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  • New Smoking Bill A Burning Problem For Health Insurers

    New Smoking Bill A Burning Problem For Health Insurers
    A new bill in Olympia pits smokers against non-smokers in the battle over rising health care costs. Senate Bill 5039 would require insurance carriers in our state to pay for medication to help people quit smoking. Supporters say the bill will save big...
  • NYC Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    NYC Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches
    As part of New York City's ongoing anti-smoking campaign, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to widen its current ban to public parks and beaches. The city's current smoking ban makes it illegal to light up in bars and restaurants. Wednesday's vote will...
  • Mary Katherine Jordan

    Mary Katherine Jordan
    Mary Katherine “Kathy” Jordan left this world on January 18, 2011 after a courageous battle with a long term illness.  She passed peacefully and was surrounded by her five children and Gary Jordan; her devoted husband of nearly 41 years....
  • Prop. 29 would impose $1 cigarette tax

    Prop. 29 would impose $1 cigarette tax
    SAN DIEGO -- California's primary elections are around the corner and one of the propositions has been making national headlines. Proposition 29 would put a $1 tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in California.  If passed, it is expected to raise more...
  • Friday, June 8, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  John St. Augustine in for  Mike McConnell 9:05 a.m.  ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat’ is one of most recognizable movie lines in history.  Hear the story behind it when Jaws...
  • Houston area sees worst ozone ratings in 9 years

    Houston area sees worst ozone ratings in 9 years
    If you've been outside lately, you already know it's hot as hell.  And that heat is cooking up big problems for us in the form of smog. This week brought the highest ozone levels in our region in almost nine years, according to Brazoria County monitors....
  • Officer David Moore: A friendship comes from loss

    Officer David Moore: A friendship comes from loss
    A year ago on Jan. 26, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore died of injuries he received during an on-duty traffic stop. The 29-year-old had been shot several times just days prior. Something unexpected spawned from this death, though, a...
  • Fight for Air Ride 2012

    Fight for Air Ride 2012
    Gear up for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Ride, June 8-10, 2012. Join cyclists of all levels for your choice of a 2 or 3 day ride from Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI. Cycle approximately 50 miles per day on a fully supported route....
  • Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers

    Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers
    On March 11, 2012 the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest presents the Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers. Join hundreds of individuals and teams to climb 1, 2, 3 or all 4 Presidential Towers! That's a total of 180 floors and 2,340...
  • Robert Powell

      In Memory of Robert Powell Laguna Beach, CA – After battling cancer for over 9 years, Robert “Bob” Powell, 78, passed away quietly on Friday, June 17, 2011 surrounded by family. A devoted husband and father, he leaves his wife of...
  • EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again

    EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again
    The Obama administration, facing withering criticism from business that onerous environmental rules are behind the stalled economy, looks poised to miss another key deadline for new standards to clean up smog, according to lobbyists and environmentalists....
  • Smoking in apartments could be outlawed

    Smoking in apartments could be outlawed
    SAN DIEGO - A San Diego City Council committee wants the City Attorney's Office to evaluate a possible ordinance under which an apartment-dwelling smoker could be punished if someone else in the building objected and possibly evicted if the smoker did not...