the first patients to be treated for Ebola on American soil -- were released from the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta yesterday. 

KUOW-FM

Sacramento hospital testing patient for Ebola

Officials say they doubt the patient, who had been in West Africa, has the disease. 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

How Washington state helps Native Americans on health care

Cabinet Member Sylvia Burwell's visit to the Port Gamble S'Kallam Tribe illustrates what some states are getting right about the Affordable Care Act and what other states are getting wrong.

TRAHANT REPORTS
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