- Making News: Washington State's Never-Ending Gubernatorial Recount
Six weeks after Election Day, the dead heat for Governor of the State of Washington may be broken. Trailing by only 261 votes, out of 2.9 million cast, Democrat Christine Gregoire had demanded a recount, which left her only 42 votes behind GOP candidate Dino Rossi. Late yesterday, Gregoire took the lead for the first time, by the incredibly thin margin of 8 votes. David Postman has been following the story for the Seattle Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: FDA Approves Macugen for Age-Related Vision Loss
Relief is on the way for Americans who suffer from "age-related macular degeneration," an aging process that can cause blindness. Although last week's Celebrex headlines overshadowed the news, the Food and Drug Administration Friday approved a new drug that has been proven to slow vision loss. Steven Schwartz of UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, the company that developed Macugen.
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