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Amid measles outbreak, a battle over mandatory vaccinations

Over 200 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in the past few months. About half of them occurred in the Pacific Northwest, leading Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare an emergency and the state Legislature to propose further restricting, or even eliminating, inoculation exemptions. Nonetheless, opposition to mandatory vaccines remains fierce. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

The PBS NewsHour is an hour-long evening news broadcast, hosted by Judy Woodruff, which offers news updates, analysis, live studio interviews, discussions, and foreign and domestic reports to put the day's news in context. Watch the PBS NewsHour weeknights on KCTS 9 at 6 p.m. Crosscut and KCTS 9 are services of the Cascade Public Media group.

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Amid measles outbreak, a battle over mandatory vaccinations

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