Stories tagged: veterans
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Obama to veterans: Strides made in services but more work to do
President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. has made serious strides in improving services for military veterans, but work remains to overcome shortcomings in the delivery of health care, housing …
Sat., July 23, 2016, midnight
Froma Harrop: VA cure creates new ills
The plan to unclog the pipeline for disability claims has ended up reclogging it with fraudulent ones.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:06 a.m.
VA health care still has profound deficiencies, report states
Two years after a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has “profound deficiencies” in delivering health care to millions of …
Mon., June 13, 2016, midnight
World War II cadet nurses reminisce about past
The women, in their early 90s, sit close as they recall the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps training that shaped them and kick-started their careers, ultimately forging the strong connection they …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
Seattle federal worker who exposed veteran’s fraud on defensive
A federal employee in Seattle helped expose a fraud in which an Army veteran lied his way to a Purple Heart and hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits. …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Veterans, families remember Normandy D-Day landings, 72 years on
Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies vanquish Hitler.
Thu., June 2, 2016, midnight
Dana Milbank: Trump’s guarantees never run out
The guy is a one-man Lloyd’s of London. But how will he make good on all his assurance policies? Are they money-back guarantees? Full faith and credit guarantees?
Tue., May 31, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
WWII veterans exposed to toxic gas in secret tests denied benefits, report says
The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected the vast majority of claims filed by veterans who were exposed to mustard gas as part of secret experiments during World War II, …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report
Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an angry and irritated Donald Trump listed charities Tuesday he says have now received millions of dollars from …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Researchers collect brains to study battle-related disorders
Brain scientists in the state of Washington are asking the families of armed services members to consider one last contribution. Researchers at the University of Washington and the local Veterans …
Mon., May 30, 2016, midnight
Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942
Memorial Day 1942 was a solemn event for a nation at war.
Mon., May 30, 2016, midnight
Legacy of War: Of family’s five children serving in World War II, three came home alive
The Bang family, of Spokane Valley, had five children in the American fight in World War II. Three made it home.
Sun., May 22, 2016, midnight
Congress getting more sensible about medical marijuana
Attitudes are changing on medical marijuana, even in the paranoid halls of Congress. Part of the turnaround can be attributed to a far greater drug concern: opioid addictions.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 6 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray’s VA bill amendment would provide in-vitro fertilization for veterans
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has attached a provision to a VA appropriations bill that would provide $88 million over two years to help veterans with service-related injuries and their …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
North Idaho Stand Down to provide services, assistance to veterans
Service organizations that provide medical and dental care, food assistance, clothing, housing, haircuts and bike repair will participate in the 23rd annual North Idaho Veterans Stand Down on Saturday.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
Pushing for help: Campaign raises awareness about veteran suicides
An average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a national awareness movement called #22KILL.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Veterans assistance in Spokane County adopts new eligibilty requirements in June
Under the new rules, a veteran must have served 180 days and received an honorable discharge, with some exceptions for injuries and disabilities sustained as a result of service, in …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Teen raises $100,000 for veterans Honor Flight program
The money Justin Peterson raised has allowed more than 100 war veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., and visit the memorials. The 15-year-old started his fundraising campaign when he was …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Charles Boyer, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors in Spokane County, dies
The Patriot Guard Riders stood silently, their flags held aloft as a light rain fell at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spokane Valley on Saturday. They’d come to honor Charles …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics
Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
Eagles’ Joe Walsh: I’m dropping out of GOP convention show
Eagles keyboardist and guitarist Joe Walsh says he’s pulling out of a Cleveland summer concert he thought would be a nonpartisan event for veterans’ families because it’s actually a launch …
Tue., April 19, 2016, midnight
Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered “coeds” gone wild at college campuses, the Vietnam War, a sandpit eyesore and federal tax reform.
Wed., March 30, 2016, midnight
Vietnam vets honored, as 50th anniversary commemorated
Spokane Valley commemorated Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Tuesday
Tue., March 29, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Vietnam vets honored at Spokane event
About 30 Vietnam veterans gathered in Spokane Tuesday to commemorate the end of that war.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Study tracks which part of brain is particularly vulnerable to injury
Using brain scans from dozens of former soldiers, plus similar research in mice, scientists at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System have identified …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Bet on bill to steer veterans to legal help
Legislation would create clearing house for attorney referrals, provide training.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Federal grants to help homeless Native American veterans
The Spokane Indian Housing Authority will receive more than $245,000 in federal funding to provide housing for homeless Native American veterans on tribal lands, the U.S. Department of Housing and …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, midnight
Tom Rousseau has captured life through the lens of his camera
If a picture is worth a thousand words then Tom Rousseau, 89, has enough for several libraries in his Spokane Valley home.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, midnight
Editorial: For-profit colleges a bad bargain
For-profit colleges have draining public funds and exploiting veterans for far too long. Congress needs to act.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, midnight
Veterans deserve our gratitude
Veterans of all wars deserve rock star treatment.