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Health priorities change as fears and funds recede

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Microbiologist Remie Gose processed substances Tuesday at the Laboratories Division of the state Department of Health. Uncertain federal funding has the department in flux.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A computer screen Tuesday showed the results of a test at the laboratory.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Microbiologist Derek Harauchi loaded samples for testing at the state lab that employs 91 — the same number the division had in 2001.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Alfred Asato, right, coordinator of the Chemical Threat Response Lab, and assistant coordinator Gerald Pitz worked Tuesday in the lab that measures chemical threats.

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