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Breast cancer's "previvors," fighting the disease before it arrives.

October 6, 2014 - 9:00am
They are young women in the prime of health – yet have yearly appointments with an oncologist. They are young men without a care in the world – except for a nagging worry about prostate cancer.

In Alaska, a city vote will determine path of Interior air quality issue.

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
As the first snow heralds the arrival of another chilly Fairbanks winter, voters have another opportunity to decide how the community can deal with the Interior's chronic seasonal air pollution.

Take a deep breath: Senators should leave a carbon plan to the experts.

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection should be allowed to get on with its job without time-wasting complications that could lead to the U.S. EPA imposing a federal plan on the state.

Tax on sodas eyed in San Francisco, Berkeley.

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.

Paying for clean air.

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
If I pay money into a program created to clean up my air and protect my health, I expect it to be spent. When $1 billion of it goes unspent, we're left with dirty air, preventable deaths and children with asthma. The people of Houston deserve better. Our lawmakers should spend that money for its intended purpose: clean air and a healthy future.

The long view:

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The tools we need to address climate change are exactly those we’ve used so successfully against air pollution: a combination of government regulation, private innovation and cap-and-trade schemes that put the market to work on our behalf.

Enterovirus D-68 confirmed in Kanawha, nearby counties.

October 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D-68 in patients treated at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to Kanawha-Charleston Health Department officials.

US, Indonesia settle fight over clove cigarettes.

October 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The United States and Indonesia on Friday reached a final agreement that maintains a ban on clove cigarettes from the Southeast Asian nation in an effort to discourage children from smoking.

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