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For Tuesday, October 19, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff and Associated Press

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McKinley students, staff to get tuberculosis tests

About 200 students and staff members at McKinley High School will be tested for tuberculosis today due to possible exposure from a student who was diagnosed with active TB, the state Department of Health said.

The student with active TB was taken out of school and is receiving treatment, officials said. Parents of all students were notified by letter from the school administration, and information sessions were held late last week, the Health Department said yesterday.

The affected student is doing well, said Dr. Richard Brostrom, chief of the Health Department's Tuberculosis Control Branch.

The Health Department will be testing only students and staff who shared the same classroom as the ill student.

Early-voting sites open statewide through Oct. 30

Election Day is two weeks away, but Hawaii voters will begin casting votes today at 11 walk-in early-voting sites statewide.

The early-voting sites will be open through Oct. 30. Any registered voter may vote early. Bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license.

On Oahu, early-voting sites are at Honolulu Hale, Windward Mall and Kapolei Hale. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Other early-voting sites are on the Big island, Maui, Molokai and Kauai. Go to hawaii.gov/elections for locations and times.






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