Stories tagged: veterans
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Hundreds of patrons came to the Medical Lake burial ground Saturday to pay their respects as part of Wreaths Across America Day. Many wreaths were set on the gravestones by …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Purple Heart recipient Donald Sohler wasn’t sure why a dozen red sweatshirt-clad men were in front of his Coeur d’Alene home Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American veterans Monday to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as “Pocahontas.”
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years, according to data …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
I had the honor and privilege of joining about 140 courageous yet aging veterans who had served in World War ll, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on a …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Amazon says the number of veterans and military spouses in its workforce exceeds 17,500, putting the company well ahead of its goal of scooping up 25,000 people in the orbit …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
A duty to remember: Upper Columbia Academy honors students who served in military during Vietnam War era
The Upper Columbia Academy dedicated a monument honoring former students who served in the military during the Vietnam War era.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Spokane-area Goodwill locations are seeking donations of new household items for military veterans recovering from periods of homelessness. The donation drive is one of several initiatives to help local veterans …