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  • In the Fight to End TB, UW Establishes New Partnership in Bangladesh News Release
    March 23, 2017
  • The community-based study, for “Home Air in Agriculture — Pediatric Intervention,” is aimed at children who live within 400 meters of crop production or dairy operations in the Yakima Valley. Catherine Karr is mentioned. In the News
    Yakima Herald | March 21, 2017
  • Heavy rains and a malfunction at the West Point Plant forced King County to dump million of gallons of raw sewage into Puget Sound. Experts say that climate change can continue to bring heavier rainstorms that overwhelm today's wasterwater infrastructure. Scott Meschke is quoted. In the News
    KUOW Earth Fix | March 16, 2017