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  • Wash. effort seeks to identify veterans in prison

    ABERDEEN, Wash. — More than 80 inmates shuffle into a large visitation room at Stafford Creek Correctional Center. All are military veterans, but not all of them realize it.


  • Online service helps veterans find work

    Veterans who are looking for work are getting a new online tool to help them in their job searches, the Washington Department of Employment Security announced. Job seekers can now …


  • For-profit schools jump to enroll military spouses

    MIAMI — “Unleash the dog trainer inside you,” urges an ad for the online Animal Behavior College, which makes no bones about whom it’s trying to recruit. In television and …


  • Remembering heroes

    Residents of the Inland Northwest paused to remember loved ones and service members Monday, including hundreds of people who braved chilly temperatures and blustery winds at two Memorial Day ceremonies …


  • Veterans’ PTSD diagnoses challenged

    WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 patients of Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma will be re-examined for post-traumatic stress disorder because of concerns that their diagnoses may have been influenced by …


  • Job specialists say lots of help is available for veterans

    When Trish Leonard left the Army National Guard last fall, she expected getting a job would be easy. Her skills as an aircraft mechanic, acquired while serving in the Air …


  • Obama: Diplomacy can stop Iran from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared today that diplomacy can still resolve the crisis over Iran’s possible pursuit of nuclear weapons, and he accused his Republican critics of “beating the …


  • Veteran, out of cold, reunites with sister

    POLSON, Mont. – He wandered into St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson on Oct. 15. The man was clearly confused, and obviously homeless. He was cold, dirty, hungry, unshaven and …


  • Vietnam vets thanked for service — unlike in the ‘70s

    Twice during a Veterans Day event Friday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, friends called to thank Bob Poe for his service — a far different greeting than in the years …


  • Chorus salutes Pearl Harbor veterans

    Pages of Harmony barbershop chorus, a Spokane-based group, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by celebrating someone else: a group of Spokane’s Pearl Harbor survivors. Pages of Harmony’s 35-man choir will …


  • Emotional crowd welcomes WWII veterans home from D.C. visit

    Bill Osterman, one of 26 World War II veterans who flew to Washington, D.C., over the weekend, got a welcome-home celebration at the Spokane International Airport that brought tears to …


  • Mr. Dad: Vets receive assortment of benefits

    Dear Mr. Dad: Now that our troops are coming home from Iraq, my husband is thinking about getting out of the Air Force. We’ve heard a lot about all the …


  • Disability payments may rise

    WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans could receive up to $100 more per month under legislation headed for President Barack Obama’s desk. The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, sponsored by Sen. Patty …


  • Veterans at Vietnam memorial moving wall recall their losses

    She was with some of those men whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as they died, said Becky Branson, of Moscow, Idaho. But she can’t say who …


  • Shawn Vestal: Daughter brings father’s war diaries alive

    Duane “Swede” Nelson’s diary entry for April 1, 1945, was unusually long and detailed. You can understand why. He writes about the invasion of Okinawa and his surprise at the …


  • Face Time: Otter talks about Western Governors’ goals

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of the Western Governors Association, will hand over the gavel to the incoming chairwoman – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire – at the close of this …


  • More soldiers seek mental health treatment

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord believe they’re making progress against the stigma that keeps some soldiers from getting help for mental health issues. More soldiers …


  • Boy Scouts honor flag with Spokane parade

    Onlookers in red, white and blue watched as Spokane’s new Flag Day Parade passed through downtown Saturday. The Flag Day Parade and Celebration began at the Convention Center and ended …


  • Veteran Glen Douglas dies at 84

    Glen Douglas, a decorated U.S. Army veteran of three wars, who later became a friend and mentor to other veterans at Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Sunday after a …


  • Valley church building memorial to veterans

    The congregation of Valley Fourth Memorial Church has been a supporter of U.S. military members for the last several years. Volunteers send care packages, cards and letters to troops stationed …


  • Detective work pays off in quest to honor forgotten vets

    When Lyndon A. Atwood died in Clarkston six years ago, no one noticed for days. He was broke. No next of kin. The county eventually cremated him, and an acquaintance …


  • Murray holds first public meeting as VA chairwoman

    Unlike active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve troops return from war to civilian lives without being able to decompress by sharing their military experiences with comrades on military bases. …


  • Patty Murray will lead Senate veterans committee

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., today was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.


  • Deep sigh of relief follows rancorous election season

    As today is Veterans Day, I salute all of you who have served our country. We all owe you our gratitude. Please enjoy your day. Next, I would like to …


  • Tribe ceremony honors veterans

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Veterans Program is hosting a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the Warrior and Veterans Memorial in Plummer, Idaho. American Legion Post 5 will present colors. …


  • Chester Elementary taps holiday for citizenship lesson

    For many children, Veterans Day means little more than a day off from school. Students at Chester Elementary School in Spokane Valley know better. They got a lesson in patriotism …


  • Civil War veteran buried in Spokane

    Today is Veterans Day, the day we give thanks to our military veterans. Those who are old enough remember it by its previous name, Armistice Day, for the signing on …


  • Program eases transition for formerly incarcerated veterans

    Al Hadlock would be the first person to tell you how bad he messed up his life. When federal officers finally caught up with


  • Veterans Day ceremonies and events

    Veterans Day ceremonies and events Thursday in the Inland Northwest include: Spokane


  • Veterans’ back pay deadline extended

    The deadline for military service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop-loss pay has been extended through Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

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