The News

Results from the Nov. 8 election have raised questions about what will happen with what many call President Barack Obama’s greatest accomplishment and what others call a disaster — the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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No one plans for an auto accident, heart attack, stroke or other life-threatening emergency, and while preventive measures reduce the possibility of these incidents and education teaches us how to handle them, when disaster strikes — sometimes things are completely out of our control.

When someone experiences a traumatic injury or life-threatening medical situation, it is imperative that first-responders and medical personnel act quickly during the hour that the accident initially occurs.

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A trip to the physician or emergency room can be a painful ordeal for a young child. Blood work, shots, IVs and other nasty tests can make a visit to the doctor unnerving for children and parents, as well as care providers.

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Sarah Amos, Lamar nursing student

It takes a lot of time and commitment to make it through nursing school. According to 21-year-old Brittani Sparrow of Beaumont, “You have to want to learn about this in order to learn about it because there is just so much information and material that we’re required to know.”

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Kevin Flanigan

Beaumont Independent School District high school coach Kevin Flanigan was cleared of allegations of “improper visual recording” by a grand jury on Wednesday, Dec. 21, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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