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Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education. Republican Sen. Dan Foreman said he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol again. The students, who had traveled nearly 300 miles (483 kilometers) from the Moscow campus to participate in a Boise lobbying event, were trying to schedule a meeting with Sen. Dan Foreman to discuss birth control and sex education. Foreman, a Republican…

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Glendale entertainment district where adults could walk around with to-go alcoholic beverages takes big step toward reality

An effort to bring a 150,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex to Glendale — a plan that has been repeatedly sidetracked in recent years — this month took its most significant step forward when city leaders approved a development agreement with a Texas company. Glendale City Council approved the agreement with Lincoln Property Co. on Feb. 6, a deal that could eventually result in 9-1/2 acres of city-owned land along the banks of Cherry Creek being transferred to the Dallas-based company as the project, dubbed Glendale 180, gets built out. The…

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Try Olympic sports like ice skating, curling, hockey, skiing and snowboarding in Colorado

If you’re looking to celebrate the Olympics with more than a watch party, there are plenty of places around the Denver metro area offering hands-on involvement — without the pressure and monetary commitment that comes with league sign-ups. These “try it once” options make it easy to check the experience off your bucket list. Apex Center Ice Arena Apex will host an Olympic skating party from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at 13150 W. 72nd Ave. in Arvada. Staff members are planning skating games and disco ball skating, with…

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Anna Jones’s rhubarb recipes | The modern cook | Life and style

Not just for dessert, the just-sweet, slightly tart character of rhubarb works well with savoury dishes too Anna Jones’s rhubarb and potato tray bake. Photograph: Matt Russell for the Guardian Forced rhubarb shows up exactly when we need it. These neon-pink stems, the colour of Brighton rock, are forced from the ground in dark sheds in Yorkshire and cheer me on in the kitchen until the first greens of spring. Rhubarb’s spiritual home is under a sweet rubble of brown sugar crumble, but it also has enough acidity to stand…

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Seven ways … to prevent and manage RSI | Life and style

Repetitive strain injury often starts gradually but can soon become severely debilitating. Bu there are ways to nip it in the bud – and alleviate the worst symptoms Proper typing is key to preventing RSI. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Don’t ignore it Repetitive strain injury (RSI) causes pain, weakness, tingling and stiffness of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints in the upper limbs from neck to fingers. It is also called upper limb disorder, cumulative trauma disorder or occupational overuse syndrome. It often starts gradually…

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Highly processed foods linked to increased cancer risks

A diet of fizzy drinks, packaged baked goods, instant noodles, sugary cereals, candy and ready-made meals could raise your cancer risk. So says a study in the British Medical Journal which has found an association between such “ultra-processed” foods — typically high in sugar, fat and salt but low in nutrition — and increased risk of cancer. Scientists based in France and Brazil analyzed medical records and eating habits obtained through questionnaires of nearly 105,000 middle-aged French men and women. Findings suggest that a 10% increase…

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Provincetown’s iconic Lobster Pot is expanding

Provincetown’s iconic Lobster Pot is known for its award-winning clam chowder, linguica-crusted cod, and, of course, its lobster. “You name it, we’ve got it in lobster,” said Tim McNulty, executive chef and owner of the Lobster Pot, ticking off lobster dishes from his menu that include pan-roasted lobster, lobster tacos, lobster ravioli, lobster pot pie, and a lobster avocado appetizer. A lobster roll from The Lobster Pot in Provincetown. —Courtesy The Lobster Pot And soon, you’ll no longer have to travel to the tip of the Cape to dine on The Lobster Pot’s…

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Southbridge-based Precision Testing Laboratories forfeits $1 million for unnecessary urine drug screens

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts-based laboratory will forfeit more than $1 million to settle claims it billed for medically unnecessary urine drug screens. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Southbridge-based Precision Testing Laboratories, Inc. and owner David Fromm, of Hull, agreed to make a payment of more than $400,000 as part of the Massachusetts settlement. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said the lab will forfeit nearly $657,000 as part of the Connecticut settlement. The company also will be barred from participating in each state’s Medicaid program for 10 years as…

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Miami-Dade launches its first branded condom on Valentine’s Day

Miami-Dade County health officials know some of you plan to make like Queen and “Get Down, Make Love” on Valentine’s Day. So the county is issuing its first-ever Miami-themed condom to promote safer sex practices. Think of it as no VD on Valentine’s Day. And beyond, because why stop at one day? So what makes these condoms so Miami? They boast orange and yellow colors and palm trees. “If you look at it, if you turn it to the side, you can see that there’s a sunrise, so we hope…

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