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  • VA chief predicts 'another crisis' in health care without full funding

     VA chief predicts 'another crisis' in health care without full funding
    Without congressional approval of the full budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there will be another crisis in veterans' health care, according to VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. He lambasted a House subcommittee for cutting $1.4...
  • Republicans consider conservatives to fill Marco Rubio seat in U.S. Senate

    Republicans consider conservatives to fill Marco Rubio seat in U.S. Senate
    Two of Florida's most conservative Republicans said Wednesday they're eyeing the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio, setting the stage for a tough primary contest in which voters have to weigh ideological purity against...
  • Peninsula RSVP program closed after 43 years

    A nonprofit organization that connected more than 560 Peninsula seniors and retirees with local volunteer opportunities has closed. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Virginia Peninsula had insufficient local funding, with the exception...
  • UCF team uses gold nanoparticles to detect cancer risk

    UCF team uses gold nanoparticles to detect cancer risk
    Qun "Treen" Huo grew up in China's Hunan Province, tagging along with her grandparents to government farm fields to work, picking peanuts and whatever was in season. From those days, she harvested lessons for a lifetime. "You always look at things in...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
  • Fire VA employees responsible for delays: Their Take

    Fire VA employees responsible for delays: Their Take
    Accountability MIA After the scandal that broke last year at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it didn't look possible to reduce the department's credibility. But Secretary Robert A. McDonald has found ways to do so. The department was embarrassed...
  • State panel: PTSD, migraines OK for medical pot, but not anxiety, diabetes

    State panel: PTSD, migraines OK for medical pot, but not anxiety, diabetes
    An Illinois panel Monday recommended allowing medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia and migraine headaches, but rejected its use for anxiety and diabetes. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board supported the drug's...
  • Carol Connolly finds rewards in family and community service

    Hebron resident Carol Connolly has held many challenging positions. A lawyer admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., she attended college on a scholarship for cross country track and was an academic athlete.She worked for President Clinton while in...
  • U.S. House approves veterans spending bill crafted by Congressman Charlie Dent's panel

    U.S. House approves veterans spending bill crafted by Congressman Charlie Dent's panel
    — The U.S. House has approved a bill crafted by Rep. Charlie Dent's spending panel to pay for military construction projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs in the coming year. The $77 billion proposal was the first of the House's 12...
  • 'Blended' military retirement plan clears hurdle

    Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement...
  • Lawmakers: Hampton VA must improve communication

    Lawmakers: Hampton VA must improve communication
    The region's four federal lawmakers have pointed to a "demonstrated lack of communication" between the Hampton VA Medical Center and staff at their district offices who try to help veterans with problems. In an April 16 letter, the lawmakers demanded...