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  • Younger vets struggle as job outlook improves

    WASHINGTON — Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he’s had some promising interviews, he has …


  • 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 …


  • Longtime outdoors writer dies at 96

    Fenton Roskelley, former outdoors writer for the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the newspaper’s only employee to have a company car equipped with a boat hitch, died of natural causes Wednesday. …


  • Marine pursuing fresh look at war

    The stench of burning military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan – poisonous pollutants suspected of causing serious health problems for returning soldiers – has influenced a Coeur d’Alene man’s decision …


  • Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts …


  • Authorities: Kansas man who killed 2 cops dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot, and …


  • AP: Workers say charity gave little money to vets

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in …


  • Pines Cemetery joins nationwide ceremony honoring veterans

    Americans across the country remembered deceased veterans Saturday by placing wreaths on their graves. They were taking part in Wreaths across America Day, which began at the Arlington National Cemetery …


  • Kerry, Hagel front-runners to lead State, Defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack …


  • Senate moves bill covering fertility care for vets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wounded veterans and their spouses who want to have children could get the government to pay for treatments such as in vitro fertilization under legislation beginning to …


  • Veterans’ fertility treatment bill passes U.S. Senate

    A bill that would provide in-vitro fertilization coverage through Veterans Affairs unanimously passed the U.S. Senate today.


  • Indy to replace entire fleet with electric, hybrid

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed …


  • Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities have greatly increased the number of …


  • Same-sex weddings in Wash. to begin on Sunday

    OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


  • Same-sex wedding in Wash. to begin on Sunday

    OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


  • New inflation gauge would cut benefits, hike taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social …


  • 9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing …


  • 9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing …


  • Army veteran drove float in Texas parade crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army …


  • Driver in Texas parade crash is an Army veteran

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • Attorney: Driver in Texas parade crash ‘in shock’

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • Parade where vets killed used route for 3 years

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Organizers of a parade in West Texas in which four U.S. military veterans were killed when a train plowed into a truck had been using the …


  • Officials: Vets’ float crossed track after signals

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, …


  • NTSB: Signals activated before float on tracks

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that …


  • West Texas town begins recovery after train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Two days after a train suddenly plowed into a parade float, killing four war veterans, the city of Midland, investigators and the victims’ families began what …


  • War-time instinct takes over in Texas train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float carrying his fellow war veterans, Sudip Bose went to work. A front-line physician …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


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