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UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race this weekend after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tells The Associated …


‘Maddie the Bulldog’ says her last goodbyes to GU fans, family

Maddie the Bulldog made a sad announcement on her Facebook page Tuesday evening: The dog who has participated in Canines for Cancer and Relay for Life as often as she …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Radiation alarm prompts order for workers to seek cover

Radiation warning alarms sounded Thursday at a former plutonium production plant in Washington state, prompting a take-cover order that sent about 350 workers seeking cover indoors during the demolition of …


Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease

County health officials agree: We have our share of cancer here – and more than our share of breast, lung and skin cancer – but there’s reason to be wary …


Partially collapsed Hanford tunnel to be filled with grout

A partially collapsed Hanford waste storage tunnel will be filled with grout to further stabilize it, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.


Bechtel earns $7.2 million in incentive pay for managing Hanford vit plant

The Department of Energy’s assessment of Bechtel National at Hanford continues to inch upward.


South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.


Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan

The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says

Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.


Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men

The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new …


Waiting on the weather to cover Hanford waste tunnel

About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.


Depression in Hanford tunnel discovered by radiation workers

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who questioned some unusual radiation readings are being credited with discovering the partial collapse of a waste storage tunnel last week.


Group proposing retreat for kids with cancer to appeal after permit denied

A nonprofit group says it plans to appeal after it was denied a permit to build a retreat for children with cancer in central Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

For Tiffany Patterson, spurt of creativity tempered by health scare

Beloved local artist, who has done work for bands, credit unions and friends, is fighting cancer. A show in Coeur d’Alene will feature works by Patterson and her friends, with …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

As workers fill collapsed tunnel at Hanford site, Inslee launches action against federal government

Workers have begun filling a caved in tunnel near the PUREX plant in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. About 50 truckloads of soil will be used to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Hanford officials working on fix for hole in tunnel storing radioactive equipment

Hanford officials say they’re working on a fix for a gaping hole that appeared Tuesday in the roof of a storage tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive equipment at …


Fire captain battles industry’s higher cancer risk, alongside his disease

Jim Brown, an Olympia fire captain who has stage 4 lung cancer, is teaching other firefighters how to avoid what’s happened to him. He was in Spokane April 25 to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Nuke waste debate: Turn it into glass or encase in cement?

A new report says Congress should consider authorizing the Department of Energy to use grout to stabilize some of Hanford’s radioactive waste, rather than a more expensive plan to turn …


New deals for drugs: No heart attack or your money back

Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …


Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford

That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.


Early graduation held in Montana for valedictorian’s sick mother

A small east-central Montana town held an early high school graduation ceremony for one student’s mother, who has pancreatic cancer.


That cancer he didn’t have? Val Kilmer announces it’s been healed

Kilmer said on Reddit on Wednesday : “I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time.” He said people may still …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet, FDA warns

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.


Military lawyers to sue Pentagon over cancer-linked Guantanamo housing, work areas

A group of military lawyers who work at the Guantanamo Bay prison are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, saying they have been forced to …


Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveats

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Michael Buble’s son doing well after cancer treatment

Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has …


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Vermont radioactive waste water could be trucked to Idaho

Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.


Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Coldplay’s lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila’s seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds.