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Borneo pygmy elephant (www.worldwildlife.org)

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement Jan. 21, 2016, with Borneo-based wildlife organizations to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant. The first partnership of its kind, the effort will provide support for solutions to the frequent and sometimes deadly conflicts between people and elephants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

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Diagnostic Health Center has implemented a new Web-based patient referral management platform that streamlines the prior authorization process for its imaging services.

According to Ed Field, director of imaging services for Diagnostic Health, the automated processing technology helps patients get imaging procedures approved and scheduled faster while saving time and money for referring physician offices in the Beaumont-Port Arthur region. 

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Bacon, eggs, grits and coffee were just a few of the amenities for guests who arrived at the early morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day annual breakfast where attendees gathered together to celebrate the life and mission of late civil rights activist on Monday, Jan. 18. 

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

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Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo Molfino and former drug addict turned motivational speaker Brannon LaBove are visiting local campuses to teach students about the potentially devastating consequences of bad decisions.

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