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  • Shawn Vestal: Army veteran survived battle, but not its aftermath

    Pictures cover the refrigerator in the kitchen at Todd and Renee Watson’s North Side home. In one of them, their son, Cody, smiles out at a camera in 2009. “This …


  • Staff sergeant, Medal of Honor nominee sees loss, pain, triumph

    Ty Carter’s journey to the White House began with a phone call from home in 2000. His older brother, Seth, had been killed by a drunken friend playing with a …


  • Cheney veteran up for honor at All-Star game

    Phil Kiver knows why he’s in the running for a national veteran’s award. “I’ve had an interesting life,” Kiver said.


  • Cheney man in running for national veteran’s award

    Phil Kiver knows why he’s in the running for a national veteran’s award. “I’ve had an interesting life,” Kiver said.


  • Experts: Kids are resilient in coping with trauma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They might not want to talk about the gunshots or the screams. But their toys might start getting into imaginary shootouts. Last week’s school shooting in Connecticut …


  • Preliminary hearing in Afghan massacre case ends

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — As Army officials weigh whether a case against a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn rampage will proceed to …


  • Preliminary hearing ends in Afghan massacre case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers …


  • The Bunker offers veterans help, refuge

    WENATCHEE – Duane Broaddus knows what it’s like to be a combat veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress. It’s the gorilla he’s been wrestling for 44 years. “Right now my heart …


  • For Iraq veteran, college offers chance to focus

    With his thumb dangling from his hand and blood squirting from his forearm, Cory McCarthy put his own life-threatening injury aside and responded to his fellow soldiers’ calls for help. …


  • Army launches review of PTSD diagnoses

    WASHINGTON — Army leaders are launching a sweeping, independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly …


  • Wash. Army commander removed over PTSD probe

    The Army has removed the head of Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state over an investigation into whether soldiers had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce …


  • Murder suspect’s jailhouse death a mystery to friends, family

    Friends and family say they are baffled by the death of a former Marine and accused killer found dead at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Tristen Nebrae Jordan, 25, …


  • Enlisting support

    Five years ago, fraternal twin brothers from Hauser Lake realized their lifelong dream of enlisting in the U.S. Marines. They were eager to “see action” in Iraq or Afghanistan and …


  • Writing, therapy help Iraq vet cope

    The New Year’s Eve party was at a friend’s Coeur d’Alene home, and Kenny McAnally had gone outside for a smoke. Suddenly, fireworks began exploding all around him, and the …


  • Combat veterans find therapy, support among peers

    DEER LAKE, Wash. – As a Marine combat engineer, Jesse Bruce helped destroy the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s rule and restore infrastructure to war-torn Iraq. But after an enemy mortar …


  • Build in care for veterans

    Former Marine Chad Olson listed his favorite book on his MySpace page. It was called “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” Last weekend Olson and his wife, Jessica Armstrong, …


  • Combat vets find support from peers

    As a Marine combat engineer, Jesse Bruce helped destroy the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s rule and restore infrastructure to war-torn Iraq. But after an enemy mortar shell exploded in his …


  • VA doctors protest ‘crisis’

    Amid a revolt by its staff psychiatrists, the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center has begun expanding a behavioral health department strained by an increasing number of veterans seeking help. In …


  • VA withholds doctor’s record

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not say whether the psychiatrist who attended to two veterans who killed themselves last year was involved in other cases resulting in suicide …


  • VA won’t release records about Spokane psychiatrist

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not say whether the psychiatrist who attended to two veterans who killed themselves last year was involved in other cases resulting in suicide …


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