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  • Key volunteer at 89 has helped veterans for years

    Lee Hutchison remembers the son she outlived as she makes her early morning commute from Newman Lake to her volunteer job at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The 89-year-old …


  • New behavioral health center for veterans dedicated

    Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center dedicated its new 18,000-square-foot behavioral health center on Friday. The new facility on four floors will provide better quarters for helping veterans with mental health, …


  • Teen charged with murder

    An 18-year-old man accused of killing a Veterans Affairs Medical Center employee who was trying to break up an underage drinking party has been charged with murder. Treven Lewis, who …


  • VA hospital grieving after assaulted employee dies

    The Spokane veteran’s hospital community is grieving for a beloved employee who died after being assaulted while trying to break up an underage party.


  • Assault victim fondly remembered as VA patient advocate

    The Spokane veterans hospital community is grieving for a beloved employee who died after being assaulted while trying to break up an underage drinking party. Frank James Motta, a retired …


  • Dad, brother of Navy veteran sue VA over his suicide

    The father and brother of a Navy veteran who killed himself three years ago are suing the federal government, alleging negligence by the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The death …


  • Veteran gets prison time for attack on VA nurses

    An Army veteran who permanently injured two Veterans Affairs nurses during a 2009 attack was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in federal prison. James P. Scott, 43, apologized to the …


  • Veteran Glen Douglas dies at 84

    Glen Douglas, a decorated U.S. Army veteran of three wars, who later became a friend and mentor to other veterans at Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Sunday after a …


  • Bedside command: Twilight Brigade helps dying vets

    Ronnie Foster has held vigil at the bedside of about 50 dying people, most of them veterans. She has learned some of the “mysteries” that take place at the bed …


  • VA mental health reform ordered

    The parents of two veterans who killed themselves while under the care of Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2008 welcomed an appeals court order for mental health care reform …


  • Court: VA’s mental health care reform is overdue

    The parents of two veterans who killed themselves while under the care of Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2008 welcomed an appeals court order for mental health care reform …


  • Farewell to a veteran

    When the nation commemorated Pearl Harbor Day last month, there was one less eyewitness to tell the tale of the surprise attack that awoke a sleeping giant on Dec. 7, …


  • Program eases transition for formerly incarcerated veterans

    Al Hadlock would be the first person to tell you how bad he messed up his life. When federal officers finally caught up with


  • Editorial: Talented VA director will be hard to replace

    The impending departure of Sharon Helman as director of the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center triggers a worrisome memory. The last time a director stepped down from the Spokane post …


  • In the spirit of Christmas

    Veterans’ families whose Christmas holiday looked bleak a few weeks ago were overwhelmed with donated gifts and food Wednesday from employees at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Navy veteran …


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