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Lewiston man is beating the odds

Earlier this month, Bill Wade celebrated 55 years of marriage to his wife, Lou Wade. Earlier this year, he celebrated his 78th birthday. But perhaps most importantly, he recently passed …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Sen. John McCain still up for a fight, even in illness

As in so much of the senator’s extraordinary life, rebellious Republican John McCain is facing this challenging chapter – battling brain cancer – in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up …


McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery

A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.


John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate

Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

McCain says he expects to return to Senate next month

Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a radio interview Wednesday that he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form …


When you’re up against cancer, toughness is not a decisive factor

“Am I strong enough to beat this cancer?” I wonder if Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asked himself this question when he was diagnosed recently with a deadly glioblastoma brain tumor.


In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Sen. John McCain’s treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it’s unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave.


Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, ‘I’ll be back soon’

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.


Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer’s cancer

The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that’s going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer.


PJ’s Pub to hold fundraiser in memory of customer who died of cancer

The gang at PJ’s Pub, 1717 N. Monroe St., is raising funds Monday for cancer research as well as victims of this year’s wildfires. Rick’s RELO Rally will include a …