Stories tagged: veterans
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:46 A.M.
With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost
Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:19 A.M.
Trump taps Obama official as VA secretary
President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has tapped David Shulkin, a physician who is currently serving in the Obama administration as VA under secretary, to lead the Department of …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
New office could offer free legal help to military, vets in Washington
Military members would get more access to legal help and stronger consumer protection under a pair of proposals the Legislature is considering.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 6:15 A.M.
Fallen Heroes honors service members killed in action since 9/11
The Fallen Heroes Project, which has about a dozen leading members, helped spearhead the installation of a 24-foot monument at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena last year. And since the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Oregon VA hospitals, call center get low ratings
An assessment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that more than 12 percent of callers to its Portland call center get tired of waiting for someone to answer …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 6:11 P.M.
VA may be ordered to take online appointments
Veterans could make VA medical appointments online under a bill moving through Congress.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Museum puts recollections of Pearl Harbor, other battles online
With the help of a software billionaire, an Everett museum is preserving both the memories of World War II veterans and the planes and tanks they fought in.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Hugh Evans, longtime Spokane attorney and Vietnam vet, to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Hugh Evans served during the bloodiest period of the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star and kicking off a life of legal service and leisure in Spokane. A large group …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016
Spokane couple met amid horrors of World War II; home may become haven for vets
Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
Stephanie Cates: Labor of love reveals greatness in two generations
Stephanie Cates’ mother went to great lengths to memorialize her own father’s service in World War II, becoming a first-time author at age 76.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 9:34 A.M.
Chili’s apologizes after manager takes back free meal on Veterans Day
Dallas-based Chili’s restaurant chain has apologized after video showed a manager taking away a man’s free meal on Veterans Day.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Obama urges nation to ‘forge unity’ after bitter election
Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Tuskegee Airmen receive Congressional Gold Medal
Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
1st Vietnam Veterans chapter plans for its eventual demise
The first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is preparing for the day when there won’t be any members left to care for the monument to their service.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
Oregon receives $500K to assist veterans in 10 counties
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has received $500,000 to provide free transportation to medical appointments for veterans living in 10 of the nation’s most rural counties.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene’s G.I. Java offers veterans coffee with a side order of camaraderie
Linda and David Jacquot have spent this year preparing to open a coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene with a unique mission. G.I. Java will double as a place for veterans …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 8:17 A.M.
Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor returning home
CONCORD, N.H. – Nearly 75 years after he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Edwin Hopkins are coming home to New …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
Trump comments on PTSD show insensitivity and ignorance, Clinton says
Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump’s comments about post-traumatic stress disorder, saying it showed his “insensitivity and ignorance” and reinforced a “stigma” around the condition.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Analysis: What Donald Trump got right about PTSD – and what he left out
Donald Trump continues to be hammered for suggesting that soldiers and veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are somehow weaker than those who do not. Experts say that view …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 5:29 P.M.
Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’
Donald Trump told a group of veterans on Monday that some members of the military develop mental health issues because they are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.”
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Bill by Sen. Crapo would streamline and improve veterans health care
Veterans would have better access to health care in their communities under legislation introduced Monday by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 4 P.M.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes wing again, giving vets a chance to remember and, for some, to heal
Inland Northwest Honor Flight left on its 31st journey Monday, taking 92 veterans to tour the nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. For some, it’s a bittersweet trip.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
Obama signs bill that helps veterans pay for in vitro fertilization
Veterans who suffered injuries that resulted in fertility problems will soon be eligible for federal assistance for in vitro fertilization. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 4:43 P.M.
Official: Calls to VA suicide hotline rolling over because of poor work habits
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
Inquiry finds ‘gross mismanagement’ in costly VA hospital
Gross mismanagement, delays and lax oversight by the Veterans Affairs Department added hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of a new Denver-area VA hospital, federal investigators said Wednesday.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 7 P.M.
Pete Bang, who lost two brothers in WWII and was sent home akin to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ dies at 91
Peter Bang, 91, was the last surviving child of a large, close Spokane Valley family that sent five children to World War II.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Crowdfunding campaign will donate $6 million to vets if Trump releases tax returns
A 26-year-old Marine Corps veteran has launched a crowdfunding campaign that he says will donate $6 million to veterans organizations if Donald Trump releases his tax returns. The campaign, which …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016
Memorial to veterans, families graces Spokane Valley yard
One could say Christina Heston returned home to a monumental surprise when she found a beautiful memorial to military members and their families on her Spokane Valley front lawn.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 6 P.M.
Team Rubicon volunteer veterans help out at Turnbull wildlife refuge
Members of Team Rubicon, an organization of mostly military veterans who deploy to natural disasters around the world, spent part of their day Saturday doing projects on the Turnbull National …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 5:13 P.M.
House panel subpoenas VA over Colorado hospital overruns, artwork
Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area …