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UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …


VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems.


Veterans aren’t getting GI Bill payments because VA’s 50-year-old computer system broke

The Department of Veterans Affairs has thrown Daniel Gorman’s fall semester into chaos by underpaying him without notice or explanation – making him one veteran among potentially tens of thousands …


After more than half a century, GI Bill still helping vets transition to life beyond war

It’s been 73 years since Congress passed the first GI Bill – landmark legislation that transformed the way the nation treats its military veterans. In observance of Veterans Day, local …


VA abruptly drops plan to suspend ethics law

The Department of Veterans Affairs has abruptly dropped plans to suspend an ethics law barring employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. The move comes after harsh criticism from government …


House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill

House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into …


Pentagon bars University of Phoenix from adding new military students

The Pentagon temporarily has barred the University of Phoenix from recruiting students at U.S. military bases and will not let new active-duty troops receive tuition assistance for the for-profit giant’s …


This veteran to get degree

Mike Arne couldn’t help feeling out of place sitting in classrooms at Washington State University for the past two years. Arne, a 29-year-old senior anthropology major, enrolled after returning from …