Stories tagged: veterans
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Trump’s VA vowed to stop veteran suicide. Its leaders failed to spend millions set aside to reach those at risk.
The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach campaign shows otherwise, though, because of …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Bobi Sussman had all but given up discovering what happened to her biological father. A submission to an online DNA ancestry website revealed not only that Army Cpl. Charles Marse …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:35 a.m.
The promised 24-hour urgent care at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has lost its urgency with the challenge of the hospital becoming the pilot project for the U.S. Department of Veterans …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
For the second time in a month, a messenger delivered bad news to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman of Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
In the past decade, Stacy Pearsall has taken portraits of about 7,500 veterans in 29 states, a sprawling, ongoing undertaking called the Veterans Portrait Project.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has thrown Daniel Gorman’s fall semester into chaos by underpaying him without notice or explanation – making him one veteran among potentially tens of thousands …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Nearly every day lately, President Donald Trump has found a new way to show us how little regard he has for the sacrifices of our nation’s military. The latest came …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
World War II veteran with a goal of visiting very state and meeting each governor crosses Washington off his list.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
The group has been meeting every September for over a decade at Nielson’s house to reunite and retell stories. This year, the subtle fear that it may be the last …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Ad watch: Ephrata group targets McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse with questionable claims about taxes, veterans
A political action committee from Ephrata, targeting Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, is making some overly simplistic claims about legislation the Republican members of Congress have supported regarding …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Thank you, Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Maria Cantwell for following in Sen. McCain’s footsteps by exhibiting true bipartisanship and ensuring that the National Defense Authorization Act remains focused only …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. Military – including three tours of duty in Iraq – …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
In one of his first acts as President Donald Trump’s Veterans Affairs secretary, Robert Wilkie intends to reassign several high-ranking political appointees at the center of the agency’s ongoing morale …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
When Patrick Seifert learned 22 U.S. veterans were committing suicide daily, it changed his world and inspired him to do more.
Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Idaho Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, has been appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to head the state Division of Veterans Services.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year.
Sun., June 17, 2018, noon
Rain doesn’t dampen patriotic spirit: Patriot Tour comes to Lewiston as part of a journey to raise money for veterans and their families
The rain did little to deter patriotic riders on a mission to raise money for veterans by proudly displaying an American flag on a 110-day tour across the nation’s 48 …
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
The worst day in Vietnam for Jan Scruggs did not come in battle. It did not come in a jungle ambush, or a massive night time enemy assault, or a …
Sat., May 26, 2018
As we take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we also should remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who fought …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can’t get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.
Tue., May 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
A twenty-something woman in sunglasses had her phone pressed to her face Monday as she complained that her friend with the fix didn’t show. Then she marched down the sun-drenched …
Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
As scientists try to research the medical benefits of marijuana, a simple problem has emerged: How do you research marijuana if no one can produce it under federal law?
Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Hundreds of American flag-waving patrons filled the Spokane International Airport terminal Tuesday, each patiently awaiting the return of Inland Northwest Honor Flight veterans whose flight home was delayed.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
She wrote a children’s book defending her husband’s dignity – the ‘handsome hero’ who lost 2 limbs in Afghanistan
Sarah Verardo spun into action after her daughter, 3, told her “Someone said Daddy is gross.” Her husband’s war injuries were having a broader effect on her children than she …
Thu., March 1, 2018
Three Spokane-area rental companies illegally discriminated against veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
The debate over whether the NFL should let players kneel during the national anthem flared up in state government this week as some legislators and a governor disparaged the league.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.