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  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day
    The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair. This year's ceremony will maintain that tone, but carry...
  • Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes

    As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college. That didn’t happen, so he...
  • VA audit sparks outrage in Congress over long waits for medical care

    A new audit that finds 57,000 veterans have waited more than three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities sparked moreĀ  outrage Monday on Capitol Hill even as the VA inspector general said its investigation has widened to include...
  • New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

    More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...
  • Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge...
  • Community & Clubs: Ten of the best to receive honors

    There is still time to make a reservation to help honor 10 community volunteers who have given of their time, talent and treasure in their community and, in many cases, far beyond. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion Newport...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • Battle Fatigue, Shell Shock, PTSD: Treatment Of Soldiers' Mental Illness Still Evolving

    On Dec. 14, 1918, a month after the armistice was signed ending the first world war, The Courant ran a story on Page 1 reporting the miraculous effect the war's conclusion seemed to have on thousands of mentally wounded warriors. "SHELL SHOCK SOLDIERS...