Health priorities change as fears and funds recede
By Dan Nakaso
Sept. 7, 2011
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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.